Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hersheypark Announces Water Coaster and Racing Water Slides for 2018

At a press conference Tuesday morning, Hersheypark announced that they will be building not one but two new water rides for the 2018 season.

Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer are both scheduled to debut Memorial Day weekend of 2018.

Breakers Edge Water Coaster will be the world's first HydroMAGNETIC water coaster with flying saucer turns and the 14th coaster at Hersheypark.  The four-person inline raft gives families a bobsled ride feeling as gravity drops and smooth Linear Induction Motors power guests up and down hills and turns. This water coaster has an estimated hourly ride capacity of 600 guests and a ride time of about one minute.

Whitecap Racer will be the world’s longest mat racer and will take guests 70 feet high as they race to the finish in six side-by-side tunnels to the bottom. Each rider speeds through two tight 360-degree loops, while open racing lanes with low separator lanes allow racers to see and hear each other as they challenge each other using a slider timing system.

The new attractions will be located between Shoreline Sprayground attraction and Intercoastal Waterway lazy river.

No rides currently at the park will be removed to make room for the new rides.

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