Wildcat (Hersheypark)

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Wildcat
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Hersheypark
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since May 26, 1996
Cost $5,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Designer / calculations Clair Hain, Mike Boodley
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 106 feet
Drop 85.2 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 3183 feet
Inversions 0
G-Force 3.5
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (1996-2006)
Great Coasters International (2007-present)
Riders per train 24
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Wildcat is a wooden roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. The ride was the park's fourth roller coaster.

It is the very first roller coaster built by manufacturer Great Coasters International (GCI).

History and General Information

Fifty-one years after the demolition of the original Wild Cat, Hersheypark's first roller coaster, a new roller coaster debuted bearing a similar name, "Wildcat", as reference to the first coaster. The ride is located at the back left corner of the park while another wooden coaster, Lightning Racer is located at the back right corner of the park. Wildcat was built with a curved drop to reduce nausea and features an on ride camera. Due to the extreme roughness of the ride while operating with its original Philadelphia Toboggan Company trains, its trains were replaced with GCI's Millennium Flyer rolling stock in 2007.

Trivia

  • Wildcat is built on a hill, making it look much larger than it really is.
  • During the event, "Hersheypark in the Dark", Wildcat is dubbed "Scaredycat"

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External Links

  • Wildcat on the Roller Coaster DataBase.