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Storm Runner

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Storm Runner
Hersheypark Storm Runner.jpg
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since May 8, 2004
Cost $12,500,000 USD
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product Accelerator Coaster
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 1,200
Propulsion Hydraulic Launch
Height150 feet
Drop180 feet
Top speed75 mph
Length2,600 feet
Steepest drop90°

Storm Runner is an Intamin launched roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. It was opened in May 2004, and is located in the Pioneer Frontier section of the park.

General Information[edit]

Storm Runner features a hydraulic launch, experienced as the train car first rolls onto the magnetic break platform. The car launches from 0-72 mph in under 2 seconds, just before a pre-recorded voice finishes saying "Now get ready, here we go." The car then climbs straight up an 150-foot-tall "top hat" and travels back down 180 feet at 75 mph before entering the first-ever "Cobra Loop". Continuing on, the car twists and turns through tracks laid out all across Pioneer Frontier, entering a heartline roll and a snake dive before coming to a complete stop at the brake run.


  • Storm Runner is available as a ride design on the Soaked! expansion of Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.
  • During "Hersheypark in the Dark" Storm Runner is dubbed Ghost Runner.

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