Hersheypark Announces “Candymonium” Hypercoaster for Summer 2020
Hershey’s Chocolatetown to Feature Park’s Tallest, Fastest, Longest and Sweetest Coaster
(Hershey, PA - July 24, 2019) - Hersheypark amusement park, a 121-acre theme park with more than 70 rides, a water park and a zoo, today unwrapped the details of the Candymonium hypercoaster, its 15th coaster. The hypercoaster will feature a lift height of 210 feet, max speed of 76 mph and track length of 4,636 feet - making it the tallest, fastest, longest and sweetest coaster in Hersheypark.
Candymonium will open in summer 2020 as part of the all-new Hershey’s Chocolatetown region, Hersheypark’s $150 million transformational expansion. The addition of this 15th coaster also means Hersheypark will have the most coasters of any park in the Northeast in 2020.
“As The World’s Sweetest Coaster, Candymonium will truly merge fun and iconic Hershey brands to provide a thrilling experience our guests can only get in Hershey,” said John Lawn, president and CEO of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R). “We worked with leading industry manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M) to assemble a one-of-a-kind hypercoaster with the most airtime of any coaster in Hersheypark.”
Candymonium will span 7 acres at the new entrance of Hershey’s Chocolatetown, a new region at Hersheypark where guests can play, eat, shop and gather year round. Guests will be welcomed by the signature milk chocolate-colored track and candy-themed trains representing the world-renowned Hershey Company brands of Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Twizzlers.
The thrilling 2 minute and 26 second ride experience on Candymonium will begin as soon as guests 54” and taller (Twizzlers height requirement and above) enter the Park’s most immersive coaster station to date with extensive theming.
Riders will embark on a heart-pounding, 210-foot ascent up the tallest hill in Hersheypark before dipping into thrilling drops, including seven camelback hills and a 123-degree hammerhead curve that serve up the ultimate feeling of freedom with the most airtime in Hersheypark. The finishing touch is an impressive panoramic banked curve that wraps around the new iconic Kisses Fountain.
Candymonium will join other marquee elements of Hershey’s Chocolatetown in 2020, including a new arrival experience and front gate; restaurant, bar and patio; ice cream parlor and confectionary scratch kitchen; a Starbucks® store; and a flagship retail store with the largest collection of Hersheypark merchandise. For more information on this transformational expansion, explore www.Hersheypark.com/chocolatetown and follow along using #HPChocolatetown.
^ Wow I missed the 6 car trains. I'm sort of surprised they're so short.
This ride looks great. Having this and Skyrush next to each other is awesome. I also love how that outward banked drop after the helix is actually happening. I remember seeing that in the initial photo wondering if that was a mistake.
I love this park and I haven't met a B&M hyper that wasn't awesome. This is totally gonna be a hit. I just don't get the low capacity trains or the fact that they didn't design this like 15 feet taller to take the state height record. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Looks awesome. I am a little surprised by the 6-car trains, but I think B&M Hypers benefit with shorter trains. I remember when Mako was announced, they mentioned the 7-car trains make the airtime more consistent and strong. I imagine the 6-car trains will help even more. Kinda like how Thunderbird has the smallest Wing Coaster trains and is often considered the best and more forceful.