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Candymonium Construction Update

Top Hat Now on Hersheypark's Tallest Coaster

Since we broke ground in early January, construction on Hershey's Chocolatetown has been in full swing!

In July, we announced plans for Candymonium and our teams immediately began work on the tallest coaster coming to Hersheypark.

This week, our Construction Services team craned the top piece of Candymonium into place - our 15th coaster at Hersheypark now stands proudly at 210 feet.

Check out these images of the exciting moment!

Opening in summer 2020, Candymonium will be the tallest, fastest, longest and sweetest coaster at Hersheypark.

As The World’s Sweetest Coaster, Candymonium will feature:

  • a lift height of 210 feet
  • a max speed of 76mph
  • a track length of 4,636 feet
  • the most airtime of any coaster in Hersheypark

Manufactured by industry leader Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M), Candymonium will span 7 acres at the new entrance of Hersheypark as part of Hershey’s Chocolatetown.

Take a look at some of our construction updates we shared leading up to this week: 

As we announced last October, we are so excited about Hershey’s Chocolatetown and our $150 million transformational expansion.

Opening in summer 2020, Hershey’s Chocolatetown is a new region at Hersheypark where guests can eat, play, shop and gather year round as part of the development of 23 acres.

Hershey’s Chocolatetown will feature several marquee elements:

Stay tuned to www.hersheypark.com/chocolatetown for more details and updates! #HPChocolatetown

Candymonium Top Hat_B Roll


About HE&R: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) is a world-class entertainment and hospitality company dedicated to preserving the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. Founded in 1927 by Milton S. Hershey, HE&R and its subsidiaries own and/or operate the Hersheypark amusement park, Hersheypark Arena & Stadium, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, Hershey Bears AHL Hockey Club, Giant Center arena, The Hotel Hershey luxury resort, Hershey Lodge resort and convention center, Hersheypark Camping Resort campground, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa, MeltSpa by Hershey day spa, Hershey Country Club and Hershey Golf Collection, Hershey Nursery, and Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning. For additional information about HE&R, visit www.HersheyPA.com.

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