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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by galindoverhere on 2012-01-30, 21:25

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Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-01-30, 22:17

A Hyper with a twist! Very Happy
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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by HPCrazy on 2012-01-31, 12:12

Here's Fox 43's segment:

http://www.fox43.com/videogallery/67735572/News/1-30-HersheyPark-Skyrush-Topping-Off

Just to make sure no one is confused, the date mentioned is the park's first day of operations for the 2012 season - May 4th. Skyrush will be opening Memorial Day weekend, not May 4th.

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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by HPCrazy on 2012-01-31, 13:41

New article in the Patriot News (includes pics):

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/01/construction_on_hersheyparks_l.html

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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by hersheycoaster14 on 2012-01-31, 14:13

Now that skyrush is topped off I wonder what they will do now.

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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by HPCrazy on 2012-01-31, 14:45

Next step would be to add the remaining track on top of the structure that was erected. Clifford was supposed to be out by February 1st but considering the weather delays, I don't know if a clause to extend over the deadline was included with the rental or not. The rest of the coaster can be constructed with the smaller cranes already on site since height won't be an issue there.

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Post by hersheycoaster14 on 2012-01-31, 19:43

well they will not be able to return Clifford yet because they half to put the actual track on top.

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Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-01-31, 19:55

Hershey had arranged to have Cliford one more month.

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Post by HPCrazy on 2012-02-01, 14:46

The front cover of the 2012 Hersheypark Group Sales brochure. Hopefully this will give us more of an idea of what to expect with the rack brochure as well.




Inside the Group Sale Brochure - page two.



Hopefully this will give us more of an idea on what to expect with the regular park brochure, which should be out pretty soon. Usually, the Group Sale Brochure and regular Park Brochure are similar in design.

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Post by RC20 on 2012-02-02, 04:49

These pictures are great and making me excited even though I've never been on a coaster that goes this high...EVER, but I might get up the guts to ride it. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done. Smile

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Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-02-02, 09:04

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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by HPCrazy on 2012-02-03, 09:16

As always, GREAT pics! I'm glad they're finally getting over the Comet now. Can't wait to see it for myself on Sunday!

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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by HPCrazy on 2012-02-04, 13:24

The catwalk is currently being installed:



Photograph by Walter White.

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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-02-05, 11:55

Some new videos posted to Youtube by a former Skyrush footer driller!












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Post by thom25 on 2012-02-05, 12:01

I love these videos - what a GREAT perspective !

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Post by stormrunner on 2012-02-05, 15:16

Love the videos!
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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by hersheycoaster14 on 2012-02-05, 16:38

Man I am loving this guy Very Happy

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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by HPCrazy on 2012-02-05, 22:40



Welcome back to another Skyrush update - fresh from our Chocolate-Covered February meet-up. We have A LOT to cover so let's get started, shall we?







Let's go check out Tudor Square, shall we....







Even with the trees at full bloom, the ride will still be visible from some areas approaching the park's entrance proper, creating a nice visual "backdrop" for visitors.





Construction of the new path is now visible, which will connect Rhineland with Comet Hollow. This will look amazing as guests enter the park and see the new coaster in the background.







Even with the trees in full bloom, the coaster will be able to be seen from certain areas in Rhineland.



A view of the lift hill from the terrace of the former Hershey Museum.



As well as some of the construction site off in the distance.



Peeking up from behind Hersheypark Place.











Another view of the construction that has started on the path between Rhineland and Comet Hollow. As you can see, there is construction equipment next to the gift shop building and the preview windows are now gone.





















Work on re-building the creek walls continues to take place.





More pieces for the catwalk lay in the creek bed ready to be installed.





I'm really excited at how this will provide great head choppers for riders on board the Comet.



This photo really shows how the height is compared to spectators on the ground. The structure is HUGE!



Here's a close-up track shot for you guys. Smile





As you can see, they've begun to install the catwalk on the one side of the lift hill. Should look amazing when completed.

















As you can see, the station is really beginning to take shape. Also note the stakes in the ground where they have begun to mark out where the queue line area will be located.





The track is also beginning to be erected over Comet's station.



The transfer track and brake run look completed.







Just a small tribute to the "Iron Workers Local 404" for the tremendous hard work they've done, and continue to do, building us this large extreme coaster for all of us to enjoy! Our many thanks goes out to you all! Smile



Great Bear looms in the shadow of Skyrush. Let's go over to the Hershey Story parking lot to check out the construction from that vantage point, shall we?





This view really gives us the idea of how this thing dwarfs the Comet.





Some of us taking some time out for a pic with "our baby".

Let's head up to the hill to see what we can find there....









What's left out in the former airstrip.





Skyrush has really become the "jewel" of Hersheypark and is clearly evident in the park skyline.



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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by CHILLERLC1 on 2012-02-07, 02:14

The craziness hasn't stopped yet. Now after clearing the Comet roof the coaster will then drop a few feet to brakes and the station.

I had thought the final brakes were before clearing the Comet station.
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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-02-07, 08:48

I think they have a trim brake right before it hops over Comet's station. Since the hop over Comet's station isn't that banked, a trim brake right before it is understandable.

