Get ready for more thrills at Hersheypark.
A new roller coaster under construction will be the fastest, tallest and longest at the park. It just may be the sweetest, too.
During an announcement Wednesday, park officials shared more details about Candymonium, the anticipated coaster due to arrive for the 2020 season in tandem with the park’s $150 million expansion.
Nearly 500 season pass holders joined to hear the announcement at the Chevrolet Music Box Theatre at the amusement park.
Candymonium will feature a lift height of 210 feet, a maximum speed of 76 mph and a track length of 4,636 feet. It will span seven acres and run for a length of two minutes and 26 seconds. Only guests 54-inches and taller (Twizzlers height requirement and above) will be allowed to ride Candymonium.
“We felt the coaster was a key ingredient to the entire Hershey’s Chocolatetown. Our guests constantly ask for more water and more steel. So we brought water, so now we’re back to bringing more steel,” said John Long, CEO of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company.
The name Candymonium is the perfect combination of sweet and thrilling, he said.