What Other Rides or Coasters Should Be Indoor Like Laff Trakk?

Hersheypark’s new roller coaster Laff Trakk is essentially a spinning wild mouse roller coaster inside of a dark, themed building. The glow in the dark sets look great and it’ll help the park balance its thrill machines (like Skyrush and Fahrenheit) with a family roller coaster, that incorporates some real theming. Check out this video of Laff Trakk at Hersheypark: What Other Rides or ...[Read More]

Top New Roller Coasters of 2015

Top New Roller Coasters of 2015 The giga coaster in my backyard has drawn me out of my “retirement”. While I’m back, I thought I’d take a look at the new roller coasters opening this year. I’ve essentially been “living under a rock” and have been completely out of the theme park world since I stopped posting last May. So, this will be an interesting first ...[Read More]

Hersheypark May Remove Roller Soaker

Screamscape recently reported that Hersheypark will likely be removing the steel suspended coaster Roller Soaker this winter. The park dropped a hint about a roller coaster leaving the lineup at a CoasterCrew event. And now, Screamscape has pointed us to a for sale listing that looks a lot like Roller Soaker. I never got to ride it, but I did ride a similar Setpoint coaster at Freestyle Music Park...[Read More]

Guest Review of Skyrush @ Hersheypark

Guest reviewer Aric has returned with another in-depth review. He was one of the first to ride Hersheypark’s new Skyrush roller coaster. [divider] I came to Hersheypark to ride Skyrush after a day spent using Fast Lane at Cedar Point. While in Sandusky, my daughter and I were treated to what essentially amounted to no lines on the big three, Millennium Force, Top Thrill Dragster, and my pers...[Read More]

Early Reviews of Skyrush at Hersheypark

Another weekend is here, and in a year packed with new roller coasters, that means another set of exciting new rides are open. This time, Hersheypark fans were treated to their first rides on Skyrush. The park’s new winged-seat, hyper coaster is generating some very positive reviews. As good hyper coasters do, Skyrush appears to be delivering quite a bit of airtime. Here’s a sample of ...[Read More]

Skyrush Test Videos Produce G-Forces & OMGs

Hersheypark’s been putting its new roller coaster, Skyrush, through the paces. Sporting Intamin’s new 4-across seating and floorless outer seats, Skyrush can be seen zooming through its yellow track in these two videos. Skyrush’s First Test Run: A Keystone Milestone The first video is described as Skyrush’s first ever test run, but I’m not sure how enthusiasts would k...[Read More]

Talking Wing Coasters with Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics wrote an article about the wing rider revolution that’s reaching our shores this summer. Okay, so two roller coasters doesn’t really count as a revolution, but it’s definitely a trend. The article also covers Hersheypark’s Skyrush. Not to be left out, the Intamin hyper coaster has wing-ish trains. Well, they’re really more like Apollo’s Chariot...[Read More]

High Over Hersheypark – Skyrush Construction Photos

Ready for the Rush? – Hersheypark’s Skyrush is Coming Together Hersheypark’s been busy buidling their 2012 roller coaster, Skyrush. Fans have been hoping for something this big to come to Hersheypark for years. This year they’ll get their wish in this 200-foot tall, 75 mph thrill ride. The first few images show what looks to be the lift hill/first drop and some brave constr...[Read More]

Skyrush to Fly Over Hersheypark in 2012

Hersheypark’s New Skyrush Roller Coaster to Provide a One-of-a-Kind Ride in 2012 A 200-foot tall winged coaster called Skyrush will dominate Hersheypark’s skyline in 2012. The PA park’s 12th roller coaster will feature a hyper coaster-like layout with high speeds, banked curves, and airtime hills. Skyrush will also add an interesting twist to the genre via its winged cars. There ...[Read More]

Hersheypark’s 2012 Roller Coaster, Hoping for a Mega-Lite

Hersheypark’s 2012 Roller Coaster Project Hersheypark continues to give clues about their 2012 attraction (most likely a roller coaster) via the fake research site, Ride Institute of Technology. Through the release of four studies like the PDF titled “Materials & Design” that describes how a Palladium-infused “Spiderfiber Net” Stops a Speeding Freight Train, Hersheypark is ha...[Read More]

Featured Photo #14 – The Unsung Hero of Your Park’s Coaster Lineup

Step Outside of Your Enthusiast Box For a Moment Are Vekoma’s Boomerang  roller coasters unappreciated? Sure, they’re short shuttle coasters that can get pretty rough, but think of their upside. Think about all of the people who got their first looping experience on one of these theme park staples. There are plenty of smaller parks that can’t afford to build a large looping coast...[Read More]

Featured Photo #1 – My Favorite Coaster Photo

For my first Photo of the Week, I thought I'd share my personal favorite roller coaster photo from all of my years of theme park trips. After riding, and loving, Storm Runner at Hersheypark I took this photo from a walking path beneath the ride.

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