Jolly Rancher Remix

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Jolly Rancher Remix
Sidewinder (Hersheypark) 2020 01.jpg
The attraction as Sidewinder in 2020
Hersheypark
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since May 11, 1991
Cost $4,200,000
Rider height
  • Minimum: 48 inch
  • Maximum: 80 inch
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Boomerang
Type Steel - Shuttle
Hourly capacity 760
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 (replaced 2011)
Riders per train 28
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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.

History

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 will reopen on May 28, 2022.[5]

Design

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

Trains

The train used currently

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.

References

External links

Articles on Hersheypark
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