Hersheypark has confirmed plans to open a new rollercoaster, SkyRush, in 2012, with the Intamin Mega Coaster set to stand at some 200-feet-tall.
The official announcement of the $25 million new addition ended months of speculation, with Hersheypark's teaser campaign having begun in 2010. SkyRush will be situated in the former Sunken Gardens area of the park, and will begin with a 50-degree lift hill followed by an 85-degree, 75 miles per hour drop.
The park has released an official preview video of its 12th rollercoaster, which includes a rundown of its other coasters. Towards the end of the video, a full computer rendering of SkyRush is included, which shows that the ride will feature floorless seats and a 270-degree viewing angle:
Hersheypark has already begun construction work on Skyrush, which will be the first new rollercoaster to open at the park since Fahrenheit in 2008.
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