From everything mentioned in the announcement I think it's just a refresh and not a "rip everything out including the track and build from scratch" type project.
-Mike Total Coasters: 145 Top 10 Steel: Maverick, Skyrush, Intimidator 305, Fury 325, Banshee, Millennium Force, Raptor, Superman: The Ride (SFNE), Top Thrill Dragster, Big Bad Wolf Top 10 Wood: The Beast, El Toro, Phoenix (Knoebels), Boulder Dash, Thunderbolt (KW), Mystic Timbers, Comet (Hershey), Hercules, Shivering Timbers, Jack Rabbit (KW) Top 5 Hybrid: Twisted Timbers, Goliath (SFGAm), Wicked Cyclone, Great White, Gemini
Not sure when this happened, but Hersheypark has has updated their 2020 expansion page with a few more details, including a map showing the position of the new expansion, the new coaster, and a basic idea of the layout.
Going to be quite interesting seeing two hypers so close to each other!
1. El Toro 2. El Toro 3. El Toro 4. El Toro --- I'm not good at ranking...
Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I would have spent a long time comparing the new layout and Google Maps if it weren't for their pretty clear website.
This new entrance is really going to change the dynamic of the park entrance. I always thought the old park entrance was oddly long and a real bottleneck, but yet it always seemed very "Hersheypark" to me. Going to miss the old entrance but I'm excited equally for the new one.
$49 looks to be the slow weekday rate. Punching in a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday date returns a $105 rate, which is more along the lines of what I'd expect.
That coaster dad  and that coaster kiddo .Road trip buddies for life. Dad's faves: Fury 325. Phantom's Revenge. Twisted Timbers. Intimidator 305. El Toro. Kiddo's faves: Talon. Alpengeist. Raptor. TMNT Shellraiser. Fury 325.
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