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Post by stormrunner on 2012-02-07, 17:56

Will there be an update today? Very Happy
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Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-02-07, 19:34

Yes, I have a small one to post. Very Happy

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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-02-07, 20:34

TRACK HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE TOP OF SKYRUSH!






MAJOR STATION WORK WAS DONE! But sadly my camera batteries died unexpectedly, we should have a better update tomorrow! Very Happy

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Post by RCoaster on 2012-02-08, 10:18

stormrunner wrote:Will there be an update today? Very Happy

Yes! there will be an update, just keep checking every 30 minutes until one finally shows up!

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Post by HPCrazy on 2012-02-08, 13:04

Like what Brandon said, expect another update from us tomorrow which will include station construction and recent modifications.

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Re: Skyrush Official Discussion Thread

Post by rushrunner on 2012-02-08, 18:19

is there going to be an update today?

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Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-02-08, 18:21

Yes, one of our staff members is there right now getting pics! Very Happy
AND, since it's snowing here in PA, that means a Snow Covered Skyrush Update today! Wink

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Post by Hershey bears on 2012-02-08, 18:57

Is it me or does it seem like progress has slowed a little over the past fast few weeks? Also does any one Know when the trains will arrive and begin testing? I was wondering b/c I am coming up at the end of the month for a bears game.

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Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-02-08, 19:02

Well, I think it seemed like progress slowed because of the lift being constructed(That too a VERY long time) But, last week they put up at least 10 if not more supports. Did the brake run, and some of the track over Comet's station. And also TONS of station work was done. So it certainly is moving at an expotential rate now! And trains are probably going to be there in the next few weeks. Personally, I think any day they will be arriving. I also think there is a very good chance the trains are already there somewhere. Testing will probably start end of March early April.

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Post by Hershey bears on 2012-02-08, 19:24

They will probably start testing as soon as they can


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Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-02-08, 19:28

I didn't say they're already testing. lol. That would be impossible. Re-Read my post, I think you mis-read it. Wink

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Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-02-08, 19:30

Ah, I see you edited the post. Smile
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Post by Hershey bears on 2012-02-08, 19:32

I know I caught that as soon as I hit send. Sorry about that. I read I a little fast . Knew when I read it something didn't seem right

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Post by rushrunner on 2012-02-08, 19:34

i can't wait to see the trains! Very Happy

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Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-02-08, 19:36

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Post by Hershey bears on 2012-02-08, 19:46

Man everything has come a long way since the rumors of a "dive"coaster. But that was a good guess considering it is in the middle of the creek. But this is better. Hershey never stops surprising . The past few coasters I have been " where are they going to put it there is no room. Sorry if it is off topic but HP needs to expand soon

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Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-02-08, 19:49

An expansion is in planning. It will be a few years, but it's been in the works for a while now.

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Post by Hershey bears on 2012-02-08, 19:55

Ive heard about it before but sounds like it is only in a planning stage but by the time it is done we may have lost a good ride to make way for a new one. We will find out.

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Post by BrandonStrouphauer on 2012-02-08, 19:57

It should be finished I believe 2016ish. So, maybe not.
A few weeks ago PennDOT was there with a bunch of blueprints by Park Blvd.
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Post by rushrunner on 2012-02-08, 21:38

How do the add the trains?

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Post by wizzard33 on 2012-02-08, 21:45

The SIte was slightly slow due to snow here in Pa. So here's some stuff to do in Hershey other Than ride Skyrush. We were at Chocolate World and some Pictures from today.

The Chocolate Cover (ed) Band




Everyone LOVES the Reeses cup!BUt, what About Hugs and Kisses?



Any Nascar fans ?


Make your own custom All American Hugs and Kisses!


I need a new dessert!


Trolley Ride Anyone?



Time for a reallly,really Big 3d show!


Time to Cross over the Comet


The top looks snow nice!


Snow crossing



Station in the snow.



Catwalks and stairs progress







Railroad ties are leaving is this a sign of clifford leaving too?



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Post by Hershey bears on 2012-02-08, 22:04

I think clIfford isn't needed any more b/c the track and stairs on top are done. I think the rest can be handled by the smaller cranes.
If it is leaving now should be out in about a week or less

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Post by HPCrazy on 2012-02-08, 22:30

I say Clifford is on his way out very soon. The remaining catwalk to be installed can be done with the smaller crane.

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Post by hersheycoaster14 on 2012-02-09, 09:31

So is the whole top part of the track up. I can see the catwalks up but can't tell if the track is.

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Post by HPCrazy on 2012-02-09, 09:45

Might be, someone on the Project 2012 group snapped a picture yesterday of the top section of the track that was to be placed on the arc laying on flatbead truck heading down Park Blvd towards the construction site. These pics were taken since that happened so it's quite possible.

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Post by hersheycoaster14 on 2012-02-09, 09:51

oh I just looked at the keystone thrills website and it looks like it was. Thanks anyways.

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Post by HPCrazy on 2012-02-09, 16:39

Possibility that construction of the second airtime hill is underway:





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