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    Re: Hersheypark: Attraction 2012 Rumor and News Discussion

    Post  PSUPrincess22 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:17 pm

    HPCrazy wrote:I agree, even on the busiest day that I've ever been there, Lightning Racer's line comes down the ramp, that's it, unless it extends onto the walkway between the ramp and ride entrance. The only time I can remember that extended queue being used was during the ride's opening year in 2000. I don't think it's coincidental that it seems to be in the process of being removed at the same time that Attraction 2012's construction is well underway. We'll just have to keep an eye on it during the season and see what happens.

    August 2010** was the first year I've ever seen racer's queue hit the extended. I dont think they will be getting rid of that anytime soon and if they do a kiddie would fit perfectly in there.
    I think they need to get rid of the slides too. They're pointless.


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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:30 pm

    August 2011? I think you got your years mixed up - lol! Very Happy Maybe you meant last year? I don't know, but I've never seen that queue used, even on the busiest days.
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    Post  PSUPrincess22 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:53 pm

    HPCrazy wrote:August 2011? I think you got your years mixed up - lol! Very Happy Maybe you meant last year? I don't know, but I've never seen that queue used, even on the busiest days.

    yes. i did mean 2010. lol! But It was crazy long! I shouldve taken a picture. I didnt last long but it was there.
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    Post  CoasterBGW on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:12 pm

    Website Update:
    http://www.rideinstitute.com/pdf/researchStudy042511.pdf
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    Post  BrandonStrouphauer on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:16 pm

    RIT New "study" is posted on the RIT website. Smile
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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:21 pm

    Looks like they show some kind of support column emerging from a waterbed. Probably relates to them building in the creek. I don't know what the dots stand for...there are seven dark-colored ones and ten light-colored ones.
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    Post  PSUPrincess22 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:27 pm

    HPCrazy wrote:Looks like they show some kind of support column emerging from a waterbed. Probably relates to them building in the creek. I don't know what the dots stand for...there are seven dark-colored ones and ten light-colored ones.

    I just broke the Code!!!!!!!!! And found a letter!!!
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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:28 pm

    How did you manage to do that? I'd like to know. Wink

    The dots remind me of some kind of star arrangement.
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    Post  PSUPrincess22 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:31 pm

    HPCrazy wrote:Are those pics what you've discovered? Why would they have Disney World pics as part of this game?

    The dots remind me of some kind of star arrangement.

    No..
    In the PDF there are 4 letters that are faded out!! They are the first 4 letters of the 12 digit code from the ads!!!!!

    In the search box put in CLAY-3 1 6 2-2 0 3 7 and hit enter! It will take you to a secret Letter from a Jeffery to a Charlotte!!
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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:36 pm

    I just did that and not getting anything. Keep getting "Search terms not valid, please try again."

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    Post  Ccron10 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:36 pm

    HPCrazy wrote:Are those pics what you've discovered? Why would they have Disney World pics as part of this game?

    The dots remind me of some kind of star arrangement.
    That's her signature, which I think should be shortened a little.

    Yes, there is indeed a code. It's Clay.

    As for the dots, they are stars. They form the little dipper for the ones in the red.
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    Post  PSUPrincess22 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:37 pm

    HPCrazy wrote:I just did that and not getting anything. Keep getting "Search terms not valid, please try again."

    Make sure there are no dashes. Try again.
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    Post  Ccron10 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:38 pm

    http://www.rideinstitute.com/clay01.php
    Interesting.

    Research time!
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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:39 pm

    Thank you, the stupid website isn't working for me. Mad
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    Post  PSUPrincess22 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:40 pm

    HPCrazy wrote:Thank you, the stupid website isn't working for me. Mad
    I totally forgot about the URL! I am sooo sorry!! Thank you for posting it!
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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:45 pm

    They mention "Comet Halley" again and something about "forest condensation". Probably has to do with the ride's location, where the station will be and that a good 95% of the ride is situated around that pond, which is surrounded by trees. Not sure how much of a "forest" it will be once the ride is completed.

