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Pretty interesting news from Hersheypark. In 2020, the park plans to expand into the property north of the Park Blvd Road. Plans for this new expansion can be seen here:

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What's interesting is that if you like closely, you will see footers for a new coaster. An outline for the potential layout of this coaster can be shown here:

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It seems to look like Hersheypark will be receiving a Hyper Coaster in 2020, and what supports this is that fairly recently, the park received FAA approval for the height of the coaster, which will be 220ft:

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At the moment, it's seems like this will be from B&M, but who knows at this point. I'm sure will find out more details about this sometime next year.

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Post September 4th, 2018, 3:21 pm

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Considering Skyrush is a "Hyper Twister" and this is out and back, this could be an okay fit there
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It's a little weird, but still would be cool.
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Post September 5th, 2018, 5:36 am
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Looks pretty straight forward - could be a B&M? Doesn't look like it's much more than an airtime machine.
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B&M seems most likely, but I am still going to keep hope for a large scale Gravity Group, because its been a decade since one has been built in the US, and it would fit in well with their current line up. On a serious note, I remember them talking about this expansion during a tour in 2012, so its nice to see it finally become real. No matter what 2020 brings it will be exciting.
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OoOoOoh more Hersheypark coaster. I'm excited that it's going to be a hyper and I looked forward to more details.
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Was holding out for a B&M Wing like Fenix, but this’ll be neat too. Hype for the year of hypers & gigas in 2020! (Kings Island & BGW gigas, Hersheypark B&M hyper and maybe cedar point hyper t-rex)
1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

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](Kings Island & BGW gigas, Hersheypark B&M hyper and maybe cedar point hyper t-rex)


hahaha what
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Project Madrid? That could be a giga, or maybe just a really forceless drawn out blitz coaster. And then the list of companies KI will work with for 2019 & 2020- It cant be for the new Diamondback padding because that was an offseason project. Then this.
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I'm so confused. I thought "Project Madrid" was for Busch Gardens? And forceless drawn out blitz coaster? Do you not like the one or two in China?

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What blitz coasters in china? Wasnt there one like superman in australia coming to a happy valley?
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Actually looking at it, assuming that they can build up to behind the Giant center parking lot. If that's true it almost doubles the size of the park
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I just mean I don't know what blitz coasters you're referring to. Looking at rcdb's list (which doesn't include the one or two launched coasters I was thinking of in China) the only one that could be called "forceless" might be Cheetah Hunt. They're all pretty fast and forceful for coaster standards, IMO. Maybe you disagree. *shrugs*

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The footers seem to move away from a hypothetical centerline only once before the turnaround which I find a little weird but we'll see what this ends up being.
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Woah.
1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

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Was not expecting an announcement so soon... THE HYPE IS REAL!!!

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I am not as hyper as most would be for this new coaster (because unless it’s like Baeko or Shambhala it won’t be amazing) but an announcement this soon is great.
1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

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Disappointed they didnt use the space for more rides considering how fricking landlocked Hersheypark is
1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

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YAAAAYYYYYYYY So excited for this. I wish they would have added maybe another flat or 2 to go with it, but this new enterance area looks beautiful and the coaster is exactly what they needed. Can't wait for more details!!


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YAAAAYYYYYYYY So excited for this. I wish they would have added maybe another flat or 2 to go with it, but this new enterance area looks beautiful and the coaster is exactly what they needed. Can't wait for more details!!


When Hersheypark already has a hypercoaster and its already better than this new one
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Kw6sTheater wrote:
smartguy86 wrote:
YAAAAYYYYYYYY So excited for this. I wish they would have added maybe another flat or 2 to go with it, but this new enterance area looks beautiful and the coaster is exactly what they needed. Can't wait for more details!!


When Hersheypark already has a hypercoaster and its already better than this new one
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True, but Skyrush is geared towards ejector air and pure intensity whereas this looks to be more geared towards a smooth, graceful, floater filled ride. It's probably not the better ride (only time will tell) but it's the perfect contrast.

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I suuuuuper doubt it'll be better than Skyrush lol
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Better is relative. It'll be better for families to enjoy together or at all. B&M hypers are crowd pleasers, whereas Skyrush pleases those who both enjoy and can endure serious thrills. Skyrush (outside of the restraints) is surely regarded among us as being more original, more intense, more exciting, but the B&M I'm sure will get more and happier riders, and that's what they want.

I think it's a great addition for the park, even if Nitro is close. It's still the type coaster that will satisfy every rider. I do wish they got a bit more creative with the layout while keeping the same family fun style, but that doesn't matter a whole lot.

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