Hersheypark has been a favorite theme park for quite a while, being the home of the Comet, the first real coaster I ever experienced. Though small, this is still a great coaster! The park now also holds the sooperdooperlooper (a pretty boring steel looper) and the Sidewinder, a fun forward-and-back looper identical to the Sea Serpent at the Jersey shore. My complaint with Sidewinder is that it is a real low-volume ride, since it can only run one train at a time, and this makes loading and unloading very inefficient. The ride is good and fast, but waiting on a hot day on a long line that barely moves makes it a questionable choice for a busy park, especially for a ride that is not unique.
In 1996, however, the park added the Wildcat, a modern, wooden twister with lots of speed, banked turns, and a great first drop. This makes the park well worth another trip! Another addition, in 1998, is the Great Bear. This relatively small inverted B&M coaster has gotten some great reviews, unfortunately I did not get to Hersheypark in 1998 to try it our. So many coasters, so little time.
And don't forget all that chocolate!
You can find Hershey on the web at www.800hershey.com.
How do they get the Amish into little Hershey's Kisses?
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