Hersheypark announced today that in 2020 alongside the opening of its new entrance area named Chocolatetown, it will debut its 15th roller coaster.
Candymonium is being claimed to be “The World’s Sweetest Coaster”. This B&M hypercoaster will feature a 210 foot lift, contain 7 airtime hills, and reach a top speed of 76 MPH. The ride’s length is 4,636 feet long and will accommodate 3 trains, each themed to different Hershey’s products: Hershey, Reeses and Twizzlers. The ride will traverse 7 acres.
The Chocolatetown expansion in whole is a 150 million dollar investment by the park. Along with the new rollercoaster, the area will feature a restaurant, ice cream parlor, gift shop, Starbucks, fountain and relocation of the park’s carousel.
All in all, Candymonium should be a perfect compliment to the park’s other hypercoaster: Skyrush. We look to hearing more and following the construction of this ride as we near its Summer 2020 opening.