Hersheypark Skyrush Construction: Comet Hollow (Before)

Thanks to Matt Meckley, lets take a took at what Comet Hollow looked like before construction on Skyrush began. Once it opens, we will then feature a before and after look at this area.

Here is what Comet Hollow’s midway used to look like before Labor Day. you can see part of the Tilt-A-Whirl off to the lift, Looper Games and the Whack-A-Mole stand in the center, and the Wave Swinger is off to the right out of the picture.

To the right is the Sooperdooperlooper Sandwich Shop.

The Whack-A-Mole stand with some of the Keystone Thrills crew standing next to it. 🙂

One of the buildings to go were the Restrooms building.

Tilt-A-Whirl, while it was removed, is scheduled to return next year at Tiny Tracks’s location.

Here’s a cool fact. The Tilt-A-Whirl used to be located in Founder’s Circle since the 1980s until 1994 when it was moved to Rotor’s old spot to make room for Tiny Tracks.

The queue area. This used to get filled on those very busy Saturdays.

Next year, it will be the site of Skyrush’s station and queue area.

Here’s the other part of the queue.

Next year, the restrooms will be under the station.

There has been photographic proof of these restrooms being here since the 1970’s and there has been talk of them even being here since the 1950s.

You can also see the Nut Hut in this photo. It was located here until it was damaged in the Tropical Storm in September. it’s unknown yet if it will be returning or not.

Here’s a view of Looper Games’s back side.

There’s been talk of a possible renovation to Comet’s station.

Here’s the exit ramp for the Comet. This section will house two or three footers for Skyrush.

Comet’s queue area before construction.

Here’s a look at Comet before construction began in this area.

Here’s a picture of the old site for the Paddleboats.

This will be a path that will go under Skyrush next year.

Here’s a look at the station area from the Carrousel.

It is unknown if these games are going to return next to Looper. They’re still standing so it’s quite possible.

This section of Looper Games has been moved across the midway next to Wave Swinger’s entrance.

The smell from the Nut Hut used to cover Comet Hollow. It was heavenly and always made me hungry!

Here is Tilt-A-Whirl’s ride height entrance sign.

 We hope you enjoyed this nostalgic look back at Comet Hollow!

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4 thoughts on “Hersheypark Skyrush Construction: Comet Hollow (Before)

  1. This is bringing back memories of my visit in August!

    I spent a lot of time in Comet Hollow because the Virginia earthquake coincidentally happened while I was at Hersheypark. I had missed the groundshaking apparently by standing on the Trailblazer’s queue platform, and I belatedly found out about it right after I got off the sooperdooperLooper. So I spent a lot of time standing around there trying unsuccessfully to call my Virginia and Maryland relatives (who were all fine), while the roaring of the Great Bear made it impossible even to hear my phone…

    • I remember the earthquake I was sitting on my bed and watching tv and I feel a slight shaking less than a min. Later my whole room is shaking. After the earthquake did they close the rides to check them or did they stay open?

      • They didn’t close anything at Hersheypark. Since I didn’t notice the shaking when it happened, I had no idea anything had happened until an hour later, when people started texting me about it. I think they did close down Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens for a day or two.

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