Sunday, November 3, 2019

New Views of Hersheypark's Candymonium Coaster from the Construction Zone

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Candymonium, Hersheypark's new B&M hyper coaster, is growing quickly under the pretty blue fall sky, as seen in a batch of new photos posted to the park's Construction Zone website.  The page has been added to the robust offerings of the Chocolatetown website, which is dedicated to the massive expansion that the park will open in the spring of 2020.

We previously saw that the park had started to build the coaster's lift hill, and these updated photos show that they've also been installing a lot of other track.  B&M hypers often go up in order, from lift hill to final brakes, so it's interesting to see the ride going up in different segments.  Above is Candymonium's upward helix that drops into an outwardly banked fall, before zooming up and around a new iconic fountain that will be built.

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Another photo from the group was taken a bit before most of that track went up, but shows off the great elevation changes that can be found in the area of the ride.  While these were visible in the original plans for the expansion they're even more noticeable in these recent photos.

Candymonium will tower over Hersheypark with a lift hill standing 210 feet tall.  The ride's first drop will send the trains over the 4,636 foot long course at speeds of 76 miles per hour.  Riders will be treated to many air-time hills along the way, a staple feature of these kind of coasters.

Chocolatetown will not only include a totally new entrance to Hersheypark, but also several food and retail locations.  Recently announced dining additions include The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen, Milton's Ice Cream Kitchen, and the large Chocolatier Restaurant Bar & Patio.  Those looking for anything Hershey related will also enjoy the Hersheypark Supply Co. store.