Trailblazer (Hersheypark)

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Trailblazer sign.jpg
Trailblazer's entrance sign
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since May 18, 1974
Height restriction 36 inches
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel - Terrain - Mine Train
Hourly capacity 1125 riders per hour
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 43 feet
Top speed 35 mph
Length 1600 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:15
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Premier Rides (2003-present)
Arrow Dynamics (1974-2002)
Riders per train 30
Trailblazer exiting the helix

Trailblazer is a steel terrain roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. It is the park's second oldest standing roller coaster after Comet.


Hersheypark purchased Trailblazer for $975,000 on April 30, 1973.[1]

Trailblazer opened on May 18, 1974. It is located in the Pioneer Frontier section of the park. The coaster features one lift hill, a helix that circles four times, and a brake run level with the launch section of Storm Runner.

The newest changes to the ride came in 2003, when the coaster's trains were replaced with ones built by Premier Rides that featured individual lap bars.[2]




2 trains with 5 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 30 riders per train.

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