Candymonium Nominated for 2020 Best New Amusement Park Attraction
Vote for the New Hypercoaster at Hersheypark in USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice
Candymonium, the tallest, fastest, longest, and sweetest coaster in Hersheypark, has been nominated by USA Today 10Best for Best New Amusement Park Attraction in the Best of 2020 Readers' Choice travel awards.
The contest gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice. Voting ends Monday, December 21, and the winners will be announced on Thursday, December 31. We need your support! If you love Candymonium, vote here for us.
The World's Sweetest Coaster
Candymonium opened to the public on July 3, 2020, in the all-new Hershey's Chocolatetown region that honors the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. The new hypercoaster features 4,636 feet of milk chocolate track that spans seven acres at the entrance of the new region.
Designed by leading industry manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M), Candymonium 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. Reaching a maximum speed of 76 mph, the out-and-back style coaster then dips into thrilling drops including seven camelback hills that serve up the ultimate feeling of freedom with the most airtime of any of our coasters and a 123-degree hammerhead curve. The thrilling ride experience ends with an impressive panoramic banked curve around the iconic Kisses Fountain.
Ride Candymonium This Holiday Season
Candymonium is one of six coasters open at Hersheypark during Christmas Candylane, weather permitting.
The holiday attraction also features family-friendly rides; more than 5 million twinkling lights - the most ever for the seasonal celebration; an all-new Santa experience in the heated Chevrolet Music Box Theatre; an up-close look at all nine live reindeer in a newly expanded viewing area; a new TREEville experience in The Boardwalk; shopping in the all-new Hersheypark Supply Co. and HP Collections shops; signature hot chocolate and other sweet treats; and more.
Christmas Candylane is open daily through Jan. 3, 2021. Great ticket deals are available on Hersheypark.com for guests to buy online and save. Reservations are required for guests with daily admission tickets attending Christmas Candylane, with extensive safety enhancements including face coverings and appropriate social distancing detailed here.