Posted by Stormwinder:
Hersheypark has had many rumors over the past couple of years about rides, ect., many of them ended up being true. The following are rumors that I saved from Screamscape.
(10/6/03) The park may attempt to reuse the old Hersheypark Arena as the site for new indoor attractions. There have been countless rumors for the past few years about adding not only a coaster, but a dark ride, or an entire indoor kiddie-land that could be open year-round.
I dont think that the park is ready to do something year round yet, and this rumor is obveouslt not true yet. The Arena is used basicicly for Music In The Park Awards and skating in the winter. Instead of puting rides on it, I think that they should use it for a new Amphtheatre. The one that they have now is small and very outdated. Comparing to other parks. Something may become of this building in the future now that the Museum is gone.
2010/2011 - New Coaster - Rumor - (8/9/06) While it’s really far too early to lock in anything, we’ve heard that the park may have been showing interest in a B&M Flying coaster. Of course by then, some entirely new concept may have sprung up instead.
Things and ideas can change from 2006, but who knows if this rumor is true, 2010/2011 have not come yet. If we get a new coaster it probily wont be until 2011 or 2012
2008/2009 - New Attraction(s) - Rumor - (8/9/06) While it’s far too early to say what may be coming yet, we do have an idea WHERE the park’s next set of new attractions may go. Sources tell us that the Western Chute Out dry waterslides will still remain open for the 2007 season, but will likely be removed afterwards since they will be unnecessary due to The Boardwalk. The only ideas we’ve heard about so far may be to add a section of family rides and possibly a small family coaster.
Now this rumor did become true. Although Fahrenheit is not a family coaster, it is still a roller coaster.
2006 - New Attraction - Rumor - (8/10/05) The latest rumors are still confirming that the park’s Chaos will disappear and be replaced by the Rodeo. However the Rodeo’s old site may become home to some kind of tower ride... a drop tower or perhaps they have their eye on one of those new Huss Topple Towers.
This did not happen either, both rides were removed. One was replaced by Coastline Plunge and the other was replaced by Cabanas. There is no hope for Chaos returning, because they wanted to get rid of it even before The Boardwalk.
(7/27/05) So far there are no rumors at all about bringing back the Turbulence concept, which is a shame. There is talk about replacing the park’s Chaos ride with the Rodeo and adding some other small water attraction where the Rodeo currently is. We’ve also heard that something may be planned in the Music Box Way area that could be indoors. Anyone else know more?
Well still no Turbulance (I dont think there ever will be). Beside Rodeo will be some big water attractions (almost right). That indoor attraction is Reeses
X-Treme Cup Challenge.
2009 - Boardwalk Expansion - Rumor - (7/11/07) The latest buzz on the removal of the Canyon River Rapids is that they may actually be able to transform quite a bit of it into new water attractions for the Boardwalk. If the rumors are true the large water reservoir area can be converted into a new large wave pool and sections of the themed river rapids trough can be converted to serve as a themed lazy river.
Yes over a year before it happend CRR was ready to be removed. Nothing was converted from it, but we did get a lazy river and a wave pool. I would have been nice if the waterfall structures could have been save. It could have been nice sceanery on Intercoastal Waterway.
(6/26/07) While answering questions about the park, Ted Kleisner (CEO Hershey Entetainment & Resorts) mentions that the new Boardwalk area has been “an overwhelming success that tells us that we need to add more to that whole water experience. We're looking in the future to a larger wave pool experience, taking the Canyon River Rapids ride and changing that into something that has a little more excitement to it and larger, and in the process of doing that we retire rides that have seen their day.”
Nope It was compleatly removed
(6/21/07) I’ve got no way to back this huge rumor up just yet, so consider this one a “Wild Rumor” for the time being, but we’ve heard a rumor that the entire Canyon River Rapids may be removed at the end of the 2008 season to make room for a huge expansion to the Boardwalk area that may include a larger and more thrilling wave pool as well as a large lazy river. Of course if memory serves, wouldn’t Tidal Force and Roller Soaker be in the way? Of course it wouldn’t be hard to incorporate Roller Soaker into the list of Boardwalk attractions. Anyone know more?
A rumor that came true!
Also late in the 2003 season there were rumors about the Giant Wheel being removed. This happend. This was started on another fourm (tide blue). Some of us were even on those fourms. What ever happend to them? They were very simular to these. This was when Matt had his tribute to the Giant Wheel page on his site. Anyway there was much arguement saying that this rumor is false. It was sadly true.
Thanks for taking the time to read this increadably long post, I just thought the information was interesting, what was and was not true.