Hersheypark Skyrush Construction Update #72 (1-11-12)

Not much was accomplished today at the construction site because of the rain, but we now have a good view of the lift hill at it’s current height.

Just look at her! She literally towers above Comet!

It already looks impressive. Just think that there’s one more straight section until it starts to curve over to it’s 200 ft maximum height.

Can’t wait to see the track and catwalks added.

I wonder what it looks like from up there right now?

In the offseason news department, Great Bear looks like it’s getting something done to it’s lift hill motor.

Some maintenance guys have been starting to work on Looper with taking out the skid brakes.

Three things to mention from this photo. The roof to the old Looper Lanes has been replaced, the gondolas for Skyview are sitting inside and around the station, and Comet’s sign seems to be on.

Most of the walls for the station are up. They still need to put up the front walls though.

Getting closer…

Tall…

They might be able to take the temporary support down soon.

Something’s happening inside the mechanical room.

The path has taken shape over the last few days.

The creek wall is going in on the other side.

The concrete for Tiny Tracks’ loading platform was being broken away.

Artsy.

Two Intamins in one photo.

Like I’ve been saying, I hope the path is open for Springtime in the Park.

The photos from there are going to be awesome.

It’s hard to see what’s going on the other side of the station. I wonder if they are working inside the station to possibly reconfigure it?

Even from Chocolate Ave. Skyrush dominates.

Pretty much only the first drop will be above the treeline from here during the summer.

They were loading a piece of the top arch on to a flatbed yesterday. Next week could possibly be the week that Skyrush reaches 200 feet tall (depending on weather).

Thanks for reading!

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