Hersheypark Triple Tower Coming Spring 2017
Hersheypark has been droping hints for weeks and today they revealed what is coming to the park in 2017. See the above video of the press conference. I thought for sure it was a ride that dropped, perhaps even 207 feet. I got the drop part right… but there was more.
Before I tell you about the Triple Tower I am super excited to let you know that they announced that Hersheypark will be adding a Chick-fil-A Express restaurant! WOOT!
Chick-fil-A is known for its menu of fresh, hand-crafted food that offers a variety of options for guests, with signature items including a hand-breaded, pressure-cooked, boneless chicken breast sandwich, Waffle Potato Fries, hand-spun milkshakes and fresh-squeezed lemonade. While the new restaurant will offer a limited menu, it will serve these favorites along with delicious breakfast options. It will also will feature both indoor and outdoor seating for guests. Hersheypark Season Pass Holders will also receive food and beverage discounts at the new restaurant.
Did you read that!?
Season Pass Holders will be receiving their food and beverage discount! Read all about how much I love my Hersheypark Season Pass. Chick-fil-A is coming to Hersheypark! Waffle fries, hand spun milkshakes, lemonade AND the nuggets that my kids can’t get enough of.
Hershey Triple Tower
New for the 2017 season, Hersheypark will introduce Hershey Triple Tower. With three towers, the new attraction will offer an experience for each member of the family with varying heights, thrill levels and speeds. Each tower will operate independently, launch at varying times and have its own ride staff.
Hersheypark is the first amusement facility with three towers at different heights. Hershey Triple Tower will be open during all operating seasons, weather permitting.
Hershey’s Kisses Tower
At a height of 80’, Hershey’s Kisses Tower will have three seats on each of its four sides allowing for 12 riders on each ride. The ride will be themed in silver, the color of the famous Hershey’s Kisses brand.
At a height of 131’, Reese’s Tower will have four seats on each of its four sides allowing for 16 riders on each ride. The ride will be themed in orange, the color of the famous Reese’s candy brand.
Both Hershey’s Kisses Tower and Reese’s Tower are “double shot” towers which offer two cycles of positive and negative G-force experiences. A “double shot” tower rapidly propels riders up to the top of the tower and then gently lowers them down, with a series of air-cushioned bounces, to the loading platform.
Reaching 189’ above Hersheypark, Hershey’s Tower will offer 20 seats in the round. Themed in the chocolate brown color of the famous Hershey’s Bar wrapper, this tower will be able to offer a variety of experiences for riders. Two of the available options include “space shot,” where riders are rapidly propelled to the top of the tower; and “turbo drop,” where riders are blasted down the tower at speeds faster than a typical freefall.
The maximum speed for all three towers is 45 mph and the ride braking system combines pneumatic braking with launch systems. The restraint system features an over the shoulder harness. Theoretical ride capacity is approximately 1,400 riders per hour and the minimum height required for all three towers is 48 inches or the Hershey’s Bar category.