Hersheypark’s new Coaster Fans Event features exclusive ride time on Wildcat’s Revenge

Fresh off opening its new-for-2023 roller coaster, Wildcat’s Revenge, Hersheypark is holding a new event aimed at coaster enthusiasts. 

Riding Wildcat’s Revenge on its June 1, 2023, media preview (Theme Park Tribune)

The simply-named Coaster Fans Event will be held on July 8. For $85, attendees will get admission to the park along with several exclusive benefits:

  • Exclusive ride time on Fahrenheit and Jolly Rancher Remix from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Catered lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Q&A session with Wildcat’s Revenge with Hersheypark director of engineering Brad Kirkham at 2 p.m.
  • Exclusive night rides on Wildcat’s Revenge and Lightning Racer from 11 p.m. to midnight

Fahrenheit at Hersheypark (Theme Park Tribune)

Hersheypark season passes do not grant access to this event. The $85 event ticket can be used for Hersheypark’s “Preview Plan” perk, meaning buying the event ticket for July 8 will allow you inside the park for its final two hours of operation on July 7. 

Exclusive ride time is typically the main draw of coaster enthusiast-focused events offered at many other major coaster destinations, including Cedar Point’s CoasterMania, Kings Island’s Coasterstock and Holiday World’s HoliWood Nights.