First off, we stop at Chocolate World to find that place pretty busy. It seems like no matter what time of year I visit the place, I always seem to find loads of foreigners there (usually by the buses). There was a line for the Chocolate Tour, but as always, moved quickly. Chocolate World was way busier then the park itself.
After the ride, we made our way into the park at approximately 2 pm. Unfortunately, we got caught in the opening crowd at the gate but we made our way into the park rather quickly. It always seems like no matter how busy or empty the park is, Rhineland always seems to be congested, usually at opening. We arrive at the Hershey statue and decide to wait for five minutes, since we were expecting two other people from the Facebook group to arrive. As we were ready to hit our first ride, something interesting happened. You can read more about it in detail visiting Chris' Ride Institute of Technology thread: http://keystonethrills.megabb.com/hersheypark-happenings-discussion-f18/the-ride-institute-of-technology-discussion-thread-t188.htm
Once that happened, we made our way over to Fahrenheit, where Chris and I took a spin. Not that much of a line, mainly down the steps and into the first switchback or two. This was probably our longest wait of the day, not because of the line, but because they were switching another train onto the track. We rode in the front seat, best seat in the house, IMO for any coaster! Great feeling as usual, especially on the airtime hill.
After we met up with Alex, we headed over to the Claw, where Chris and Alex decided to ride. Once they got off, Alex took a second ride by himself. When that was over we decided to go out to Midway and see if we could hunt down Nick (The Storm Runner). After walking past every ride that was open and no success, we decided to take a spin on Lightning Racer. It was Alex and I in the front seat on Lightning vs Chris in the back seat on Thunder. Suprisingly Thunder won the race, which always seems to be a rare occasion as Lightning usually wins most of the time.
After the ride op at LR told us that Nick was working at Wild Mouse, we went over there to take a ride. Still no Nick, but the ride op informed us that he was at Wildcat. During our Wild Mouse ride, Alex and Chris rode in the front and me in the back. I love HP's Wild Mouse. It definitely put Dorney's to shame and is one of the best out there due to the lack of trims used, providing serious airtime on the bunny hops. I seriously think that Dorney needs to pack in a bunch of their ride dept heads in a van and send them to Hershey to see how to operate a Wild Mouse correctly.
More to come in a min....
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