Hersheypark Skyrush Construction Update #48 (10-26-11)

In this week’s update, work seems to steadily trudging on and with work on the footers for Skyrush’s two giant supports currently going on, we are closer to the ride going vertical.

EDIT: The photos may appear a little stretched out, but if you click on them, they’ll appear normal.

No new track or supports have arrived yet, but here are two shots of the last two loads.

Let move over to the construction site. Remember back in January when several benches were located along the creek on the hillside? They appear to be saved and are now stored behind the shed at the construction site entrance.

Taken in January.

You can see the seat laying behind the shed inside the yellow circle if you look closely.

The bases for the collumns that are going to be part of the curved airtime hill.

Several more collumns still need to be added on this part of the site. They probably will be the last to be added since access to the

 inside is from here.

Collumn for the exit of the curved airtime hill.

Two more footers still need to be built, but work probably won’t start on them until after Hersheypark in the Dark this weekend.

Approximately 9 more footers still need to be started, 9 other footers are waiting for the underground supports for the footers and 8

 footers are currently being worked on and are close to being finished. This is all in the main ride area.

This path looks like it will offer some great views of the coaster as well as the first drop with the Kissing Tower.

These guys seem to move fast when construction the footers. It feels like it takes them around a week from this stage to the final


This will be the location of the last two footers for Skyrush’s first airtime hill. They seem to have the ground ready to start drilling the

 underground concrete support pieces.

You can see where they chipped away at the hillside for the next group of footers. Those trees still need to be taken out.

Looks like footer work may be starting soon for the station and break-run part of the coaster.

The 2nd lift hill footer is really moving along. It looks like they just poured concrete for one side and are ready to case up the other

 side. Interestingly, it looks like the base might be a concrete building of some sort.

Freshly poured. Mmm.

The mysterious foundation has cured.

It really wouldn’t shock me if they start going vertical with the lift hill considering that it’s colder and windier higher up.

Lastly, it looks like work on lift hill footer #1 seems to be starting. Hopefully we’ll be able to get a better view of this on Saturday.

Here’s a look at the map this week. Expect another update coming up this weekend!

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2 thoughts on “Hersheypark Skyrush Construction Update #48 (10-26-11)

  1. Pingback: Anonymous

  2. I think the mysterious footer behind the comets first turn-around is to the eletric building for
    skyrush because i can see electrical pipes sticking out of the concrete. just so you have a clue.

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