Jolly Rancher Remix

Roller coaster in the United States
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Jolly Rancher Remix
The attraction as Sidewinder in 2020
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°17′24″N 76°39′14″W / 40.289967°N 76.653878°W / 40.289967; -76.653878
Park section Pioneer Frontier
Status Operating since May 11, 1991
Cost $4,200,000
Rider height
  • Minimum: 48 inch
  • Maximum: 80 inch
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Boomerang
Type Steel - Shuttle
Track layout Boomerang
Hourly capacity 760
Propulsion Catch car lift hill
Chain lift hill
Height 116.5 feet
Top speed 47 mph
Length 935 feet
Track inversions 3
Rider inversions 6
Duration 1:48
G-Force 5.2
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Vekoma (2022-present)
Vekoma (2011-2021)
Vekoma (1991-2010)
Riders per train 28

Jolly Rancher Remix (formerly known as Sidewinder) is a steel shuttle roller coaster located in Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. It is a Boomerang installation from Dutch firm Vekoma.


Hersheypark had to apply for an exception to the local zoning rules to install this roller coaster.[1] Sidewinder was officially announced in January 1991.[2]

Sidewinder opened on May 11, 1991. It was the first roller coaster installed at the park since SooperDooperLooper fourteen years before.[3]

For the 2022 season, the attraction was repainted and renamed Jolly Rancher Remix.[4] It reopened on May 28, 2022.[5]



The ride begins with a lift hill that pulls the train backwards up 116.5 feet before releasing it into a drop that brings it back through the station and into the actual ride. The train goes through three inversions: the vertical loop and a cobra roll. The cobra roll has been described to be very rough on riders due to the wear of the ride. A second lift hill brings the train up the same height as the first, but this time forwards. The train is released and travels the course backwards before arriving again at the station. Sidewinder is located in the Pioneer Frontier section of the park across from Storm Runner and near Trailblazer.

Color scheme

In 2021, Sidewinder was repainted with green track and blue and purple supports.[6] Previously, it had black track and white supports.[7]


The second train, in use from 2011 to 2022

Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.

In 2011, the original Vekoma train was replaced with a more modern style train also from the same manufacturer. This train was replaced again in 2022 as part of the retheme.



  1. "Waiting game". The Daily News.
  2. "Hersheypark has (stomach) upsetting news". Intelligencer Journal.
  3. "Hershey coaster turns world upside down".
  4. "Hersheypark announces two new Jolly Rancher attractions for summer".
  5. "Hersheypark reveals opening date of new Jolly Rancher rides".
  6. "Hersheypark – Savoring Some Skyrush & A Jolly New Paint Job?".
  7. "[Sidewinder, Hersheypark] Typically I wouldn't post so much about a repaint, but varying colors seem to support the rumored new name/theme". Reddit. 2021-10-25. Retrieved 2022-01-03.

External links

Articles on Hersheypark