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Skyrush at Hersheypark

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The Hollow

Roller coaster

Opening Date:
May 26, 2012

212 feet

3720 feet

Maximum speed:
76 mph


Mega Coaster

Minimum height:
54 inches

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.

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Monday, December 12, 2011 19:29

Coasters, and dark rides, and new lands, oh my! Which new U.S. theme park attractions do we think are the top 10 for 2012?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 17:50

Theme Park Tourist's preview of SkyRush, the new roller coaster at Hersheypark for the 2012 season.

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.

Photos of Skyrush

Reviews of Skyrush:

Unmatched Intensity
Submitted by Coaster Cinema
on Thursday, July 20, 2017 04:04

This ride is among the most intense in the world. It provides ejector airtime over every hill and features lap bar only trains, making the ride more comfortable.

Most painful roller coaster I have ever experienced
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Wednesday, October 05, 2016 20:43

I love roller coasters. From Disney and Islands of Adventure to Busch Gardens, Dollywood, all the east coast Cedar Fair Parks and my home park, Hersheypark, I have experienced and enjoyed the most thrilling coasters the parks have to offer - MF, TTD, Maverick, Magnum, Intimidator305, Leviathan, Behemoth, Hulk, B&M inverted and floorless beauties, wood coasters such as Mean Streak and The Beast. I love many Intamin coasters listed above. With that said, Skyrush (Painrush or Thighcrush) is the most painful coaster I have ever been trapped on. Three times I tried it. Wrenched back twice and crushed thighs once. PAIN! Never again.

Intense ride
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Friday, September 06, 2013 03:13

Wow! Easily one of the most extreme coaster in America. The airtime on this monster is simply insane. My advice is to ride in the last row of the train and get catapulted over the top of the first hill and into one of the best first drops on any coaster. A must ride at HersheyPark!


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