A huge thank you to Hersheypark for providing my family with tickets to visit! We are so happy we were able to check out Reese’s Cupfusion! All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Every summer my family goes to Hersheypark and this year we got to try out the new ride — Reese’s Cupfusion! This replaced one of our favorite rides at the park, so we were really hoping we would love it. This trip was also the first time we were taking my in-laws with us, and you know we wanted to impress them.
As soon as we got into Hersheypark, we ran right to Cupfusion. We knew that the line might get long, so we wanted to make sure we were able to ride it. We were all happy to see that it was more of an upgrade, than a new ride. The original ride was titled Reese’s Xtreme Cup Challenge, and riders would be either chocolate or peanut butter, and compete to win. They would shoot targets on the wall as the ride moved through a track, and it was a lot of fun
Changes That Were Made
It was pretty obvious that the vehicles riders ride in are the same, but they have gotten a new coat of paint and upgraded blasters. The backstory has changed, however. Riders are now agents that need to protect the factory from the “gross tasting” candies. Think minty, not sweet flavors.
What We Loved About It
My family likes to compete — so the fact that this ride is a friendly competition is what we love about it the most. We totally tried to take each other down with a high score… and of course my husband destroyed us all. Just like he does on every ride like this.
I thought it was really cool how the ride was filled with minty smells, so it felt like we were really there. And when we all joined forces at the end to blow up the bubble gum guy, that was really cool. Reese’s Cupfusion seemed to be shorter than the previous ride to me. However, it has been over a year since I have been on that one, so I could be mistaken.
— Mama's Geeky – Tessa Smith (@MamasGeeky) August 11, 2019
What We Didn’t Like About It
While overall this ride was a ton of fun, and something we will be sure to ride each trip to Hersheypark, there are a couple of things we did not like about it. First, it seems like we were jumped right in to the factory, with little to no backstory. If you luck out and have a short wait time, you will miss what is being played on the screen, and shown on the TVs in the queue. And if that happens, you might have no idea what is going on — but you will still know to shoot the targets.
The other thing that we all didn’t like was the fact that our blasters would stop shooting every so often — maybe every 30 seconds or so. I am not sure if this was a glitch, or because we constantly push the shoot button (we want to win!).
About Reese’s Cupfusion
Become an agent, protect the factory, and ensure the world is never deprived of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on this all-new interactive gaming ride which features the most targets in the world and six ways to play! Reese’s Cupfusion® merges the world’s love of chocolate and peanut butter to create a sweet full-sensory adventure with multiple ways to play for the entire family.
As an agent trainee, riders are given the latest technology to track their scores, receive a free ride photo, and earn their place on the Reese’s Hall Of Fame.
How Will You Protect The Factory?
Discover all the ways to guard the Crystal Cup including activating targets to power the factory, stunning intruders with your amplifier, working with fellow agents to unlock extra points, and more!
Here are the six ways to play:
- Fixed and Motion-Based targets
- Small and Large Media targets featured on screens up to 22 ft tall
- Unlock “Easter eggs” through individual and cooperative group play, resulting in bonus points
If you have never been to Hersheypark, I cannot recommend it enough! Like I said, we go every year — and are always looking forward to it!