Key Information

User Rating
Land
Kissing Tower Hill
Attraction type
Roller coaster
Manufacturer
Bolliger & Mabillard
Model
Inverted Coaster
Height
90
Length
2800
Maximum Speed
61
Minimum height restriction
54
Opening Date

Manufactured by Swiss specialists Bolliger & Mabillard, Great Bear is an inverted roller coaster that opened at Hersheypak in 1998. The ride's name derives from the loud "growling" sound it creates, due to a requirement to use unusual supports to gain planning clearance for its construction.

Riders hit a top speed of 61 miles per hour at the base of Great Bear's 124-foot firsr drop, before racing through a series of inversions. This includes a vertical loop, an Immelmann loop, a zero-g roll and a corkscrew.

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