Hersheypark in Hershey, PA, has announced its newest attraction, Hershey Triple Tower, slated to debut for the 2017 Springtime In The Park event, comprised of three drop towers of three different heights: Hershey’s Tower, Reese’s Tower and Hershey’s Kisses Tower.
will be the first theme park in the US with three drop towers at different
heights. Each tower provides a different ride experience with varying
heights, thrill levels and speeds.
“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.”
At a height of 80 feet, 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 feet, 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 feet 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.
Hershey Triple Tower™ is manufactured by S & S Worldwide, Inc. of Logan, UT. The new ride will be located in the Kissing Tower Hill section of the theme park. Each of the three towers will operate independently, launching at different times, with independent queue lines.
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. The project cost of Hershey Triple Tower™ is projected at approximately $8 million.