Hersheypark (Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA)

Removed, Operated from 6/16/1923 to 9/1945

Roller Coaster · Wood · Sit Down

Make: Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.


Length:2,331 ft
Drop:75 ft


Former names:Joy Ride (1923)
Serial Number:39
Cost:$50,000 USD
Designer:Herbert Paul Schmeck
Construction Supervisor:Herbert Paul Schmeck
Trains:3 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 4 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
Facts:The Wildcat was not owned by Hersheypark, but PTC.  Hersheypark leased the land to PTC for a period of 15 years.

This was the first roller coaster designed by Herbert Schmeck.  He worked on roller coasters prior to the Wildcat, but as a construction manager, not a designer.
Location:The Wildcat's station and turn around circled the area where the Convoy is today below the Storm Runner's Heartline Roll.  It then had a dog-leg shape extending west nearly to the swinging ship before heading northeast and turning around in the Trailblazer infield just south of the Storm Runner's station.

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Wildcat - Hersheypark (Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Wildcat - Hersheypark (Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA)