Hersheypark has announced the details of its all-new Wildcat’s Revenge hybrid coaster, set to open in summer 2023. This will replace the original Wildcat coaster that permanently closed in July.
By Anthony Langdon
The new wood and steel hybrid will join one of the largest roller coaster collections in the United States next summer, 100 years after the first Wildcat ride debuted at Hersheypark.
Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, Wildcat’s Revenge adds an all-new steel track with unique elements to the existing wooden framework of Wildcat. The hybrid coaster features a 140-foot hill, maximum speeds of 62 miles per hour along over 3,500 feet of track, and four inversions.
Included as one of those inversions is the “World’s Largest Underflip,” which will be an inversion that begins with an upward climb, followed by a counterclockwise 270° roll, and a dive down towards the side.
“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.
Located in the Midway America region of the park, Wildcat’s Revenge features a fully renovated coaster station with a design harkening back to the 1923 Wildcat station. Guests will sit in one of three custom trains, showcasing fully-dimensional black, charcoal, and silver wild cats exacting revenge on their wooden predecessor, one of the park’s very first attractions in its 116-year history.