Hersheypark Announces SkyRush, Carowinds Buys 62 Acres of Land
August 2, 2011, 1:06 PM ·
Two big announcements today from Hersheypark and Carowinds.
In an interesting announcement by Carowinds which was expected to be about their new attraction for 2012, they have purchased 62 acres of land which sits between their parking lot and the freeway, a good expansion area for more parking lot if the park expands into the present lot, or a new hotel possibly in the future.
And then later today, Hersheypark announced it's brand new addition for 2012 on its Facebook page: Skyrush.
Skyrush will be a 200 ft. tall Intamin giga Coaster, but it will be unlike any other that exists today. Skyrush features unique vehicles which have four-across rows, the two inner-seats having a floor, but the two outer-seats being floorless. With five airtime hills, four banked turns, a 50 degree and 80 degree descent, this ride will be the star attraction at Hersheypark, come 2012.
Hersheypark released this video announcement as well: