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Enjoy the ride!
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Inverted|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed58 mph
Great Bear is painted purple and black and is located near Comet and the location of Skyrush. The coaster features four inversions: a vertical loop, an immelmann, a zero-g roll and a corkscrew. Because the coaster is located on a hill, the lift is only 90 feet yet drops riders 124 feet in a curved drop. The ride features a helix immediately before the drop, swinging riders above the park. After dropping, riders enter a vertical loop, an Immelmann loop, and a zero-g roll. The ride continues over Comet Hollow before entering into the final inversion, a simple corkscrew. Riders are photographed by three on-ride cameras before coming to a complete stop on the brake run and returning to the station.
- A possible explanation for Great Bear's name is the distinctive roaring noise the coaster makes during the ride.
- During "Hersheypark in the Dark", Great Bear is dubbed Great Scare.
|Roller coasters at Hersheypark|
|Present||Cocoa Cruiser • Comet • Fahrenheit • Great Bear • Laff Trakk • Lightning Racer • Sidewinder • Skyrush • SooperDooperLooper • Storm Runner • Trailblazer • Wildcat • Wild Mouse|
|Former||Roller Soaker • Mini-Comet • Twin Toboggans • Wild Cat|