Sidewinder Review

We're here at Hersheypark to ride your Typical Boomerang. After climbing in the seat and pulling down the shoulder harness, you dispatch. Up the lift you go backwards. After climbing, you eventually reach the top. And then you drop. The drop is really fun and you get some nice speed. However, once you pull up into the sky as you enter the cobra roll, That's where the pain begins. After you slam into the restraint coming out of the 1st half of the Cobra Roll, you get slammed going into the 2nd half of the cobra roll. Then you go into a loop. The loop is not fun as there is alot of headbanging and shakeyness. Then you climb up the second spike, as we climb up the second spike, you get a chance to recover, but then, you drop. Backwards you go. The loop isn't quite as bad backwards. And then you go backwards into the cobra roll. It really confuses you as it slams you backwards. And finally, after all the slamming is over, You glide into the station. Sidewinder is definetly in the bottom half of all the Boomerangs that I have ridden. I don't reccomend riding unless you've never been on a Boomerang or you're a credit whore.


Location: Hersheypark

Opened: 1991

Built by: Vekoma

Last Ridden: July 26, 2007

I have ridden this exact same ride at the following parks.


Elitch Gardens

Geauga Lake

Great Escape

Knotts Berry Farm

La Ronde

Lake Compounce

Power Park

Six Flags Discovory Kingdom

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags New England

Worlds of Fun

Sidewinder Photos