Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge

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Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge
Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge logo.png
Hersheypark RXCC Building.jpg
Show building
Hersheypark
Status Operating
Opening date 2006
General statistics
Attraction type Dark ride
Manufacturer Sally Corporation
Single rider line available

Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge (or RXCC as it is abbreviated) is a current attraction which was installed in 2006 at Hersheypark, where it became the first competitive, interactive dark ride. It was built by Sally Corporation, a popular dark ride manufacturer. This ride is not to be confused with the free Hershey's Chocolate World tour ride. The ride replaced a building which housed the park's first aid and ride department offices, as well as a practice skating rink.

Techniques[edit]

Riders are split into two groups of four (teams "Chocolate" and "Peanut Butter"), seated, and given a ride through a shooting gallery. Targets are placed in large scenes, often with spinning obstructions placed in front. Targets light up with yellow lights that disappear when hit, but these lights will turn orange for a short period, yielding double points if hit. One popular tactic is to aim for targets already hit by other players. The shooting scenes are broken down into three sections. In the final section, all targets are orange.

Often, stacking will occur, leaving the riders on the course to continue to shoot while the cars remain stationary, which prevents cars from bumping into each other. Unlike a typical dark ride, RXCC's cars travel on a track similar to a roller coaster. This cannot be defined as a coaster (not even as a powered coaster), because there is no gravity involved with the movement.

When the ride first opened, individual Reese's cups (with caramel) were given out at the end of the ride. If a rider was allergic to peanuts, a standard Hershey's chocolate bar was substituted. Later in the year, all players received Hershey's chocolate bars.

Ride Facts[edit]

  • Ride system provided by EOS Rides[1]
  • Ride features a Single Rider line
  • Total number of targets: 158[1]
  • Total animated elements: 80[1]
  • Animatronic figures: 8[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d [1] Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge Website