Hersheypark Announces Hershey Triple Tower for 2017
Hersheypark today announced Hershey Triple Tower for 2017, the United States’ first “choose-your-thrill” drop and launch tower complex.
Hershey Triple Tower, located in the park’s Kissing Tower Hill area, will be comprised of three S&S towers of varying heights, each providing a different ride experience. All three will reach a maximum speed of 45 mph. Read below for details on each tower.
1. Hershey’s Tower
Standing 189 feet tall, Hershey’s Tower seat 20 riders in a circular formation around the tower.
Hershey’s Tower will feature a traditional “double shot” up as well as a “turbo drop,” blasting riders down the tower at faster-than-freefall speeds.
The two smaller towers are both S&S’s traditional “double shot” tower models:
2. Reese’s Tower
Reese’s Tower will stand 131 feet tall. The tower’s four sides will each seat four riders, allowing for a total of 16 riders. The tower will sport an orange color, closely matching its peanut-butter candy namesake.
3. Hershey’s Kisses Tower
The smallest of the three towers, the silver-colored Hershey’s Kisses Tower will stand 80 feet tall and will seat 12 riders.
Hersheypark will be the first amusement facility in the country with three towers at different heights.
The three towers will operate independently from one another; will launch at different times and will feature independent queue lines.
Hersheypark is investing $8 million in Hershey Triple Tower. The ride is expected to debut in time for the park’s 2017 Springtime in the Park.
“Hersheypark is well-known for providing guests with rides and attractions that the entire family can enjoy and this new ride is sure to deliver,” said Kevin Stumpf, General Manager Attractions & Entertainment.
“We are happy to be adding this new attraction that will offer families the opportunity to choose their level of thrill and enjoy panoramic views of the Park.”
And what may be equally exciting news for some (me), Hersheypark also announced a Chick-fil-A Express restaurant will open inside the park in 2017.
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If you’re unfamiliar with Chick-fil-A, I’m so sorry. The chain is known for its chicken sandwiches, nuggets, waffle fries and much more. The restaurant will offer a limited menu, but one that will feature many of the more popular items. Hersheypark’s Chick-fil-A will feature indoor and outdoor seating, so guests will be able to enjoy their chicken any time of year.
To learn more about Hershey Triple Tower, visit Hersheypark’s website for the new ride.
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