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Post June 23rd, 2016, 11:04 am
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So Hersheypark just posted this on their twitter. No idea as to what this might be yet.

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Post June 23rd, 2016, 2:47 pm

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Ok so hear me out: a giant water ride that gets you drenched, but instead of water, there's only melted chocolate.
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Post June 23rd, 2016, 4:03 pm

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World's first Mack ChocoSplash; a Pulsar clone with a chocolate splash pool to replace Roller Soaker
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to replace Roller Soaker

You mean the one that doesn't exist anymore lol

If anything it would replace Tidal Force :p

Also I saw a good point on TPR: the 1 is "dropped"...
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Post June 23rd, 2016, 7:36 pm

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*to go in place of.

The 1 in 2017 is "dropped", so a 207ft drop tower seems to be the most theorized ride. Would definitely welcome that addition.
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I wouldn't mind a pulsar clone, it may not be the most thrilling thing, but it looks interesting, and the US needs more Mack. A drop tower is one of the few things that Hershey is lacking and the Falcon's Fury model seems to be selling so its a good chance.
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I wouldn't mind a pulsar clone, it may not be the most thrilling thing, but it looks interesting, and the US needs more Mack. A drop tower is one of the few things that Hershey is lacking and the Falcon's Fury model seems to be selling so its a good chance.

Pulsar is actually quite thrilling imo
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Post June 24th, 2016, 9:07 am

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Can't remember where I heard it, but I'm fairly certain that after Kissing Tower was built, a 200ft height limit was set in place for the park. Not 100% this is accurate, but that can be a factor in speculation.
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207 isn't all that much more than 200, smart use of the terrain in the park or digging a pit for the base could solve that relatively easily.
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Ok so hear me out: a giant water ride that gets you drenched, but instead of water, there's only melted chocolate.

That's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! :)
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Post June 27th, 2016, 4:42 am
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I wouldn't mind a pulsar clone, it may not be the most thrilling thing, but it looks interesting, and the US needs more Mack. A drop tower is one of the few things that Hershey is lacking and the Falcon's Fury model seems to be selling so its a good chance.

Pulsar is actually quite thrilling imo

Compaired to most rides of that size. It's not that thrilling.
But if you look at the ride in general. It's a lot more thrilling than it looks. :)
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Post July 26th, 2016, 10:34 pm
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Might actually be something decent. I hope it's an Intamin.
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Hmm, I'd expect something fancy from the look of displayed chocolates! Hard to take a guess! :)
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Post July 27th, 2016, 1:42 pm
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A drop tower made out of chocolate.
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Post July 27th, 2016, 5:35 pm

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I'm not quite sure what they mean by saying "an attraction like this has never been done before" but to me all signs point to a triple S&S tower like the one at Knotts Berry Farm. Kinda hope that's not it though... :P

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So the clues are according to my dull brain:
1. A non-equilateral triangle
2. 5 or 4 rotating circles with a giant arrow pointing down in the background
3. Three different ways to accomplish something
4. Up and down arrows, "flight".

How I yearn for the Six Flags clues that are subtle as 98% of the Superman logo or a giant ring.

Anyways I'm banking on a choose your adventure Intamin drop tower where you can choose standing, sitting, or sit+tilting but the seats are arranged in a ring like Falcon's Fury.

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I'm not quite sure what they mean by saying "an attraction like this has never been done before" but to me all signs point to a triple S&S tower like the one at Knotts Berry Farm. Kinda hope that's not it though... :P

They could mean never been done before in the USA or some BS like that.
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Possibly excessive analysis time:

Clue 1: Hershey Bars are rectangles, Reese's are circles, and the three Kisses form a triangle. All three shapes will be present in this attraction. The hint about chocolate covering every side implies that either riders will face every direction, or perhaps that the attraction will be visible from everywhere nearby.

Clue 2: The video shows several circles of Kisses rotating, then they rearrange into a triangle. Therefore, the attraction will have rotating elements on a triangular structure. The text clue seems to imply this will be built at one of the higher sections of the park.

Clue 3: We've got the same three candies present here, again going back to the shapes motif. The numbers indicate there will be three of something on the ride. The text clue mentions 3 ways to fun, so perhaps the ride has three programs or three options for guest to choose from. It also hints that this will be a one of a kind attraction.

Clue 4: The candy in the video rises, then falls, then rises again. The Hershey Bar is vertical, indicating that this will be a tall ride, and the clouds in the background support this. The text statement makes it sound like the attraction will begin with a vertical launch, but that there is more to the ride than that. It also sounds as if this may be the tallest ride in the park (or tallest of a specific type).

Based on this, combined with reported sightings in the park, my guess is the following: This attraction will be a triple S&S tower, with each of the towers running a different program. One tower will be a standard space shot and one will be a standard turbo drop. However, the third will be the world's first S&S rotating tower. Additionally, this will be the tallest thrill ride in the park, though not as tall as the Kissing Tower.

I'm guessing I'll be partially correct, but probably not 100% on. I guess we'll find out in a week.
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It is absolutely not going to be a triple S&S tower--those are so unconscionably boring and Hersheypark doesn't drive in the slow lane. They installed 3 world-class Intamin coasters in a row. I'm definitely on board with the idea of them getting an Intamin drop tower with 3 different ride styles; I recall seeing blueprints for those on screamscape a few months ago, and I've been thinking Intamin drop tower since the first teaser was revealed.
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Post July 28th, 2016, 1:53 pm
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I like S&S towers better than Intamin ones lol. Supreme Scream at Knotts and Scream at SFNE are my favorite drop towers and don't even come close to the piece of crap that is Zumanjaro.
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Zumanjaro and Lex Luthor are legendary lol. You are crazy. And this one would be a face-down dropper which is even cooler. I want to ride Falcon's Fury
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Post July 28th, 2016, 3:40 pm
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those are so unconscionably boring and Hersheypark doesn't drive in the slow lane.


They have two GCI's that are somehow more boring than American Eagle, (technically 3) and Great Bear, which is probably the worst B&M invert.
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Fair point. But the Big 3 make up for that and then some, in my opinion.
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Post July 28th, 2016, 5:53 pm
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Zumanjaro and Lex Luthor are legendary lol. You are crazy. And this one would be a face-down dropper which is even cooler. I want to ride Falcon's Fury


Zumanjaro and Lex do nothing except fall fast. There's no feeling of freefall and the initial jerk at the top is nothing. Both S&S and Intamin can't beat Larson/ARM when it comes to drop towers though.
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