Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hersheypark


Welcome to Hersheypark - the Sweetest Place on Earth!

First ride of the day was Fahrenheit.

This is an insane coaster.

Lots of inversions and quick changes.

Next was Wildcat.

It was a little rough but not too bad.

Wild Mouse.

Lightning Racers is my favorite wooden coaster(s) here.

This is a racing/dueling woodie and it has a lot of fun visuals while riding.

Here you can see one of the dueling sections.

They have a nice ferris wheel.

Sidewinder is their Boomerang style coaster.

This is probably my favorite ride at the park.

Storm Chaser starts with a launch up and over this hill.

It features some unusual inversions that really take you by surprise.

It's a lot of fun and probably my favorite Intamin launched coaster.

Trailblazer is the park's minetrain and it's a great ride.

Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge is the park's shooter ride.

The Cocoa Cruiser is the park's new kiddie coaster.

The park's B&M inverted coaster is the Great Bear.

It is one of the smaller inverteds out there but it packs a lot of fun into a small layout.

It has this unusual helix right off the lift hill.

SooperDooperLooper is the park's historic looping coaster.

You have to love these old school coasters from Schwarzkopf.

Here is its signature loop.

SkyRush is the park's newest coaster.

Technically it is a hypercoaster, but this is really the only part of the ride that is up in the air.

Most of the ride is spent low to the ground with quick turns and helices.

The park's oldest wooden coaster is the Comet.

It's pretty well hid anymore from the midways.

The park has a great classic carousel.

Always enjoy a good swing ride.

Here is a statue of Milton Hershey, the founder of the company.

Besides the amusement park, there is also a visitor's center called Chocolate World.

The Chocolate Tour is a free attraction located in the complex.

You ride through a "factory" to learn how the chocolate candies are made.

Even though everything is staged, it is still a pretty interesting ride.

The packaging room.

This is a great place to visit.