Hersheypark reveals name, details for its 2020 hyper coaster

July 24, 2019, 10:08 AM · Hersheypark this morning revealed the name for the park's 15th roller coaster — Candymonium.

The Bolliger & Mabillard Hyper will open next summer as the anchor for the Hershey's Chocolatetown project, which includes a new entrance for the park. The new coaster will be the park's tallest, longest, and fastest, at 210 feet tall, 4636 feet long and with a top speed of 76 miles per hour.

"As The World’s Sweetest Coaster, Candymonium will truly merge fun and iconic Hershey brands to provide a thrilling experience our guests can only get in Hershey," Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company President and CEO John Lawn said. "We worked with leading industry manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard to assemble a one-of-a-kind hypercoaster with the most airtime of any coaster in Hersheypark."

To generate that airtime, the new coaster will offer seven camelback hills, as well as a 123-degree hammerhead curve and finishing with a banked curve that wraps around the park's new Kisses Fountain.

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July 24, 2019 at 11:40 AM

Oddly, was just reading the terrific The Disney Mountains book on how in the '60s, Walt wanted to build a "Candy Mountain" coaster. It never came to be with one Imagineer pointing out that "sweets are good in small doses but an entire mountain of candy is too much for folks to take." Obviously, this is a different take but a reminder how some folks may not want to be reminded of food when on a hyper coaster.

July 24, 2019 at 11:50 AM

That looks like a lot of fun! And I'm a big B&M fan, to boot.

Hersheypark may be at the top of my non-Universal/Disney parks to visit. I didn't realize they have 15 roller coasters. That's up there.

July 24, 2019 at 11:54 AM

I'm glad for Hersheypark that they are getting such a big investment in improving their infrastructure and marketability. Though to me this expansion gives off the vibe like they hired someone from HGTV to come in and re-do it in a few days. "Hey your an amusement park, and a candy company, so a big roller coaster that's brown like a chocolate bar right at the front of the park makes perfect sense. And it can be called "Candymonium" !

July 25, 2019 at 12:26 AM

Looks like a fun ride, though I question the park's decision to install a B&M hyper when SFGAdv has had a larger version since 2001. Regardless, I'll likely be making it back to Hersheypark next year, so I'm curious to see where this will rank compared to the others. The layout is giving me Mako vibes.

July 25, 2019 at 9:56 AM

Although it obviously fits in perfectly with the theming of the area, I think that Candymonium is an atrocious choice for a name. It's difficult to take it seriously. Also, Hersheypark already has one hypercoaster so a second one seems redundant. I would have been happier to see a giga; offhand I can't think of any park with two hypers. At least Candymonium is almost guaranteed to be a lot more user friendly than Skyrush.

July 25, 2019 at 3:38 PM

I agree @AJ with the Mako vibes and for Mako to not be a giga it provides one of the best hyper coaster experiences so I'm here for it.
@Bobbie cant say I agree with the redundancy since they will provide completely different experiences

July 26, 2019 at 7:56 AM

Candymonium. Hmmm... Anyone else thinking Imodium A-D when hearing that name?

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