Wood and Steel Coaster Features Four Inversions With World’s Largest Underflip
(Hershey, Pa. – November 2, 2022) – Wildcat is back and seeking vengeance. Hersheypark amusement park today announced the details of its all-new Wildcat’s Revenge hybrid coaster. One of 15 coasters at Hersheypark, the wood and steel hybrid will join one of the largest and most iconic coaster collections in the United States in summer 2023, 100 years after the first Wild Cat ride debuted at the Park.
Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC), Wildcat’s Revenge adds an all-new steel track with unique elements to the existing wooden framework for a one-of-a-kind thrilling ride experience found only at Hersheypark. The hybrid coaster features a 140-foot hill, maximum speeds of 62 miles per hour and four inversions, including the World’s Largest Underflip.
“Based on our guest feedback, we knew coaster fans would love a hybrid at Hersheypark, and we’re thrilled to work with RMC on a custom wood and steel coaster with a nod to our history,” said Vikki Hultquist, General Manager of Attractions at Hersheypark. “Wildcat’s Revenge features the very best of RMC’s signature thrills, including four inversions with the World’s Largest Underflip, Inverted Stall, Zero-G Roll and Reversing Downhill Roll.”
Unique Hybrid Coaster Experience
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 perimeter of the roof. 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. The thematic elements are a design first for 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 counterclockwise 270° roll and a dive down towards the side.
Following its summer 2023 debut, Wildcat’s Revenge will be open for all four seasons, weather permitting. For more information, visit www.Hersheypark.com/explore-the-park/rides/wildcats-revenge/ and follow along on social media using #WildcatsRevenge.
This new coaster joins an impressive lineup of 15 coasters at Hersheypark. The more than 115-year-old amusement park has added significant experiences in the past decade - from the transformational expansion of Hershey’s Chocolatetown region to six coasters since 2012. Guests can enjoy three parks in one at Hersheypark with more than 70 rides, a water park and a zoo included with admission.
Be The First To Ride
Hersheypark recently launched its 2023 Season Pass Holder program, with King Size, Full Size and Bite Size options offering year-round Hersheypark Happy for the entire family. Guests who become a 2023 King Size Season Pass Holder will be one of the first to ride Wildcat’s Revenge, plus enjoy other popular benefits like unlimited visits, free tickets, a free souvenir cup, one-hour early access during the summer season and more. Limited-time offers with payment plans are available through Nov. 30 at www.Hersheypark.com/tickets/season-passes.php.
Welcome to our second full day of IAAPA 2017 coverage. Today we are spending more time on the show floor looking at some new ride vehicles, visiting with some of our favorite ride manufacturers and even showing some of the never before seen things that may be coming to a park near you soon.
Be sure to check out our Day One Coverage .
Coverage by Renée Girard
We’re back for day 2 of IAAPA! Getting a bit of a late start today. I’m getting too old to be staying out past midnight!
If heights are your thing, you can take a climb on the ropes course.
VR is still a popular thing at a lot of attractions. Brogent Technologies offer a cool looking experience.
Checking out the Gerstlauer booth.
Soaring Eagle makes some unique and awesome experiences like Terror Dactyl and Dare to Drop.
Battle Company has all of your laser tag needs.
Crazy 8’s is a fun little spinning coaster.
Love the trackless ride system!
I love a good B&M coaster, including Mako from SeaWorld Orlando, on display here.
Really looking forward to the S&S Steeplechase Evolution!
More VR for those who like that sort of thing.
ABC rides Switzerland will be showing up at the Six Flags Parks next year with their top spin.
Some of the trains made by the folks at Zamperla.
Going to check out what’s new from Triotech. Love these guys!
Triotech introduces a new branding and logo for this year.
Ghostbusters opened last year in Heide Park.
Triotech has partnered with Ubisoft for a new attraction that is a VR maze.
The partnership between Triotech and Ubisoft is sure to lead to great things in the future!
Fidget spinner video game anyone?
The Aquaticar by Cloward looks pretty neat!
A virtual reality water slide, because why not.
This guy will welcome you into Journey to the Five Realms.
SimEx iWerks offers a lot of great 4D experiences, with Superman Man of Steel coming soon.
The WhiteWater company always has amazing slides and other activities for a fun water park experience.
ADG Mountainsides makes some pretty sweet mountain coasters.
Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters booth
This looks like a fun interactive driving experience at the Fotosmile booth
A look at a ride vehicle at the Maurer booth.
Finger Coaster VR experience from Smaaash.
Thanks for joining our trip around the show floor on day 2 of IAAPA. We’ll be back one last time tomorrow!
It's once again time for IAAPA and this year we've once again got Renée and Chris in Orlando covering all of the coverage for us.
We'll try and update this as often as possible but be sure you are following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (park_journey) all day for updates.
Coverage by Renée Girard and Chris Con
We are here! IAAPA day 1.
We are at the SeaWorld press event for the new attractions reveal.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Infinity Falls features a 40 foot drop and close encounters with animals native to the rainforest.
Ride vehicle reveal for Oscar’s Wacky Taxi at Sesame Place by The Gravity Group opening spring 2018.
Oscar’s Wacky Taxi, coming soon to Sesame Place!
Time Traveler coaster by Mack opening in Silver Doller City in spring 2018.
Closer look at Time Traveler by Mack, coming soon to Silver Dollar City.
Checking out what’s new at Busch Gardens Williamsburg next year, the action VR ride Battle for Eire.
Battle for Eire features a motion based theater simulator with 360 VR headset. Opening spring 2018 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
Set in the Ireland area of Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Battle for Eire introduces several new characters.
Addie is one of the main characters to be featured in Battle for Eire.
We’re ready to see what’s new from the folks at Dynamic Attractions.
Dynamic Attractions new dark ride system is the all-terrain dark ride.
Dynamic Attractions’ Dragon Rider system allows guests to feel as though you’re flying through the air on a Dragon.
Awesome work from Dynamic Attractions. Check out the models for the all-terrain dark ride and dragon rider.
Waiting for the big reveal at Skyline Attractions for their ride at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Harley Quinn’s Crazy Coaster by Skyline is the first and only coaster of its kind in the world.
Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster looks great! Coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom next year.
Love Beaver Tails! Please bring them to more theme parks in the US.
RMC design for Twisted Cyclone, opening next year at Six Flags Over Georgia.
That’s all for day one of IAAPA. Stay tuned for more tomorrow!
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