Hersheypark removing Roller Soaker ride

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - December 19, 2012

The park announced on its Facebook page that it's shutting down the Roller Soaker attraction and will replace it with unnamed rides. The water ride opened in 2002 and was billed as the Northeast's only interactive water ride.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports the Derry Township supervisors approved a plan Tuesday for the park to expand Chocolate World in a two phases totaling more than 10,000 square feet. Much of the new space would be dedicated to retail.

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