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Hersheypark, Hershey

Categories: Water Parks, Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
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4.1/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Fun roller coasters, very nice monarail experience through the park and out into the town of Hershey. Lines were a bit long which was to be expected on a Saturday. The food was good but commercial, Su...  read more »
  • Very interesting !! Smells like chocolate for miles and miles! The Milton and Kitty Hershey story,very interesting!!! A must do if your traveling close by!! Was so glad we stopped!! 
  • Hershey! The sweetest place on earth. Went there with my family for vacation. Going to Hershey park is the first thing you have to do. Park is very big and has lot of rides including water rides. U ca...  read more »
  • Always a great time. Beautifully kept. Many coates lots of fun. Personally the best deal is to buy a season pass before Xmas and you can go as much as you like. For people who live local it is an amazing deal. We went every Sunday at 4 pm for years. Crowd dies down great entertainment at the Amphitheater.
  • Well kept and fun amusement park. Went back for the first time in a few years and am happy to see them embracing modern tech to make for a better experience! Their app shows wait times for different rides, and will actually direct you through the park via GPS. Lockers use a nice barcoded wristband that easily allows you in and out of your locker all day. They need a better system for getting tubes and waiting in queues on the water rides though. Expect to spend a bit like any park, but an all around good experience! Get your tickets from AAA for a solid discount.
  • While it can be a little expensive, Hersheypark is usually well-kept and fun to go to. The rides are well managed and most are fully operational every time we go there. We also enjoy the picnic areas out in the parking lot as they provide a nice, shaded area to eat food we brought with us as opposed to paying the rather high food prices in the park. Parking is about on par with other parks of this size and it's incredibly easy to get to from 81. Assuming you time your exit right, you can slip right out of the parking lot after the park closes as well. The staff is also really friendly and really helps bring the whole park together. Overall, it's a great family-friendly park that is typically really clean and fun to go to.
  • A good amusement park for any individual or family. They have a range of rides for little kids to fast coasters. Definitely take advantage of the park preview which is free to those who have tickets to the park the night before your admission. Also, when you pay to park during your preview visit this gives you free parking for your genealogy admission. While I did enjoy Hershey Park there are two detracting elements that keep it from five stars for me. First, it is a theme park looking for and missing the magic. There are elements to the park (giant Hershey bars and Kisses walking around) that make it seem they are attempting the same capture/obtain the same environment as their Disney counterparts. Second, each of the games is pay to play which can make for a very expensive family vacation after visiting Chocolate World (chocolate there is very expensive) parking, admission, gift shopping, food, and then game playing. I left Hershey Park with the feeling of just attending a carnival that is missing the magic. Overall, I still had a good time and is worth the visit.
  • Excellent park. Very clean. Staff is very friendly. Ride are awesome. Especially the coasters. Wasn't to crowded. We had a lot of fun.
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