Monday, June 05, 2006

Chocolate Thief

Two years ago I spent the summer working in the Guest Services department at Hersheypark. One day a co-worker and I were having a conversation with one of the engineers who helped select and develop the attractions at the park. I mentioned a few ideas that I thought Hersheypark had really missed the mark on. I suggested that they needed to add a "dark ride"; that they should try and incorporate Hershey products into the names of the rides; and they needed to use the Hershey product characters more - like in a show.

New at Hersheypark for 2006 is Reese's Xtreme Cup challenge. Hey, that's a catchy name...isn't it?!? And in case you can't tell by the picture, it's a dark ride! Guests ride around in cars and shoot laser guns at targets for points. Along the way, the Reese's products are incorporated into six different extreme sports scenes. Riders are divided up into two teams: the Chocolate Lovers Team and the Peanut Butter Lovers team. Isn't that clever!? Also at Hersheypark this year is a new show called Hershey's Character Party.

Now, I'm not saying they stole my ideas! Besides, I probably signed one of those agreements that any thoughts or ideas I came up with on company time were the legal property of Hershey. However, if Hersheypark's new attraction for 2007 is a motion simulator ride called Alf's Mission to Melmack...I'm getting a lawyer!

Also...watch the odd TV Spot for the new ride, it's totally like something from Saturday morning cartoons circa 1984.

1 comment:

mpm said...

Well see, you can have the Cat-eating Crew and the Schumway Squad, and whichever team gets the most cats back to Melmack wins a free cat flavored Hershey bar for all team members!!

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