Friday, August 8, 2014

Indoor Spinning Wild Mouse or 3D Dark Ride for Hersheypark in 2015?


Well, it's no secret that Hersheypark is planning something for 2015, the clues have been slowly trickling out on the park's website and various other places. What we do know is that something is planned for the area around where The Whip currently is. Now, while we do have semi-confirmation that The Whip won't be leaving the park, it could be moved to another location as well.

So far all the signs seem to be pointing to some kind of dark ride, or at least an indoor attraction of some sort. The latest three only make things even more confusing though. Though, I kinda suppose that's the point of all this, isn't it?

UPDATE: Looks like we were right! Hersheypark has announced an indoor spinning "glow coaster", Laff Trakk, for 2015. Click here for all the details and POV!

Now, onto to the newest clues!

This is the key to the whole dark ride idea, and it seems like it's being telegraphed a good bit

The "only dark" has to be a sign of an indoor attraction. Just what that might be is anyone's guess but there's a few more clues that just might help out on this one. 

Now, what a crystal ball and the previous clue about a card deck of red, white and blue have to do with each other? Yeah, that's anyone's guess because I have no earthly idea what kind of link could be there.

The next couple of clues that have surfaced have +Carrie H.C. and I thinking that this is likely to be one of three things. But let's examine the clues first.

Here's the more interesting part. Not only is spinning mentioned, but also a distorted view. The first thought is an indoor spinning wild mouse, but the distorted view part kind of throws that out as it definitely sounds like 3D is going to be implemented in some form or another.

There's only one other indoor spinning wild mouse that I know of, Exterminator at Kennywood. Would be interesting to see another showing up in PA.

The final clue that's been released so far has them saying that it's "not the first", so whatever it is has been done before and that leaves us with quite a few options. 

As stated above, there's the indoor spinning wild mouse idea which has been done. There's also been a number of 3D dark rides that include a lot of spinning as well. Most notably; Transformers at Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando, Spiderman at Islands of Adventure and Curse of DarKastle at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Something similar to Ratatouille at Disneyland Paris or even Mystic Manor in Hong Kong could be possible too.

Of course, there's the possibility of getting into something like some kind of shooter where the cars spin as well. That could be getting into the "first ever" thing though and by the clue, it's not the first of it's kind. So, right now I'd be willing to bet it's going to be something like Exterminator or one of the other rides listed above.

We'll know soon enough though as the big announcement is coming in just 5 days so stay tuned and follow us on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr and Facebook for all the news out of Hersheypark and everyone else that's building in 2015!