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In spite of it being one of my absolute favorite parks, I usually only make the trip out to Hershey once a year. However, thanks to my 2020 plans going right into the crapper I'm working with what I'v

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It would be faster and a better use of your time to leave the park, drive to the airport, fly to Orlando, Uber to Seaworld and ride Mako than to wait 4 hours for Candymonium...   (Or you cou

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I'm getting strong B&M Hyper vibes when looking at the footer map in that last picture. Even a helix around a new plaza/fountain? Very cool.

 

Hershey's lineup is already stacked, a B&M Hyper would elevate them even further

They already have a hyper. Why would they add another? Perhaps it's a giga.

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^Height restrictions. No giga. A B&M hyper would offer a vastly different experience from Skyrush.

 

Re-theme of the dark ride for 2019?

A big new B&M hyper and front gate for 2020?

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^ Wasn't aware of the height restriction. Still, I personally don't think they'd add another hyper, different experience or not.

 

I'd gladly eat my words though, they're still pretty damn fun.

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I mean, at the end of the day my Hershey pipe dream would be to keep the Intamins coming, make it as insane as possible.

 

Or RMC Wildcat!

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People said Leviathan and Behemoth would be too similar. But they ride entirely different. It's all speculation, but a B&M hyper would have a drastically different ride experience than Skyrush. Both are tall, but they'd have different types of airtime and the layouts appear quite a bit different too.

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^ Wasn't aware of the height restriction. Still, I personally don't think they'd add another hyper, different experience or not.

 

I'd gladly eat my words though, they're still pretty damn fun.

 

Yeah, I believe they have a pretty stiff 200 ft restriction due to a nearby hospital helipad or something.

 

My speculation of a B&M Hyper is purely based on how I interpreted the submitted drawings for the 2020 attraction, not necessarily what I think is best for the park.

 

The footer map indicates an out-and-back layout with a B&M-like turn around finished with a helix-y ending, a flow of elements we've seen many times. (Mako, Nitro, Behemoth, Silver Star, Diamondback, Intimidator, Shambhala, etc.)

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Re-theme of the dark ride for 2019?

 

NOOOOOO. not the Reeses Challenge!

 

maybe they will retheme the ride in Chocolate World. . LOL. . a shooting dark ride with targets on the cow's udders?

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I've been hearing murmurs of a B&M hyper for this park for a little while now. I tend to just shrug and laugh at anyone that speculates on this kinda stuff so early, but the murmurs seem to be... getting louder? I dunno. Until we see some more concrete evidence its just speculation but I don't see a B&M hyper as being completely unreasonable for Hershey's next big coaster.

 

Its no secret here how much I love this park and since I'll likely be retiring here lol I'm particularly interested in this expansion, though I think its obvious its going to happen over a number of years.

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Re-theme of the dark ride for 2019?

 

The whole "love of chocolate and peanut butter" part made me think the same thing. On the other hand, the last 5 major coasters came in 1996, 1998 (2 years later), 2000 (2 years later), 2012 (2 years later), 2015 (3 years later), so, if history is any indications (which it isn't necessarily), they are certainly "due" for a new coaster soon.

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Well, if you're going by that, they also added a coaster in 2014 (Cocoa Cruiser). Also you forgot about Fahrenheit and Storm Runner?

 

But that isn't any indication of what they are going to add and when.

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This is gonna be a really intriguing project to follow. I just hope whatever they do is done as organically as possible. Their more recent additions starting with Midway America/The Boardwalk and up through Skyrush have all been pretty sterile looking, they almost give off a Cedar Fair vibe. The current entrance area is really nice so I'd hate to see it get that treatment. The area they're expanding into looks very green and forested so hopefully they can keep it that way to some degree.

 

Whatever it is I'm sure it'll make one of the best parks in the country even better. Adding another 30+ acres to an already large amusement park, waterpark, zoo, and Chocolate World is awesome.

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...and since I'll likely be retiring here lol...

