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.