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.

Fahrenheit @ Hersheypark | Roller Coaster Reviews

The coasters that seem to generate the most buzz, both in our niche community of enthusiasts, as well as in the general public, tend to lean towards the gargantuan. Earlier this year when the Intimidator coasters launched, the lion’s share of the buzz was reserved for the 305 foot tall version introduced at Kings Dominion, Intimidator 305, built by Intamin. That’s not to say the Carowinds Intimida...[Read More]

Game On! – Hersheypark Teases 2012 Attraction

Hersheypark is teasing a new attraction, but sadly we won't get to experience it until 2012. Hersheypark has created another viral marketing-style website for what most believe will be the park's 12th roller coaster.

11 Rumored Roller Coasters & Attractions for 2011

UPDATE – See my Top 10 Picks for the Best New 2011 Roller Coasters: Part 1 & Part 2 Also, for a recap of previous year’s new roller coasters, check out my New for 2009 | New Roller Coasters for 2010 page. It’s the time of the year when theme park fans turn into detectives. We scour the Web for documents from public hearings, take pictures of pavement and dirt and proudly uplo...[Read More]

Hersheypark Springtime in the Park Trip Report

Springtime in the Park sucked, no plainer way to say it than that. My buddy and I split from the wife and my daughter as we got through the gates at ten, and hustled on over to Fahrenheit. Got front row on the second train and rode that orange and blue beast for the first time. Very fun coaster, one of my favorite modern loopers ever, to be entirely honest. Got right back on, maybe a ten minute wa...[Read More]

Fright Fest, Halloween Haunt, & More

Theme Parks Gear Up for Halloween 2008 TransformationsThis month, theme parks across the country will begin their transformation for Halloween-themed events like Six Flags’ popular Fright Fests. Typically on weekends in the month of October, parks will take on a whole new look with spooky decorations, haunted houses, fog, and strange and disturbing performers roaming around the park. Hallowe...[Read More]

Fahrenheit Testing Video | Hersheypark

First Fahrenheit Video & An Early Incident | HersheyparkYouTube strikes again! This time some coaster fans video taped Hershey’s new Intamin looper with the beyond 90-degree drop, Fahrenheit. The ride’s in its testing phase and won’t open until late May. The women taping the video remark that Fahrenheit looks slow. It looks fine to me, but they may be on to something. Apparen...[Read More]

Storm Runner’s Flying Snake Dive

Storm Runner’s Flying Snake Dive | Memorable Coaster MomentsHersheypark’s Intamin launch coaster Storm Runner opened in 2004. It features an exhilarating launch 0 to 72 mph in 2 seconds, a 150′ tall top hat hill at 90 degrees, and a unique inversion. Storm Runner’s coup de grace is the flying snake dive. After performing a zero-g roll about 50′ in the air, the train s...[Read More]

Fahrenheit Nears Completion | Construction Photos

Fahrenheit Nears Completion at HersheyparkHersheypark’s new Intamin looper Fahrenheit is nearing completion. Coasterdom has a ton of construction photos that can be found here. The 90-degree vertical lift and 97-degree beyond vertical drop can be seen in the picture to the left. Part of me still questions Hershey’s decision of adding another steel looper with a top hat shaped hill. But...[Read More]

Fahrenheit Heats Up Hersheypark in 2008

New Coaster FahrenheitWill Heat Up Hersheypark in 2008The details of Hershey’s new roller coaster have been released. It will be called Fahrenheit. It’s claim to fame will be a 97-degree drop which is beyond straight down. Way to upstage Griffon, Hershey! Fahrenheit FeaturesFahrenheit will have a straight up, 90-degree lift. Followed by an ultra-steep, record setting 97-degree drop whi...[Read More]

Wildcat @ Hersheypark | Roller Coaster Reviews

Wildcat @ Hersheypark | Roller Coaster Reviews Coaster enthusiasts often fall into two camps. Those who can excuse a rough ride on a wooden coaster and those who can’t. I’m in the latter camp. I don’t mind being thrown around a bit, but Wildcat just down right hurt. I rode it during my last trip to Hersheypark which kicked off my busy 2006 season. Wildcat is a wooden twister and ...[Read More]

Hersheypark Teases New Attraction for 2008

Is Hersheypark Planning a New Roller Coaster for 2008?It’s that time of year when the summer season begins to wind down and parks start announcing their plans for 2008. Hershey has struck first with this message on their web site:“What’s better than a perfect 10? Hersheypark 2008” When you click the message you are sent to a page that displays the date 10/02/07. The “perfect 10” ...[Read More]

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