Hersheypark’s 2012 Roller Coaster Project
Hersheypark continues to give clues about their 2012 attraction (most likely a roller coaster) via the fake research site, Ride Institute of Technology. Through the release of four studies like the PDF titled “Materials & Design” that describes how a Palladium-infused “Spiderfiber Net” Stops a Speeding Freight Train, Hersheypark is having fun with this project. I’d love to hear some guesses as to what all of the clues mean as I’m not going to wade through the details. Keystone Thrills decoded the last study here.
ScreamScape and Keystone Thrills’ message board are two great resources if you want to closely follow construction developments. I’ll cover the announcement when it’s made and leave the clue decoding to hardcore Hersheypark fans. Leading rumors for the new project are a B&M hyper coaster, an Intamin Mega-Lite, and a B&M dive machine.
Just as I was when Carowinds Intimidator was just a rumor, I’m hoping for a Mega-Lite. They’re hyper coaster-ish in their layout, but not actually taller than 200 feet. Like Djurs Sommerland’s Piraten (pictured above), they’ve done really well in Mitch Hawker’s Internet Coaster Poll in recent years. Agawam, Massachusetts is a hike for me and I’d love to have an airtime packed mini Bizarro in Pennsylvania.
Read about more 2012 roller coasters.
What’s Your Take?
What do you think Hersheypark’s 2012 roller coaster will be? Leave a comment below. Photo Credit – milst1