First off, I would like to thank you all for reading my first post on theme park insider! I am so excited to be here! Anyways, Hershey park in Pennsylvania is a great park filled with many types of attractions, but they are best known for their great variety of rollercoasters.
My 2nd favorite coaster at the park is the Lightning Racer, a GCI dueling wooden rollercoaster. For some odd reason (may just be me) I do not commonly hear this coaster in talks with enthusiasts. Almost as if it was your good old Philadelphia Toboggan woodie. This coaster however is anything but! For a dueling coaster this rides layout is incredible! It overlaps itself a handful of times and provides great airtime. Although it is no where near Twisted Colossus (coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain) it is still a fantastic ride. Not only that but 9 times out of ten this coaster has a very good race! The ride operators are very good and trying to send out the coasters at the exact same time. (Not an easy task to do, and a ton of dueling coasters struggle with it as well.) Not only that but this coaster just has a much better feel to it than other dueling coasters such as The Racer (Kennywood) and Rebel Yell (Kings Dominion) these coasters just have traditional layouts and really makes Lightning Racer stand out even more! The theming (Lighting vs Thunder) adds a nice touch as well. Besides what's better than showing your friends the classic "L" sign after beating them after a ride. Not much can't top that!!
Anyways, what is your opinion on the Lightning Racer? Is it an under looked coaster that deserves more hype, or is getting the attention it deserves. For more information on rollercoaster (such as this one) and more check out my YouTube channel, Coasters and Gaming (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz9OHTJkxXAGEn0imOdQqxA?) Thank you so much for reading!!Tweet
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