Hersheypark has announced their latest family attraction. Of course like all things chocolate, it has to be sweet. Get to target practice Hersheypark fans! In 2006, Hersheypark is opening a new Sally Interactive Dark ride called the Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge. Probably being the park's second biggest plug for a product next to the park's name, the ride will have Reese's endorsements all over. The theme, basically shooting lasers at extreme sports themed cutouts. Two "sides" compete to see which is better about a Reese's peanut butter cup. Is it the chocolate? Or is it the Peanut Buttery center?Riders board two cars linked together, one front car and one back. One of the car's is the "chocolate" car and the other, the "peanut butter" car. Throughout the ride, riders shoot lasers at various cutouts that are extreme sports themed. The ride will plug six, thats right, six brands of Reese's candies. The two minute and forty five second ride contains 158 targets, eighty animated show elements, eight animatronic figures, special effects, and sensory elements. The ride will be opening for the park's ninety-ninth season in 2006.
La Ronde park in Montreal, Quebec announced a Goliathaddition. Next year, Canadian thrill seekers have a new tallest and fastest coaster in the area.Goliath is a Bolliger and Mabillard Junior Hyper Coaster that has an extensive airtime-filled layout. The ride will dominate the park's skyline with sheer heights of 174 feet, an 170 foot first drop, speeds of sixty eight miles per hour, and a length of over 4000 feet. The layout? Nine airtime hills throughout an out and back course full of thrills and air.Goliath is the biggest investment to the park since the addition of the Monstre racing wooden coaster and the parks opening back in 1967. La Ronde was bought in 2001 by Six Flags and since under Six Flags' ownership, over seventeen new rides have been built. The other major addition under the Six Flags ownership was Vampire, another coaster from Bolliger and Mabillard, an inverted coaster that is a clone of the popular Batman: The Ride found at many Six Flags parks.Goliath will hopefully open at the start of the 2006 season. Stay tuned for a ride gallery page!