HERSHEY, Pa. -- Hersheypark added four rides to its more than 60
They are the Claw, in which riders dangle six stories high on a
spinning pendulum, producing the feeling of weightlessness;
Frontier Flyers, an "interactive swing" in which guests choose how
high they will reach by adjusting the front fin of the flyer; Mini
Pirat, a children's boat ride that swings back and forth; and Mini
Scrambler, a low-speed version of the Hersheypark Scrambler
Admission is $35.95 for ages 9 to 54; $19.95 for ages 3 to 8 and
55 to 69; $15.95 for ages 70 and older. Children age 2 and younger
are admitted free. Flex tickets, preview plans and group discounts
are available. For information, call (800) 437-7439 or visit www.hersheypa.com.
In addition, theme parks around the country also added several
rides and attractions. A sampling is as follows:
• Water Country USA, Williamsburg, Va., is creating waves with
the new Hubba Hubba Highway, an interactive river adventure. Guests
can cruise down this free-floating river ride through
water-spraying cactus and cool geysers. The winding jet stream
covers 3.5 acres, making it the park's largest attraction.
Water Country USA is open daily from 10 a.m. Admission is $33.99
for adults and $26.99 for children ages 3 to 6. Two-, three- and
four-day unlimited tickets are available, as are a variety of
To learn more, call (800) 343-7946 or visit www.watercountry.usa.com.
• Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, introduced the world's tallest
and fastest roller coaster. The Top Thrill Dragster races atop a
track that stands 420 feet tall and rockets up to 120 mph.
Cedar Point, reputed to be the second-oldest amusement park in
North America, boasts 16 roller coasters and another 53 rides. It
also features four hotels, a beach and boardwalk and a marina on
Admission is $43.95 for ages 3 to 59, 48 inches or taller. A
variety of two-day admission packages are available. Younger
children enter free. Parking is $8 a day.
For information, call (800) 237-8386 or visit www.cedarpoint.com.
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