Hersheypark Skyrush Construction Update #64 (12-22-11)

After almost a week of  doing a daytime update, it looks pretty different from the last time I was out there. Quite a bit of the track has been put up so lets see what’s new.

I see quite a bit of gold through the trees now.

The last of the construction fences has come down along Park Blvd and much of the hillside has been filled in.

That is one hot piece of track.

I can really see most of the ride being together by February.

Here’s a closer look at that piece of hotness.

Nevermind that, something awesome has gone in over the last few days.

The ending of the second-to-last airtime hill track! Which means….

I spy some airtime!!

Some more supports have gone in as well.

A few updates ago, you’ll probably remember seeing a photo with a crane on one of the supports. Well, that dang bird has returned.

I think we can consider that yellow bar a sensor mount.

If you are going around at least 35 mph over that hill, I’m sure you’re going to get some airtime. If it’s 50mph, then you’ll be getting some extreme airtime.

You might get more airtime off of that curved airtime hill considering it looks like it’s going to be lower than the last one.

Shouldn’t be long now.

With the fence gone, you can see quite a bit more.

He’ll probably will be back in a future update.

The track looks like it’s going to come so low to the path.

Cool new funky supports.

Here’s a close-up of that sensor bar.

Here we go again… 🙂

Can’t wait to see the cross-over go in.

Look Ma! No supports!

This is probably for the curved airtime hill.

I personally find this part of the ride is going to be fairly interesting. It looks like the track is going to do a 90 degree (or slightly more) turn over Comet.


Even more yummy.

Looks like there might be another headchopper effect for Comet.

This is a great example on how the Intamin double-spine system seems to eliminate the need for quite a few supports. Only two or three are needed to hold up the airtime hill.


The piping for the wires for the electrical room.

Quite a bit of work over at the station is being done.

The base pieces to mount the lift hill beam has been added.

As for the station…

It seems like the base is mostly in as well as the piping.

On the transfer-side, one of the walls is about to go up. This is going to be a tall loading station from the looks of it.

For some reason I like the look of this.

This path is going to look great with Skyrush above it when it’s finished.

An that’s it.

I plan on heading back over tomorrow to see if they started building the last lift hill support so there might be one more update until Christmas.

See ya!

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9 thoughts on “Hersheypark Skyrush Construction Update #64 (12-22-11)

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  2. HOLY MACREL 😀 They Work Quick….. very nice site and very intresting new ride come and new hershey record….. ill be this will be done the end of february ;] Keep up the hard work
    happy holidays and hope to see it grow more over the next month 🙂

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  5. Just back from xmascandylane and seen for myself the progress on Skyrush. Talk about anticipation…winter will seem like forever before we have the chance to ride this coaster.

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