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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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  • Hershey park needs no explanation its just brings the kid out in you and lets your kids free to enjoy themselves, nothing negative to say about Hershey park or its staff...top notch all the way  more »
  • Just visited Hersheypark with our son. I had not been here in over 15 years. Park looks brand new, is very clean and was more fun than ever. It is a great day for the family and you can truly fill up ...  more »
  • A lot of great rides, has a mediocre zoo, a few games, a lot of good shops. Rather an expensive amusement park. Adults are $60. After 5 all tickets are half price.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • The park is fun with many attractions for adults and children. I personally liked the Chocolate Factory the best. There are so many items (gifts, chocolate, apparel, etc) that are well priced and one of a kind. The food court is spacious and clean, the ice cream was ANAZING! The opportunity to make your own chocolate Hershey bar and design the tin for your bar was certainly a unique experience. I definitely will be returning to Hershey Park, there is a lot I have yet to explore, one day was not enough time! 😁
  • I bought season passes this year 2017 for my family and while eating and drinking can be expensive, they offer family meal plans and drink all day all season for 30$ a travel cup. With a family if 7 it really pays to get 2 cups. We get soda for us adults and kids get lemonade which we water down so its not super sweet. The restaurants have real meals its not all sweets and fried. Plus you are allowed to leave the park at anytime and eat out of a cooler at your car. Which we do in the summer. We have been to the HP about 5 times now since it opened in the spring. We will be going once a week through out summer. Its a great treat for the kids plus promotes heart health with all the walking we do there. I rate it a 5 star. Sometimes you just have to be smart to save money. Plus the park allows 1 bottle of water per person into the park so it turns out -your starter drinks you can bring in with you til you get to a place to fill up your HP drink all day cup. Our kids ages are 17mos, 3, two 8 yr olds and 11.5 yr old. They all have a great time. Sometimes we get a sitter and just go ourselves for some adult alone time. Plenty of little kid rides, family rides and lots of thrill rides. We haven't spent $ on any games yet. We go for the rides. Hope to check out the water park end of June!