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Skyrush
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Park Hersheypark
Park section The Hollow
Opening date May 26, 2012
Closing date Unknown
Height 212ft
Drop 200ft
Speed 76mph
Replaced Unknown
Replaced by Unknown
Skyrush is Intamin's prototype Wing-coaster built in Hersheypark and opened on May 26, 2012.

Ride historyEdit

Skyrush was built as Hersheypark's huge project entitled Project 2012. The ride was proposed to Derry Township in 2010, the beginning of the project's campaign, and ended in 2011. Skyrush was announced to the public on August 2, 2011 where the ride would've been standing at the time. On August 15, 2011, construction officially began when the goldenrod coaster tracks reached the park. In December that year, the crew posted a webcam for viewers to watch the progress online. On May 2, 2012, Skyrush was completed and officially began testing. On May 26, 2012, Skyrush officially opened and gained more attention to Hersheypark. The ride suffered maintenance issues later in 2012, and was closed for the season. It reopened April 2013.

Ride synopsisEdit

Riders go up a hill, then go down it and turn right. After a short bunny hill, riders lean towards the left and turn 360 degrees to another bunny hill that empties of right. After going 360 degrees, riders go full tilt on a bat wing then lean leftwards and rightwards on a series of mini bunny hills. After the last hill, riders go up a smaller hill and curve leftwards to a flat area. The ride then empties out into the station. 

TriviaEdit

  • The rider seats on Skyrush were Intamin prototypes, and are one of a kind.
  • The ride is Hersheypark's 12th coaster, and it's 3rd made by Intamin.

StatisticsEdit

  • Skyrush gets its name because of the nature surrounding the Hollow, Skyrush's park section.

AwardsEdit

Golden Ticket AwardsEdit

Year 2012 2013
Ranking 42 26

Mitch Hawker's Best Coaster PollEdit

Year 2012
Ranking 7

Photo GalleryEdit