Do You Remember? Five Rides You Can't Find at Hersheypark Anymore

Crews at Hersheypark are working through the fall and winter to build Hershey's Chocolatetown, which will open for the 2020 season. Take a look at the newest dining options HERE.

We took a trip down memory lane for some of our favorite rides from the past at Hersheypark. Which of these classics did you enjoy as a kid?

 

The massive Giant Wheel was a signature ride for Hersheypark from 1973 until it's retirement in 2004. It towered over the surrounding landscape and offered riders a unique view of the park (watch the video for a POV ride). The former site of the ride is now home to Starship America and Balloon Flite

 

Thousands of kids played their first round of mini-golf at the Hersheypark course near the SuperDooperLooper (seen in the first few minutes of the video above). This course was removed in 1997 to make way for construction of The Great Bear

 

The Flying Falcon debuted in 1990 and operated for 26 seasons before closing in 2016. Riders soared almost 100 feet above the park.

 

Many rides have come and gone over the years at Hersheypark. Few of them made as big a splash as Canyon River Rapids. The ride first opened in 1987 and doused thousands of unsuspecting passengers with the infamous waterfall at the end. Experienced riders knew there was a small spot on the edge of that waterfall where a passenger could sneak through un-soaked. The Intercoastal Waterway and The Shore now occupy the space where Canyon River Rapids used to rage.

 

From 1974 to 1991, there was no better way to get between Rhineland and Minetown than hopping one of the 30 Sky Ride cars for a relaxing trip through the clouds. The Rhineland station is still visible on your left as you enter the park's main gates. The Minetown station was located near the site of The Great Bear's station. If you'd like to experience the Sky-Ride, it's still operating at Dreamworld Park in Thailand!

Hersheypark in the Dark continues this weekend with fun for the whole family!

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