- Hershey Park
Wildcat was a wooden roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The first roller coaster produced by Great Coasters International (GCI), it opened to the public on May 26, 1996, as the anchor attraction of the Midway America section of the park. Wildcat initially ran with trains built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, which were replaced with GCI's Millennium Flyer trains in 2007. The ride closed permanently in 2022.
The coaster cost $5.6 million to construct and was built on a 2-acre (0.81 ha) plot that had previously been used for parking. The ride's station was shaped like a "Victorian station house". The coaster itself traversed a 90-foot lift hill and twelve banked turns, subjecting riders to forces of up to 3.5 Gs. From 1998 to 2009, Wildcat was voted one of the world's 50 best wooden roller coasters at the Golden Ticket Awards, which are presented annually by Amusement Today magazine.