Candymonium

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Candymonium
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Hersheypark
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since July 3, 2020
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Hyper Coaster
Type Steel - Hyper
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 210 feet
Top speed 76 mph
Length 4636 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 77.3°
Duration 2:26
HELP
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Candymonium is a steel hyper roller coaster at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. The ride was manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard and is the centerpiece of a new multi-million dollar entry plaza called Chocolatetown. Opened in 2020, it is the first true candy-themed coaster at the park.

History

Candymonium and the Kisses Fountain.

The attraction was announced on October 3, 2018 alongside the new ChocolateTown entrance area.[1]

More info was released on July 24, 2019, including the name Candymonium and that the ride would be 210 feet tall with a top speed of 76 mph and a length of 4,636 feet.[2] In November 2019, the tallest point of the ride was topped off.[3] The final piece of track was installed in February 2020.[4]

The ride had its first test run on May 6, 2020.[5]

On June 12, 2020, the park confirmed that the ride would open with the park on July 3.[6][7]

Design

Elements

The park describes this roller coaster as the "world's sweetest roller coaster". Candymonium is a Hyper Coaster from Bolliger & Mabillard and the flagship attraction of Hersheypark's new entrance area Chocolatetown.

Trains

3 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 28 riders per train.

Each train on Candymonium is based on a different Hershey brand. There will be a Hershey's Kisses train (blue), a Reese's Peanut Butter Cups train (orange), and a Twizzlers train (red).[4]

References

External links


Articles on Hersheypark
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