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|Manufacturer||Great Coasters International|
|Designer / calculations||Clair Hain, Mike Boodley|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||50 mph|
|Manufacturer||Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (1996-2006) |
Great Coasters International (2007-present)
|Riders per train||24|
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.
- 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"
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.