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Hersheypark announces two new water attractions planned for 2018

by Brittani Tuttle
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The Boardwalk At Hersheypark will debut two new family thrill rides in 2018.

Hersheypark, the 121-acre theme park in Hershey, Pa., has announced plans for two new thrill attractions for The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park: Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer.

Breakers Edge Water Coaster will be the world’s first HydroMagnetic water coaster, with flying saucer turns. It will also be the 14th coaster to join the ranks at Hersheypark. The four-person inline raft will give families a bobsled-style ride as gravity drops and Linear Induction Motors power the rafts up and down hills and through turns. The water coaster will have an estimated ride capacity of 600 guests per hour, and about one minute of ride time.

Breakers Edge Water Coaster Animatic POV - Opening 2018 at Hersheypark

Whitecap Racer will be the world’s longest mat racer attraction. This attraction will take guests 70 feet in the air as they race each other to the finish line in six side-by-side tunnels. Each rider speeds through two 360-degree loops, all while being able to keep an eye on their opponents thanks to low separator lanes.

Whitecap Racer Animatic POV - Opening 2018 at Hersheypark

These new family thrill rides will be located between the Intercoastal Waterway lazy river and the Shoreline Sprayground. Both attractions are set to debut during Memorial Day weekend in 2018.

“We are very excited to announce not one, but two new attractions for 2018 to The Boardwalk At Hersheypark,” said Kevin Stumpf, the General Manager of Attractions and Entertainment of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. “Our guests alway ask for coasters, water and family experiences […] these attractions will deliver on all three.”

ProSlide Technology Inc. is the manufacturer of both rides, which are family friendly and have a height requirement of 42 inches and up.

For more information on the upcoming water attractions and to purchase tickets, visit hersheypark.com.

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