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The Best Rides at Hersheypark

Updated August 19, 2021 5.8k votes 1.7k voters 47.4k views37 items

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Before you head out to find a roller coaster, check out this list of the best rides at Hersheypark, including videos, types of rides, and more information. This list of the best Hersheypark attractions includes roller coasters, kids rides, indoor/dark rides, and water rides, as well as parades, live shows, and Hersheypark tours - all ranked so you can decide which ones to hit up first!

The rides on this list have been voted on by amusement park fans and Hersheypark enthusiasts. From the newest rides at Hersheypark to the classics that have been around forever, this is a list of all the most famous attractions at Hersheypark. Don't like Storm Runner or Skyrush? Vote them down so they don't win.

What are the best rides at Hersheypark? Great Bear and Lightning Racer are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list. Maybe you prefer spinning twisters over basic roller coasters, or maybe you'd rather spend your time on the ground. Whatever the case, this list is how we will finally decide which are the best rides at Hersheypark!

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    Storm Runner

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    Storm Runner is an Intamin-built steel launched roller coaster at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It is located in the Pioneer Frontier section of the park, right across from Sidewinder and above the Trailblazer. It was constructed in 2004 and was the third Intamin Accelerator Coaster. It reaches a height of 150 ft and catapults riders from 0 to 72 mph in 2 seconds. It features a top hat and three inversions, a dual loading station and a magnetic braking system. It was built to interact with three other Hersheypark rides: the Dry Gulch Railroad, the Monorail, and the Trailblazer. Storm Runner is the first accelerator coaster to utilize over-the-shoulder restraints and the first to...  more
    • Park: Hersheypark
    • Opened In: 2004-05-08
    • Height (m): 45.72
    • Max Speed (km/h): 120.7008
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    Great Bear is a roller coaster located at Hersheypark, Hershey, Pennsylvania. It was built by Bolliger & Mabillard during the winter of 1997 and opened for the 1998 season. It is located in the Kissing Tower Hill section of the park, uphill from SooperDooperLooper, and across from the Kissing Tower. Because of the coaster's unique custom design, as well as other factors including the terrain, Spring Creek, and proximity of noted attractions such as the SooperDooperLooper, the coaster was one of B&M's most difficult installations. Also, due to the lack of sand in the supports, the coaster makes a loud roaring sound like a bear. Hershey Park was not allowed to have supports built into Spring...  more
    • Park: Hersheypark
    • Opened In: 1998-05-23
    • Height (m): 27.432
    • Max Speed (km/h): 93.341952
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    Skyrush is an Intamin prototype Wing Coaster with winged seating at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It opened to the general public on May 26, 2012. Skyrush is Hersheypark's 12th roller coaster, and its third coaster made by Intamin. Skyrush features a 212-foot cable lift that raises the train at a 17-mile-per-hour rate. Skyrush has a yellow track and light blue support columns. Skyrush's trains are the first of their type in the world. Each train weighs 13 tons. In each car, two seats are positioned over the track and two seats hang over the sides of the track, inspiring Skyrush's tagline "Ride the Edge". Skyrush's top speed is 76-mile-per-hour. The ride achieves a maximum of 5 g...  more
    • Park: Hersheypark
    • Opened In: 2012-05-26
    • Height (m): 61.0
    • Max Speed (km/h): 120.7008
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    Video: YouTube
    Fahrenheit is a steel roller coaster at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located in the Pioneer Frontier section of the park, just across from the entrance to the Boardwalk. The ride features six inversions and opened on May 24, 2008, replacing the Western Chute-Out water slide complex. The coaster's first drop is at 97 degrees, making it the second steepest in the United States behind Steel Hawg at Indiana Beach. In October, when Hersheypark is decorated in a Halloween theme, Fahrenheit is dubbed Fearenheit....  more
    • Park: Hersheypark
    • Opened In: 2008-05-24
    • Height (m): 36.8808
    • Max Speed (km/h): 93.341952
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