Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America
One of the more unique theme parks is Hershey Park. Located in the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, chocolate (candy) is the theme. Visitors are often surprised at the size of the park, which has over 60 rides, including 11 roller coasters. Hershey Park is well worth the visit, even if you are not interested in the chocolate factory tour.
This amusement park also includes a zoo and a waterpark and, of course, guests can buy a Hershey’s kiss from one of numerous retail spots. There are nine themed areas in Hershey Park, designed to look like mining towns of the southwest or other similar themes.
One popular ride at Hershey Park is Fahrenheit, one of the newer attractions. Opening in 2008, this large steel roller coaster features six inversions. Specifically, it is a vertical lift, inverted loop coaster. The first drop of the ride is at a whopping 97 degrees, the second steepest in the United States. The ride’s duration is a quick 85 seconds. Fahrenheit is also notable for another reason: It is the first roller coaster to gain attention via a viral marketing campaign using the Internet.