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    Post  HPfangirl4life on Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:05 pm

    I noticed the dots too. But I'm not nearly as familiar with the constellations. So it's Ursa Minor to Great Bear's Ursa Major...interesting. Though I am getting better at paying attention to clues. I immediately wrote down CLAY from the gray letters, but I don't know if I would have connected that to our blanks with the numbers.

    There were two references to Comet Hollow which is a no brainer now to us.

    1) White Dwarf particle located in the drawing at the bottom of the study.
    2) In the letter Comet Halley's APPROACH. Wonder if that has any significance to the placement of track over Comet.

    Now here is where I'm being split into two:

    When I first read through the study I noticed the 2004 reference. That was the year of Storm Runner's debut. So that got me thinking this was being built by Intamin. You all know that I'm slightly bummed about that (only slightly because I'll take any kind of coaster built by any company so long as I get one).

    Well now with the Ursa Minor being pointed out....hmm could this instead be a B&M? That would put a big smile on my face. But instead I just have a very confused expression, because one way or another they are giving red herrings.

    Any one see anything else? Can't wait for next week! We are all going to grow old quick, wishing the weeks to fly by to get more information.
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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:11 pm

    Just read back over the pdf doc again and took notice of the RIT's Propulsion Dynamics Research Group launching a study in 2004. You made a great point there regarding Storm Runner as it's also constructed around the creek, crossing it at two points. I strongly think that that diagram has something to do with what they're currently working with in the creek bed. Comet Halley's approach...diving towards Comet, that's another interesting note considering that those blueprints indicate a first drop diving over Comet's first drop and approach to the first turnaround right there. It will be interesting to see what the next clue reveals.


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    Post  ahecht on Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:12 pm

    The dots actually represent URSA MAJOR, not Ursa Minor. The black dots represent the BIG DIPPER (not the little dipper), which is an asterism (an unofficial constellation).

    URSA MAJOR is also known as the "Great Bear", which should be an obvious reference.

    Could BIG DIPPER be the name of the new ride? Or maybe the link to B&M plus the references to a flying beast mean a flying coaster is in our future...
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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:13 pm

    Ursa Major....isn't that related to Great Bear? They even mention this in the monorail narration.
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    Post  pushingbuttons on Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:23 pm

    piecing all of this new info together makes me think this coaster will be the first launched flying coaster with a splash down! I know this won't ever happen but how cool would it be!

    What if the forest is in reference to its color. I for one have been saying that a forest green coaster would look awesome down by creekside.
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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:25 pm

    That's actually why Comet was painted white when it was remodeled in the 1970's. The park wanted people to see what they were going to experience....it used to blend into the trees too much. Not saying they would think the same way for this coaster, but you never know.
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    Post  BrandonStrouphauer on Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:32 pm

    In 2004, there are one dot in each 0 in 2004. I wonder what that means?? As other things go. I predict a B&M coaster, and I think it might be a little longer than what people think, I don't know..Just a theory.
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    Post  Ccron10 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:42 pm

    For those who are having trouble reading the cursive writing for the letter:
    My Dearest Charlotte,

    Our expedition has reached Nevado Mismi; which I believe to be the source of the Amazon River. David insists we keep our discovery secret, and though heartened by cartographic conquest within Terra icognita, I now write to you from the deepest, most inhospitable jungle you can imagine.

    At night, I hear strange noises high above the Earth, noises which fly hundreds of feet through the trees quieting all wildlife and leaving our crew bewildered on the foredeck. By day, the forest canopy bolts out all light and it rains with such unceasing ferocity that I sometimes wish I could fly far away from here.

    We are in good hands, my love, and I hope you do not worry too much for me. Upon the completion of our research, David believes a swift easterly current will aid rapid egress from here to the river’s mouth. The ship’s captain agrees, and after taking on provisions, we shall make for the port of New York,

    With best of my love,
    Jeffrey

    P.S. Please send word of Comet Halley’s approach, as our telescopes have been warped by forest condensation.
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    Post  ChiefRedskin89 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:42 pm

    Haven't posted in a while so I figured I would put my input into this.

    1.) I think this almost has to be spaced themed, not just Comet references. From the constellations representing Ursa Major(aka Great Bear) to the "White Dwarf Particles" found in the sand that supposedly causes propulsion.

