More Steel at Hersheypark!
13th Roller Coaster Coming to Hersheypark in 2015
Founded in 1906 by chocolate magnate and philanthropist Milton S. Hershey, Hersheypark has grown over the decades to become a world-class, 110-acre theme park with more than 70 rides and attractions, welcoming guests from around the world.
It is Mr. Hershey’s vision that guides Park officials as they make decisions to add new rides and attractions. Blending the best of the past with the innovations of the future has been a successful formula at Hersheypark.
In May 2015, guests will have the opportunity to experience the blend of past and future with the opening of Laff Trakk, the first indoor, spinning, glow-coaster in the United States.
Laff Trakk blends the allure and magic of an old-fashioned fun house with the exhilaration of a spinning roller coaster. The spinning cars offers riders a different view and experience on every ride.
Inspiration for Laff Trakk dates back as early as 1930 when Hershey Park (as it was originally spelled) had a Fun House. It was located along Spring Creek in the current Hollow area. That attraction featured wooden slides, a barrel roll, a spinning disk, blow holes and a walk-through tunnel. In 1938, the Philadelphia Toboggan Company was hired to remodel it and renamed the popular attraction WHOOPS.
Fun houses are an American amusement park treasure. Laff Trakk will bring back classics like Laffing Sal, distorted mirrors and a house of cards with bright, bold neon color. The new ride is designed for the family to ride together so they can experience some of that wonderful whimsy the original Hershey Park Fun Houses provided.