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    Hersheypark News & Discussion Thread

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    2015 - Laff Trakk - Confirmed - (8/12/14)
    Hersheypark has confirmed their 2015 attraction as Laff Trakk, an indoor dark fun-house themed spinning “Glow Coaster”. It may even drive you mad to ride it, as I’m hearing it will have the infamous “Laughing Sal” audio track playing over and over while you ride it.

    The coaster is actually a Maurer-Sohne creation, featuring their outward facing cars (7 of them), which will work better visually as I pointed out previously. However instead of hallways, think of this as looking more like Disney’s Rock ‘n Roller Coaster, with a bunch of larger than life 2D black-light cut-outs all around you inside one large dark room. Stats: 1,400 feet of track, aproximately a 70 second ride, 40mph and will accomidate 850 riders per hour. It will be located between the Whip and Midway Tent.

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    Re: Hersheypark News & Discussion Thread

    General Resort News - (11/17/14)
    Hersheypark’s chief ride designer, Kent Bachmann, passed away on October 20th, 2014 after a battle with MDS. According to one of our readers who had the pleasure to work with him,

    “He was one of the most fun people I ever got to work with and dedicated his time to the park, the community, and the education of future designers through the ACE program in which he mentored high school juniors and seniors. It's because of him that we have rides like Great Bear, Storm Runner, Fahrenheit, and Skyrush. He worked tirelessly to make Hersheypark what it is today and his creativity and energy were what made the dense mess of coasters possible. He'll be missed, and its truly a loss for the park and the Central PA community at large.”
    2015 - Laff Trakk - Confirmed - (11/12/14)
    The latest Laff Trakk construction pictures have been posted to AllAmericanThrills this week at the building walls start to go up.

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    Re: Hersheypark News & Discussion Thread

    2015 - Laff Trakk - (1/5/15)
    More steel is going into place for the Laff Trakk building stucture in the latest photo update posted to AllAmericanThrills. I have to admit I'm a bit surprised they having put up the coaster track already inside the building before putting all those steel wall and roof beams into place. They're going to have to start putting up track before too long.

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    Re: Hersheypark News & Discussion Thread

    2015 - Laff Trakk - (5/29/15)
    In The Loop has posted a video look at Hersheypark’s new Laff Trakk coaster, which includes some video footage shot on the ride. Check it out.

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