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General Resort News - (12/30/16) The latest construction video from J-Forces takes a look at Christmas Candyland at Hersheypark this week as well as a look at the construction of the park's new Herrshey Triple Towers attraction along with a new in-park Chick-Fil-A location.
(5/16/16) According to a Tweet from Herhseypark, new soft chest-strap restraints were added to Storm Runner and Fahrenheit for this past weekend.
2017 - Hershey's Triple Towers - (1/10/17) A fun update about Hersheypark showing off the progress on the three new drop tower rides, other park construction as well as the latest goings on inside Chocolate World can be found at CoasterTalkNoBSZone. They also take a look at a newly cleared plot of land and some work taking place there that was created following the construction of the new road around the backside of the park (Park Boulevard).
(12/19/16) The Hershey Triple Tower attraction is now rising into the sky as the base sections of all three towers have now been set in place, as seen in a post to Twitter.
(8/3/16) Hersheypark announced their new attraction plans for 2017 and it probably isn't quite what anyone was expecting. They are calling it Hershey's Triple Towers and the experience is made up of three S&S style tower rides, each with a different height and theme.
The shortest of the three towers will be the Kisses Tower, standing 80 feet tall, and able to hoist 12 rides at once. This is expected to be an S&S Double Shot style tower experience.
Next is the Reese's Tower standing 131 feet and able to hold 16 riders. This was announced to also be a Double Shot style ride experience.
The biggest is the Hershey's Tower that will stand 189 feet and carry 20 riders, and actually features S&S new round seating car. The experience on this ride will be the S&S Combo tower ride experience, able to perform both Space Shot and Turbo Drop modes.
The three new side-by-side towers will go on Kissing Tower Hill and take the place of Frog Hopper, Convoy and Red Baron. The first two displaced rides will be moved to the site of the Huss made Flying Falcon tower, which will be leaving the park for good. The Red Baron will be moved near the entrance to the Boardwalk.
Elsewhere in the park, they will add a Chik-Fil-A location sometime next year. Why? I'm not sure... because besides being popular food items, even the theme park installations are required to remain closed on Sundays just like the real restaurants, which always raises my eyebrow around the time of year when parks move to weekend only operations.
2018 - Park Expansion / New Land - Rumor -
(5/14/17) So what's going on at Hersheypark for 2018 is the big question as new survey flag markers have been spotted in the grassy area "where the old pool was, near the park entrance plaza" as well as on the other side of the old section of Park Blvd. Is it time for the park to add a new coaster for 2018?
Time-wise, they could be due for something new it seems, as the last new coaster was the indoor Laff Trakk mouse coaster in 2015, and before that SkyRush opened in 2012, Fahrenheit in 2008 and Storm Runner in 2004. So they seem to average a new coaster ever 3-4 seasons as of late, so 2018 is possible, but so is 2019. But what could it be?
According to our first rumor, 2018 is the date being whispered around for the park's next new large attraction or expansion, comes with an odd caveat that not everyone may like what they announce when they do it. Strange... as this seems to imply that the 2018 wont be the coaster everyone is ready for, so be prepared to wait until 2019 for that one.
It is also nice to see that it looks like they will be taking advantage of the new land added to the park to the right of the entrance by the moving of Park Blvd, which gives them an open slate and no need to remove anything to make room. Another possible rumor or two seems to indicate that what may be built over there could be the beginning of a new themed land for the park, complete with an assortment of smaller rides, some new and some possibly moved in from other areas of the park.
This sounds a bit more logical with the rumors presented so far, and would serve as the setup to link the park to the new property, setting up things for a new coaster to come as early as 2019.
(5/25/16) That new road project planned to go around the backside of Hersheypark is under way it seems and according to one source, they hope to have it done by the end of the year. It doesn't show much, but I’ve seen a few photos so far to confirm that work is under way.
(2/15/16) A plan to relocate the road that run behind Hersheypark and run between it and the old golf-course they bought has been in the works for a number of years now, but it looks like things are moving forward at last, with a vote from the county approved to hire an engineering firm to perform the final design work on the $8.5 million new road.