This is my regular Tuesday series about ride manufacturers who have made rides for Hersheypark. Today’s article is about Frederiksen Industries. Frederiksen Industries, Inc., a ride manufacturer based in Tampa, Florida, is … Continue reading Frederiksen Industries, Inc.
In 1983, Hersheypark decided to add a new theme area to the park, continuing the expansion of the park beyond Dry Gulch Railroad, Cyclops, and CinemaVision, the area then named … Continue reading Pioneer Frontier expansion
Today’s Manufacturer Series article is about Mason Corporation, of Brentwood, Tennessee. Mason Corporation has one ride in Hersheypark – Rolling Rovers – since 1988.
Welcome back to the Manufacturing Series! After a few weeks off, today’s article is about the famous bumper car manufacturer Lusse Brothers, Incorporated. Lusse Brothers got into the bumper car business in … Continue reading Lusse Brothers, Incorporated
In mid-1973, Hersheypark was facing two issues – the 1973 Oil Crisis and cost overruns from the first two phases of renovations. While the 1973 season would become the first … Continue reading What Could Have Been | Hersheypark in 1974
In 1982, Hersheypark made its first significant update to an area adjacent to Comet known as the hollow, since Comet was built in 1946. In the 1950s and 1960s, this … Continue reading TBT #25 | 1982 Spring Creek Hollow renovation
Installed in 1969, Hersheypark had a giant slide built on the side of the Hill. This slide was only in the park for four seasons, removed after the 1972 season … Continue reading Magic Carpet Giant Slide
With the announcement of what’s going on for a new thrill on the Hill, here is an article about the history of Kissing Tower Hill – the first area of … Continue reading The History of the Thrills on The Hill
The Monster was a ride manufactured by Eyerly Aircraft Company. It was installed in Carrousel Circle in 1972 and was removed after the 1982 season. The Monster was one of … Continue reading Monster [Hersheypark] | 1972-1982
In 1964, Hersheypark installed several new rides (and remodeled one as well). One of these new rides was a Norman Bartlett-invented ride called Flying Coaster. Flying Coaster is a type of … Continue reading TBT #22 | Flying Coaster (1964-1972)
Updated on January 30, 2017. This is my regular Tuesday series about ride manufacturers who have made rides for Hersheypark. Today’s article is about Eli Bridge Company. Eli Bridge Company is a … Continue reading Eli Bridge Company
This is a follow-up article to Canyon River Rapids (1987-2008). This article details a proposed ride that was to be installed in Hersheypark in 1986, as well as an incident … Continue reading More on Canyon River Rapids