Hersheypark places final track piece for Candymonium

February 15, 2020, 11:42 AM · Hersheypark just placed the final track piece for its 15th roller coaster, Candymonium.

The Bolliger & Mabillard hyper will be the park's longest, tallest, and fastest roller coaster when it opens later this year. It's also the anchor for the new Hershey's Chocolatetown entrance plaza to the park.

The final track piece completes the 4,636-foot course for Candymonium, which tops out at 210 feet and will reach a top speed of 76 miles per hour. The layout features seven camelback hills and a 123-degree hammerhead curve, finishing with a banked curve that wraps around the park's new icon, the Kisses Fountain.

Herhseypark opens for the season on April 4, but the park has not yet announced an official opening date for Candymonium or Hershey's Chocolatetown.

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February 17, 2020 at 11:46 AM

Whenever I hear of this, I remember the bit in the "Disney Mountains" book on how they planned a "Big Rock Candy Mountain" coaster and felt something was off. Walt pointed out that a little candy is good but a huge pile of it is off-putting to people. Hopefully, this cuts down on the decorations but it still holds true.

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