Hersheypark, the popular family theme park in Hershey, Pennsylvania, has announced it has a new rollercoaster under construction.
Known as the Candymonium, the coaster will be the tallest, longest and fastest ride at the park, with a lift height of 210 feet, a track length of 4,636 feet and the ability to reach speeds of 76 mph.
Candymonium will be part of Hersheypark’s new Chocolatetown expansion. The $150 million new theme park zone expansion will feature restaurants, shops and the highly awaited Candymonium.
Centred on a chocolate theme, Candymonium will have milk chocolate coloured tracks and trains adorned in the candy brands that feature at the park, including Twizzlers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey’s Kisses.
The new rollercoaster will take riders on a 2-minute-26-second journey in what promises to be Hersheypark’s most immersive rollercoaster to date.
John Lawn, CEO and president of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, referred to Candymonium as “the world’s sweetest coaster”, saying the attraction will “merge fun and iconic Hershey brands to provide a thrilling experience our guests can only get in Hershey.”
“We worked with leading industry manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M) to assemble a one-of-a-kind hypercoaster with the most airtime of any coaster in Hersheypark,” Lawn added.
Candymonium is due to open at Hersheypark in the summer of 2020.