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Starship America
Website: Hersheypark Homepage
Ride Type: Spinning Wheel
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.6250
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 10
Last Review: 6/29/2007 11:17:00 PM
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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SLFAKE on 6/29/2007 11:17:00 PM
Rode this for the first time this past Wednesday with my 8 year old neice. The speed surprised me. While it is not super fast, it spins faster than it appears to from the distance. I was surprised by the strong laterals on the lower to mid levels.

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0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up degener8 on 6/14/2007 12:08:00 AM
One of the parks older rides, it is still a pretty fun ride. Good for kids too.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coaster05 on 2/19/2007 5:36:00 PM
A perfect ride for my 600th review since it totally captures what belonging to this site has done to me. I now feel the need to complete parks that way my tracker is full. I also love having more reviews then Larry. The ride itself was very forgettable and I would just be repeating what was said in the review right below mine. The most gs come in the middle and I was "flying" with my foot.

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0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up erinys on 6/6/2006 7:45:00 PM
This didnt move me. I can see it being good for little kids who might like to be able to ride an adult ride alone & have some control of their own, but it was just riding in a circle while going up and down a little. There was no middle back support for a single rider, so to control the altitude I had to use my foot, which wasnt easy. Perhaps petty, but the hissing sound when going down sounded kinda like passing gas for a l-o-n-g time. To me, it seemed I got the most lateral Gs at a middling height.

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0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up darkridrMD on 6/4/2006 1:45:00 PM
A very average flat. I prefer the version of this ride at Magic Kingdom far more. The altitude control is hard to reach for a single rider and is slow to respond. I also had some sort of hydraulic fluid spray my leg while trying to take the rocket down. Probably wouldnt bother to ride again.

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0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 8/25/2005 2:07:00 PM
Starship America was one of my favorite flat rides at Hersheypark, even though its main crowd is children. With a location at the front of the park in Founders Circle, Starship America is blue and one of the first rides you come across at Hersheypark. This blue roto-jet ride was made by Kasper Klaus. With 12 rockets, each rocket holds 2 people. However, there are some single riders meaning around 16-18 people ride per cycle, which creates a very low capacity. Also, Starship America takes a very long time to load and unload adding to the wait. The line depends on the time of day. Most of the day, Starship America is a 20-30 minute wait. However, right before closing its usually a walk-on. Once you board your rocket, youre restrained by a seatbelt. During Starship Americas decent ride cycle, you can control your rockets height with a lever. I found some extremely powerful laterals when you were at the bottom of the ride. The higher you go up, the weaker the laterals. I enjoyed being in the middle and bottom because they had the best laterals by far. Overall, a fun classic ride thats only problem is a capacity issue. I highly recommend this ride to anyone who enjoys roto-jet type rides.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up IconHBK2 on 8/14/2005 12:54:00 AM
This is a great ride I remember they took it away a few years ago, im glad Hersheypark brought it back.

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0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up magnumxl on 7/25/2005 8:37:00 PM
Its a fun spinning ride..and I love the fact you control it also.. I recommend not going low its very boring that way..also if you sit in the back you go to the left and the front to the right. I ussually get sick on theese kinds of rides but i didnt. I will give it a 8.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterwom on 3/19/2005 11:40:00 AM
Its a pretty good spinning ride if you have children its more fun to ride with them. It can make you dizzy however.

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-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up spongebob1 on 7/15/2003 6:23:00 PM
i love spinning things

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