    2.) The study and the letter point to different things i beleive. While jungle and mystery is present in the letter science and space are present in the study. For all I know this could just be to throw us off.

    3.) Launch seems way to outright to be correct with the Propulsion Study. The only thing I can think is that they are trying to dumb down some of the clues. If someone from the gereal public read this they wouldn't understand any of the company hints or even themeing hints. By making some hints more outright it would make perfect sence to them and just confuse us.

    4.) Last I really don't see any company hints. While a flyer would seem plausable with outer space and also a curving drop there isn' t any thing too concrete about it.

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    Post  kumbafire on Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:47 pm

    Draco

    http://www.topastronomer.com/StarCharts/Constellations/Ursa-Major.php

    http://www.topastronomer.com/StarCharts/Constellations/Draco.php

    http://www.davidmalin.com/fujii/source/Dra.html

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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:04 pm

    So we could possibly be talking another space-themed ride here?
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    Post  intaminfan08 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:15 pm

    I hope and am judging by the clues this will be space themed. As for the flyer lets not forget the facts we have from the township approval of a minimum height of 212 ft that is way to big for a flyer. lease Hershey bring me a hyper or giga you will bring in so much general public from building large coasters IKnow it brought me all the way to cedar point when I was young just to see the massive coasters. To see a steel beast meaning a hyper and or giga there in the next few years would bring more local season pass holders as well as long distance travelaers. again sorry for spelling and punctuation as I am on my droid
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    Post  Fanatic on Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:28 pm

    It only fits the theme of the coasters in the area. I.e Comet, Great Bear. Though there isn't really any other space themed rides there besides those two. You have the swing and SDL, which throw a monkey-wrench into the matter. Maybe with the removal of the game stalls they will put newer ones in that are space-themed themselves.

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    Post  kumbafire on Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:40 pm

    HPCrazy wrote:So we could possibly be talking another space-themed ride here?

    Or dragon
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    Post  ChiefRedskin89 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:45 pm

    kumbafire wrote:
    HPCrazy wrote:So we could possibly be talking another space-themed ride here?

    Or dragon

    Highly doubt that, seeing as dragons have nothing to do with anything.

    And I didn't think about the 212' hight. Tatsu is only 170' I beleive and another 40' would be crazy even though the drop wouldn't go the whole way. But honestly a 212' swooping drop on a flyer sounds increadably fun but probably unlikely.
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    Post  Ccron10 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:12 pm

    Mentioned in the letter are two words that stick out to me:
    Nevado Mismi- A volcano in Peru where the Amazon River begins. Could there be a tie between the Amazon, Halley's Comet, ursla major, and the strange creature that they mention hearing while in the rainforest?

    Terra incognita- a Latin term meaning "unknown land" and the plotting of it. According to Wikipedia, it mentions of an urban legend where cartographers would label these areas to possibly contain mythical creatures (given how a dragon could be involved).The phrase is now also used metaphorically by various researchers to describe any unexplored subject or field of research.

    The second paragraph talks about some fly creature flying over the forest quieting the wildlife. I have to laugh at this (no offense) because some people are thinking now that "oh, they mention something flying! Must mean a flying coaster!"
    Wrong. Just because something is saying that it's flying doesn't mean that it will be a flying coaster. Remember that we can use the term for any coaster.
    Ex: "See Great Bear flying over the midway!" When it isn't a flying coaster.

    Right now I'm picturing that the coaster will somehow involve LSMs for a lift hill. This could make sense given how fast Maverick's lift hill is. If so, then we could be looking at a 75 to 80 mph coaster.
    Given all this talk about megnetic fields, propulsion, and white dwarf particles.

    I do have one question however. On the sideview graph posted to the bottom of the study, what does GWT stand for?
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    Post  HPCrazy on Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:40 pm

    If you're thinking LSM's regarding the lift hill, not only would that be similar to Maverick, but also another sign pointing this as being constructed by Intamin.

    Good point about the strange creature. Made me think of Loch Ness Monster for a moment.


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    Post  PSUPrincess22 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:43 pm

    Out of Curiosity.. Does anyone know where I can find the original message that they posted before the update of the RIT Site?

