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June 26, 2012

Fahrenheit is an Intamin coaster at Hersheypark. It was my first coaster with a vertical lift hill. It also has the steepest drop of any coaster that I’ve ever ridden, 97 degrees.

The ride starts with the already-mentioned vertical lift hill. It is an insane feeling being pulled up to the top of the 121 foot tall peak completely lying down on your back. At the top there is a brief moment to catch your breath before you fall down the insane first drop. There is actually a lot of airtime on the way down.

Fahrenheit’s first two inversions are both part of one element, the Norwegian Loop. Here’s how the RCDB describes it:

“Looking at the element from the side it looks very much like a pretzel.  It is also very similar to the “Pretzel Loop” element used on flying coasters.  The difference is the “Norwegian Loop” has a ½ inline twist at the start of the element and another at the end.  This makes two inversions and the Pretzel Loop” has only one.”

There is a tiny bit of airtime at the top of the first half of the inversion before the track flips and dives down. There are some intense g-forces at the bottom, then the ride loops back up and flips over once again.The Cobra Roll comes next. It is very smooth compared to most other Cobra Rolls.

The next inversions are back-to-back corkscrews. They are also very smooth considering most corkscrews are fairly rough. We get a break from inversions for a while in a speeding turn to the right. The track dives under the brake run and jumps into an insane airtime hill. Another turn leads to the brakes.

Here’s a POV:

Fahrenheit is an awesome coaster. I wasn’t expecting much after the drop but the ride kept up the energy until the final brakes. It ended up being my favorite ride at Hersheypark. The only problem is that it is too short. Even with the smaller length it just missed my top ten coasters, it is #11. I am giving it a 9 out of 10.

Have you been on Fahrenheit? What do you think? Please comment. Thanks for reading! 🙂


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One Comment
  1. Matt P permalink

    What a coinsidence it is my 10th favorite coaster. I love Fahrenheit it is also my favorite at hershey, well I haven’t ridden skyrush yet but if it is as painful to me as it was to you fahrenheit will remain my favorite. I love the first drop and that hidden airtime hill at the end of the ride. The inversions are fun and smooth as well. It is a bit too short though.

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