The Rotor was invented in Europe in the 1940s and was brought to the United States in 1951. Kennywood Park installed a Rotor in 1955, and Hersheypark installed a Rotor in 1970.
Hershey’s Chocolatetown, the first theme region added to Hersheypark since 2007, was announced on October 3, 2018. It will open in Summer 2020.
Hersheypark and Knoebels are experiencing continued flooding since Monday – both parks announced they would be closed on July 25 and July 26.
Hersheypark and Knoebels closed on July 23 due to localized flooding. Hersheypark is scheduled to reopen on July 24. Knoebels has not yet announced their plans for tomorrow.
On July 19, 2018, Kennywood Park and the Pittsburgh Steelers announced a collaboration that has resulted in a new themed region being added to the park, which will be called … Continue Reading Steelers Country to open in Kennywood Park in 2019
In 2014, Hersheypark added a new branded food stand, one that was local to the Philadelphia and Jersey Shore area – Chickie’s & Pete’s. Chickie’s & Pete’s opened up a location … Continue Reading Chickie’s & Pete’s
Today’s Hersheypark update features news of an upcoming improvements and updates to Hersheypark over the next two seasons, as well as updates on the construction of the new Racer Corner … Continue Reading Hersheypark Update | February 15, 2018
This is a special article about the history of Waagner-Biro’s double and triple wheels. For more information about Giant Wheel at Hersheypark see here and here. Waagner-Biro produced a new kind … Continue Reading Waagner-Biro | Double and Triple Wheels
Here is your Hersheypark Update for December 13, 2017. Check out some photos of Boardwalk construction!
Redondo Beach, California, operated a twin racing roller coaster called Lightning Racer, from May 1913 until October 1923. It was a twin, racing, out and back roller coaster, constructed at … Continue Reading Lightning Racer at Redondo Beach, CA | 1913 – 1923
Congratulations to Hersheypark for picking up a few Brass Ring awards at IAAPA 2017!
Sky Fun 1, Inc., was a company based in Longmont, Colorado. They are best known for the SkyCoaster at various parks.
A Ben Schiff Wild Mouse was purchased by Kennywood Park in 1958.
Cable Transportation Engineering Company, Incorporated, (CTEC) was a chairlift manufacturing company formed in in 1977.
I was recently asked about a dinosaur themed ride that was at Knoebels. Let’s take a look at the history of the ride called Moon Rocker. According to PennLive, the … Continue Reading Moon Rocker at Knoebels | 1954 – c1958
This is a biographical profile of Randall A. Duell, one of the preeminent amusement park designers of the 20th Century. But not only was he distinguished for that – he … Continue Reading Randall A. Duell