Wild Mouse (Hersheypark)

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Wild Mouse
Wild Mouse at Hersheypark.jpg
Full layout
Hersheypark
Coordinates 40°17′33″N 76°39′17″W / 40.292515°N 76.654774°W / 40.292515; -76.654774Coordinates: 40°17′33″N 76°39′17″W / 40.292515°N 76.654774°W / 40.292515; -76.654774
Status Operating
Opening date May 8, 1999
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Designer Corbin Stengal
Model Compact Wild Mouse
Track layout Wild mouse
Lift/launch system Chain
Height 45 ft (14 m)
Length 1,213 ft (370 m)
Speed 28 mph (45 km/h)
Duration 1:58
Capacity 835 riders per hour
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Wild Mouse at RCDB
Pictures of Wild Mouse at RCDB

Wild Mouse is a steel roller coaster located in Hersheypark designed by MACK Rides, Germany, in 1999. It is located in the Midway America section of Hersheypark, right across from the Wildcat. Riders are placed in single carts on a thin track. The ride frequently makes sharp turns, giving riders the illusion they are about to fall off the track. When this occurs the riders are jerked as they turn.

In October, when Hersheypark is decorated in a Halloween theme (Hersheypark in the Dark), the Wild Mouse is dubbed Mouse Stew.

Hersheypark usually runs their Wild Mouse with very little braking on the upper level, loading slow-moving cars in the station, and allows four adults per car. By comparison, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom's Wild Mouse is run with more brake pressure, cars stop to load in the station, and the park allows a two-adult restriction. Despite these differences, and the different manufacturers, the ride layout of these two Wild Mouse coasters are nearly identical (designed by Werner Stengel). The Wild Mouse features an on-ride camera during one of the drops.

Wild Mouse's curves