Hersheypark announced today that its 12th coaster will debut in 2012. SKYRUSH is a mega/hyper coaster from Intamin, and will be the tallest (at 200 feet), fastest (at 75mph+/-) and longest (nearly 3600') rollercoaster at Hersheypark.
Coming with the new coaster—a renovation to the former Sunken Gardens area of Hersheypark, which will now include a scenic observation path lined by globe streetlights and landscaping.
Here are some Skyrush facts to get your heart racing:
The coaster will cost $25 million;
Skyrush will feature a 50º ascent and an 85º descent;
The trains will be deep blue with yellow accents, and ride on a yellow track;
Lift speed on the first hill is 26 feet per second;
Four seats per car, featuring two floorless outer wing seats that will offer a 270º panoramic view;
Track length is 3600 feet;
Capacity is 32 riders per train;
Ride time will be 63 seconds;
The Skyrush cantilevered trains will be the first of their kind in the United States;
The coaster will offer five air-time hills and four high-speed, high-banked turns.
Hersheypark's 2012 ride—rumored to be "SkyRush," an Intamin coaster—will be unveiled at 12:12 p.m. in Comet Hollow today. If you can't be there, be sure to follow @InsideHershey on Twitter for live coverage of the event!