Posted Tuesday, August 5, 2003 8:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Hersheypark today announced the 2004 addition of an Intamin hydraulic launch coaster. The ride will send riders from 0 to 72 mph in about two seconds. The ride will stand 150 feet tall and feature a 180-foot drop. It will also have a 135-foot "cobra loop" and barrel rolls. It has not yet been named, but the public can vote to choose a name.
The animation makes it look like one very extreme coaster by Hershey's standards. My vote goes with "Storm Runner", since there are so many coasters that start with "Steel" this, that, or an other. Renegade just sounds so bland. ------------------ If you have a problem with clones, the solution is real simple—Stop traveling.
The OTSR's were pretty much a given on this ride. Its still going to be a great ride. I voted for "Renegade" since there are too many rides with "Steel" in them, and "Storm Runner" just didn't sound right.
Why is it another RED Rocket Coaster!?!?!?!? The "cobra loop" is just an Immelman.
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Of the three I-rockets thus far this one interests me the most and really shows the potential for the genre. My only complaint, and it's very small one, is the color scheme. Something a bit more "western" looking [brown & burgundy, perhaps?] would have been my choice, but I'm just being pedantic.
Way to go, Hershey! I bet CF and Dorney park just let out a huge "D'oh!" today ;)
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Has anyone ridden Collosus because wouldn't that probably tell us if the ride would be comfortable or not also if you ahve ridden Collosus do you get airtime on that bunny hop before the cobra roll. As long as its not a headbanger I have no problem with the OTSR because even if they would have put lapbars on they would have stapled you in so badly you couldn't get airtime anyway.
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Are all the bugs worked out yet on the rocket coaster's, I read an article that quoted Dick Kinzel saying "This is the most frustrating ride I have ever been through,"(talking about TTD) read the rest in article below.
Finally, maybe one of the most perfect coasters to come. (In my opinion, ride elements and all)
I agree with Moosh... definetly could have done a better job with color scheme. Bright red does not scream Western to me, unless you wanna say its blood covered, but that would be more halloween-ish. ------------------ Chris Tyson Photographer www.pkiunlimited.com
Something tells me that this rocket coaster will NOT have the same kind of downtime and problems of TTD. Why? Because the launch is going only to 70 and a height of about 150'. Most of TTD's problems stemmed from the incredibly high speeds and the height. Record breaking rides pose record breaking problems.
My guess is that it will have an exact copy of Xcelerator's launch mechanism, just set at a lower speed. Xcelerator is now very reliable and I'm sure Heshery's will be the same. Will Heshey's have ZERO problems and ZERO downtime? No, of course not, but my guess is far less than TTD.