Laff Trakk, built within a family friendly house of laughs, spins riders through an eye-popping adventure of sights and sounds complete with glimpses of colorful characters including classics like Laffing Sal plus an engaging hall of mirrors, house of cards and more. Laff Trakk, a 21st century Fun House, offers a new experience with every trip as riders enjoy the sensation of floating along the coaster track.
"Fun Houses are an American amusement park treasure and an important part of the historical fabric at Hersheypark," said
Set to debut in
As soon as riders enter the queue line, they will see a glimpse of the whimsy which awaits them in Laff Trakk and be able to capture the anticipation in sharable photo opportunities.
The roller coaster will deliver larger than life experiences in an elaborately themed environment. The new attraction will be located within a 130 feet long by 75 feet high red, white and blue building along Midway America between the Whip and Midway Tent.
Hersheypark worked with the award-winning team at Raven Sun Creative, a
"Our team took inspiration from researching iconic Hersheypark Fun Houses," said
Maurer SÖhne, a German company, manufactured the coaster that will feature a four-seat ride vehicle with two seats in two rows, back-to-back. The design of the coaster car allows for a 360-degree free spinning rotation. Reaching a maximum speed of approximately 40 miles per hour, Laff Trakk takes its riders along 1,400 feet of track which includes an Immelman turn (riders enter a half loop and then go through a half twist and curve out in the opposite direction from which they came), multiple high-banked curves (85 degrees maximum) and Camelback air time hills.
With seven ride vehicles each holding four riders, the 70-second ride has an estimated ride capacity of approximately 850 riders per hour. The ride system utilizes a combination of the most modern magnetic and pinch braking systems to give everyone the smoothest and safest ride possible.
For more information or to take a "virtual" ride on Laff Trakk, please visit www.Hersheypark.com. You also can like us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/Hersheypark or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @Hersheypark.
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