Hersheypark, Hershey, Pennsylvania


HERSHEYPARK Hershey, Pennsylvania HERSHEYPARK, the "cleanest and greenest" theme park in America, is located in Central Pennsylvania, only minutes from the state capital of Harrisburg. Centrally situated in "Chocolate Town USA," Hersheypark and the neighboring Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge are just 45 minutes away from Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the center of America's Amish culture. Less than an hour away is Gettysburg with its National Military Park and Eisenhower Farm. Excellent outlet shopping can be found in Hershey and the Reading and Lancaster areas. Hersheypark was built by Chocolate magnate, Milton S. Hershey, in 1907 as a "picnic and pleasure grounds" for his employees. Today, with more than 50 rides and attractions, outstanding entertainment, gifts shops and brand-name quality food outlets, located on 90 lush acres, Hersheypark is one of the foremost theme parks in America. HOTTEST RIDE: Ride The Comet this summer, in celebration of its 50th operating season. An authentic wooden roller coaster, The Comet reaches screaming speeds of 50 mph, and thoroughly thrills with a 78 foot drop. The one-price admission policy provides unlimited access to all rides and attractions, including ZooAmerica. Special savings are available with season passes and the Preview Plan. Call for hours of operation during the time of your visit. RIDES: There are more than 50 rides in Hersheypark with something for everyone from the smallest child to adults and senior citizens. Included among the rides are four roller coasters: Sidewinder, sooperdooperLooper, The Comet and The Trailblazer. Water attractions include Tidal Force, the tallest splashdown ride in the world, Canyon River Rapids, Frontier Chute-Out, The Coal Cracker and Tiny Timbers. Live entertainment, featuring the singing and dancing of the best young performers in the country, is available throughout the day and night at Hersheypark. Most shows are performed five times daily from early June through Labor Day. ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is an 11-acre sanctuary for more than 200 birds and animals indigenous to North America. Open daily from 10 a.m. until dusk, entrance is included in the price of admission to Hersheypark (if entered from within Hersheypark) during the summer season. Separate admission is charged for those who only wish to visit the zoo. Ages 2 and younger free. Hersheypark celebrates Christmas Candylane from mid-November through December. A town celebration featuring more than one-half million twinkling lights, rides, attraction, dining, shopping and more. Christmas Candylane is closed most Mondays and Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Admission is free. Rides are pay-as-you-go. Creatures of the Night is an alternative family in the form of an educational celebration during the Halloween season at ZooAmerica and a portion of Hersheypark. After dark, guests can interact and observe animals in their nocturnal settings. An admission fee is charged. Hersheypark Literacy Day in September marks the completion of the annual "Summer Fun Reading Challenge." A five-week reading program. Upon completing reading assignments, children are eligible for free admission to Hersheypark on Literacy Day. LifeWalk is a scenic two-mile stroll through Hersheypark Paddleboats and miniature golf are available but are not included in the Hersheypark admission price. Events and star-name entertainment are available at Hersheypark Stadium and Hersheypark Arena - ticket prices vary according to show. RESTAURANTS AND SNACK SHOPS: Pippin's Food & Spirits, Grinder's Gourmet Coffee Shop, mamma ilardos' Pizzeria, Hatfield Showcase, Food Revue, Shakey's Drive-In, Minh Pagoda, Seltzer's Lebanon Bologna, San Giorgio Pasta House, Subway, Taco Bell, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Dannon Frozen Yogurt and many others. GUEST SERVICES: Guest Relations, Parking and tram service, Locker storage, The Barking Lot(animal Kennel), Strollers, Wheelchair accessibility, Guide for Guests with Disabilities, Diaper Service, First Aid Station, ATM Machines, Picnic Sites, Stuffed Animal Storage and Package Pick-up Service. HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD VISITORS CENTER is adjacent to Hersheypark and is open most days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours vary seasonally, please call (717) 534-4900 for details. It is the official Visitors can find simulated chocolate factory tours, Trolleyworks departures (a historic reproduction trolley that takes tours of the town of Hershey), information services and lots of Hershey chocolate products. Admission is free. Hersheypark 100 West Hersheypark Drive Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033

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