Hersheypark amusement park, a 121-acre (49 hectares) theme park with more than 70 rides, a water park and a zoo in Hershey, Pennsylvania, has unwrapped the details of the Candymonium megacoaster, its 15th coaster. From Bolliger & Mabillard, the megacoaster will feature a lift height of 210 feet (64 m), maximum speed of 76 mph (122 kph), and track length of 4,636 feet (1,230 m), making it the tallest, fastest, and longest coaster in Hersheypark.
Candymonium will open in summer 2020 as part of the all-new Hershey’s Chocolatetown region, Hersheypark’s $150 million transformational expansion. The addition of this 15th coaster also means Hersheypark will have the most coasters of any park in the Northeast U.S. in 2020.
“As The World’s Sweetest Coaster, Candymonium will merge fun and iconic Hershey brands to provide a thrilling experience our guests can only get in Hershey,” said John Lawn, president and CEO of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R). “We worked with leading industry manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard to assemble a one-of-a-kind hypercoaster with the most airtime of any coaster in Hersheypark.”
Candymonium will span seven acres at the new entrance of Hershey’s Chocolatetown, a new region at Hersheypark where guests can play, eat, shop and gather year round. Guests will be welcomed by the signature milk chocolate-colored track and candy-themed trains representing the world-renowned Hershey Company brands of Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Twizzlers.
The two minute and 26 second ride experience on Candymonium will begin as soon as guests 54” and taller enter the Park’s most immersive coaster station to date with extensive theming. Riders will embark on a 210-foot ascent up the tallest hill in Hersheypark before dipping into thrilling drops, including seven camelback hills and a 123º hammerhead curve that serve up the most airtime in Hersheypark. The finishing touch is an impressive panoramic banked curve that wraps around the new iconic Kisses Fountain.
Candymonium will join other marquee elements of Hershey’s Chocolatetown in 2020, including a new arrival experience and front gate, restaurant, bar and patio, ice cream parlor and confectionary scratch kitchen, a Starbucks store, and a flagship retail store with the largest collection of Hersheypark merchandise.