It looks a lot like StormRunner, substituting the launch for a vertical lift, but it also looks like a lot of fun. I would have preferred Hershey to have gone with a small B&M hyper coaster or even a Gerstlauer spinning coaster but at least they keep investing in significant rides on a regular basis.
Why won't hershey build a nice long hyper already ... it fit their market perfectly.
Very disappointed. I thought this year would finally be the year that put Hershey on the coaster map.
None of those really are compelling enough to make me want to spend the money to visit. I like Talon better than Great Bear. The woodies just feel like tame family rides and I rather ride the Phoenix any day. And storm runner is just too short. Not that any of them aren't good rides, but none make me want to take the trip and spend money to go there.
If I were the one running Herco, I probably would have purchased a flat ride package, or something more along the lines of Spinning Dragons (i.e., a Gerstlauer or M-S spinner, the Reverchon type being too similar to the mouse they already have).
Disappointed? Heck no! But I do kinda think they may be spending more than necessary by "over-capitalizing" on rides...
P.S. for RoarsLoudly - Jaguar, and its twin at MoA, are fabulous *exploratory* rides giving a nice overview of the park...they're awesome.
edit: oops, sorry Jeff, I hit submit while you were doing that... ;)
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