|Best dressed guy in the park|
After this, we had lunch. We then went to chocolate world. Chocolate world reminded me of the M&M store in Times Square. I had a "special dark" milkshake. It was not dark at all. It tasted like milk with sugar added to it, and perhaps trace amounts of cocoa powder. After this, we returned to the amusement park. Andrew and I were convinced by Connor to ride Stormrunner. Jun, however, did not join us, even though he was the one we had initially designated to ride all the extreme rides. Andrew and I waited in line for a while, for maybe an hour. We boarded the roller coaster. As we were about to take off, I told Andrew that I would see him in Valhalla. The acceleration was incredible (though not 8gs). It launched us 18 stories straight up, then right down again. We went through cobra loops, barrel rolls, and things that made me long to surgically remove my stomach. They sometimes tell you to close your eyes at the dentist's when they do x-rays. They should really do x-rays on Stormrunner -- I had my eyes open for perhaps 12 picoseconds. The ride is only about a minute long, but it covers just under a kilometer. After the ride, my neck was sore from holding it rigid (it still whipped around a lot) against the forces.
After this, we rode back on the bus. During the ride, I reflected on how much I liked Hersheypark. I definitely had fun. It was pretty enjoyable, and I would certainly ride Stormrunner and other coasters again. However, I would not want to pay very much for the experience. I like going fast under my own control much better, because then at least I am exercising more than just my adrenal gland. I also like being outdoors in the wilderness. Hersheypark had a bit too much consumerism for my tastes. On the ride back, there was lots of traffic, so I had the opportunity to read and think about the upper bounds of index times for quadtrees. It was an exciting day.