Skyrush is by far my new favorite roller-coaster.
Yesterday I traveled to Hershey Park in Pennsylvania with my Alpha Phi Omega family line: Micki, Brittany, and Megan. With the three of them every moment was an adventure. Water rides early followed by a late-afternoon picnic in a gazebo and a tour of Chocolate World. Glee-esque performance show in the early evening while waiting out the thunderstorms. Funnel cake, Dippin-Dots, and Lemonade. But the real showstopper was Skyrush!
I am a thrill-seeker and I LOVE rollercoasters. With no inversions and a track design similar to Millennium Force I was skeptical of this one. The side seats the marketed so heavily didn’t look all that special to me. With only a 200 foot climb and a max speed of 75mph I’d done more. Or so I thought.
I don’t know what the middle seats felt like, but holy shit the end seats were unreal. Never before had I been so thoroughly whipped around that I actually felt I needed to put my hands down and stabilize myself. At one point I felt like I was being thrown entirely over the side. What makes it so fantastic is that, unlike Millennium Force and similar coasters, you are not in a full car. Instead you are relatively open and the end seats have nothing at all below them. Add to that only a lap bar and you have a recipe for some serious G’s.
Oh, and did I mention we rode in the front row, after closing time, with just the four of us on-board? Can you say EPIC?
Best Family Line Ever. I love you all ❤