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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 has become the first new coaster to open at Hersheypark since Fahrenheit in 2008, having been under construction since mid-2011.

A full point-of-view video of Skyrush in action is embedded below:

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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