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Candymonium By The Numbers

The World's Sweetest Coaster Opens to The Public on July 3

Candymoniumthe tallest, fastest, longest, and sweetest coaster in Hersheypark, opens to the public on July 3. The new hypercoaster spans seven acres at the entrance of the all-new region of Hershey's Chocolatetown

Before you take a ride on Candymonium, check out some sweet facts about the one-of-a-kind Bolliger & Mabillard roller coaster and view never-before-seen photos of the coaster plaza and inside the coaster station.

Ride Experience

7 - camelback hills that serve up the ultimate feeling of freedom with the most airtime in Hersheypark

10 - times Candymonium crosses over Spring Creek

146 - seconds (2 minutes and 26 seconds) of total ride time

76 MPH - max speed of the coaster, making it the fastest in Hersheypark

4,636 - feet of milk chocolate track runs throughout Chocolatetown, making Candymonium the longest coaster in Hersheypark

3 - candy-themed trains that represent the world-renowned Hershey Company brands of Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Twizzlers

28 - seats on each coaster train

210 feet - the height of the first hill, making it the tallest in Hersheypark

77.3 - the degree of the first drop

169 feet - the height of the second hill 

64 - the degree of the second drop

125 feet - the height of the hammerhead curve 

123 - the degree of the hammerhead curve

156 feet - the height of the third hill

55 - the degree of the third drop

Coaster Specs

181 - coaster columns and foundations placed 

132 - total pieces make up the Candymonium track

1,212 tons (approx. 2,672,000 lbs) - the weight of the steel

13,534 - number of high strength bolts used to assemble the coaster

101 - number of truckloads of materials that were delivered 

Coaster Timeline

221 - days to complete the track work

521 - days from the start of construction to public opening

January 29, 2019 - construction started on the entire Candymonium project

July 8, 2019 - first piece of track was placed inside the coaster station

November 4, 2019 - Candymonium topped off at 210 feet

February 14, 2020 - last piece of track was placed

May 4, 2020 - first test run

July 3, 2020Candymonium opens to the public

We hope to see you at Hersheypark this summer for a thrilling ride on Candymonium