Tags: Hersheypark, Rides

 "Mini Scrambler" is unveiled at Hersheypark. This miniature version of the adult scrambler allows passengers to ride in spinning cars. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 2002.]

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&quotThe Claw&quot pendulum ride opens at Hersheypark. This thrill ride reaches a height of 64 feet as passengers are swinging in the air. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 2003.]

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"Frontier Flyers&quot swing ride is unveiled at Hersheypark. This ride allows guests to feel as though they are flying while using the movable front fin. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 2003.]

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The Boardwalk at Hersheypark is opened. The Coastline Plunge is one of the five featured new water-based attractions. Attractions included in the Coastline Plunge are: Riptide, Surge, Vortex, and Whirlwind.

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The Boardwalk at Hersheypark adds new water-filled attractions. The Coastline Plunge adds the Hydro and Pipeline. The Shoreline Spray ground is added as a new Boardwalk attraction. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 2013.]

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"Hershey Triple Tower&quot thrill ride opens at Hersheypark. This ride includes three separate towers: Hershey’s Tower (189 feet high), Reese’s Tower (131 feet high), and Hershey’s Kisses Tower (80 feet high). Passengers slowly ride to the top and wait to be dropped back to the surface. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 2017.]

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"Merry Derry Dip Fun Slides&quot children’s ride opens at Hersheypark. this ride provides guests with six fun-filled slides. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1998].

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"Moonwalk" bounce ride is unveiled at Hersheypark. This air-filled blow up bounce ride provided entertainment in the park until 2003. After the 2003 summer season, the ride was only present during Christmas Candylane and re-named Santa’s Castle. [Specific date is unkonwn. Event occured in 1996.]

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"Fender Bender" bumper car ride is unveiled at Hersheypark. The 40 car ride allows takes rides on a 120-second ride allowing them to bump into other cars at speeds up to 15 miles per hour. This ride was introduced in 1978 and reorganized in 1997. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1997]

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"Merry Derry Dip Fun Slides" ride is unveiled at Hersheypark. This six slide ride provides entertainment for children of all ages. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1999.]

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"Chaos" rotating opens at Hersheypark. This ride rotates 18 individual cars as the entire ride spins in the air. Chaos is removed after the 2005 season. [Specific Date is unknown. Event occurred in 1999].

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"Frog Hopper" children’s ride opens at Hersheypark. On this ride passengers experience a vertical lift up then a "hoppy" descent back down. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1999.]

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 "Music Express" ride opens at Hersheypark. This 20 two-passenger car ride rotates while on a sharply curved track while playing music. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1999].

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"Western Chute-Out" water slide attraction opens at Hersheypark. This four slide ride allows passengers to slide down twisty tubes on rafts. The Western Chute-Out is removed after the 2007 season. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1999.]

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"Crazy Climber" rope climbing attraction opens at Hersheypark. Allows for riders to climb to the top and drop safely back to the surface. The Crazy Climber is removed after the 2005 season. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 2000.]

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&quotMini Pirate&quot ship ride opens at Hersheypark. This is a miniature version of the adult Pirate Ship Ride. Guests are treated a swinging back and forth motion as the ride progresses. [Specific date unknown. Event occurred in 2002.]

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The Boardwalk the SEAquel! opens at Hersheypark, bringing two new attractions, “The Shore” and “Intercoastal Waterway.” Also new on the Boardwalk are 27 private rental cabanas exclusively for Hershey Resorts guests. The Rodeo and Canyon River Rapids were removed to accommodate the new attractions.

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The Storm Runner roller coaster opens in Hersheypark; the world’s first hydraulic launch coaster with inversions. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in May 2004.]

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The Roller Soaker opens in Hersheypark; mixes the thrills of a roller coaster with the excitement of a water ride. The Roller Soaker is removed after the 2012 season.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in May 2002.]

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Wild Mouse roller coaster is one of seven new rides that opened in the Hersheypark Fair section of Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in May 1999.]

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Hersheypark opens the Coal Cracker, a modern water flume ride.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1973.]

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A re-creation of the park’s original Whip ride opens in Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1997.]

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Clowns from Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus, who are appearing at the Hersheypark Arena, are invited to the opening of the Tidal Force and are among the first to ride it. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1994.]