    I wonder if there are some things we could connect to the prequel of this new story we uncovered today. Maybe help us with these new character Jeff, David, and Charlotte.
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    Post  Ccron10 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:09 pm

    PSUPrincess22 wrote:Out of Curiosity.. Does anyone know where I can find the original message that they posted before the update of the RIT Site?

    I wonder if there are some things we could connect to the prequel of this new story we uncovered today. Maybe help us with these new character Jeff, David, and Charlotte.

    HpCrazy, I have to thank you for quoting this and posting it over at TPR:
    Celebrating 100 Years



    In April of 1911, as Comet Halley blazed across the night sky, two of the nation's leading research scientists quietly handed in their resignations and founded The Ride Institute of Technology (RIT).



    Working from a nondescript laboratory outside Princeton, New Jersey, Dr. Jeffrey Clayton and Dr. David Austin initiated a series of cutting-edge experiments under complete secrecy. These tests were known as Project Alpha, and would forever change the nascent theme park business.



    For eight years, Dr. Clayton and Dr. Austin worked on Project Alpha in isolation and obscurity, endlessly rerunning experiments, testing hypotheses, and establishing the standards of an industry they were building from the ground up.



    In the fall of 1918, RIT rented the penthouse suite of a downtown New York City hotel. Here, they invited the world's foremost ride engineers, ride operators, and theme park executives for an exclusive look at the results of Project Alpha.



    The reception was astounding, and those in attendance recall pandemonium as the presentation concluded. Well-dressed executives stood on chairs shouting, and in their frenzy, offered fantastic sums for exclusive rights to the findings.



    RIT turned down every bidder, and Dr. Clayton and Dr. Austin left New York under cover of darkness. They soon rented a new laboratory in a new state, where they began to hire additional scientists, physicists, and engineers.



    As RIT expanded, its founders gradually removed themselves from day-to-day operations. In time, a new generation of scientists moved into leadership positions, and in their bid to grow further, they placed RIT firmly in the public eye.



    Today, RIT stands as the undisputed leader in the advanced research and testing of theme park rides and attractions. We are the first and largest firm within our industry, and our clients include every iconic theme park in the world.



    It's been nearly 12 years since we've released a major new study, but in the spring of 2011, we will unveil our most ambitious undertaking yet. We look forward to sharing our results with the world, and our forthcoming website will explain these findings further.



    Thank you for visiting The Ride Institute of Technology.
    Yep, it fits. I'm guessing this letter takes place just before April 1911. Looks like they may have discovered something in that jungle in the Amazon.

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    Post  HPfangirl4life on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:17 pm

    I might be way off base, but I was thinking GWT might mean Ground Water Table.

    BTW...excuse my mistake for the Ursa Major/Minor mix up. Told you I'm not so good with constellations. Though now that I look back I should have caught it. Ursa Major has seven stars...Great Bear seven elements. I was just telling someone yesterday that was how that coaster got it's name. Maybe this one will be named Draco. That constellation does zig zag between the King and Queen constellations.
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    Post  Ccron10 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:29 pm

    This guy made some interesting findings:
    http://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42955&start=960#p1028766
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    Post  ahecht on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:55 pm

    I assume the "White Dwarf Particle" is a reference to The Comet. After they build the 200ft+ monster above it, Comet will just be a little white dwarf (or a particle) by comparison.
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    Post  MilleniumDork on Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:37 am

    Oh man, this is really starting to get good. And I've got to say, the guy from ThemeParkReview really did bring up some veeery interesting points. I might just HAVE to stage that stake-out at Intamin's headquarters! Very Happy
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    Post  HPCrazy on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:25 am

    Considering that this is most definitely an Intamin ride, they'll probably be manufacturing the parts near where you are. Wink

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    Post  Magnum PA on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:52 am

    Ccron10 wrote:This guy made some interesting findings:
    http://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42955&start=960#p1028766

    He may be correct about a few of the connections he made. But I would estimate that he's wrong about 75% of what he wrote. Some of the stuff he mentioned was absolutely ridiculous and/or irrelevant. A good portion of it is probably purely coincidental. I could go through point by point and pick it apart, but it's really not worth my time.

