Yet Another Flooding...Hersheypark Pics

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 3:52 PM
Once again another park suffers a flood. Looks like you would certainly need to lift your feet up on Great Bear to keep from getting wet! On second thought you may want to wear a poncho on Great Bear!

The link: *** Edited 9/22/2004 7:53:41 PM UTC by Trick Track***

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 3:54 PM
Looks like Comet Hollow became a lake. Interesting pics. I can't believe the water is rushing OVER the bridge.
Thursday, September 23, 2004 9:07 AM
A poncho? Hell you'd need scuba gear to ride Great Bear, the water is that close! ;)
Thursday, September 23, 2004 12:20 PM
I was there last weekend, and I must say, after seeing the flooding first hand, and also in the pictures, it's a miracle that the park was open Sunday. It was my first trip to the area and was anxious to get to the park Sunday morning to see if they would be open. All rides were running, and the park looked great! They cleaned up the debris, layed down new mulch in flowered areas, and trimmed broken bushes. A simply amazing job by the staff made for a great day!
Thursday, September 23, 2004 12:32 PM
So let me get this straight...

You are saying that Hersheypark looked better the day after it was flooded than some parks look under normal circumstances?

Hmmmmm... very interesting...

Thursday, September 23, 2004 12:41 PM
Good point ;)
Thursday, September 23, 2004 1:39 PM
But not surprising.
Thursday, September 23, 2004 5:40 PM
All that brown water.....they missed a great marketing opportunity....they could have said it was a river of chocolate.

lata, jeremy

"My chocolate must never be touched by human hands!"

Thursday, September 23, 2004 6:03 PM
Yeah until someone stupid enough would drink from the "river of chocolate", get sick and die...well then there's a lawsuit on Hershey's hands...
Thursday, September 23, 2004 7:41 PM
That's a lot of water.

Does anyone know how bad Idlewild flooded? It usually doesn't take much for them.

Thursday, September 23, 2004 10:54 PM
Somewhat related to that... anyone have an idea of how much rain would be needed to flood Kennywood? ;)
Friday, September 24, 2004 1:07 AM
Those pictures are amazing, especially since I was at the park too on Sunday with friends. You would never know that the water had been that high just hours before.

Like the other posters mentioned, all the rides along the creek were operating on Sunday. All that was closed were the concessions and games in Comet Hollow and around the Trailblazer. (No Pit Beef, darn it) I guess it wouldn't be much fun playing Whack-a-soggy-mole.

The only down part was that it was eerily dark in those areas once the sun set without the lights from the closed stands. We were also hoping they might be a bit lenient with the 8:00 closing time, since they had been closed the day before. But at 8 sharp, all the ride lines were either chained off or had an employee stationed there. Oh well, only 4 weeks till Hersheypark in the Dark.

Friday, September 24, 2004 8:20 AM

BigJim4Life said:
Yeah until someone stupid enough would drink from the "river of chocolate", get sick and die...well then there's a lawsuit on Hershey's hands...

No no no. They would fall in , and then get sucked up the tube that goes to the marshmallow room.


Augustus, my sweetheart! Save some room for later!!

Friday, September 24, 2004 9:06 AM
Lol and little oompa loompas would be waiting for them there? Or would they be mini Hershey kisses and Reese bar characters? :)
Friday, September 24, 2004 9:16 AM
Oompa Loompas that share a likeness with Amish people (given the geographic region).
Friday, September 24, 2004 9:16 AM

Rob Ascough said:
anyone have an idea of how much rain would be needed to flood Kennywood?

I'm not sure... but if you get in line for Noah's Ark and you and there are two white tail deer, two black bears, two ground hogs, etc queued up in front of you, you might have a problem.

Friday, September 24, 2004 9:44 AM
If you're in line for Noah's Ark, you're probably in the best possible place!
Friday, September 24, 2004 10:27 AM
Just as FYI, for anyone who is curious...I deleted the Bushkill topic. Too much bickering. I didn't want Jeff or one of the mods to be blamed for it disappearing.


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Friday, September 24, 2004 10:30 AM
Darn... I was hoping for another lecture regarding my priorities when it comes to my charitable contributions!
Friday, September 24, 2004 10:48 AM
Lol...oompah loompahs with a plow, on horseback...

forgive the lyrical mistakes....

"oompah loompah, doompity dee...i've got a riddle just for ye..." ;) :)


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