Hersheypark Adds Two Jolly Rancher Rides for 2022

February 22, 2022, 4:51 PM · Hersheypark is celebrating "Twos-day" by announcing two new attraction experiences for the summer of 2022. (It's 2/22/22 this Tuesday, if you've not yet heard.)

The park's Vekoma boomerang, Sidewinder, is getting rebranded as Jolly Rancher Remix. The reimagined attraction will add a "flavor tunnel" and feature five different randomized ride profiles, each with different music, lights, and scents.

Jolly Rancher Remix
Concept images courtesy Hersheypark

Will that be enough to entice visitors to ride what is consistently rated as roller coaster fans' least favorite model? We will see.

Next to Jolly Rancher Remix will be another thrill ride themed to Hershey's hard-candy brand, with Mix'd Flavored By Jolly Rancher. This appears to be a Zamperla Nebulaz ride, with four rotating axes. You can see a Zamperla Nebulaz in action here, on my Instagram post from the 2019 IAAPA Expo.

Mix'd Flavored By Jolly Rancher

Both rides will debut this summer. Hersheypark opens for the season on April 2. For our complete coaster rankings of the park, please visit our guide to Hersheypark page.

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Replies (5)

February 22, 2022 at 7:16 PM

Nice candy branding! Keep it going Hershey Park.

February 22, 2022 at 8:54 PM

I was really hoping that the boomerang’s days were numbered. It’s a great location to expand the Waterpark. Plus, they have to know it’s not well received by guest.

February 23, 2022 at 1:46 AM

Nice now you get to enjoy some fruity candy scents while you get bashed around. Got a kick out of the fact that this ride was sponsored by a hospital (at least last time I was there).

February 23, 2022 at 7:02 AM

Sidewinder got the Vekoma vest restraints a while back and, like all Vekomas that receive them, became a much more tolerable ride. I'm not thrilled about Hershey going all in on their corporate branding at the expense of the park's original character, but it's not as if Sidewinder was some deeply themed experience.

February 23, 2022 at 7:51 AM

Looks fun !

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