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Wildcat’s Revenge opens at Hersheypark

Wildcat’s Revenge, the first-ever hybrid coaster at Hersheypark, is now open to the public. Its highly-anticipated debut comes 100 years after the original Wild Cat coaster opened at the Park in 1923. The new hybrid is the 15th coaster at Pennsylvania’s largest amusement park, which is now home to the most coasters in the Northeast.

As the first hybrid manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) in Pennsylvania, Wildcat’s Revenge combines the best of wood and steel by adding a new steel track with unique elements to the wooden framework for a one-of-a-kind thrilling ride experience found only at Hersheypark.

The 2-minute and 36-second experience begins as riders climb a 140-foot hill, plunge into an 82-degree drop and hit a maximum speed of 62 miles per hour along 3,510 feet of red track on a black steel and wood structure. The pursuit continues as riders stalk their prey through four inversions, including the world’s largest underflip, an inversion that begins with an upward climb, followed by a counter-clockwise 270° roll and a dive down towards the side.

Located in the Midway America region of Hersheypark, Wildcat’s Revenge features a fully renovated coaster station with a design that harkens back to the iconic 1923 Wild Cat station, with low-pitched gables around the roof’s perimeter. Guests of Hershey’s height requirement and taller (48 inches and above) will sit in one of three custom trains, showcasing fully-dimensional black, charcoal and silver wild cats exacting revenge on their wooden predecessor.

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