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
Product Swing Thing[1]
Type Steel - Suspended - Family
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 family 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 sat back-to-back in suspended cars of four. Each seat had a bucket of 4 gallons of water under it that could be emptied on guests below by pulling a lever. These buckets were 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 was made up of gentle drops and turns along with a few areas where riders were splashed with water from buckets, fountains, etc.

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Articles on Hersheypark
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