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Hersheypark Coaster Guide 2022

14 Coasters from Mild to Wild for Guests of All Ages to Enjoy

Hersheypark is home to an impressive collection of 14 mild to wild coasters, so it's easy to see why this month is one of our favorites as we celebrate National Roller Coaster Day on August 16. If you're planning a trip to Hersheypark to celebrate this special day or any other day this summer (we're open daily through Labor Day), this 2022 coaster guide is your go-to resource for riding the rails in The Sweetest Place On Earth

Whether you prefer a classic wooden coaster like Comet or are brave enough to climb 210 feet into the air before flying downhill at 76 mph on Candymonium, there is a coaster waiting for you at Hersheypark. Buckle up and read on to learn more about our 2022 coaster collection. Our rides are subject to availability based on a variety of factors. The Hersheypark app will update ride availability in real-time.

Historic Coasters

There has been a roller coaster at Hersheypark since 1923 with the original Wildcat, which operated until 1945. Hersheypark then added Comet, the oldest coaster at the park, which turned 75 last year. 30 years later sooperdooperLooper arrived which is another one of our iconic roller coasters that just turned 45 this year. 

  • Comet was added in 1946, making it our oldest coaster in operation. It is a classic wooden coaster best known for several airtime-producing bunny hills and more than 6,500 chaser lights that provide an out-of-this-world, shooting star experience.
  • sooperdooperLooper was the first looping coaster on the East Coast and only the second of its kind in the United States. The classic steel coaster features a family-friendly course of small dips, drops and bunny hills. It remains one of the most ridden attractions in the Park.

High Thrill Coasters

If you’re into thrills, you’ll love our selection of more intense roller coasters at Hersheypark, including our newest hypercoaster spanning 7 acres at the entrance of our Hershey’s Chocolatetown region.

  • Candymonium is the tallest, fastest, longest and sweetest coaster in Hersheypark with the most airtime of any of our coasters. Riders embark on a heart-pounding, 210-foot ascent up the tallest hill in Hersheypark, then dip into thrilling drops including seven camelback hills, a 123-degree hammerhead curve and a panoramic banked curve around the Kisses Fountain. 
  • Skyrush is considered to be our most intense coaster. It climbs 200 feet before flying downhill at 75 mph. Riders can feel the rush on 4 high speed turns and 5 zero-G airtime hills from a thrilling, winged-seat coaster train.
  • Fahrenheit has a 97-degree negative drop following a 90-degree, 121-foot ascent, making it the steepest coaster in Hersheypark. Riders fly through a memorable course of loops, corkscrews and dives.
  • Great Bear is the only inverted roller coaster at Hersheypark. This coaster lifts its riders 90 feet off the ground before taking them through loops at up to 61 mph. The roaring bear noise heard throughout the Park is made from the wheels' vibration resonating against the hollow track beams.
  • Storm Runner hydraulically launches riders from 0 to 72 mph in only two seconds, lifting them 18 stories straight up and then down. The coaster exerts more than 8,000 horsepower - quicker than the world’s fastest vehicle. 

Unique Coasters

Hersheypark has a variety of coasters you won’t find anywhere else. Check out these five unique coasters that offer a one-of-a-kind experience.

  • Jolly Rancher Remix is a boomerang coaster with a total of three loops each way, which means a single ride involves being turned upside down six times. This reimagined coaster which opened in May 2022 takes you and your senses forward and back on the same flavorful track.  Guests will blast through the flavor tunnel, invert six times in 90 seconds and jam to sweet tunes. Each ride is different with five randomized flavor rides like Watermelon or Green Apple, complete with different music, lights and scents for an only-in-Hersheypark sensory experience.
  • Laff Trakk is the first indoor, spinning, glow-coaster in the United States. It is themed after the traditional American fun houses and open year-round.
  • Lightning Racer was the first wooden racing and dueling roller coaster in the United States added in 2000. The double-track wooden roller coaster features two staggered lifts and a thrilling element of competition. 
  • Wild Mouse scurries through a course of tight corners, 180-degree hairpin turns and exciting drops that give riders the wild illusion of falling off the track. It is the only coaster in Hersheypark to never stop. 
  • Breakers Edge is a HydroMAGNETIC water coaster located inside The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park. Riders accelerate on rafts through thrilling splash-filled hills and open-air FlyingSAUCER turns - a great way to cool off on a hot day.

Family Coasters

Hersheypark is home to nearly 50 rides for younger guests, including two family-friendly roller coasters. 

  • Cocoa Cruiser is a great first option for our youngest guests of a Kisses height requirement (36-42") and above. It is a steel roller coaster that races around a silver track twice for two fun-filled minutes. 
  • Trailblazer is a beloved coaster that the whole family can enjoy. It reaches speeds of 45 mph and features a helix that circles a total of 4 times!

Ready for a ride? Join us this summer to experience our coasters and family-friendly rides, The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park with one million gallons of water and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park - all included in your one-price admission ticket.