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Hershey, PA
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company





icon_STOPGeneral Resort News - (4/4/2024) In a bit of a wild story… a raccoon began attacking guests waiting in line to ride the Sooperdooperlooper roller coaster on Friday. Two guests were reportedly bit and taken in for medial treatment as a precaution. The racoon itself was not caught and has since remained unseen at the park.


icon_STOP2024 - General Improvements - (4/1/2024) Hersheypark is open for the 2024 season and a new video showcasing what’s new at the park this season has been posted to YouTube. For a quick breakdown, they loved the new restraints on SkyRush, there are new trains on Comet, the Amphitheater is now being demolished. Based on this and other videos I’ve seen, SkyRush is looking quite good now, with a slick new theme in the station along with sound effects that make it feel more like you’re taking off on an airline flight.
    Check it out below.

(3/20/2024) A picture of the new seats and restraints being added to Skyrush at Hersheypark can be found over at Reddit today. Unless  you are very familiar with the old Skyrush restraints, you may be thinking that these don’t look very different at all, but assuming these are the same style that Intamin has used on VelociCoaster and Pantheon, you should notice the difference right away when you are seated. Unfortunately, for those also hoping that Hersheypark might do away with the belt as part of the revision, it is now clear that the belt is staying.
    (3/1/2024) As expected, Hersheypark has confirmed that Skyrush is “getting a first class upgrade with all-new seats and restraints for the 2024 season.” The park states that the upgrade will be complete in time for opening day on March 29th, complete with a new modified ride logo.

    (2/11/2024) Something interesting is afoot at Hersheypark this week as the park dropped a mystery photo of a large crate sitting at the park entrance with what looks like the Intamin logo icon, and some interesting numbers in the top left corner. The number posted is “#2007512” and the rumor mill is suggesting that this mystery delivery may be a new restraint system for the park’s popular Skyrush coaster. Guests have long complained about some excessive leg/lap/thigh pain as the current restraints were known to tighten down harder on riders throughout the experience. The hope is that Hersheypark and Intamin would be willing to replace the current restraints with a modern style like those used on Universal’s VelociCoaster trains. Or at least that is the hope for Skyrush, and not an installation of more restrictive over the shoulder restraints.
   Oh, as for those numbers, if this is for Skyrush, then those numbers can be interpreted to be linked to Skyrush, which stands 200 feet tall, hits a top speed of 75mph and opened in 2012. I’d expect Hersheypark to make an official announcement soon.

    (11/14/2023) According to a list of events for IAAPA taking place in Orlando today, it shows that PTC and Hersheypark will unveil a “new custom train design” to be used on the park’s Comet roller coaster next season.



Track Record

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Newest Developments
2023 - Wildcat’s Revenge

2022 - Jolly Rancher ReMix and Mix’D

2020 - ChocolateTown and Candymonium

2019 - Reese’s Cupfusion

2018 - Boardwalk Expansion

2017 - Hershey’s Triple Towers

2015 - Laff Trakk

2014 - Cocoa Cruiser

2013 - Boardwalk Expansion

2012 - Skyrush

2009 - Boardwalk SEAquell

2008 - Fahrenheit & Howler



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