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Hersheypark, Hershey

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Explore the chocolate wonderland of Hersheypark, founded in 1906 as a leisure park for employees of the Hershey Chocolate Company. The park's first roller coaster ride opened in 1923, and today the venue contains a total of 70 rides and attractions, covering a vast area of over 45 hectares (110 acres). The six themed areas offer rides ranging from low-speed, gentle adventures for young children, to high-speed experiences for adrenaline junkies. You can also explore a section featuring a large water park, and a walk-through zoo dedicated to North American wildlife. Be sure to drop by the visitor center, containing restaurants and chocolate shops, and offering free chocolate factory-themed tour rides. Using our world travel planner, Hershey attractions like Hersheypark can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The park is clean, well maintained and a great amusement park. There are plenty of rides for all level of amusement park participants. There are plenty of food options. It takes more than one day to d...  more »
  • Enjoyed our day lots to do. Fun day with family. However was disappointed when my husband couldn't change for swimming without other men seeing him. Apparently there is no privacy in the men's changin...  more »
  • I've been to many theme/amusement parks. I consider Hershey a top five park. So much to do, they many rides for all ages. Many discounts (fast food chain wendy's to online) It's spotless, fun shows, a...  more »
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  • I love Hershey Park! And I love the stadium. A group of friends and I recently saw Luke Bryan at the stadium and we had a blast! The security and ushers handled the crowd well and kept people in line and took care of the people who were acting out. Even though it stormed, it was still so much fun. The atmosphere is great, I feel safe, bathrooms are clean, food and drink isn't way overpriced, and staff is friendly. Also I love that they tag the people who have bought drinks. I think that is an excellent idea! My only minor complaint is the distance for parking, but even then it's free for events and safe.
  • I was taken here when I was younger. It is definitely a good place for children but the lines are very long in general. My favorite part was the store and the tour. I remember sitting down and being driven around for a tour type thing. The store is awesome even if you are just looking. It is set up very nicely and is pleasing to the eye. As a young child I was thrilled to be there and I would go back as an adult.
  • Hersheypark is one of my favorite amusement parks to go to. Never in my life have seen an accident there, staff are nice and well-trained, and food around each block of the park. There are varieties of different rides to go on, selected for certain ages and sizes. The roller coasters are safe and trilling, a equal mix. Staff always check the seats and passengers on the rides before they launch. Other rides are as fun as the roller coasters, just for people who don't want to be sick or scared, there are things such as swings and sit-down touring and amusement. Food served in-park are normally the same, things such as snacks and Ice cream are the most common to find. Things such as gift shops are nearly every corner of the park, certain ones reflecting on certain rides or themes. Restrooms are easy to find, yet slightly unclean. There is an animal exhibit that is open to the public, most of it is guarded by staff to keep everyone safe, but it's fine because of secure fencing and thick glass. There are optional services like a scooter rental, but there isn't too much to hand out to common visitors. People from the lodge or hotel can order perks such as infinite game stand payment or food allowance. Speaking of games, most are them are carnival styled games, such as balloon popping and whack-a-mole, you can find them in main sections of the park. If you are planning to visit for more than one day, I personally recommend booking for a stay at the lodge. It has good pricing and service, the hotel is a bit overpriced, but if you're adventurous, go booking there instead. In summary, Hershey Park is one of my personal recommendations to travel to and have fun in a family-friendly amusement park with rides for all types of ages.
  • Great amusement park. The whole family had a good time. The park is set up well with kids rides near bigger rides so it was easy for the family to stay together in one area of the park and check in with each other. Good food options. Everything was clean. We had some rain during the day so we used that time to check out Chocolate World just outside the park gate.
  • Had so much fun. Best amusement park that I have been to in a long time. We went with our GS troop and stayed at the park resort campground and all the girls had a blast. The park was big enough that you never get bored. There was so many rides for all ages. There was so many places to eat and they had a ton of options for even people with special diets and food allergies. There was a zoo and a chocolate factory tour right there too. Plus the water park was right there as well. The place was clean and the staff was friendly. One of our girls fell and hurt her wrist and ended up with a sprained wrist - the first aid team took care of her and wrapped her wrist up and made her feel better. Our troop definitely will be coming back next year. No complaints what so ever!!!

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Where to stay in Hershey

Get into the spirit of things by staying at one of the Hershey Company’s official resorts, which include a hotel, lodge, and campground. All of these offer complimentary shuttle service to Hershey Company attractions, as well as reduced admission prices. There are plenty of options for those who need a break from chocolate, too. Hershey boasts a selection of conveniently located motels, hotels, and inns with no affiliation to the candy brand.
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