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    Hersheypark: Special Feature: Comet Hollow - A Photo Documentary

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    Hersheypark: Special Feature: Comet Hollow - A Photo Documentary

    Post  HPCrazy on Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:50 am

    As you may have already heard, the August 2nd announcement of Skyrush also brought with it a complete makeover of Comet Hollow to have more of a nostalgic feel of the park's past. In order for this to happen, the Tilt-A-Whirl as well as other facilities currently in the area will either need to be relocated to another area or removed altogether. So let's get started shall we.




    Comet Hollow, as we know it, will change next year. Various structures will either be relocated or removed.



    The Whack-A-Mole stand is said to be relocated to another spot in the area. Wheither the stand itself will receive a makeover is yet to be known.



    Let's take a final look at the Tilt-A-Whirl and Restroom area shall we....


    According to several sources, the Tilt-A-Whirl will be moving back to its original location in Founder's Circle.


    It will be replacing the Tiny Tracks kiddie train ride which will be placed in storage.




    The Tilt-A-Whirl queue line. This area will house part of Skyrush's queue line area.


    You have until after Labor Day weekend to get your final rides in before this area closes as we know it.


    The Comet Hollow restrooms will be removed in order to accomodate Skyrush's entrance and part of its queue.


    They will be rebuilt into the lower level of the coaster's loading station.


    One more final look at the restrooms with Comet in the background.



    Let's take a final look at the Comet Hollow games building.


    This area will house Skyrush's brake run into the loading station.


    One last view of the side and rear of the games building. It's been said that new games buildings will be constructed as part of the area makeover.


    Let's check out the Comet and see what changes will be in store for next year:


    Here's the inside of Comet's station as we currently know it. I'm not sure how much the construction of Skyrush will affect this area. Rumor has it that parts of the station will be reconfigured to house Skyrush.


    Comet's entry ramp. I'm not sure how this will be affected by construction.


    Comet's exit ramp. This view next year will also feature Skyrush's final turn into the brakes.


    Here is a good view of Comet, along with its queue line in the foreground. The queue area will probably see some changes along with construction.


    Look at it now because next year, this view will be entirely different.












    As the diagram shows from press day, there will be a new scenic path constructed which will connect Rhineland to Comet Hollow, providing new views of the Comet as well as of Skyrush.


    As you can see, there is an opening in the Comet's structure which is currently covered with the white fence. This housed the path of the original electric railway that ran through the park up until 1972. Since then the area has been abandoned until now. As you can see, the opening will eventually house the one end of that pathway.


    Here is a view of the other side of where the new path will begin/end. Note the Comet and the rear of the Hospitality Services building to the left.



    And I leave you with a sign of what's to come.

    Hope you enjoy this photo documentary of Comet Hollow and that it will help you relive the many memories of the area before it changes forever.


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    Re: Hersheypark: Special Feature: Comet Hollow - A Photo Documentary

    Post  warhawk911 on Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:45 am

    Very nice doc! I enjoyed it. Can't wait to watch the makeover through December and beyond.

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    Re: Hersheypark: Special Feature: Comet Hollow - A Photo Documentary

    Post  ChiefRedskin89 on Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:08 am

    Great pictures, always love your updates! Thses pictures will get very nostagic once Comet Hollow construction begins.

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    Re: Hersheypark: Special Feature: Comet Hollow - A Photo Documentary

    Post  warhawk911 on Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:16 am

    ChiefRedskin89 wrote:Great pictures, always love your updates! Thses pictures will get very nostagic once Comet Hollow construction begins.

    So very true.

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    Post  QueerRudie on Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:00 pm

    A terrfic job with taking the 'before' shots of Comet Hollow before the restoration/renovation/massive changes begin- along with the new attractons and restrooms...

    Speaking of the restrooms, I sure do hope they're some of the fanciest and most up to date within the park- for one simple reason: It would be AWESOME to have some showcase restrooms for once in a park!
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    Post  HPCrazy on Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:39 pm

    I don't have a problem with the restrooms in the park. They always seem to be clean and in great shape to me.

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    Re: Hersheypark: Special Feature: Comet Hollow - A Photo Documentary

    Post  warhawk911 on Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:45 pm

    HPCrazy wrote:I don't have a problem with the restrooms in the park. They always seem to be clean and in great shape to me.

    Fully agreed!

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    Post  QueerRudie on Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:14 pm

    HPCrazy wrote:I don't have a problem with the restrooms in the park. They always seem to be clean and in great shape to me.

    OK: Perhaps I need to be as clear as I can here, as by the looks of it two people (so far) are taking it as a smack at the existing restrooms at HP... which it's not.

    I'm a huge fan of new, innovative and different designs for various sundrie items in a theme park. HP's current set of restrooms are clean and useful... but not particularly innovative, artistic or different.

    With the creation of a new coaster, particularly one with a first-of-it's kind design, I'd hope that HP takes the step to make the new restrooms innovative- something distinctive and with some flair, something that really stands out. Yes, Restrooms are made to be functional, but let's face it: They are BORING. Here is a perfect chance to make something so fundamental more interesting- and that's the point I was trying to make.
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    Re: Hersheypark: Special Feature: Comet Hollow - A Photo Documentary

    Post  gb980109 on Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:32 pm

    QueerRudie wrote:With the creation of a new coaster, particularly one with a first-of-it's kind design, I'd hope that HP takes the step to make the new restrooms innovative- something distinctive and with some flair, something that really stands out. Yes, Restrooms are made to be functional, but let's face it: They are BORING. Here is a perfect chance to make something so fundamental more interesting- and that's the point I was trying to make.
    Well, I think one step in that direction is that the bathrooms are underneath the station. How many bathrooms are incorporated into the station of a roller coaster?
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    Re: Hersheypark: Special Feature: Comet Hollow - A Photo Documentary

    Post  vw87tech on Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:34 pm

    Comet Hollow over 30 years ago. looking forward to this post to see how it will change again over the next year.

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