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The Best Rides at Hersheypark

List RulesVote up your favorite rides at Hersheypark.

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!

  • Video: YouTube
    Sidewinder is a steel roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It is located in the Pioneer Frontier section of the park, right across from Storm Runner. While the coaster itself is a standard Vekoma Boomerang, this installation is notable because it was the first Vekoma Boomarang to use Vekoma trains. For the 2011 season, the Sidewinder's trains were replaced with Vekoma's modern trains, similar to the train on Carowinds' Carolina Cobra. This ride was also the first coaster installed in the park in 14 years since the SooperDooperLooper in 1977. With a total of 3 loops in the ride's structure, and the fact that the ride operates in both directions, a single ride  ...more
    • Park: Hersheypark
    • Opened In: 1991-05-05
    • Height (m): 35.5092
    • Max Speed (km/h): 75.639168
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    Wild Mouse

    Video: YouTube
    Wild Mouse is a steel roller coaster located in Hersheypark designed by MACK Rides, Germany, in 1999. It is located in the Midway America section of Hersheypark, right across from the Wildcat. Riders are placed in single carts on a thin track. The ride frequently makes sharp turns, giving riders the illusion they are about to fall off the track. When this occurs the riders are jerked as they turn. In October, when Hersheypark is decorated in a Halloween theme, the Wild Mouse is dubbed Mouse Stew. Hersheypark usually runs their Wild Mouse with very little braking on the upper level, loading slow-moving cars in the station, and allows four adults per car. By comparison, Dorney Park &  ...more
    • Park: Hersheypark
    • Opened In: 1999-05-08
    • Height (m): 13.716
    • Max Speed (km/h): 45.061632
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    Laff Trakk

    Video: YouTube

    Laff Trakk is a steel roller coaster thrill ride located at Hersheypark.

    • Park: Hershey Park
    • Opened In: 2015
    • Ride Type: Roller coaster
    • Height (m): 50
    • Max Speed (km/h): 40
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    Video: YouTube
    Wildcat is a wooden roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The coaster opened on May 26, 1996, as the anchor attraction of the Midway America section of the park. Wildcat was the first coaster built by Great Coasters International, and initially ran with trains built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company until 2007 when they were replaced with GCI's Millennium Flyer trains.  ...more
    • Park: Hersheypark
    • Opened In: 1996-05-26
    • Height (m): 27.432
    • Max Speed (km/h): 80.4672
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