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Storm Runner

Hersheypark

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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.

See related: Storm Runner Review for pictures.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
2004 Steel Launched Multielement Intamin AG
  • Height
    150
    feet
  • Drop
    180
    feet
  • Angle Of Descent
    90°
    degrees
  • Length
    2,600
    feet
  • Top Speed
    75
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    3
    upside down elements
  • Launch
    Hydraulic
    propulsion
  • Ride Time
    1 minute
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    1200
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    2 - 20 passenger
     
  • Train Designer
    Intamin AG
     

Storm Runner Facts & History

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.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

Where to Coast

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