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The Tiny Tracks train, a kiddie ride, opens in Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1995.]

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The Rotor closes and the Tilt-A-Whirl is moved to its former location in Hersheypark Comet Hollow. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1995.]

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Two new coaster cars are added to the Comet, and one of the old cars is given to the American Coaster Enthusiasts, the largest roller coaster club in the world, and the other is given to the Derry Township Historical Society. The color of the cars is changed from green to white. [Specific date is […]

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Construction for the Wild Cat Roller Coaster starts. Clair Hain, Jr., president of Great Coasters International, is the builder. Mike Boodley, Hain’s partner and company vice president, designs the new coaster. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in August 1995.]

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Hersheypark opens the Snowball Express, a kiddie ride, in the Carrousel Circle section of the park. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1987.]

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Hersheypark opens the Frontier Chute-Out, the park’s second water ride. It consists of two tunnels (Slidewinder I & II) and two open slides (Pistol Pete’s Plunge I & II). [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in April 1988.]

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Hersheypark opens the Flying Falcon ride. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in May 1990.]

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The Coal Shaker (old Cuddle Up) ride is removed from Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1990.]

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The Himalaya ride is removed from Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1990.]

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The Red Baron, a kiddie plane ride, is opened near the Flying Falcon. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1990.]

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The Convoy, a kiddie truck ride, is opened in Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1990.]

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Dinosaur-Go-Round, a kiddie ride, is opened in the Minetown area of Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1990.]

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Hersheypark removes the Sky Ride at the end of the season after 18 years of service. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1992.]

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The Timber Rattler, a kiddie ride, is added to Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1984.]

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Balloon Flite, a kiddie ride, is added to Hersheypark. It replaces the Flying Bobs. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1982.]

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The Flying Bobs ride closes. It is replaced by the Balloon Flite. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1982.]

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Hersheypark opens the Tilt-A-Whirl ride. It replaces the Monster Ride. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1983.]

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Two of the trains on the Hersheypark Comet roller coaster are named Mork’s Comet and Halley’s Comet. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1983.]

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Hersheypark closed the Monster Ride at the end of the season. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1983.]

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The Fender Bender, an Auto Skooter, replaces the Golden Nugget ride. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1978.]

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A Kiddie Carrousel with 16 galloping horses, 8 stationary horses, and 2 decorated chariots is added to Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1979.]

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The Pony Cart Ride, a kiddie ride, is added to Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1979.]

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The Cyclops ride is added to Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1980.]

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The Bug ride is removed from Hersheypark at the end of the season. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1981.]

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Wave Swinger ride is added to the Hersheypark. It replaces the Bug. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1982.]

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The Sooperdooperlooper begins operating at Hersheypark. It is the first looping roller coaster to be built in the east.

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Hersheypark closes the Twin Toboggans ride. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1978.]

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Hersheypark opens the Flying Bobs ride. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1978.]

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The Trabant ride opens in Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1978.]

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Hersheypark refurbishes and opens the Cuddle Up (old Coal Shaker). [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1978.]

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A new Turnpike ride is added to the Hersheypark. It has one track with sports cars and one track with antique autos. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1975.]

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The twin Ferris Wheels are removed from the Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1975.]

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Tiny Tanks is added to Kiddieland in Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1976.]

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The Tiny Tanks ride is rebuilt and becomes Earthmovers for the Kiddieland in Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1981.]

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The Hersheypark ride, Golden Nugget, is dismantled.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1973.]

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The Giant Wheel (Swizzling Wheel) is purchased for Hersheypark.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1973.]

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Hersheypark opens Trailblazer, a modern, high-speed steel roller coaster. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in June 1974]  

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The Sky Ride, a cable car ride, is opened between Rhineland and the hill beside the Coal Cracker.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1974.]

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The Monster is opened in Hersheypark.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1972.]

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The Scrambler is opened in Hersheypark.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1972.]

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The Twin Toboggans are opened in Hersheypark. It is removed after only a few seasons.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1972.]

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"Sidewinder" rollercoaster is unveiled at Hersheypark. The multi-loop steel coaster takes riders on a 90-second ride at speeds up to 50 miles per hour. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in May 1991.]

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Hersheypark rides, "Cyclops" and "Pirat" open. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in May 1980.]

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