Toboggan (Hersheypark)

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Toboggan (Hersheypark).jpg
Status Closed
Opening date 1972
Closing date 1977
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer Chance Rides
Designer Chance Rides
Model Toboggan
Track layout Steel
Lift/launch system Vertical lift hill
Height 45 ft (14 m)
Drop 2 ft (0.61 m)
Length 450 ft (140 m)
Speed 20 mph (32 km/h)
Duration 0:50
G-force 2.1
Toboggan at RCDB
Pictures of Toboggan at RCDB

The Toboggan was a pair of roller coasters at Hersheypark. It stood in what was then known as Carrousel Circle from 1972 to 1977.


Toboggan was added to the park when Carousel Circle was built, a part of the 1972 renovations to Hersheypark. When it initially opened, it was called the Twin Towers' Toboggan. And while it has also been called the Twin Toboggans, park maps[1] and press releases[2] refer to the ride as Toboggan. In 1974 and 1975, the ride was sponsored by Finnaren & Haley Paints.[3] When the ride was removed, it was demolished.

Ride experience[edit]

Two identical Chance Toboggan-style roller coasters stood where the Smaller - Himalaya exists currently.[4] Riders would enter two-person cars, which were pulled to the top of a vertical lift inside a shaft (like riding in an elevator), before spiraling down around the shaft, and hitting a bigger drop and spiral at the bottom.

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ 1975 Hersheypark Map, Hershey Community Archives, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company 
  2. ^ "Hersheypark Rides for 1975 Season" (Press release). Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company. 
  3. ^ Hersheypark '75 Brochure, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company 
  4. ^ Jacques, Charles J. (1997). Hersheypark: The Sweetness of Success. Jefferson, Ohio: Amusement Park Journal. ISBN 0-9614392-2-X.