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.
|2004||Steel||Launched Multielement||Intamin AG|
|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|
Features: Dual Stations, Magnetic Brakes
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
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