No coasters, or water rides were open, and a few flat rides were closed such as Mini-Himalaya and Monorail. But there were still a few things open, so it wasn't bad. Let's check out what's new...
Hersheypark 2011: Let's see what we will see when we visit this summer.
My first stop was to check out the new trains for Sidewinder. All I can say is that they look better in-person.
They have a logo on the front of the train. I couldn't get a really good picture of it, but I'll see if I can do better tomorrow. But they do look sexy!
Also new is the Spring Creek Smokehouse, which was on the site of the former Freeman's BBQ stand. I was hoping to get lunch here, but as you can see it's closed.
Brand-new building for it as well.
On Thursday, I noticed that half of Falcon was missing and I was wondering what was going on with it...
New signs... that's a good sign.
What they did was just take the top half of the tower, lay it sideways in the ride area and bring over a few lampposts and have several Flying Falcon signs sitting in the queue. My guess is that those new signs are going to replace the Falcon on the top.
This sign was already installed on the operator's booth. So it looks like the ride is recieving another refurbishment.
Ate lunch at Gourmet Grill. Got a chicken quesadilla, pasta salad, and my 2011 souvenir cup. Cost, in all, $18 with my pass discount. Not very cheap and I should've just got a sandwich, but the food was very good anyways. Here's Great Bear's entrance.
Moving on to the Attraction 2012 portion of this update, nothing much has changed. There are a few new markers, but the one pictured here is pretty much the same one last year, but redone.
This may be new.
This is old.
Several new markings have shown up in Comet's queue. There's one in the center of the screen if you look closely and one in the background.
Wave Swinger recieved a new sign, which looks really good.
From here, I rode RECC 4 or 5 times in a row and scored 68,500 my first play, 103,000 my second (stopped at a block brake halfway through), and around 50,000 the other times. I then rode Fender Bender once, and then Dry Gulch twice.
Out in midway, the Ferris Wheel is still MIA, but Music Express and Whip were operating. Other than them and the kiddie rides, the rest of Midway was closed for the most part.
Another new sign?
Nothing new over at Tilt-A-Whirl. Maybe that says something?
Looper has added a second train.
No pumps, but a bunch of bits for it.
What's interesting is that you can hardly tell that they have drained part of the creek down further.
Around 3, I packed it in for the day.
Today is when that covering comes in handy.
Everyone was hiding out here. The Tour ride had only a 2 or 3 minute wait, there were only 2 or 3 people in line for the candybar attraction, and the bakery had a massive line for it.
Here's my ride list:
Music Express x1
Fender Bender x1
Wave Swinger x1
For the season passholders here: What you do is show your pass at the tollbooths, then proceed to the lot in front of the Stadium. There is a another tollbooth next to the tram path and all you do is show your pass to the security guard, then park in the lot, which is roped off from the big lot.
To exit, just follow the exit sign that goes in front of the Stadium's main entrance (between it and the Arena, then make a left and go straight to the traffic light.
Despite the rain, it was a good idea on what to expect this season.
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