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|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Model / product||Accelerator Coaster|
|Riders per train||20|
|Propulsion||Hydraulic launch from 0 mph-72 mph in 2 s|
Top speed75 mph
History[edit | edit source]
In August the park announced that it would build a new roller coaster for the 2004 season. The specifications were also revealed and the public were asked to choose between three names: Steel Stampede, Renegade, and Storm Runner. In November, it was revealed that Storm Runner was the most popular choice. The logo was also revealed at this time.
General Information[edit | edit source]
Storm Runner features a hydraulic launch, experienced as the train car first rolls onto the magnetic break platform. The car launches from 0 to 72 mph in 2 seconds, just after 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.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Storm Runner is available as a ride design as part of the Soaked! expansion of Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.
- During "Hersheypark in the Dark" Storm Runner is dubbed Ghost Runner.
- The pre-recorded voice is done by an African-American named K.D. Bowe.Citation needed
References[edit | edit source]
|Roller coasters at Hersheypark|
|Present||Cocoa Cruiser • Comet • Fahrenheit • Great Bear • Laff Trakk • Lightning Racer • Sidewinder • Skyrush • SooperDooperLooper • Storm Runner • Trailblazer • Wildcat • Wild Mouse • unknown|
|Former||Roller Soaker • Mini-Comet • Twin Toboggans • Wild Cat|