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Sidewinder
Sidewinder Front Seat (HD POV) Hershey Park01:19

Sidewinder Front Seat (HD POV) Hershey Park


Statistics

Park

Hersheypark

Location

Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Opened

May 11, 1991

Manufacturer

Vekoma

Type

Sit-Down Shuttle

Model

Boomerang

Riders per hour

760

Height

116.5 feet (35.5 meters)

Top speed

47 mph (75.6 km/h)

Length

935 feet (285 meters)

Duration

1:48

Inversions

6 (3 forward, 3 backward)

Maximum G-Force

5.2

Sidewinder is a Vekoma sit-down shuttle roller coaster located in Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It is one of many Boomerang shuttle coasters built by Vekoma.

History and General InformationEdit

Sidewinder was opened in May 1991. It was the first roller coaster installed at the park since SooperDooperLooper fourteen years before. The ride begins with a lift hill that pulls the train backwards up 116.5 feet before releasing it into a drop that brings it back through the station and into the actual ride. The train goes through three inversions: the vertical loop and a cobra roll. The cobra roll has been described to be very rough on riders due to the wear of the ride. A second lift hill brings the train up the same height as the first, but this time forwards. The train is released and travels the course backwards before arriving again at the station. Sidewinder is located in the Pioneer Frontier section of the park across from Storm Runner and near Trailblazer.

TriviaEdit

  • During Hersheypark in the Dark, Sidewinder is dubbed Scarewinder.
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