Fahrenheit

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Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit drop.jpg
Fahrenheit's 97° drop.
Hersheypark
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since May 24, 2008
Cost $12,100,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Product Vertical Lift Coaster
Riders per train 12
Hourly capacity 850
Propulsion Vertical Chain Lift hill
Height 121 feet
Drop 115 feet
Top speed 58 mph
Length 2700 feet
Inversions 6
Drop angle 97°
Duration 1:25
G-Force 5
HELP

Fahrenheit is an Intamin sit-down roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.

Marketing

The ride's marketing campaign started as a post on the roller coaster website, ThrillNetwork regarding the sight of businessmen in the general area of where Fahrenheit was going to be built. The post included a link to the website, Nantimi.com. [1]

Elements

Over the course of the next few months, Hersheypark revealed more details in the form of e-mails, forum posts, and the Nantimi website.

Design

Fahrenheit features a vertical lift hill and a beyond vertical drop at an angle of 97 degrees. It is also one of only three roller coasters in the world to feature a norwegian loop.

Trains

3 trains with 3 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 12 riders per train.

Trivia

  • During "Hersheypark in the Dark" Fahrenheit is dubbed Fearenheit

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