Hersheypark was created for the employees and relatives of Milton S. Hershey's chocolate factory and opened May 30, 1906. The park added various carnival rides over the years, including the original Wild Cat in 1923 and Comet in 1946. In 2019, it welcomed more than 3.3 million visitors, making it the most-visited independent park in the United States. When visiting, also consider the separately-ticketed
Hershey's Chocolate World indoor attraction next door.
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A 4,636-foot-long, 210-foot-tall Bolliger & Mabillard hyper coaster with a top speed of 76 mph. Height requirement: 54 inches
› Read Russell Meyer's review of Candymonium.
A 2,700-foot Intamin coaster with a vertical lift into a beyond-vertical 120-foot drop, with a top speed of 58 mph and six inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
A 2,600-foot Intamin Accelerator with a 75-mph launch into top hat with a 180-foot drop and three inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
Great Coasters International racing wooden coasters with track lengths of 3,393 feet, 90-foot drops and top speeds of 51 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 3,600-foot Intamin coaster with 200-foot hill and top speed of 75 mph. Height requirement: 54 inches
› Read Russell Meyer's Skyrush review.
A 2,800-foot Bolliger & Mabillard inverted coaster with a 124-foot drop, top speed of 58 mph and four inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
A 1,400-foot Maurer Rides indoor spinning coaster with a top speed of 40 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
› Read Russell Meyer's review of Laff Trakk.
A 2,614-foot Schwarzkopf looping coaster with one inversion. Height requirement: 42 inches
A 3,360-foot Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters wooden coaster with a 78-foot drop and top speed of 50 mph. Height requirement: 42 inches
A 3,183-foot Great Coasters International wooden coaster with an 85-foot drop and top speed of 50 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 1,600-foot Arrow Dynamic mine train with a top speed of 35 mph. Height requirement: 36 inches
A 1,213-foot Mack Rides coaster with a top speed of 28 mph. Height requirement: 42 inches
A 935-foot Vekoma Boomerang with a top speed of 47 mph and three inversions. Height requirement: 48 inches
For younger visitors, Hersheypark also offers
Cocoa Cruiser, a Zamperla family gravity coaster.
Hersheypark is located halfway between Interstates 76 and 81, about 15 miles east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.