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Hersheypark debuts Reese's-themed interactive dark ride

Published: May 25, 2006 at 9:01 AM

This weekend Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania opens its new interactive dark ride, Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge, created by Sally Corp. The ride boasts nine "extreme challanges" : BMX Biking, Drag Racing, Ice Hockey, In-Line Skating, Mountain Climbing, Skateboarding, Skydiving, Snowboarding, and Surfing!

Guests and vehicles compete for the highest score in the chosen catagory, and the winners get a "sweet surprise".

I see this type of themed adventure progressing faster than a roller coaster. Younger (and height restricted) individuals can take aim in a quest for a rewarding bounty.

Where Disney's Buzz Lightyear and Paramount's Scooby Doo leave riders knowing they are either the "winners" or the "loosers", Reese's XTREME will garner repeat challangers in their quest to achieve their best!

I'm all for integrated Dark Rides. If Disney would pass out softballs at the entrance to "It's a Small World" (three for a dollar?), life would be sweet!

[Editor's note: Ryan Watts files a trip report and review of SeaWorld's new "Believe" Shamu show, which Jason Moore covered last week. Also, tomorrow I will post a Q&A with folks from Universal Creative about Islands of Adventure's new High In The Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride. Finally, I'm hoping to get a post from Russell Meyer on the opening of the Italian Job Turbo Coaster at Paramount's Kings Dominion. Busy weekend coming up! Stay tuned.]

Replies (2)

Chris P.

Published: May 25, 2006 at 1:41 PM

"I'm all for integrated Dark Rides. If Disney would pass out softballs at the entrance to "It's a Small World" (three for a dollar?), life would be sweet!"

I think I read a comment like this in the unnoficial guide to walt disney world.

And it is "Italian Job Turbo Coaster", not stunt coaster

Robert Niles

Published: May 25, 2006 at 3:04 PM

Fixed. Thanks.

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