This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Hersheypark, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.Official Hersheypark Website
Below are some links to past announcements and updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!
October, 2005 - Reese's Extreme Challenge shooting dark ride announced - SEE BELOW!2006January 2nd, 2006 - Chocolate World to be closed for 3 month renovation2008July 1st, 2008 - Boardwalk Expansion The SEAquel! announced.2009Feb. 20th, 2009 - SEAquel Construction Update.2010Jan. 8th, 2010 - Springtime in the park announcement & Hersheypark now on Google Maps Streetview!Jan. 15th, 2010 - Create Your Own Candy Bar coming to Chocolate World!Feb. 26th, 2010 - Sweet savings for the month of MarchMarch 17th, 2010 - Springtime in the Park updateJune 7th, 2010 - Amusement Ride Safety Week at HersheyparkJune 11th, 2010 - 'Create Your Own Candy Bar' set to open on June 12th!August 31st, 2010 - Hersheypark announces holiday activities!2011August 2nd, 2011 - Skyrush hybrid wingrider mega/hyper Intamin announced!September 15th, 2011 - Hersheypark officially reopening on September 17th!November 2nd, 2011 - US found ZooAmerica Reacted Appropriately to Bison SituationNovember 2nd, 2011 - New Skyrush concept art posted!December 14th, 2011 - Skyrush construction now taller than Comet!December 15th, 2011 - Hershey elects new Board Chairman, announces CEO succession plan2012January 12th, 2012 - Skyrush construction updateJanuary 30th, 2012 - Skyrush animation contest announced!January 31st, 2012 - Skyrush lift hill topped off!February 16th, 2012 - Hersheypark launches Facebook Skyrush campaignFebruary 18th, 2012 - Springtime in the Park rides announcedMarch 25th, 2012 - SkyRush trackwork is completeApril 3rd, 2012 - Hersheypark launches Fast Track Pass serviceApril 24th, 2012 - Two new Skyrush photos courtesy of HersheyparkMay 23rd, 2012 - SkyRush Media Day coverageJuly 6th, 2012 - Fire damages historic Hersheypark ArenaAugust 20th, 2012 - Roller Soaker listed for saleNovember 26th, 2012 - William F. Simpson Jr. named Hersheypark Entertainment's new CEODecember 18th, 2012 - Roller Soaker removal confirmed!December 19th, 2012 - Roller Soaker to be replaced with "sprayground" area2013March 11th, 2013 - Summer savings deals released!May 15th, 2013 - Summer entertainment lineup revealed!
Reese’s Xtreme Cup Challenge
It’s time to settle the score once and for all! We’re calling all REESE'S lovers to HERSHEYPARK in 2006 to compete in head-to-head, multi-sensory laser competition!
REESE'S XTREME CUP CHALLENGE is the first interactive dark ride to pit car against car in a high-energy score-fest that is unequalled anywhere in the world. Two vehicles with competing teams travel through a series of exciting competition zones featuring REESE'S-branded extreme sports events.
Hang onto your laser blasters and take aim at the targets as you swoop, climb, and dip through the action. Accumulate as many points for your team as you can – the winning car will be declared at the end of the challenge, and a sweet reward awaits all who play!
Ride it, Smell it, Play it, Taste it, Win it!
REESE'S XTREME CUP CHALLENGE - ONLY AT HERSHEYPARK!
Reese’s Xtreme Cup Challenge Fact Sheet
Ride Manufacturer: Sally Corporation, Jacksonville, FL
Ride System Supplier: EOS Rides, Italy
Ride Description: Competing teams score points shooting targets throughout the ride to determine the answer to the age-old question, "Is it the chocolate or peanut butter that makes REESE'S so irresistible?”
Features: - Two linked vehicles per train with eight passengers per train
- Vehicles rotate independently
- Onboard laser blaster system with individual score panels
- Ride pre-show
- Team score updates at Take 5 Halftime Reports
Interactive Sports Events: - 8 competition zones or interactive scenes
- Some zones include more than one sport
Sports Represented: - BMX biking
- Drag racing
- Ice hockey
- In-line skating
- Mountain climbing
REESE'S Brands Represented: 6, including REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup and REESE'S Pieces
Elements: - 158 targets
- 80 animated show elements
- 8 animatronic figures
- Special effects
- Sensory elements
Theoretical Capacity: 800 riders per hour
Approximate Ride Time: 2 minutes, 45 seconds
There is a "Video Tour" if you follow this link:http://www.hersheypa.com/attractions/he