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Skyrush - Hersheypark 2012 Coaster

10/21/12 at 07:58pm in Skyrush - Hersheypark 2012 Coaster
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The ride should be improved for next year, all they really need are the MACK Megacoaster restraints or something similar to those and they should be fine.
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04/13/13 at 10:34pm in Skyrush - Hersheypark 2012 Coaster (Latest Edit: 04/13/13 at 10:42pm by ZJhauler.)
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Just got back from Hershey a few hours ago. We rode Skyrush twice, once in the front row then in the second row. The restraints are definitely better than before, they still tighten throughout the ride but it presses down on your entire thigh instead of just one spot like the old ones did. It's also very noticeable how much it slows you down as you reach the top, it's more apparent after riding I305 a few times last week and comparing the two. All in all the ride in the front row was great but the outside seat in the second row seemed pretty rough during the first bank.
Also, i had read that they had improved the loading/unloading process but it still seems as bad as before to me, maybe I'm missing something?? I hate how it unloads from the same side that it loads from and that they open the gates while people are still grabbing the stuff from the bins.

EDIT: I haven't been to Hershey since mid-summer last year so I'm not sure if the restraints are different from the end of the season or from the off-season.
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04/13/13 at 10:45pm in Skyrush - Hersheypark 2012 Coaster
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(04/13/13 10:34pm)ZJhauler Wrote:  I hate how it unloads from the same side that it loads from and that they open the gates while people are still grabbing the stuff from the bins.

YES!!! Iated that. It was so disorienting. Bad planning on their part.

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04/18/13 at 01:37pm in Skyrush - Hersheypark 2012 Coaster
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(04/13/13 10:34pm)ZJhauler Wrote:  EDIT: I haven't been to Hershey since mid-summer last year so I'm not sure if the restraints are different from the end of the season or from the off-season.

They brought in the new restraints in like Mid-July, iirc.

The thing I don't get is that they have more than enough space on the other side for loading and unloading on opposite sides. There's enough space for three people to stand side by side and they still won't touch the walls or the trains, more space than some other rides I've been on lately. Either it was a snag in building to code, or Hershey had no idea how much of an impact it'd have on capacity. Considering their typical operations I'm leaning to the latter.

The ride is a capacity nightmare still anyways. A friend of mine went a few weeks ago and said the queue line looks like it shouldn't take more than 30 minutes and it took almost 3 times that...
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04/18/13 at 09:36pm in Skyrush - Hersheypark 2012 Coaster
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Sounds like a perfect candidate for a dual load/unload station. Only issue would be implementing the bag drop thingy (then again you shouldn't be bringing huge backpacks to a theme park in the first place).

One of the ride leads told me there isn't room on the other side for an exit platform because the wall for the maintenance bay squishes the platform.

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09/08/13 at 09:34pm in Skyrush - Hersheypark 2012 Coaster
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Skyrush still isn't kind to people who cherish their legs, but I feel so much better not seeing gigantic bruises across my legs like someone smacked me with a baseball bat. The ride was so much more enjoyable, and the slower lift hill crest made the ride seem like it was a little less intense (but I still got juggled around like the numbers in the powerball wheel).
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09/10/13 at 01:03pm in Skyrush - Hersheypark 2012 Coaster
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I honestly didn't have a problem with the lapbars when I rode this in July. It sits comfortably in my number one spot for favorite coaster. Yes the lapbars stapled you in, but it was more annoying than actually painful. Cheetah Hunt gave me a far worse stapling that was actually painful.

The ride itself is crazy intense. Far more aggressive than any other coaster I've ridden before. I love being thrown around with the lapbar being the only thing keeping you from falling into the river. It's definitely exhilarating.

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09/10/13 at 01:15pm in Skyrush - Hersheypark 2012 Coaster
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^^^^This. Skyrush knocked El Toro out of my #1 overall spot, and this was BEFORE the new lapbars.
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