Hersheypark Skyrush Construction Update #102 (3-28-12)

Photo by Harry Michelson

Ladies and Gentilemen, new for 2012, it looks like Comet Hollow will now be renamed The Hollow.  This was not the first time that this area’s name was changed becuase back in the 1980’s it was called Spring Creek Hollow.

Let’s check on construction of The Hollow’s signature ride, Skyrush.

Over by the dam, dirt was being evened out along the path.

Just about all of the construction equipment was out of the creek area.

Should be interesting to see this area covered with water.


More work is still being done to the tops of the footers.


Tilt-A-Whirl has a brand-new entrance sign!

Over at Skyrush’s station, prep-work is being done to it’s future queue area.

The back station was was painted white.

I still have to wonder what’s going on here.

A new tree has arrived.

Over at Comet, queue railings are starting to go up.

From the looks of Harry’s photos in the Project 2012 Facebook group, the queue is going to look completely different from last year and will have more landscaping.

Not to mention a new  entrance location as well.

The sheet-metal roofing has been added to the photo booth.

As for COmet’s station, railings have been added around the platform and the old ride signs have been reinstalled.

The clocktower works!

The Hollow’s new look is starting to grow on me.

Looks like there will be a path going over to the former Creekside Catering Area. I wonder if it will be re-used this year?

Here is the entrance to the new path in Rhineland. I’ll have a new update coming up tomorrow. Thanks for reading!


4 thoughts on “Hersheypark Skyrush Construction Update #102 (3-28-12)

  1. Amazing update as usual. No one can beat your updates. I have a quick question though, do you think they plan on repaving the hollow? The ground looks kinda messy infront of comet, and the path going by Skyrush. Can’t wait for the spring season! Thanks again for the update.

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