Update: 11:30 a.m.

Hersheypark announced the addition of Laff Trakk, the first indoor, spinning glow-coaster in the United States for the 2015 summer season.

Laff Trakk will be the 13th roller coaster at Hersheypark, officials announced today at a press conference at the site of the new attraction.

Laff Trakk will spin riders through a family-friendly fun house with glimpses of characters including classics like Laffing Sal, plus a hall of mirrors, house of cards and more, according to a news release.

Riders will enjoy the sensation of floating along the coaster track.

The ride is set to debut in May 2015.

The new attraction will be located within a 130 feet long by 75 feet high red, white and blue building along Midway America between the Whip and Midway Tent.

Hersheypark worked with the award-winning team at Raven Sun Creative, a New York-based immersive entertainment design group.


What will be Hersheypark's newest ride? Stay tuned for the announcement at 11 a.m.

Hersheypark on Facebook and Twitter, has been dropping clues for several weeks, but its last clue may have given it away.


"This ride of fun is not the first one."

This could be referring to Hersheypark's first fun house that opened in 1930.

The attraction had four wooden slides, a barrel roll, a spinning disk, and a ride called the cup and saucer. It also contained a tunnel to walk through.

It was remodeled in 1938 with new stunts added, and renamed "WHOOPS."

According to Hersheyarchives.org, the popularity of the attraction led to the construction of a second fun house, built in 1938 and first named "Death Valley." Unlike WHOOPS, Death Valley was a dark walk-through style fun house. In 1940, new stunts were added and it was renamed "Laugh Land."

Then, a third fun house was added. "Funland" opened in 1946, replacing WHOOPS.

Funland was located close to the future Kiss Tower Plaza and the Flying Falcon ride. The fun house remained a staple of the park through the 1972 season.

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