Hersheypark Skyrush Construction Update #62 (12-16-11)

Greetings. More track has been added to the first drop and more.

I believe that it is now close to 85 degrees.

It can now be seen from Hersheypark Drive very clearly.

Still has about 50 to 60 more feet to go.

The Stengel Dive has been started (which is a 90+ degree banked turn).

More rockwork theming has been done along the hillside.

One of the power converters has been added to the concrete boxes and more work is being done on the other building.

Looks like they’re about to connect to the outside grid.

The foundation for the station is growing and the footers for the brake run are done.

Skyrush can now be seen from Chocolate World.

This support literally towers over Comet Hollow!

More soon!

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15 thoughts on “Hersheypark Skyrush Construction Update #62 (12-16-11)

  1. Pingback: Skyrush December 16 Update | CoasterNews.Net

  2. So question… is Skyrush 200 feet tall or has a 200 foot drop? And what is this height relative to, the creek below? The ground?

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  4. Is it me or does intamin use colors that really stand out in their surroundings. At first I was not sure I liked the color of the supports now that I have seen the color of the track I love it

  5. I’d think Hersheypark would get final say over color. But I kind of like all these Hersheypark coasters with bold-colored track and sky-blue or light gray supports; I think the idea is to draw the eye away from the supports and suggest that the track is floating in space by itself.

  6. But still the track color and support colors need to go well together or else it may be an eye sore. But yes the park probably have final say. Plus they probably put the name into consideration to. You wouldnt want a name like black dragon but have a pink and purple color scheme.there are several things that they think about

  7. It’s worth mentioning that one of the turn-around footers on the brake run is actually IN Comet’s Queue line, blocking one of the rows. I’m interested in how they are going to redo Comet’s Queue line for next season.

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