Yesterday, with much excitement, Hersheypark announced their newest attraction… Hershey Triple Tower™! Scheduled to debut at the 2017 Springtime In The Park event, the attraction is made up of three drop towers, each a different height. The towers include: Hershey’s Tower™, Reese’s Tower™ and Hershey’s Kisses Tower™. These new rides will be located in the Kissing Tower Hill section of the Park. Also coming to Hersheypark in 2017 is the new addition of a Chick-fil-A Express restaurant! New rides, new restaurant… I can’t tell you how excited I am to check out the Park next year.
Hershey Triple Tower™
With the addition of the Triple Tower, Hersheypark will become the first amusement park in the country with three towers at different heights! Each tower is different, and has it’s own unique experience and thrills to provide riders. This sticks to Hersheypark’s theme of that there is something for everyone! Another great way that the Park caters to guests of all ages.
The Hershey’s Kisses Tower™, at a height of 80 feet, will include three seats on each of its four sides, allowing for 12 riders total on each ride. As you can guess, the ride will be themed silver, the color Hershey’s famous Kisses are often wrapped in! For the Reese’s Tower™, which will sit at 131′, each ride will include 16 riders, with four seats on each of the four sides. This tower will be orange, as seen on the Reese’s candy wrapper. Both Hershey’s Kisses Tower ™ and Reese’s Tower™ are double shot towers. This means that they 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.
The highest tower, which will sit at 189’ above Hersheypark, will offer 20 seats in the round. This tower will feature the famous chocolate brown color associated with the Hershey’s Bar wrapper, and will provide a variety of experiences for riders. One of the available options is space shot, where riders are rapidly propelled to the top of the tower. The other is a turbo drop. This is where riders are blasted down the tower at speeds faster than a typical freefall.
As I mentioned earlier, a Chick-fil-A Express restaurant is coming to Hersheypark. This establishment will become one of the many (more than 2,000) Chick-fil-A restaurants across 43 states and Washington, D.C. I love love LOVE Chick-fil-A sandwiches, waffle fries, and fresh lemonade. Oh and can’t forget the milkshakes! Chick-fil-A is known for for their fresh, hand-crafted food, and I think this will be an excellent addition to the dining line up in Hersheypark.
Now don’t forget, if you plan on visiting Hersheypark multiple times a year, you definitely need to check out their season passes. The 2017 Hersheypark Season Pass is currently on sale now for the lowest rate. But hurry! These prices only last through September 30, 2016.
While I attended an expense paid trip by Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company earlier in the year, all opinions and thoughts expressed are 100% my own.