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Postby RyanTPM » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:12 am

I thought it would be an S&S combo tower, didn't think there would be three though!

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Postby boldikus » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:14 am

While I would have really loved an Intamin skyjump, I love S&S towers so color me stoked.

Did they say the tallest of the three towers would by 180-something feet? The stream was cutting up on me. Isn't Dominator @ Dorney 200ft?
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Postby UrbanLegend » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:15 am

I didn't follow the livestream so this may be already answered, but it doesn't look like this is replacing the Kissing Tower right? Looks to be near the barrel roll of Storm Runner
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Postby A.J. » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:15 am

Hersheypark has sent us a press release about the latest addition to their lineup, Hershey Triple Tower, opening in 2017!

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At a press conference today, Hersheypark, the 110-acre theme park in Hershey, PA, announced its newest attraction - Hershey Triple Tower™. The new attraction, slated to debut for the 2017 Springtime In The Park event, is comprised of three drop towers of different heights: Hershey’s Tower™, Reese’s Tower™ and Hershey’s Kisses Tower™.

Hersheypark will be the first amusement facility in the country with three towers at different heights. Each tower provides a different ride experience with varying heights, thrill levels and speeds.

“Hersheypark is well-known for providing guests with rides and attractions that the entire family can enjoy and this new ride is sure to deliver,” said Kevin Stumpf, General Manager Attractions & Entertainment. “We are happy to be adding this new attraction that will offer families the opportunity to choose their level of thrill and enjoy panoramic views of the Park.”

Stumpf also announced the addition of a Chick-fil-A Express restaurant to Hersheypark for 2017 – one of more than 2,000 Chick-fil-A restaurants across 43 states and Washington, D.C. Chick-fil-A is known for its menu of fresh, hand-crafted food that offers a variety of options for guests, with signature items including a hand-breaded, pressure-cooked, boneless chicken breast sandwich, Waffle Potato Fries, hand-spun milkshakes and fresh-squeezed lemonade. While the new restaurant will offer a limited menu, it will serve these favorites along with delicious breakfast options. It will also will feature both indoor and outdoor seating for guests. Hersheypark Season Pass Holders will also receive food and beverage discounts at the new restaurant.

More details about the new ride were shared. At a height of 80’, Hershey’s Kisses Tower™ will have three seats on each of its four sides allowing for 12 riders on each ride. The ride will be themed in silver, the color of the famous Hershey’s Kisses brand.

At a height of 131’, Reese’s Tower™ will have four seats on each of its four sides allowing for 16 riders on each ride. The ride will be themed in orange, the color of the famous Reese’s candy brand.

Both Hershey’s Kisses Tower™ and Reese’s Tower™ are “double shot” towers which offer two cycles of positive and negative G-force experiences. A “double shot” tower rapidly propels riders up to the top of the tower and then gently lowers them down, with a series of air-cushioned bounces, to the loading platform.

Reaching 189’ above Hersheypark, Hershey’s Tower™ will offer 20 seats in the round. Themed in the chocolate brown color of the famous Hershey’s Bar wrapper, this tower will be able to offer a variety of experiences for riders. Two of the available options include “space shot,” where riders are rapidly propelled to the top of the tower; and “turbo drop,” where riders are blasted down the tower at speeds faster than a typical freefall.

Hershey Triple Tower™ is manufactured by S & S Worldwide, Inc. of Logan, UT. The new ride will be located in the Kissing Tower Hill section of the Park. Each of the three towers will operate independently, launching at different times, with independent queue lines.

The maximum speed for all three towers is 45 mph and the ride braking system combines pneumatic braking with launch systems. The restraint system features an over the shoulder harness. Theoretical ride capacity is approximately 1,400 riders per hour and the minimum height required for all three towers is 48 inches or the Hershey’s Bar category. The project cost of Hershey Triple Tower™ is projected at approximately $8 million.

The new attraction will be one of more than 70 rides and attractions that are available for guests during the 2017 season. Unlimited visits to Hersheypark are just one of the many benefits of purchasing a 2017 Hersheypark Season Pass, on sale now for the lowest rate available through September 30, 2016. To download the logo, renderings and images, please visit http://stories.hersheypa.com/hersheypark-announces-hershey-triple-tower-opening-in-2017

To stay current on all the happenings at Hersheypark, please connect with our branded social media channels – Hersheypark on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter plus Snapchat as Hersheyparksnap.

For information about the new attraction, 2017 Hersheypark Season Passes and more, visit http://www.hersheypark.com.


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Three S&S towers:
  • 80 ft Double Shot with 12 seats
  • 131 ft Double Shot with 16 seats
  • 189 ft Combo Tower with 20 rotating seats

All three of these are straight from S&S' catalog, no surprises here.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:15 am

Bah. Hopefully it's not like the outdoor elevators at Cedar Point.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby ilrider » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:16 am

boldikus wrote:While I would have really loved an Intamin skyjump, I love S&S towers so color me stoked.

Did they say the tallest of the three towers would by 180-something feet? The stream was cutting up on me. Isn't Dominator @ Dorney 200ft?


I really enjoy the S&S towers too!
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:17 am

UrbanLegend wrote:I didn't follow the livestream so this may be already answered, but it doesn't look like this is replacing the Kissing Tower right? Looks to be near the barrel roll of Storm Runner


Sounded like they said it was replacing some kiddie rides (Convoy?) and those rides are being moved to Flying Falcons spot which is going bye bye.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby ilrider » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:17 am

ilrider wrote:
boldikus wrote:While I would have really loved an Intamin skyjump, I love S&S towers so color me stoked.

Did they say the tallest of the three towers would by 180-something feet? The stream was cutting up on me. Isn't Dominator @ Dorney 200ft?


Yes, 189ft.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:17 am

Interesting as well as slightly disappointing.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:17 am

The theming looks cool and I like how they have three towers with increasing intensity for families.
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