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I was really looking forward to riding my FIRST whip at Hersheypark. I was a little disappointed when I read that this one has only been in operation since 1997, but, non the less, I finally was going to get an opportunity to ride this old-school-style of ride. I didnt come off excited in any way, shape, or form, but the ride was still okay. I can see how these rides have potential, but this one just felt like a toned-down Tilt-a-whirl. The turns just didnt pack any gs and were really just lame. Despite the fact that it is so tame, it was not all that bad, so it gets an average score of a five. However, this whip has raised my anticipation of riding some of the better whips, like Dorneys and Playlands.
Very loud, and not as fast as the old whips, but it still is a fun ride.
Overall I am happy that Hershey park has a classic ride like the whip. However, when I was there we waited in line for like 20 minutes. It was so slow loading and unloading. There was three people working and I just couldnt beleive how long it took them. The problem I saw is they had to walk around and unlatch and then latch the lap bars. The classic whips like at Knoebels do not have a latch which makes the loading and unloading alot faster.
Once we were finally loaded, my anticipation was quickly lowered. It was very disapointing and nothing like the other whips I have been on.
It is a modern whip that was manufactured a few years ago. Just goes to prove newer things arent always better.
This was a decent ride. It can get a bit noisy, but that didnt really bother me. Its not very thrilling, but its pretty fun if you put your hands up during the sharp turns. The history behind this ride is what brought it up from a 5 to a 7 for me. On the wall next to where the green-and-white cars travel during the ride, you will notice that there is a picture of an old-fashioned "Whip" ride that was at Hershey Park during its early years of operation. The ride used to be located within a large cage instead of the fenced-in room that it is located within now. In the morning, this was a walk-on for me. In the afternoon, I had to wait for one and a half cycles before being able to get on. If its a walk-on, make sure to go on it. If its not, go on all of the rides that you have been dying to go on first, and THEN go on The Whip. Its a great way to relax after you have been worn out by the big coasters. Trust me, I know! LOL!
This is slow and noisy and better for kids.
Im glad to see a whip go in this place. A great clssic flat ride.
Whips are unfortunately an endangered breed of rides to some extent. While the concept of the ride seems very basic, almost no adult models have been built in recent years. I would say no adult models, but that would be a lie since Hersheypark’s Whip is the only modern example I can find. Located in Midway America, Hershey’s Whip opened in 1997. As one approaches the ride, one hears the very loud roar of the motor that easily drowns out the screams of younger riders. While the ride lacks the charm of older whips, this one still looks fantastic. Not only is the ride housed in a very nice pavilion, but each of the cars sports a sleek, green paint job that really makes the cars stand out. In all of my visits to Hersheypark, the Whip has always been a walk-on due to its decent capacity and location towards the back of the park.
Despite being a modern take on a classic attraction, it still rides just like the traditional whips. Getting whipped around is quite amusing; however, this version just lacked the ferocity of older whips in my opinion. Usually I don’t pan a ride for being too smooth, but in a sense this one is too smooth since the whips are taken considerably slower than the versions I’ve been on elsewhere at parks like Rye Playland and Kennywood. However, the whips were still enjoyable and the ride’s cycle is pretty long. One other complaint I have about the ride is its incredibly boisterous motor. I could understand if the motor was incredibly loud and this ran fairly fast, but there is no reason why the older whips should be able to operate both faster and quieter than this modern one.
While I still prefer the old school whips that I’ve been on over Hershey’s modern take on the classic attraction, I still appreciate the park’s attempt to resurrect a rare ride. While not one of the park’s best flat rides, I recommend giving it a spin during a trip to Hershey since it’s a pretty rare ride nowadays. However, if you are pressed for time, feel free to skip it since the ride itself definitely pales in comparison to the older ones in my opinion.
I love whip rides. This isnt as good as older whips, but it is still fun.
This is a terrible ride, its slow, loud and boaring.SUX!!!
This Whip has a certain history to it since it has been at the park for a long time. Obviously there have been modifications to it since, but whatever. I didnt think that it brought all that great of a ride. The wait was about 25 minutes so maybe that was part of my disliking. It really did not give that powerful of a snap than some of the Whips that I have been on. However, it was a very smooth ride. I am big on the historical aspect, so that brought a little to it. It was also very clean and well kept, an aspect that the entire park holds. Overall, it was decent but nothing great.
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