Ended my long ten day 8 park trip yesterday at Hershey and got to experience Skyrush.It is an ejector airtime machine!!!! It is sooo sad to see that this ride is hurting people because it did not bother me at all.This ride easily cracks my top 5 steel list and is one of the most intense coasters I have ever been on!! Right up there with the big boys like I-305,The voyage,El Toro,Hades.....Finally Hershey has a destination coaster!!!Do the back winged seat for the best ride experience and the night ride made it even more amazing!!! This coaster wants to just toss you out of your seat.What a sensation!!
Either way, STOKED to hear you enjoyed it! I just want to taste that drop!
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I am 5"11. The drop is great but after the drop is when the fun and intensity really kicks in!!! Get an end seat in the back and try to keep those arms up,lol.
Are you a masochist??!! LOL! Do so at your own risk... You have all been forewarned NOT to put your hands in the air. The ejector time is not like Nitro or ET where you have this great floating feeling. It's more like "Sh#$! I'm falling out and going to die!"
But to each his own...
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Why do I suspect this will be getting the trim brake treatment that I-305 did.
If by I-305 treatment you mean trim the ride horribly to get through the first year, make modifications in the off season, and re-open the ride in the second year sans said trims... then yeah, I can see that.
From what I hear, and I don't mean on fan sites, Hersheypark truly does not want to slow the ride down. I think restraint modifications are in the works, but I don't think you'll see a change this year. The change really needs to be significant enough that it will require the ride to be closed when they do it.
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I'm not one of those who has to ride it the 1st year just for the sake of riding it before it's changed. I just want to ride an enjoyable/fun coaster.
I was thinking of going at the end of September, assuming that by then they might have tweaked at least 1 of the trains. BUT if I go this year, I can't next year. And will Knoebels open the Flying Turns this year? So if I wait until 2013, then I'd have an improved Skyrush & another new one.
But can only do 1 trip next year and was hoping to do a Cedar Point/Canada's Wonderland visit.
First world problems, I know. but I want easy decisions. LOL
I watched a POV video of SkyRush and the transitions didn't seem that severe, but those videos never do it justice. Just wondering if it would give someone with a sore neck any issues.