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July 2, 2008

Hersheypark To Offer More Ways To Cool Off In 2009

Hershey, PA -- Hersheypark in Central Pennsylvania announced that it will offer amusement park guests two more ways to cool off next summer.

In response to the popularity of The Boardwalk at Hersheypark that opened during the park's centennial season, the park will introduce The SEAquel and two new attractions named "The Shore" and "Intercoastal Waterway" to the amusement park.

Park officials say the current Boardwalk area has exceeded expectations, and guests have requested more water rides.

The Shore will be a 378,000-gallon wave pool and Intercoastal Waterway will be a 450,000-gallon, lazy river.

Hersheypark says The Shore will accommodate guests of all ages, who can splash, play and jump the waves under the watchful eyes of trained lifeguards. The pool will offer zero-depth entry and a maximum depth of four-feet.

For those looking to relax and float on individual rafts, Intercoastal Waterway is a 1,360-foot long "lazy river" style attraction inspired by the smooth boating passages of the East Coast. The gentle and lapping currents will offer more than 450,000 gallons of smoothly flowing water in more than 24,000 square feet of surface area.

The depth of Intercoastal Waterway will be a consistent two and half feet.

Hersheypark will also offer 27 private rental cabanas in 2009, exclusively for Hershey Resorts guests, additional restroom and locker facilities, a restaurant, two food kiosks, two retail outlets, and lounging space.

Hersheypark says the new area will be able to accommodate approximately 4,000 guests at a time.

Admission to this new water area will be included with admission to Hersheypark.

The Boardwalk at Hersheypark: The SEAquel marks the third major attraction to be added to Hersheypark in as many years. This year the park debuted Fahrenheit, a vertical-lift, inverted-loop roller coaster.

The Boardwalk at Hersheypark: The SEAquel will replace the park's Canyon River Rapids ride that will close at the end of the summer. The SEAquel will open Memorial Day weekend 2009.

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