If you haven’t been to Hershypark in Pennsylvania, United States, then you are missing a good ride called the Fahrenheit. Fahrenheit is a steel roller coaster and is one of Intamins coolest rides. It has six inversions and a heart pounding 97 degree, 121 foot vertical drop! This makes the ride, the second steepest in the United States. Nothing gets the adrenaline going through my veins more than climbing a vertical lift . Storm Runner at Hershey Park was previously the steepest in the park with a 90 degree drop I would most probably say that the ride can be described as a vertical lift inverted loop coaster.
When the ride debut on May 24th 2008 it replaced the ride Western Chute-Out Water Slide complex. Fahrenheit is the unit of temperature most usually used in the United States. The name works with the high degree drop of the first hill. Fahrenheitwritten by Ray Bradbury, was stated as an inspiration for the name of the ride by one of the four men who had helped create the ride.
The Fahrenheit train exits the station and makes a 135 degree right turn. The train then ascents the vertical lift hill of 121 feet. Cresting the hill riders face down directly at the ground screaming and fall into the 97 degree drop. At the bottom of the drop is an on ride camera to catch your priceless face. The train then soars into a rare Norwegian loop. At entrance into the Norwegian loop the train rolls to the left and dives through a half loop down to the ground. The train soars up and rolls out to the left as it exits the Norwegian loop. During the exit, the train rushes down and to the left into a two inversion cobra roll, an element that returns riders in the same direction the train enters. Next, the cobra roll the train rolls into two consecutive corkscrews and a banked turn to the right through the lift hill. Exiting the turn the train soars over a small airtime hill and through a wide low to the ground left banked turn up into a slanted downward final brake run. The train then makes another 135 degree turn back into the station concluding the 85 second ride on Fahrenheit.
Current Coaster Name: Fahrenheit Current Park Name: Hershey Park Previous Ride Name(s): N/A Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States Status: Operating Links: http://www.hersheypark.com/ Cost: $12,100,000 US Dollars
Type: Steel Looper Opened: May 24th, 2008 Designer: Intamin Features: 97 Degree Drop, Vertical Lift Height: 121 feet Max Drop: N/A Max Speed: 58 Mph Length: 2700 feet Acceleration: N/A Inversions: 6 Duration: 1.25 Trains: 3 Capacity: 850 per hour