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It’s time to settle the score once and for all! We’re calling all REESE'S lovers to HERSHEYPARK in 2006 to compete in head-to-head, multi-sensory laser competition!
REESE'S XTREME CUP CHALLENGE is the first interactive dark ride to pit car against car in a high-energy score-fest that is unequalled anywhere in the world. Two vehicles with competing teams travel through a series of exciting competition zones featuring REESE'S-branded extreme sports events.
Hang onto your laser blasters and take aim at the targets as you swoop, climb, and dip through the action. Accumulate as many points for your team as you can – the winning car will be declared at the end of the challenge, and a sweet reward awaits all who play!
Ride it, Smell it, Play it, Taste it, Win it!
REESE'S XTREME CUP CHALLENGE - ONLY AT HERSHEYPARK!
Reese’s Xtreme Cup Challenge Fact Sheet
Ride Manufacturer: Sally Corporation, Jacksonville, FL Ride System Supplier: EOS Rides, Italy Ride Description: Competing teams score points shooting targets throughout the ride to determine the answer to the age-old question, "Is it the chocolate or peanut butter that makes REESE'S so irresistible?” Features: - Two linked vehicles per train with eight passengers per train - Vehicles rotate independently - Onboard laser blaster system with individual score panels - Ride pre-show - Team score updates at Take 5 Halftime Reports Interactive Sports Events: - 8 competition zones or interactive scenes - Some zones include more than one sport Sports Represented: - BMX biking - Drag racing - Ice hockey - In-line skating - Mountain climbing - Skateboarding - Skydiving - Snowboarding - Spelunking - Surfing
REESE'S Brands Represented: 6, including REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup and REESE'S Pieces Elements: - 158 targets - 80 animated show elements - 8 animatronic figures - Special effects - Sensory elements Theoretical Capacity: 800 riders per hour Approximate Ride Time: 2 minutes, 45 seconds
Well, it couldve been worse! Actually I think its a pretty cool idea and it will definately be a hugeeee hit at Hersheypark. I like the Reeses theme way better than a Nascar one, and there is a ton of cool things they could pull off with all the sports they are representing. I'm wondering what the "video tour" is all about, havent been able to click on it yet.
On the chocolate tour you can smell chocolate. Maybe they are going to use the same "crockpot of chocolate with fan blowing" effect? It'd be cool if they incorporated smell though somehow. Doesnt have to be chocolate, could be more like a pine if your snowboarding or whatever. Anyone see the "video tour" yet?
Edit: I just watched the tour. Looks like too many cardboard cutouts for my taste. I'd rather shoot up It's a Small World
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