We're barely into the 2018 season, and it's already time to start reporting on rumors for 2019 and beyond. This one comes from Hersheypark, where it seems like a planning document has been uncovered noting a 2020 attraction. Considering the early timeframe and year of this proposed attraction, it will most likely be of larger scale, such as a roller coaster.
Hershey's last coaster addition was the enclosed Laff Trakk of 2015, but you have to go all the way back to 2012 for their last new thrill coaster, and my personal favorite, Skyrush. Of course this document does not reveal any specifics, as it is very preliminary in nature, but it does signify that something big is happening.
2018 brings a massive water park expansion for the park, with a new slide complex and water coaster. It may be safe to say that 2019 will be kind of an off-year considering the major investment. On the horizon, it will make sense that the next marquee attraction will be a thrill coaster, as the park is overdue for one.
I don't want to begin speculating too much, as we don't have a lot of info, but a few possibilities that come to my mind are:
1. RMC Wildcat- The coaster is the worst of Hershey's wooden collection, and RMC would need to be booked this far in advance due to heavy demand.
2. New steel coaster- Intamin or B&M could make a return to the park if this is the case.
At any rate, we will definitely continue to look into this and inform you of any updates!