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Candymonium Named A 2020 Best New Amusement Park Attraction

New Hypercoaster Ranked in Top 5 in USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Contest

We have some sweet news to share as 2020 comes to an end. Candymonium, the tallest, fastest, longest and sweetest coaster at Hersheypark, is a winner in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best New Amusement Park Attraction. The new hypercoaster, which opened July 3 as part of the all-new Hershey's Chocolatetown region, ranked 4th in the national contest.

A panel of amusement park experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees. The top 10 winners were determined by a popular vote after four weeks of digital voting.

The World's Sweetest Coaster

Candymonium features 4,636 feet of milk chocolate track that spans seven acres at the entrance of Hershey's Chocolatetown

Designed by leading industry manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M), the out-and-back style coaster begins with a heart-pounding, 210-foot ascent up the tallest hill in Hersheypark in a candy-themed train. Each train represents the world-renowned Hershey Company brands of Hershey’s Kisses candies, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Twizzlers twists. The coaster then dips into thrilling drops including seven camelback hills and a 123-degree hammerhead curve, and ends with an impressive panoramic banked curve around the iconic Kisses Fountain.

The thrilling ride experience for guests 54” and taller (Twizzlers height requirement and above) lasts 2 minutes and 26 seconds and spans 7 acres of Hershey’s Chocolatetown. Learn more about Candymonium by the numbers here

A Thrilling Ride Experience

Guests who visited Hersheypark in 2020 loved the airtime and speed of Candymonium. Check out some of the reviews here. If you've taken a ride on Candymonium this year, let us know what you thought of the experience by tagging us on social media!