Great Bear

Hersheypark (Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA)

Operating since 5/23/1998

Roller Coaster · Steel · Inverted · Extreme

Make: Bolliger & Mabillard
Model: Inverted Coaster / Custom


Length:2,800 ft
Height:90 ft
Drop:124 ft
Speed:58 mph
Elements:100 ft tall Loop
Zero-G Roll
Capacity:1,300 riders per hour


Cost:$13,000,000 USD
Designer:Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Trains:2 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.
Facts:Prior to its first drop, the coaster begins with a helix.

On the final section of track, as the Sooperdooperlooper train comes close, riders seated on the far right have the opportunity to "kick the Sooperdooperlooper."

The coaster was built over a stream. Because Hersheypark had difficulty getting permission to place supports in the water, B&M had to create some unique structural elements and footers (see picture 8).

Great Bear - Hersheypark (Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA)

Tip: Click near sides of the picture to navigate.

Great Bear - Hersheypark (Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA)