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Hersheypark plans expansion project

Published January 12. 2019 07:19AM

HERSHEY (AP) — Hersheypark is hosting a 23-acre, $150 million expansion project.

Renovations include a new roller coaster that officials say will be the park’s “tallest, longest, fastest and sweetest” ever. The ride will be classified as a “hypercoaster” because it will rise over 200 feet.

The area will include a restaurant and bar, a confectionary kitchen and an ice cream parlor.

Visitors will also be able to shop at a 10,000-square-foot store.

The famed Hersheypark entrance will be replaced with a new entrance closer to the Chocolate World visitor center.

Chocolatetown is expected to be complete by the 2020 season.

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