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‘Wildcat’s Revenge,’ a hybrid coaster, to open in 2023

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YORK, Pa. – Roller coaster fans will see a new hybrid coaster made of steel and wood at Pennsylvania’s Hersheypark next summer, the company announced Wednesday.

Wildcat’s Revenge will be custom-built and located in the Midway America area of the park. The hybrid roller coaster is expected to open in the summer of 2023.

Steel track will be added to the existing wooden framework of The Wildcat, a wooden roller coaster that closed in July.

“We knew coaster fans would love a hybrid at Hersheypark,” Vikki Hultquist, general manager of attractions at Hersheypark, said in the release.

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'Wildcat's Revenge,' a new hybrid coaster, is expected to open at Hersheypark this summer
'Wildcat's Revenge' is planned to open at Hersheypark in the summer.

What will riding Wildcat’s Revenge be like? 

Wildcat’s Revenge will have a maximum speed of 62 mph, a height of 140 feet,  a length of 3,510 feet, and a ride time of two minutes and 36 seconds. 

'Wildcat's Revenge' is expected to debut in the summer of 2023.
The new roller coaster will feature four inversions, according to Hersheypark
Here is a rendering of the underflip on the ride.

It will feature four inversions, an 82-degree drop, and “the world’s largest underflip,” according to the company.

The “underflip” is described as “an inversion that begins with an upward climb, followed by a counterclockwise 270 degree roll and a dive down towards the side.”

Guests must be 48 inches or taller to ride the roller coaster.

Hersheypark will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Wild Cat ride opening at the amusement park next summer, the release said.

Story Credit: usatoday.com

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