    He, as a 15 year old with no inside information, is certain that the height of the ride is not 212 feet, and that that number is a reference to Fahrenheit. Obviously, he hasn't been paying attention to any of the hard evidence that has come through. (height varience requests, layout, etc)

    In other news...

    I find the Draco thing interesting. It's part of the Ursa Major (Great Bear) constellation group, and makes sense about the creature flying overhead.

    Like I posted on TPR, I suppose this could be a 212 ft wing-rider coaster given the layout, which could be a blast. I'd be game for either B&M or Intamin if that was the case. The thing is, Hersheypark really needs a sit-down megacoaster.

    There seems to be some 4-D talk all over the web. If it is a wing-rider, the problem is, there is nothing 4-D about them. The only true 4-D coasters out there are the Ball Coasters, or S&S/Arrow's. So, either it's not the case with Attraction 2012, or the park's marketing team is a little off base.

    The only downside I can see for a wing-rider would be that, given the rate at which Hershey is building coasters, I'd have to wait another 4 years for a possibility of a megacoaster.
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    Re: Hersheypark: Attraction 2012 Rumor and News Discussion

    Post  CoasterBGW on Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:40 pm

    I am writing this post for a reality check... What we know officially, everything else (including layout is speculation):

    - Some structure to 212.2 feet

    - To remove and restore:

    • Existing 74.0-foot long by 24.0-foot wide low flow channel crossing
    • A 116.0-foot long by 63.0-foot wide staging area in the floodway of Spring Creek (WWF)
    • 535.0-foot long cofferdam


    - To construct and maintain:

    • Thirty-two 42.0-inch concrete support columns in Spring Creek (WWF)
    • Fifty-seven 42.0-inch concrete support columns in the floodway of Spring Creek (WWF)
    • 37.3-foot long by 21.7-foot wide by 12.0-foot high lift motor and MCC enclosure in Spring Creek (WWF) and its floodway;
    • 18.0-foot long by 8.0-foot wide by 12.0-foot high GTP building in the floodway of Spring Creek (WWF)
    • 3.0-foot high by 72.0-foot long masonry retaining wall in the floodway of Spring Creek (WWF);
    • 33.0-foot long by 7.4-foot wide by 7.3-foot high open stairway in the floodway of Spring Creek (WWF);
    • 74.0-foot long by 24.0-wide stone ramp in Spring Creek (WWF)
    • 451.0-foot long by 20.0-foot wide AASHTO No. 1 rock maintenance path;
    • 507.0-foot long by 8.0-foot wide on-grade asphalt walkway in the floodway of Spring Creek (WWF). Also to place and maintain 234.0 cubic yards of fill in the floodway of Spring Creek (WWF) and repair and maintain 1115.0 feet of an existing stone retaining wall in the floodway of Spring Creek (WWF).

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    Post  FlyersFan on Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:27 pm

    I can't wait until next Monday now. I want more stuff to think about.
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    Post  HPCrazy on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:55 pm

    FlyersFan wrote:I can't wait until next Monday now. I want more stuff to think about.

    Same here...this is alot better than how the Nantimi game went.
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    Re: Hersheypark: Attraction 2012 Rumor and News Discussion

    Post  gb980109 on Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:41 am

    Magnum PA wrote:There seems to be some 4-D talk all over the web. If it is a wing-rider, the problem is, there is nothing 4-D about them. The only true 4-D coasters out there are the Ball Coasters, or S&S/Arrow's. So, either it's not the case with Attraction 2012, or the park's marketing team is a little off base.

    The only downside I can see for a wing-rider would be that, given the rate at which Hershey is building coasters, I'd have to wait another 4 years for a possibility of a megacoaster.
    I agree with you. A lot of the connections this guy made are coincidental, and he got egg all over his face with the 212 comment. As for the 4-D talk, I think the park's marketing team is drawing references to every kind of coaster there is so I'm none too surprised to have 4-D talk thrown in for good measure. I don't see a Wing Rider fitting in that area in that foot print because it's such a wide train.
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    Post  HPCrazy on Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:45 am

    I remember when both Roller Soaker and Storm Runner were in the works, everyone thought we were getting that "B&M Sit-down, Floorless or Stand-up"....
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    Re: Hersheypark: Attraction 2012 Rumor and News Discussion

    Post  CoasterEricHP on Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:30 am

    Do you guys think Hershey intended for us to see the blue prints from last week this early on in the game? Assuming those are the true plans, I'm having a hard time getting involved with the RIT campaign because the layout and height are right there in plain sight. All signs point to Intamin and keeping in mind where they are jamming this thing in and Hershey's coaster collection it's going to be a sit down, twisty turny, airtime hills in the middle hyper.


