Hersheypark Holiday Rides

Happy Independence Day!

I hope everyone gets to enjoy this holiday celebrating American independence! I know that where I’m at, we’re expecting rain. Hopefully it holds off for any park-goers today! But enjoy your holiday anyway you can.

Here are a few notes of interest:

  • Two rides opened on this date in Hersheypark history.
    • Hersheypark’s first ride, a Herschell-Spillman carousel, officially opened for business (it soft opened with free rides on July 3) in 1908.
    • Hersheypark’s second carousel, a Dentzel model, opened in 1912.

I have a wide variety of interests, from sports to politics, music to Star Trek. I write about the history of amusement parks on my website, The Amusement Parkives, which I founded in 2016.

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