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Hersheypark amusement park today announced that Wildcat’s Revenge hybrid coaster will open to the public on June 2, 2023, as part of a historic summer in The Sweetest Place On The Earth. The wood and steel hybrid will be the first at Hersheypark as part of an impressive 15-coaster collection. With the debut of Wildcat’s Revenge, Pennsylvania’s largest amusement park is now home to the most coasters in the Northeast.
Hersheypark will be open daily starting Thursday, May 25, with the 11-acre Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park opening Saturday, May 27. Hersheypark summer tickets include three parks in one featuring 70 rides and thrilling coasters, a full water park and a zoo, with summer getaways and entertainment throughout the destination. For hours and tickets, please visit www.Hersheypark.com.
Unique Hybrid Coaster Experience
The first hybrid manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) in Pennsylvania, Wildcat’s Revenge adds an all-new steel track with unique elements to the wooden framework for a one-of-a-kind thrilling ride experience found only at Hersheypark. The debut of Wildcat’s Revenge comes 100 years after the first Wild Cat ride opened at the Park, the first coaster purchased by founder Milton S. Hershey.
The 2-minute and 36-second experience begins as riders climb a 140-foot hill, plunge into an 82-degree drop and hit a maximum speed of 62 miles per hour along 3,510 feet of red track on a black steel and wood structure. The pursuit continues as riders stalk their prey through four inversions, including the World’s Largest Underflip, an inversion that begins with an upward climb, followed by a counterclockwise 270° roll and a dive down towards the side.
Located in the Midway America region of Hersheypark, Wildcat’s Revenge features a fully renovated coaster station with a design that harkens back to the iconic 1923 Wild Cat station, with low-pitched gables around the roof’s perimeter. Guests of Hershey’s height requirement and taller (48 inches and above) will sit in one of three custom trains, showcasing fully-dimensional black, charcoal and silver wild cats exacting revenge on their wooden predecessor.
Be The First To Ride
Hersheypark offers King Size, Full Size and Bite Size Season Pass options offering year-round Hersheypark Happy for the entire family. Guests who become a 2023 King Size Season Pass Holder will be one of the first to ride Wildcat’s Revenge, plus enjoy other popular benefits like unlimited visits, free tickets, a free souvenir cup, one-hour early access during the summer season and more. Details on registration for the First To Ride Event on May 29-31 are available at www.Hersheypark.com/tickets/season-passes.php.
Sweet and Savory Food Items
To celebrate the opening of the 15th coaster at Hersheypark, several culinary items themed to Wildcat’s Revenge will debut across the Park and Hershey’s Chocolatetown starting Memorial Day weekend. The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio will introduce a new cocktail, mocktail and dessert sundae, all themed to the ride. In addition to the Wildcat’s Revenge King Size Shake and Coaster Dog added during Spring Weekends, Hersheypark will debut a new sundae, ice cream flavor and waffle cone at Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor, signature fudge at The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen and an exclusive in-park only alcoholic beverage.
THE Summer to Visit Hershey
Families interested in extending their stay in The Sweetest Place On Earth can save on a summer getaway at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark with packages at Hershey Lodge resort, The Hotel Hershey luxury accommodation and Hersheypark Camping Resort campground. This summer is the perfect time to visit as The Hotel Hershey celebrates its 90th anniversary and Hersheypark Camping Resort celebrates its 60th summer of camping. Free Resort Benefits include extra morning and evening hours at Hersheypark, front gate shuttle service to an exclusive resort drop-off location, outdoor pools open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, daily summer resort recreation and activities, and more. For rates and additional information, visit www.Hersheypark.com/official-resorts/packages.
The two spas in Hershey – MeltSpa by Hershey day spa and The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa – offer sweet relaxation with one-of-a-kind chocolate spa treatments and rotating seasonal collections. Other attractions around town include The Hershey Story Museum on Chocolate Avenue, Hershey Gardens and Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction, celebrating 50 years in 2023. For more information, visit www.HersheyPA.com.
Entertainment Offerings Around Town
Hershey, Pa., offers world-class entertainment with a full lineup of concerts, Broadway shows and more coming to Hersheypark Stadium, GIANT Center arena and Hershey Theatre venue throughout 2023. The summer lineup includes:
- May 27: Blink-182 at Hersheypark Stadium
- May 28: Boz Scaggs at Hershey Theatre
- June 4: Stars on Ice at GIANT Center
- June 13-18: SIX at Hershey Theatre
- June 22: Bill Burr at GIANT Center
- June 27: Diana Ross at Hershey Theatre
- June 29: Falling In Reverse at GIANT Center
- July 1: Zac Brown Band at Hersheypark Stadium
- July 2: Big Time Rush at Hersheypark Stadium
- July 5: 3ICE at GIANT Center
- July 6: Tori Amos at Hershey Theatre
- July 7: Jerry Seinfeld at Hershey Theatre
- July 13: Luke Bryan at Hersheypark Stadium
- July 28: Jason Aldean at Hersheypark Stadium
- August 1-6: Come From Away at Hershey Theatre
- August 4: Outlaw Music Festival at Hersheypark Stadium
- August 5: Pantera at Hersheypark Stadium
- August 10: The Chicks at Hersheypark Stadium
- August 11: Guns N’ Roses at Hersheypark Stadium
- August 12: Kidz Bop Never Stop Live Tour at GIANT Center
- August 15: Yellowcard at GIANT Center
- August 27: Nickelback at Hersheypark Stadium
- September 1: Disney Junior Live On Tour at Hershey Theatre
- September 9: Lynyrd Skynyrd & ZZ Top at Hersheypark Stadium
For more information, visit www.HersheyEntertainment.com.