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Hersheypark needed FAA approval for new mystery attraction

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) - - A form that Hersheypark filed with the Federal Aviation Administration has been approved, and there are some things we can learn about this new mystery attraction from that form. 

We know it will be a new roller coaster that they are just calling "The 2020 attraction" for now. It will be 220 feet tall, which is why it needed FAA approval.

The new attraction is only about 4-and-a-half miles from Harrisburg International Airport, so it will need to have flashing red lights. 

So where are they building it? According to a map attached to teh form, it will be built in the area of Chocolate World Drive and Park Boulevard.

This is where the old golf course was located.

Work on the new rollercoaster will begin in January, so in less than four months they could be breaking ground.

It looks like it will take over a year to build, with an expected completion date of May, 2020.

Hersheypark currently has 13 roller coasters, the latest really big one, was Skyrush, which was added back in 2012.

Hersheypark officials will be holding a news conference on October 3rd for what they are calling the park's biggest announcement ever.


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