Just in time for the start of the summer season, Hersheypark has opened two new family thrill attractions for The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park – Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer.
Breakers Edge Water Coaster is the world’s first HydroMAGNETIC water coaster with flying saucer turns to smoothly rocket riders through splash-filled hills and thrills that are perfect for the whole family. The four-person inline raft gives families a bobsled ride feeling as gravity drops and smooth Linear Induction Motors (LIMs) power guests up and down hills and turns. It is also considered the 14th coaster at Hersheypark.
Whitecap Racer is the world’s longest mat racer and takes guests 70 feet high as they race to the finish in six side-by-side tunnels to the bottom. Each rider speeds through two tight 360-degree loops, while open racing lanes with low separator lanes allow racers to see and hear each other as they challenge each other using a slider timing system.
ProSlide Technology Inc. is the manufacturer of both attractions. Both rides are family-friendly and have a height requirement of a Reese’s category and up (42″ and up). The new attractions are the biggest additions to The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park since it opened for the Park’s centennial season in 2007.