Tidal Force at Hershey

Wednesday, July 31, 2002 6:05 PM
Does anyone have the stats for this awesome Shoot the Chutes? It seems so much larger then any other one I have saw and I was just wondering how tall and steep it is.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 6:48 PM
Hershey buily tidal force right after dorney built white water landing(because of course they always have to outdo dorney). Dorney built white water as the tallest and steepest and all that great stuff, i think it is just over 100 ft tall. hershey built tidal force the year after and topped the recored and i believe it still holds the recored as the tallest free-fall log flume. I dont know the exact figure but id say its slightly bigger than 100ft. prob between 100 and 115ft. yeah i agree it is quite a flume ride. its far more intense than all the others and gives a new meaning to the phrase soaking wet. its a great flume ride especially if your up for a dowsing.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 7:08 PM
I thought it was great, the wave is just huge and the bridge provides the most insane headchopper ever. All you see is white and then a beam coming at you. Very intense.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 7:14 PM

DorneyDante said:
hershey built tidal force the year after and topped the recored and i believe it still holds the recored as the tallest free-fall log flume.

Perilous Plunge (Knott's) now holds the record as tallest flume.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 7:16 PM
Someone really needs to do some stats on these things. Does Intamin's website have any information?

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 7:17 PM
Tidal Force lost the record to KBF's Perilous Plunge. Additionally, Oakwood's Hydro beats out Tidal Force.

-Nate

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 7:27 PM
The lift is 100 ft tall and the drop is at a 40 degree angle. i'm not sure if this is what you've been looking for.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 8:14 PM
PP is 80 degrees is it not?

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 8:15 PM
This is a most awesome ride!!!
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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 8:18 PM
It did hold the record for a while. Why do people on here have to be so phanatic about stupid facts? Perilous plunge did beat it out, and now holds the record. Big deal. Hershey's Tidal Force didn't throw a fat woman from the boat like the aformentioned has. Hershey can say that they have the tallest, safest shoot the chute ride. People make a big deal out of something so stupid. Lets just ride them.

*** This post was edited by Coaster Fantom on 8/1/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 9:20 PM
What are you Pissed About?

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 9:30 PM
For what it's worth, I believe Hydro is steeper than Perilous Plunge.

-Nate

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 10:09 PM

That would be false. Some web-site began dishing out rumors of it being 90 degrees which it is not. Hydro : Water's Revenge does not even equal Perilous Plunge in slope. While Perilous Plunge does 77.8 degrees, Hydro : Water's Revenge does approximately 72 degrees.

As for height, Hydro is the second tallest in the world, at a height of approximately 101'

Here are some photographs of Perilous Plunge

http://www.westcoaster.net/knotts/boardwalk/newplunge.jpg
http://tpinsider.tripod.com/Perilous_Plunge.jpg

*** This post was edited by kRaXLeRidAh on 8/1/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 10:10 PM

I don't think so. (To coasterdude, I posted too slow!) Perilous Plunge is taller and steeper I believe.

And by the way Coaster Fantom (I realize some people simply need something to complain about but...) don't even say that Perilous Plunge isn't safe. Nobody wants to argue about that. Theres nothing at all wrong with wanting to know the facts either. We're enthusiasts, its what we do.

*** This post was edited by CoasterFanMatt on 8/1/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 10:12 PM

Coaster Fantom said:
It did hold the record for a while. Why do people on here have to be so phanatic about stupid facts? Perilous plunge did beat it out, and now holds the record. Big deal. Hershey's Tidal Force didn't throw a fat woman from the boat like the aformentioned has. Hershey can say that they have the tallest, safest shoot the chute ride. People make a big deal out of something so stupid. Lets just ride them.


That was uncalled for. I'd bet if a 300 Ib woman got on Tidal Force, things would have been the same for it too. Let's also not forget that Tidal Force is approximately 30 degrees less steep than Perilous Plunge. You would think that lady was thrown out by ejector air, which she did it part.

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 6:02 AM
No doubt about it, Tidal Force is a great ride. I actually got water up my nose at the bottom of the drop!

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 12:00 PM

What a great ride. You get what seems like 10 seconds of water just splashing and then landing on you. You think the waters's almost done falling on you but it still comes. When you get off of the ride, it looks like you dove in for a swim.

I'm sure that PP is like this also, but this topic is about Tidal Force.

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