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Storm Runner


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Built by Intamin of Switzerland, this high-speed hydraulic launched roller coaster accelerates from 0 to 72 mph in about 2 seconds. Climbing a nearly vertical incline to a height of 150 feet then plummeting approximately 180 feet at a 90 degree angle, Storm Runner weaves its way through nearly 4 1/2 acres on 2,600 of steel track and interacts with three Hersheypark rides: Monorail, Dry Gulch Railroad, and the Trailblazer. Roller coaster lovers are treated to several customized, unique elements: Top Hat (150 feet), Power Drop (approximately 180 feet), Cobra Loop (135 feet), Barrel Rolls, and a dramatic Flying Snake Dive.

Related: See Storm Runner Review for pictures.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2004 Steel Launched Multielement Intamin AG

Roller Coaster Stats

Angle Of Descent: 90 degrees Drop: 180 feet
Height: 150 feet Inversions: 3
Launch: Hydraulic Length: 2,600 feet
Trains: 2 - 20 passenger Ride Time: 1 minute
Top Speed: 75 mph Train Mfg: Intamin AG

Storm Runner Facts

First Intamin "Rocket Coaster" with inversions.

Features: Dual Stations, Magnetic Brakes

Restraints: Over-the-shoulder

Opening date: May 8, 2004

Estimated cost: $12.5 million

Train has five cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 1,200 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

Where to Coast

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