In my first two visits to Hersheypark, I decided to skip their Tilt-a-Whirl due to both a sizeable line and an eagerness to spend almost all my time on their more unique rides. However, this past year I decided to give Hershey’s Tilt-a-Whirl a whirl during my visit. Located next to the Comet’s snow white structure, the Tilt-a-Whirl has a very clean paint scheme, but ultimately looks no different than your average tilt-a-whirl. During my past visit, the Tilt-a-Whirl was a one cycle wait, but it past visits the line had appeared far longer. One thing is for sure though; it’s not due to slow loading. The operator really loaded the ride quickly.
The ride itself is basically your average tilt-a-whirl. Hershey clearly takes good care of their version though since the spinning is very fluid and smooth, which suggests that they frequently grease the tracks. During my ride, I got some really good and complete spins that produced some strong Gs like most tilt-a-whirls do. As for the ride duration, it seemed about average for a tilt-a-whirl, which makes sense since the ride’s low capacity inhibits a long cycle at such a big and busy park.
Overall, Hershey’s Tilt-a-Whirl is a very average tilt-a-whirl in my opinion. During a visit to Hershey, the Tilt-a-Whirl can easily be skipped for their far better and more unique attractions; however, if you are a major spinning ride fan feel free to give it a whirl if the line is short since there’s nothing wrong with it. Honestly, it just doesn’t stack up to the park’s other offerings, which is a testament towards how great Hershey is since I am usually a tilt-a-whirl fan.