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|Sidewinder in 2020.|
|Type||Steel - Shuttle|
|Top speed||47 mph|
|Manufacturer||Vekoma (replaced 2011)|
|Riders per train||28|
History and General Information
Sidewinder was opened in May 1991. It was the first roller coaster installed at the park since SooperDooperLooper fourteen years before. 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.
In 2011, the original Vekoma train was replaced with a more modern style train also from Vekoma.
- During Hersheypark in the Dark, Sidewinder is dubbed Scarewinder.
- "Waiting game". The Daily News. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/37119071/hersheypark-sidewinder-proposal-1990/.
- "Hersheypark has (stomach) upsetting news", Intelligencer Journal.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.