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Hershey Park Lancaster

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Hershey Park
100 W Hersheypark Dr
Lancaster
PA
17033
Tel: 717-534-3900

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Close....nearly.....yes! Hershey Park is located at 100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, 17033. You could probably smell the fun from a mile away...!

Where are we going today?

If we told you that you and your family could spend the day in an incredibly fun amusement park where your biggest decision would be which of the 12 adrenaline pumping roller coasters, 14 unique water attractions or 65 additional rides and attractions to try out, how would that sound?  Incredibly fun?  We thought so!  

Hershey Park, located in the deliciously named Hershey in Pennsylvania, offers a truly fun and exciting day out with rides suitable for the entire family.

There are thrilling coasters such as the high thrill Comet, or the Great Bear - not for the faint hearted!  Great Family rides such as the traditional carousel or the Dry Gulch Railroad - a fun miniature reproduction of a 19th Century Steam train. 

There are also 20 fun rides suitable for the little ones in your family so they won’t feel left out.  These are great options for those under 36 inches who wouldn’t be able to ride on the bigger rides. 

The Boardwalk attractions are all included in the cost of your ticket, and is a lovely change of pace to the rest of the park.  Stroll along side the games, shops and food outlets as you enjoy the water and cool off in a hot summer day.  You must be able to swim, or be with someone who swims to enjoy this area.  

Think you can do all the rides in one day?  See if you’re up for the challenge!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$59.95 (from aged 9)
  • ChildrenAges 3-8 - $37.95
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Opens at 10am all year round

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I'm Hungry!

So many options! If you want a lovely family sit down meal, there is a fun themed restaurant just outside the front gate. If you would rather grab something and make a picnic out of it, there are picnic sites near the restrooms in the parking lot. You can even cook up a lovely BBQ on an electric table top grill if you prefer (open flames aren’t permitted). Otherwise you will be spoilt for choice at the many dining options around the park, from restaurants, grab and go outlets, and snack shacks. If you want to dine with Hershey characters then Hersheypark Place just outside the entrance offers this until September 2. A great and fun experience! Unfortunately you can’t bring your own food and drink into the park. .

Healthy Eating!

There are a great variety of salads and grilled items available at the many dining options around the park so you don’t have to worry there! .

Any Top Tips?

There is so much to see in Hersheypark its definitely worth having a look at show times, games and rides to really plan an itinerary. Also, Saturdays are always the busiest day so if you are able to be flexible with your time, think about visiting Sunday to Thursday. .

Need a little extra help?

If you are in need of that little bit of extra help, visit Hospitality Services located just within the main gate where you just need to fill out a form as part of the Rider & Safety Accessibility Program, and you will receive a list of rides you can enjoy based on your mobility. If you bring a wheelchair into the park you will need to ensure you enroll in the program. You can also rent wheelchairs at the park itself once you arrive. .

Can I get one of those?

You don’t have to go home empty handed here as there are a range of souvenirs to take home with you, from shirts, clothing, mugs, games, and fun character based toys!.

What people are saying?

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    (Memorial day weekend visit) Good park, clean and tidy people are friendly and helpful. The attractions are entertaining and the lines were not bad. The prices on food and snack were not that bad as far as parks go which was a nice change of pace. In fact the prices for soft ice cream were very very good. Only down side is the souvenirs were not terribly great for more reserved people.

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    I took my 3 years old there thinking maybe he's too young for this park, but to my surprise there are enough rides and water activities here for him. Good size park, enough security everywhere, crowds are okay, really don't see anybody rude there like some reviewers here are saying. Parking is $17.00 dollars I think, on the expensive side. Little difficult to find where the entrance and parking is if you are here for the very first time because you have to drive through such long distance just to get to a parking entrance. Food choices for lunch...Read More

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    I love the smell of chocolate!
    This park is my second favorite ( Disney world being the first)
    Typically the kids rides are no wait or 5 mins and the adult rides in my experience ( mid day) Are about 25-45) min waits.
    The water rides are very fun. & even though it doesn't have nearly The amout of nostalgia as beloved Disney world, it is a charming amusement park in it's own right in that it is very clean, and has the cute chocolate theme.However, I would prefer more interesting live entertainment .
    The dancing milk men just don't do it for me....Read More

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    The employees seem to really enjoy their jobs in making people smile! The attractions were great and we loved the free chocolates! Great for families too!

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    Clean comfortable atmosphere . Great park. Not a fan of parks usually . This one, I would come back too though.

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by Pete P

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I took my 3 years old there thinking maybe he's too young for this park, but to my surprise there are enough rides and water activities here for him. Good size park, enough security everywhere, crowds are okay, really don't see anybody rude there like some reviewers here are saying. Parking is $17.00 dollars I think, on the expensive side. Little difficult to find where the entrance and parking is if you are here for the very first time because you have to drive through such long distance just to get to a parking entrance. Food choices for lunch is limited though, only pizza, fried foods, basically greasy foods that make you fat which I hate. Would recommend this park even for young toddler 3 years old and up.

by Dazerae Lansdowne

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I love the smell of chocolate!
This park is my second favorite ( Disney world being the first)
Typically the kids rides are no wait or 5 mins and the adult rides in my experience ( mid day) Are about 25-45) min waits.
The water rides are very fun. & even though it doesn't have nearly The amout of nostalgia as beloved Disney world, it is a charming amusement park in it's own right in that it is very clean, and has the cute chocolate theme.However, I would prefer more interesting live entertainment .
The dancing milk men just don't do it for me. . . I had envisioned The park to have a daily parade of the milk men and chocolate bars going down the Midway America and,tossing out miniature candies to small children and adoring fans would be suitable.
And they need more shows : maybe some 3d ones that are actually included in admission. What I don't like about the park is that there is very limited things a person with disability could enjoy as it is mostly coasters and water rides and hardly any shows. But my hubby and I enjoy the Coasters ALOT. And it's great that there are more than 15 kids rides right at the entrance. So you're lil ones can get in and get started having fun!
If u go, one fun thing to try is the old time portraits. They always come out wonderful. The boardwalk area is immaculant. But I'm disappointed there is no longer the Roaring Rapids ride :(
I very much enjoy the boardwalk atmosphere, it a fun and whimsy.The park has a few nice water rides.
My only chief complaint is that the food in this amusement park is very lacking, you are much better off having dinner off site as it is VERY over priced and NOT quality food.
Moving on,...
Chocolate world is free and a great place to take kids for a short trip if you're in the area. My daughter prefers chocolate world over the amusement park and Disney ! Its her favorite place and it's free! Imagine that!..
Also, the park has dolphin shows.
And Zoo America is free with park admission although you don't get very close to many of the animals at all.
Perphaps the best thing about the park Is that if you do have small children who like characters, the ones here seem to appear out of thin air rather frequently and are always happy to greet the kids with a warm hug . we have seen the majority of them in the front of the park .
There's a fee for parking as well.
When purchasing a ticket DO NOT do not do not buy direct through Hershey.( unless they have a special offer)
There are so many other trusted places to purchase them for less. ( PA Dutch boy scouts website, Giant grocery store)
To name a few.
With giant ticket you get free parking for two adults . The,price at Giant as of now is $46.00. I believe the boy scouts is around $43.00 with parking NOT included. Also, make,note that with any purchased ticket ( full day)
You are entitled to a 2.5 hour "Preview" the night before . this is included in the ticket price and you will only pay for parking once. You get to enter the park 2,5 hours before the park closes the night before your visit.

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