Hersheypark has placed the final piece of track for its new roller coaster, Candymonium. The hypercoaster is part of the $150 million Hershey’s Chocolatetown expansion.
Candymonium will be the tallest, fastest and longest coaster at Hersheypark. It will feature a milk chocolate coloured track and trains themed to Hershey candy.
Hersheypark’s 15th coaster lasts for 2 minutes and 26 seconds, and will be the theme park’s most immersive and themed coaster experience to date.
Hersheypark announced the “milestone moment” on Twitter, writing: “The final piece of chocolate brown track has been set on Candymonium.
“Take a look at this milestone moment for our 15th coaster!”
Tallest, fastest and longest coaster at Hersheypark
— Hersheypark (@Hersheypark) February 15, 2020
Candymonium will boast a lift height of 210 feet, a maximum speed of 76 mph, and a track length of 4,636 feet.
Hershey’s Chocolatetown, a 23-acre development, is opening in summer 2020. It will feature a new arrival experience and front gate with a new logo, as well as a signature Kisses Fountain.
In October, Hersheypark revealed more information about the dining and retail offerings coming to Hershey’s Chocolatetown.
The expansion will boast the Chocolatier, the biggest themed restaurant in Hershey, as well as Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor and the Sweeterie.
Hershey’s Chocolatetown opening summer 2020
As for retail, Hersheypark Supply Co will be the 10,000-square-foot flagship store. It will sell apparel, gifts, toys and more.
In addition, Hershey’s Chocolatetown is getting Hyperdeck, a new immersive, virtual reality (VR) experience.
The attraction invites guests to enter a dynamic virtual world with a full-motion floor and multi-sensory effects such as wind, heat and movement.