With Park Boulevard being rerouted in 2016, a segment of old Park Boulevard was abandoned that is adjacent the main entrance of Hersheypark.
Since April 30, several things have happened with this area. First, the area is now fenced off, with gates being installed at each end of old Park Boulevard to only allow work-related vehicles onto the site. Surveying has also been ongoing, with the first marker appearing in Founder’s Way near the Dunkin’ Donuts building by Tram Circle.
I added a handful pictures to the map, which you can see below. This is the fourth update for the map, and the pictures added are all from May 19 and May 29.
- Around May 19, survey markers were placed approaching the main entrance of the park and by Hospitality Services inside the park.
- Around May 27, additional electrical, water, and communications markings appeared in the park near the Central PA Kosher Mart / old Sky Ride building, as well as in the former Carrousel Circle area.
What this means for this area of what now is directly part of Hersheypark’s property remains unknown for the time being.
Take a look at the map below to see pictures provided by Matthew Meckley in the Disney Lovers at Hersheypark group on Facebook.
This article is part of a series of Hersheypark Update articles which will be added when necessary. The updates to this area are pretty historically significant given that Hershey Park Pool, Starlight Ballroom, and Hershey Creamery used to be in this area. Keep checking back for more!
I have a wide variety of interests, from sports to politics, music to Star Trek. I write about the history of amusement parks. Right now I am focused on Hersheypark.