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!
Close....nearly.....yes! Hershey Park is located at 100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, 17033. You could probably smell the fun from a mile away...!Get directions
$59.95 (from aged 9)
Ages 3-8 - $37.95
Different ticket and package options available
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.