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    PTR: Hersheypark 6/6/10

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    PTR: Hersheypark 6/6/10

    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:49 pm

    My friend Alex and I had a wonderful time at our annual summer trip to Hersheypark! No more than 15 min waits to walk-ons all day. Here are some of the many pics from the day (click on the thumbnails to view):


    We were greeted by Mr. Reese's first thing in the morning!


    Another season awaits us. Little did we know how light the crowds were going to be today.






    And I mean light....


    The new Lemon Drop food/drink stand.


    They began the day running one Great Bear train and the line began to back up into the set of switchbacks before the station, alongside the transfers. While we were waiting, we witnessed them take the second train out of storage and transfer it to the main track. This really killed the line once they had two trains running.








    Some Kissing Tower pics.

    More pics on the way in a moment!


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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:57 pm


    "Just Wing It" is now a tan color.




    Trailblazer was running two trains pretty much all day....something you don't see happn that often.






    Storm Runner was running really well all day. I thought that this was probably my most intense experience out of all the rides I've done on this coaster.








    Fahrenheit was my first ride of the day, as always. It was a walk-on basically a one or two-cycle wait for the front seat.

    Some Boardwalk pics coming in a few min!
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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:06 pm


    Welcome to the Boardwalk, my friends!














    Intercoastal Waterway now has single tubes only. I think Stormwinder has mentioned this already.








    No worries of the cabanas being filled today.
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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:22 pm


    I enjoy snapping pics of people with the water cannons.














    Looking out at most of the Boardwalk.






    I thought the final helix on Wildcat seemed more intense than usual. It's still the roughest out of Hershey's three woodies, but indeed is better with the Millennium Flyers.


    I don't know if it was just me or not, but I thought it seemed like "Lightning" was winning every race. They also had the four center rows closed off again. The ride op did state that it was because they weren't busy and didn't want to have to go through the hassle of checking whole trains with hardly anyone there.






    We did manage to get a ride on the Whip this time. There were only a few people on during our cycle and noone waiting after our ride. Thus a photo op of an empty ride.


    One of my favorite Pirate shots.

    Several more pics are on the way in a few min....


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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:33 pm








    Kit-Kat, Milk Duds, Peppermint Pattie and the Turkey Hill mascot were on hand for the Character Dance Party that plays on weekends by Shakey's Patio.


    Skyview with its new logos on the gondolas. The station also received a new paintjob as well.


    Unlike Springtime in the Park this year, Comet was a walk-on for most of the day. I only waited about one train cycle twice for the front seat.




    We saw Mr. Hershey Bar out and about in Founder's Circle.










    And I conclude this update with the M.S. Hershey Senior Hall in the sunset.

    Overall, it was a fantastic day! I hope you enjoy the pics from our 2010 summer trip! We'll be back this October for Hersheypark in the Dark.
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    Post  The Storm Runner on Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:27 am

    Sounds like you had a great day! I see you rode Wildcat after the storm hit. I was working at Cat Sunday, so you probably saw me there haha. I hope you enjoyed your ride. Anyway, we too were running with the middle four lanes close for the same reason, and about fifteen minutes before the storm hit, it got really really dark out, and we had about a 4 train wait (with the 4 lanes closed). So I asked my one supervisor if we could open the remaining rows and get everyone on before we had to close due to the storm. She said yes, so we opened up the last rows, everyone got on, and then it started to pour and pour. I was really surprised that Fahrenheit and Storm Runner were the only rides to close though! I thought at least the Boardwalk would close, considering we were in a tornado warning all afternoon. Seems you really lucked out!! Had we gone into a tornado watch, we would have had to evacuate the entire park...<shudders>.
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    Post  HPCrazy on Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:51 pm

    Was there a tornado watch? Wouldn't have known that. I don't think it thundered or anything, just a downpour that lasted around 15 to 20 min or so, your typical Florida weather (the rest of the day seemed fine to me). Quickly, the sun came out after it passed. What do you look like? You probably saw me. If you're working HP in the Dark on the first Sunday that it's open, let me know what you look like and where you may be working and I'll try to look for you and say hi.
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    Post  Fanatic on Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:10 pm

    Very nice PTR! Great pics, too. I like to see that everyone has a great time when they go to HP.
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    Post  HPCrazy on Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:06 pm

    Thanks, we always have a great time at HP!
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    Post  Stormwinder on Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:29 am

    Hope you had fun, nice pictures too.


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    Re: PTR: Hersheypark 6/6/10

    Post  HPCrazy on Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:22 pm

    Thanks. Looking forward to seeing you at HP in the Dark this year. And it's definitely going to happen this time! Very Happy

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