Hersheypark adding two new attractions to its Boardwalk in 2018

Hersheypark announced today that they are adding not one, but two new water attractions to its Boardwalk area of the park in 2018.

The first will be called Breakers Edge, which is described as the “world’s first HydroMAGNETIC water coaster with flying saucer turns and the 14th coaster at Hersheypark.” 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.

The park also announced Whitecap Racer, which once opened, will be the world’s longest mat racer. This new slide complex 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.

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).

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