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Hersheypark unveils 'glow-coaster'

Known for blending the best of the past with the innovations of the future, Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, has announced the addition of Laff Trakk, the first indoor, spinning, glow-coaster in the US, for the 2015 summer season.

Laff Trakk will be the 13th roller coaster at Hersheypark. The family-friendly ride will spin park visitors through an eye-popping adventure of sights and sounds complete with glimpses of colourful characters, including classics like Laffing Sal plus an engaging hall of mirrors, house of cards and more.

"Fun houses are an American amusement park treasure and an important part of the historical fabric at Hersheypark," said Kevin Stumpf, general manager of attractions and entertainment at the resort.

Set to debut in May 2015, Laff Trakk - part dark ride, part family coaster - will deliver a different sensory experience with each trip on the innovative attraction.

"The number and size of riders affects the rotation of the cars giving riders a different view of the bright, colourful elements and playful surroundings providing endless amounts of fun on Laff Trakk," Stumpf said.

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