Hersheypark has announced not one, not two, but three drop towers to open for the 2017 season! Hershey Triple Tower will be a set of three S&S Worldwide drop towers standing at all different heights and each featuring a unique ride experience. The three towers will be constructed for a projected $8 million and will each operate independently. All three towers feature a top speed of 45 mph.
Hershey’s Kisses Tower
At a height of 80’, Hershey’s Kisses Tower™ will have three seats on each of its four sides allowing for 12 riders on each ride. The ride will be themed in silver, the color of the famous Hershey’s Kisses brand.
At a height of 131’, Reese’s Tower™ will have four seats on each of its four sides allowing for 16 riders on each ride. The ride will be themed in orange, the color of the famous Reese’s candy brand.
Both Hershey’s Kisses Tower™ and Reese’s Tower™ are “double shot” towers which offer two cycles of positive and negative G-force experiences. A “double shot” tower rapidly propels riders up to the top of the tower and then gently lowers them down, with a series of air-cushioned bounces, to the loading platform.
Reaching 189’ above Hersheypark, Hershey’s Tower™ will offer 20 seats in the round. Themed in the chocolate brown color of the famous Hershey’s Bar wrapper, this tower will be able to offer a variety of experiences for riders. Two of the available options include “space shot,” where riders are rapidly propelled to the top of the tower; and “turbo drop,” where riders are blasted down the tower at speeds faster than a typical freefall.
Additionally, Hersheypark has surprised guests this morning by announcing that the park will also open a Chick-fil-A for the 2017 season.
Which tower will you ride first at Hersheypark in 2017? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for construction updates and more!