Chocolate World Refurb and Maverick restraints on StormRunner

February 14, 2016, 3:25 PM

Hershey's Chocolate world is getting new vehicles and improvements.

StormRunner is getting Maverick's soft straps. Why can't Great Adventure get some of these...

http://www.screamscape.com/html/hersheypark.htm

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February 14, 2016, 11:39 PM

According to what I've heard elsewhere, Intamin stopped offering the old shoulder restraints a couple years ago so as rides need to replace their harnesses they are switching to the soft straps. I don't know if this is correct or not, but if it is I'd expect every Intamin coaster with that harness design to switch to soft straps within the next few years. The soft straps are a much more comfortable design, so this is a change I wouldn't mind one bit.

February 15, 2016, 8:45 AM

@AJ Hummel
I hope so. That would be great.

February 16, 2016, 4:46 PM

Great Adventure will probably get those softer belts for kingda ka over time. Not saying that they will come quickly though. As for the Chocolate World Ride getting upgraded, I think that the ride was great as is and I hope the upgrade adds on to the greatness rather than removing it.

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