Great Bear Review
Great Bear is an inverted coaster at Hersheypark. Because of its strange layout it is considered to be one of the weirdest B&M rides in the world.
Great Bear starts with a surprisingly fast helix. The track twists around and then falls down the ride’s main drop. The first inversion is a Vertical Loop. Next is an Immelmann followed by a Zero-G Roll. Great Bear’s second half is situated over a small creek. Hersheypark had trouble getting permission to build supports in the water. B&M had to create some strange structural elements so that the ride never touched the creek.
There is a hidden Corkscrew before the final section of track. On the last straightaway before the brakes, if you are lucky, you can have a chance to kick the Sooperdooperlooper coaster. This only happens if both trains are running at the same time though.
Great Bear was a very fun ride. It was a bit short but Hersheypark had space restraints and I think they made a great choice with what little land they had. I am giving it a 7 out of 10.
Have you ridden Great Bear? What do you think? Please comment. Thanks for reading! 🙂
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