Hersheypark announces revamp of its Reese's interactive ride

August 2, 2018, 12:16 PM · Hersheypark kicked off the 2019 new attraction announcement season this morning by revealing a makeover for its Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge shooter ride.

The park will replace the interactive attraction with a new storyline and gameplay in Reese's Cupfusion, which will open next summer. Sally Corporation is the manufacturer, with creative handled by Raven Sun Creative, which also produced Hersheypark's LaffTrakk roller coaster.

Your mission on this interactive dark ride? To protect the Crystal Cup that gathers the world's love for chocolate and peanut butter and uses it to power the Reese's factory. It's under attack by the League of Misfit Candy, whose members you must zap to earn points and save the factory.

Who knew that there was an interflavor candy war going on? Your leader of the Reese's Central Security Agent Trainee Program is Commander Cup, a blue-eyed, redheaded anthropomorphized Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Mint the Merciless leads the League of Misfit Candies, which I suppose makes sense given that mint is probably the single least compatible flavor with peanut butter. Accomplices include Jawbreaker, Gumdrops, Crazy Corn, and — sporting my favorite punny name here — Citizen Cane.

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August 2, 2018 at 12:59 PM

How could "Hersheypark (have) kicked off the 2019 new attraction announcement season" if Kennywood was credited by TPI last week for making the first 2019 attraction announcement? (https://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201807/6197/)

Barring a complete change of the ride system, which doesn't appear to be happening here, this ride will still trail other top notch shooting gallery rides like Justice League and Men In Black. Simply switching out the props and adjusting the gameplay won't correct the biggest issues with the original attraction, which is a dreadfully slow loading process leading to minuscule throughput, and the dueling tracks, which make it impossibly difficult to differentiate between each player's aiming point and targeting.

August 3, 2018 at 6:38 PM

"How could 'Hersheypark (have) kicked off the 2019 new attraction announcement season' if Kennywood was credited by TPI last week for making the first 2019 attraction announcement?"

Because I am a jet-lagged idiot? Nice catch. Should have said something like "continued" there.

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