Hersheypark announces 2 new water rides for 2018

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – Hersheypark will have two new water rides for the 2018 season.

The amusement park on Tuesday announced plans for Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer.

Breakers Edge will be Hersheypark’s first rafting coaster and its 14th coaster. The amusement park is billing the four-person inline raft ride as the world’s first hydromagnetic water coaster.

Whitecap Racer is billed as the world’s longest mat racer. Six side-by-side tunnels will carry riders from a 70-feet-high starting tower through two 360-degree loops, and “open racing lanes with low separator lanes allow racers to see and hear each other as they challenge each other using a slider timing system.”

The new rides will be located between the Shoreline Sprayground attraction and Intercoastal Waterway lazy river. Both are expected to debut on the Memorial Day weekend.

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