Alexander: For many, one of the highest-anticipated coasters of 2020 is Hersheypark’s Candymonium B&M Hyper. Eager to check it out for ourselves, we raced over to Hersheypark shortly after they reopened to the public in early July.
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First impressions of Candymonium were good. It reminded us fondly of Mako, which is only a few blocks from where we live. We’ve got a LOT of Candymonium photos throughout the report, so we’ll elaborate more on our opinions of the ride later.
While initial rides on Day 1 of our visit were positive, we found park riddled with closed attractions as the day wore on. Storm Runner and SooperdooperLooper remained closed as expected, but Sidewinder, Wildcat, Wild Mouse, Cocoa Cruiser, half of Lightning Racer, the park’s new-for-2019 water coaster and mat racers, and numerous other rides and attractions were unexpectedly closed.
We realize that staffing on the park’s first Tuesday of the season (particularly given the circumstances of 2020) was a hard position to be in, so we simply crossed our fingers and hoped for more rides to be open the following day (Spoiler: Sidewinder, Wildcat, and the other side of Lightning Racer did in fact open and all 3 gave excellent rides).
Click here for Day 2 of our Hersheypark 2020 visit!