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Pennsylvania's Hersheypark will get new 'hypercoaster,' part of 'Chocolatetown' attraction

An artist's rendering shows the Kisses Fountain at

An artist's rendering shows the Kisses Fountain at the new "Chocolatetown" attraction in Hershey Park.  Photo Credit: Hershey Park

Hersheypark will get a new roller coaster that officials say will be the park's "tallest, longest, fastest and sweetest" ever.

The Pennsylvania amusement park said its $150 million Chocolatetown attraction will "unlock an all-new chapter." The 23-acre area will include a restaurant and bar, a confectionary kitchen and an ice cream parlor. Patrons will also be able to shop at a 10,000-square-foot store.

According to park filings with the Federal Aviation Administration, the ride will be classified as a "hypercoaster" because it rises over 200 feet.

Officials say the expansion project is the largest capital investment in Hershey Entertainment & Resorts history. Chocolatetown is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 season.

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