Hersheypark announces plans for $150M expansion, new coaster
HERSHEY – Hersheypark has announced plans for a $150 million expansion that includes a new roller coaster.
The central Pennsylvania amusement park said Wednesday that its Chocolatetown attraction will “unlock an all-new chapter.” According to Hersheypark, the 23-acre area will include a restaurant and bar, a confectionary kitchen and an ice cream parlor. Patrons will also be able to shop at a 10,000-square-foot store.
Hersheypark says its new roller coaster will be the park’s “tallest, longest, fasted and sweetest” ever. According to park filings with the Federal Aviation Administration, the ride will rise over 200 feet, classifying it as a “hypercoaster.”
Officials say the expansion project is the largest capital investment in Hershey Entertainment & Resorts history. Chocolatetown is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 season.