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    Post  Magnum PA on Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:43 pm

    CoasterEricHP wrote:Do you guys think Hershey intended for us to see the blue prints from last week this early on in the game?

    I'm going to say no. On the contrary, I don't think they were too happy that that image was leaked. Given the fact that they immediately sent out an odd "Press Release" on the RIT website that same day.

    CoasterEricHP wrote:Assuming those are the true plans, I'm having a hard time getting involved with the RIT campaign because the layout and height are right there in plain sight. All signs point to Intamin and keeping in mind where they are jamming this thing in and Hershey's coaster collection it's going to be a sit down, twisty turny, airtime hills in the middle hyper.

    Like you said, that leaked photo, if accurate, gave us the layout and pretty much gave us the designer. And we already know the height and location. What's left? Only the name, color scheme, train details, and specific features (hills, turns, effects, etc.)
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    Post  CoasterEricHP on Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:20 pm

    ^ Exactly. I don't mean to be a huge downer here but unless Hershey/RIT is taking this whole thing to a new level and leaking fake layout photos taken at a township meeting, I feel like they are sticking to the game just for the sake that they created it and still want to mess with everyone.

    That's fine and I'd do the same thing if a layout was leaked, but to me the biggest mystery of this was where in the heck they had space to fit this thing, what the layout was going to be, and who the designer is. Those have all but been answered. Unless they throw a HUGE curve ball and this turns out to be a rejected layout from some design meeting, games over! Show me the real renderings and stats!

    If Hersheypark was a "theme" park then the theme would be fun to pick apart but like was said earlier, theming at Hersheypark is a name and the rides sign. (Again... nothing wrong with that, Hersheypark is not trying to be IOA or MK)

    Also, The Nantimi game was a complete mystery until the very end. The only layout that was leaked was that paper napkin looking sketch and then came the puzzle pieces. How come that layout wasn't at a township meeting hanging for all to see?

    I guess the point of this post is that I feel that this game is over before it really began. But... at the same time I don't put it past Hershey to have leaked a fake layout photo as part of the game. We're still over a year away from riding this thing. Was anyone else at this meeting where the layout was hanging out for all to see aside from Nick? Maybe he's in on it?

    I just find it odd that THIS leaked out when Fahrenheit, Storm Runner, and coaster projects all over the country don't leak out. Why not just go to township/zoning meetings in Allentown to figure out what Dorney is building or in NJ to see what SFGadv has planned. "Secret" coaster layouts usually don't hit the internet before even one footer is poured. This thing is leaking all over the place! It almost seems suspicious to me.

    But then again.. the layout matches the stakes.. so.. hmm..

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    Re: Hersheypark: Attraction 2012 Rumor and News Discussion

    Post  CoasterBGW on Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:24 pm

    CoasterEricHP wrote:
    Also, The Nantimi game was a complete mystery until the very end. The only layout that was leaked was that paper napkin looking sketch and then came the puzzle pieces. How come that layout wasn't at a township meeting hanging for all to see?

    I guess the point of this post is that I feel that this game is over before it really began. But... at the same time I don't put it past Hershey to have leaked a fake layout photo as part of the game. We're still over a year away from riding this thing. Was anyone else at this meeting where the layout was hanging out for all to see aside from Nick? Maybe he's in on it?

    I just find it odd that THIS leaked out when Fahrenheit, Storm Runner, and coaster projects all over the country don't leak out. Why not just go to township/zoning meetings in Allentown to figure out what Dorney is building or in NJ to see what SFGadv has planned. "Secret" coaster layouts usually don't hit the internet before even one footer is poured. This thing is leaking all over the place! It almost seems suspicious to me.

    But then again.. the layout matches the stakes.. so.. hmm..


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