Pennsylvania's Hersheypark announces new roller coaster Wildcat's Revenge as Wildcat replacement

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Hersheypark announced a new hybrid coaster, Wildcat's Revenge, that is coming to the theme park to replace the all-wood Wildcat ride. 

The Wildcat roller coaster has been closed since July 2022, and according to a press release, the new ride will be opening up at Hersheypark in the summer of 2023. 

It is being manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) and will have a 140-foot hill, max speeds of 62 miles per hour and four inversions, which includes the world's largest underflip. 

Wildcat's Revenge will join a large list of thrill rides already at the park like Skyrush, Fahrenheit and Great Bear.

Hersheypark theme park in Hershey, Pennsylvania announced the Wildcat’s Revenge roller coaster that will be opening in summer 2023.  (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty Images / Getty Images)

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"Based on our guest feedback, we knew coaster fans would love a hybrid at Hersheypark, and we're thrilled to work with RMC on a custom wood and steel coaster with a nod to our history," Vikki Hultquist, General Manager of Attractions at Hersheypark said in a press release. 

"Wildcat's Revenge features the very best of RMC's signature thrills, including four inversions with the World's Largest Underflip, Inverted Stall, Zero-G Roll and Reversing Downhilll Roll" Hultquist continued.

The new steel and wood hybrid coaster will be replacing the all wooden Wildcat ride, which has been closed since July 2022. ( Lauren A. Little/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images / Getty Images)

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Wildcat's Revenge is going to be located in the Midway America area of the park and will take guests on a wild two minutes and 36 seconds experience with an 82-degree drop.

The wood and steel hybrid ride will be one of the 15 coasters at Hersheypark in Pennsylvania. 

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