Top 10 Best Rides at Hersheypark, Pennsylvania

Hersheypark, home of delectable chocolate, enticing aromas, and of course, a wide array of thrilling rides that make it one of the sweetest destinations in Pennsylvania. Established over a century ago by the chocolate king himself, Milton S. Hershey, Hersheypark boasts a dizzying assortment of attractions ranging from adrenaline-pumping roller coasters to leisurely family-friendly rides, providing a recipe for fun that's as irresistible as the chocolate that made the town famous.

Now, let's talk about those rides. The hair-raising drops, the heart-stopping loops, the charming carousels, the refreshing water rides - there's something at Hersheypark to tickle everyone's fancy. Every turn you take in this delightful amusement park unveils a new thrill, whether it's a high-speed chase on a roller coaster track or a serene journey on a whimsical Ferris wheel.

Which brings us to the million-dollar question: what are the best rides at Hersheypark, Pennsylvania? Well, that's where you come in. This is your chance to let your voice be heard! Vote for the choices you think deserve to be at the top. Maybe it's that towering roller coaster that makes your pulse race every time, or the tranquil river rafting ride where you had your most memorable family laugh. Or perhaps it's that nostalgic carousel that takes you back to your childhood every time you hop on.
The Top Ten
1 Skyrush

This ride really needs a harness! Skyrush doesn't go upside down, but has a large drop and rocks side to side. The ride has a heavy duty lap bar, but you still feel like you are falling out of your seat. The Skyrush ride attendants push the lap bar down on your thighs to keep you safe, but both of my kids were crying by the end of the ride because it was pressing so hard. Once we exited the ride, my kids showed me the large red marks on their thighs. I do not recommend this ride, it is not worth the discomfort.

2 Storm Runner

I rode this and it was so much fun! The only downsides are that it is really short and there's no padding for your head.

This is the best roller coaster I have ever ridden.

It can go from 0 to 72 MPH in only 2 seconds. A frightning start! You'll feel like you're upside down for a minute

3 Fahrenheit

It is so amazing and gives you the shock of your life!

4 Great Bear

I risen in the front the first time. It was so worth it. The thing is, you know you're upside down, but yet you feel like you aren't. Definitely one to wait to go on the front on.

If you want to fly and scream in thrill, this is the ride to go on! Smoother than the wooden coasters, and longer than the steels.

This is my favorite & it's still everyone's fan favorite for this coaster.

5 Wildcat’s Revenge

I remember riding this coaster as Wildcat, it was absolutely terrible, very rough with nothing to make up for it. Nobody in my party liked it. Well, Hershey realized that nobody liked this stupid coaster, so they closed the old version of Wildcat in order for it to be reimagined. When I first saw the new coaster, I was kinda like "oh cool, they're reimagining their worst coaster, eh it'll probably be cool." Then I ended up riding the new coaster and I was BLOWN AWAY! The airtime feels more aggressive than SteVe, the maneuvers feel like Maverick, which is VERY RARE, and the pacing on this ride is completely relentless, not a single second to breathe. Overall, this is my favorite coaster at Hersheypark, and this might actually be my FAVORITE COASTER EVER, tied with Steel Vengeance. I find it absolutely mind-blowing how Hershey took their worst coaster and turned it into their BEST, absolutely insane. Too bad Cedar Point is keeping their bad rides and getting rid of all their good rides… This ride is better than Storm Runner, Fahrenheit, Great Bear, Candymonium, and EVEN SKYRUSH! Ride this now!

6 Candymonium
7 Lightning Racer

Lightning Racer give both children & adults the opportunity to (a) ride a fun filled action ride and (b) the fast pasted rush of the competition making every second worth it and the feeling of pulling in to the exit and realizing your cart won is absolutely the perfect end to a perfect ride.

8 Comet

Fighting but overall better then all the coasters.

9 Trailblazer
10 SooperDooperLooper

Sooperdooperlooper was the oldest ride yet today one of the best with all the fun and insanity rolled up making the awesome ride that will make you scream your head off!

This thing only has 1 loop! How can you call it the sooperdooperlooper

The fact that it only has one loop...

The Contenders
11 Sidewinder

What are you talking about? This is the best roller coaster in the park!

My absolute favorite ride. I love the thrill rush. This should def be #1 no cap

Way underrated the new best restraints are so amazingly good

12 Laff Trakk
13 Coal Cracker
14 Wildcat
15 Wild Mouse

I think it's good for people like me that don't like scary roller coasters.

Sounds similar to a classic rollercoaster that used to be in UK.

16 The Claw

I've always loved the great thrill of The Claw ever since I was 8 and now I still love the fear you get looking at The Claw while you are waiting on line.

17 Hershey Triple Tower

Its really fun. Sure each one could be higher, but they're still pretty high. Very fun

18 Breaker's Edge
19 Tidal Force
20 Roller Soaker
21 Coastline Plunge - Whirlwind
22 Canyon River Rapids
23 Carousel
24 Jolly Rancher Remix

It's already on the list despite its previous name Sidewinder

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