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.