Roller coaster in the United States
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Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°17′12″N 76°39′19″W / 40.2866171°N 76.6553356°W / 40.2866171; -76.6553356
Status Operating since May 26, 2012
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Wing Coaster
Type Steel - Semi-floorless - Hyper
Riders per train 32
Propulsion Cable lift hill
Height 200 feet
Drop 186 feet
Top speed 75 mph
Length 3600 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 85°

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. The attraction features a different train style from B&M Wing Coasters and the Accelerator Coaster Furius Baco at PortAventura Park.


Skyrush opened on May 26, 2012.[1]

On February 29, 2024, Hersheypark announced that the seats on Skyrush had been replaced in order to improve rider comfort. The station was also updated and a new logo was created.[2] Many riders had found the previous restraints painful, leading to the ride being nicknamed "ThighCrush".[3]



Skyrush features an 85° drop and five airtime hills.[4] 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.


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.



  1. "Hersheypark Ride Anniversaries to Celebrate in 2022".
  2. "Hersheypark announces changes to popular rollercoaster".
  3. "New seats coming on Hersheypark's Skyrush". Theme Park Insider. Retrieved 2024-02-29.

External links

  • Skyrush on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Hersheypark