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Skyrush at HersheyparkSubmitted by Nick on Sunday, July 22, 2012 14:15
Hersheypark opened its new roller coaster for the 2012 season, Skyrush, in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend.
Skyrush towers some 200-feet over the Pennsylvania park, and hits a top speed of 75 miles per hour and the bottom of its 85-degree first drop. It became the first new coaster to open at Hersheypark since Fahrenheit in 2008, having been under construction since mid-2011.
Located in the Sunken Gardens area of Hersheypark, Skyrush features five "airtime" hills and a series of high-speed turns. The coaster boasts unique 32-seat trains, which seat riders four-across. These include both floored and floorless seats, enabling guests to experience two very different versions of the ride.
Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures
We are not aware of any scheduled refurbishment periods for Skyrush. Do you know of any upcoming "rehabs" that we're missing? If so - please contact us so that we can keep the list up-to-date.