 

DUDE! I've had the exact same thought! Rikki and I both love this park and I've fantasized about retiring there and working at the park as an old man, running some flat ride, telling old man / dad jokes and being that corny old person.

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Re-theme of the dark ride for 2019?

 

The whole "love of chocolate and peanut butter" part made me think the same thing. On the other hand, the last 5 major coasters came in 1996, 1998 (2 years later), 2000 (2 years later), 2012 (2 years later), 2015 (3 years later), so, if history is any indications (which it isn't necessarily), they are certainly "due" for a new coaster soon.

 

Actually SR was 2004, Fahrenheit 2008, Skyrush 2012, Laff Trakk 2015. They are overdue for a major coaster addition already (would have been this year based on the 3 Intamins). I would imagine something big for this expansion and my guess would be probably not Intamin but I would love to see another one in the park.

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Re-theme of the dark ride for 2019?

 

NOOOOOO. not the Reeses Challenge!

 

maybe they will retheme the ride in Chocolate World. . LOL. . a shooting dark ride with targets on the cow's udders?

 

Yes, Reese's XTreme Challenge: Part II

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Add me to the "dark ride re-theme" camp as well, the focus on a "mission" in the marketing immediately makes me think of "shooting dark ride".

 

Also, if that gigantic coaster is coming for 2020, why would they spend all the money on another gigantic coaster for 2019? As for that layout, perhaps it's a different kind of out-and-back mega coaster like a Mack looping coaster a la Flash or DC Rivals Hypercoaster.

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Or RMC Wildcat!

 

Oh, hell yes. I'd love to see what they'd be able to do to that trash heap. The potential is certainly there.

 

I would be severely upset if they did anything to Wildcat other than re-track it. I'd much prefer they add a brand-new RMC.

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I'll be at the park a week from now. I guess there's no chance of fast track unlimited at this point. Damn.

 

After going earlier this year I can say you only need it if your only going for a few hours or a really busy weekend.

 

If you stay at a Hershey property sweat start in my opinion is equivalent to a fast pass.

 

Most of the time lines are less than 15 minutes. The app can get you to rides with the shortest lines and you’ll get to everything you need to.

 

The only rides with lines that don’t go down fast are Lafftrack, Great Bear and Comet.

 

The remaining rides have highly wavey wait times.

 

If you go to the water park then may god have mercy on your soul, and you will be forced to follow the crowds and will hit all the lines.

 

 

Good luck, and those more experienced may give better advice.

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http://www.hersheypark.com/2019/

 

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Hersheypark is teasing a new addition for 2019 to be announced on August 2nd, 2018! Follow the link above to enter in a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of the following prize packages!

 

1 Grand Prize

Agent Will Receive:

  • Four 2019 Hersheypark Season Passes
  • Four Hersheypark Season Pass Holder Drink & Dining Plans
  • One Year's Supply Of Hershey's Chocolate
  • Additional Confidential Prizes To Be Announced August 2

 

20 Runner-Up

Agents Will Receive:

  • Four 1-day Hersheypark Tickets, Valid During 2019 Summer Season
  • One Hershey's Chocolate Prize Pack

 

https://www.pennlive.com/life/2018/07/new_hersheypark_2019_reeses.html

 

Hersheypark's next addition is top secret ... at least until August 2.

 

The park's website has announced that "something new is coming" in 2019, and that the "mission details" will be revealed this August.

 

The "agent trainee program" is apparently only open to those who love peanut butter and chocolate (which, in fairness, is just about everyone) and has been clearly branded with the Reese's logo.

 

The secret agent and Reese's Peanut Butter Cup motifs suggest that the announcement may have something to do with the Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge, a shooting gallery ride found at the park.

 

Visitors to the website can enroll in an Agent Sweepstakes, for a chance to win Hersheypark season passes or tickets, and up to a year's supply of chocolate. Entering the sweepstakes also grants updates on the attraction prior to the reveal.

 

For details, visit Hersheypark's website.

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