Skyrush

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Skyrush
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Hersheypark
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since May 26, 2012
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Type Steel - Semi-floorless - Hyper
Product Wing Coaster
Riders per train 32
Propulsion Cable lift hill
Height 200 feet
Drop 186 feet
Top speed 75 mph
Length 3600 feet
Inversions 0
Angle 85°
HELP
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Skyrush is an Intamin hyper roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. The ride was opened on May 26, 2012. It is one of two wing coasters made by Intamin. It features a different train style from B&M Wing Coasters and the Accelerator Coaster Furius Baco at PortAventura Park.

Design

Elements

Skyrush features an 85° drop and five airtime hills.[1] The ride uses a cable lift to ascend the first hill. Skyrush was the tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster at Hersheypark until the opening of Candymonium in 2020.

Trains

2 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 32 riders per train. Skyrush's trains use over-the-shoulder lapbars that tighten on each drop. Since this has resulted in extreme pressure on rider's thighs, it has given the ride the unfortunate nickname of "Thighcrush".

References

External links

  • Skyrush on the Roller Coaster DataBase.