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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Inverted|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||58 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 hill 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.
2 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.
- 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.
- "Hersheypark plans $13 million coaster", Intelligencer Journal (August 20, 1997), pp. 8. Retrieved on January 2, 2022.
- "Tie shoes tight for Hersheypark's new inverted-loop coaster". https://www.mcall.com/news/mc-xpm-1998-05-17-3199123-story.html.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.