HERSHEY, PA (August 8, 2017) – Officials with Hersheypark announced today the plans for two new family thrill attractions coming in 2018 to The Boardwalk at Hersheypark.
Breakers Edge Water Coaster will be the park's 14th Coaster and will be the world’s first HydroMAGNETIC water coaster with flying saucer turns to smoothly rocket riders through splash-filled hills.
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.
This water coaster has an estimated hourly ride capacity of 600 guests and a ride time of about one minute.
Whitecap Racer will be the world’s longest mat racer and will take 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.
The new attractions will be located between Shoreline Sprayground attraction and Intercoastal Waterway lazy river and are slated to debut for Memorial Day weekend of 2018.
ProSlide Technology Inc. is the manufacturer of both attractions and both rides are family-friendly with a height requirement of a Reese’s category (42") and up.
The new attractions will be the biggest addition to The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park since it opened for the Park’s centennial season in 2007. The area features six water slides, a lazy river, wave pool and more than 600 interactive water features.
These new attractions join more than 70 rides available for guests during the 2018 season at Hersheypark Amusement Park as part of a 3-parks-in-one Hersheypark admission, including ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park and The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park.