Roller Soaker

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Roller Soaker
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Hersheypark
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Park section The Boardwalk
Status Defunct
Operated May 11, 2002 to September 3, 2012
Statistics
Manufacturer Setpoint
Type Steel - Suspended
Product Swing Thing[1]
Riders per train 4
Height 70 feet
Top speed 20.5 mph
Length 1300 feet
Inversions 0
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Roller Soaker was a SetPoint suspended roller coaster located at the Boardwalk (formerly at Midway America) at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. It was Hersheypark's first (and so far only) interactive coaster and the second of its kind.

History

On August 8, 2001, Hersheypark announced that Roller Soaker would be added for the 2002 season.[2]

Roller Soaker in 2004

The park announced in December 2012 that Roller Soaker would be removed to make way for a waterpark expansion.[3] It was subsequently scrapped.

General Information

Riders sit back-to-back in suspended cars of four. Each seat has a bucket of 4 gallons of water under it that can be emptied on guests below by pulling a lever. These buckets are refilled while riders load at the station. In addition, many water cannons on the ground may be operated by guests for the purpose of shooting the riders above. The course itself is made up of gentle drops and turns along with a few areas where riders are splashed with water from buckets, fountains, etc.

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