Ride manufacturers of Hersheypark

This subsection is all about the companies which have manufactured rides for Hersheypark. Companies will be added to this list as articles are published. Under each ride manufacturer are the rides they have produced for Hersheypark.

(Under Chance Rides, Minibus, Inc., is included since it is was a company purchased by Chance Rides though it never produced a ride for Hersheypark.)

  • W.F. Mangels Company
    • Airplane Swing
    • Ferris Wheel (1926)
    • The Whip (1937)
    • Wells Cargo
    • Livery Stables
    • Pony Parade
  • Arrow Development
    • Coal Cracker
    • Trailblazer
    • Twin Turnpike – Antique Cars
    • Twin Turnpike – Sports Cars

Chance Rides companies

Chance Rides purchased a number of ride manufacturers over their years of operation. Below is a group of articles related to Chance Rides and the companies it purchased which manufactured rides for Hersheypark.

  • Chance Rides
    • Rotor
    • Twin Towers Toboggans (#1)
    • Twin Towers Toboggans (#2)
    • Earthmovers
    • Flying Bobs
    • Rodeo
    • Ferris Wheel
    • Chaos
    • The Claw

Intamin consortium

Intamin was created as a consortium to sell amusement park rides in Europe and the Americas. From their founding in 1967 to the mid-1980s, the company only sold rides, not manufacture them.

From the mid-1980s to the late-90s, the company took direct ownership of a variety of different ride types through the acquisition of a variety of divisions of companies they had represented over the prior 20 years. Intamin sub-contracted the manufacture of rides during this period.

From 1998 to present, the company has directly manufactured their own rides and sold them.

  • Doppelmayr (amusement rides division)
    • Sky Ride
  • Intamin AG
    • Storm Runner
    • Fahrenheit
    • Skyrush
    • Canyon River Rapids (Sub-contracted to Hafema)
  • Schwarzkopf Industries GmbH
    • sooperdooperLooper
  • Waagner-Biro AG (amusement rides division)
    • Giant Wheel
    • Kissing Tower

Coming soon

  • Crown Metal Products
  • Eyerly Aircraft Company
  • B.A. Schiff & Associates