Hersheypark Skyrush Construction Update #41 (9/14/11)

We’re going to check out the track and the skyline before we have a 200ft coaster dominating over the park.

To put things into perspective, Great Bear’s lift hill is 120 feet from creek-level and Skyrush will be 200ft so if you can imagine a lift hill 80 feet taller, then I think this will give you an idea on it’s height.

There are now three different types of track on-site now: The double-spined, which was used on Intimidator-305 at King’s Dominion in Virginia, track with no spine, which is typically used on brake runs, stations and storage tracks, and single spined track, which looks like the double spined, but with one less (I have never seen Intamin use a track style that looked like this).

Going from bottom-to-top. The spineless track pictured looks to be a piece for the station or brake run. The piece behind it looks very unique and totally different from the Fahrenheit single spine track. The spine appears to be closer to the rails. In the background looks to be a piece of the top of one of the two lift structures and the standard I-305 style track.

More track. The blue and yellow I-beams are new and kind of has me thinking that maybe the lift hill will have blue as well as yellow supports.

But then again, there are so many different support styles being used in the coaster laying in the storage areas, that it seems almost impossible to figure out where everything is going.

More Intamin good-ness.

It was said recently that it is still too early to know if it’s opening may be delayed. After all the flooding that they have recieved, it is quite understandable.

One thing is for sure, Skyrush is going to stick out in the skyline.

The Terrifying Two will soon be the Thrilling Three.

Those yellow I-Beams kind of have me scratching my head though.

This is only part of the track. We still haven’t seen the lift hill sections.

Going a little off-topic, but I was never up on this hill before. The last few pictures were taken from the Hershey Gardens parking lot and I have to say that the setting was very beautiful.

According to the park’s website, Hersheypark will re-open this weekend, but Tilt-A-Whirl won’t. Looks like we’ll see work start for the station pretty soon.

Over at Tram Circle, signs have popped up to let guests know that they are still recovering from the flood.

Looks like Hersheypark Memories is okay.

The clock is still ticking…

A few days ago, the park posted a picture showing this area looking like it wasn’t under several feet of water. This was taken yesterday and confirms it. It looks like nothing even happened! They’ve done an excellent job!

Like it never even happened.

They were working on the Guest Relations building while I was there.

Over at the construction site, most of the debris has been picked up, but chunks of walkway are still littered in the old Creekside Catering area.

They saved the fence.

The otherside of the bridge still has debris in it.

In the construction site, not much has changed. The tree being Hospitality Services is gone.

These unfinished footers look like they survived.

The creek is still running freely through the construction site.

In the center filled with water is a pit, which may be for the second lift hill support.

Looks like some pumping is in-store.

This piece of machinery is still there.

More concrete for the walls I’m guessing?

That wraps up this update. Be sure to check back Sunday or Monday for a new update checking out Tilt-A-Whirl’s spot and what the park looks like.

See you then!


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12 thoughts on “Hersheypark Skyrush Construction Update #41 (9/14/11)

  1. Nice pictures. I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now and never had the chance to comment. Looks like you’re getting some good use out of the zoom feature on your camera.

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  3. poor construction site being flooded….. i hope they cleaned it up by now or so so they can get more footers done…… but other then that the site looks fantastic ……
    & the ride pieces look tasty 😀

    I Wonder If The ride Will get put together Next month(october) or November ???????

  4. We are supposed to attend an outing on October 2 at Hershey. Do you think all the rides and stores will be open? What about Z00 America?
    Thank you,

    • The park won’t be open to the public on Oct. 2nd becuase of a private party, but ZooAmerica should be open. As for which rides are open during the private party, I really don’t know. 🙂

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