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Hersheypark Update | February 15, 2018

Today’s Hersheypark update features news of an upcoming improvements and updates to Hersheypark over the next two seasons, as well as updates on the construction of the new Racer Corner rides being installed in The Boardwalk at Hersheypark for the 2018 season.

Hersheypark Entrance Improvements and 2020 Attraction

According to recent Dauphin County records, Hersheypark is working on two significant updates to the park: an entrance update and something called “Attraction 2020.” This has become public knowledge due to the need for a “water obstruction and encroachment permit for proposed stream channel and floodway impacts associated with the entrance area improvements and new ride attraction construction” which can be granted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Furthermore, the park is also seeking Individual Permit Coverage for “the Hersheypark Entrance Improvements and 2020 Attraction.”

The way this is worded seems to imply that the Entrance update is separate from whatever the “2020 Attraction” will be. This kind of label is rather generic. It could mean 1 ride, such as Attraction 2004 when Hersheypark installed Storm Runner, or it could mean several rides or even a new theme region, such as Attraction 2007, when Hersheypark installed Phase I of The Boardwalk at Hersheypark.

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An example of a Preliminary / Final Land Development Plan for Hersheypark. This is of Attraction 2004 – Storm Runner.

Of course, at this stage, it’s hard to say whether the “2020 Attraction” will actually hold out. There’s a lot that can change between now and 2020.

Racer Corner – The Boardwalk

Over in Racer Corner in The Boardwalk, construction is moving swiftly. Here are a selection of photos Hersheypark posted on their Facebook page.

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A view of Racer Corner from Park Avenue.

That’s it for this Hersheypark Update. Check back again for more articles from The Amusement Parkives and Hersheypark updates as we get closer to the operating season for Hersheypark and The Boardwalk at Hersheypark.

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Harry Michelson View All

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.

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