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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 was announced in August 1997. The ride opened on May 23, 1998.
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.
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.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.