On March 7, Hersheypark announced some new information about the 2019 season. Reese’s Cupfusion will open in the summer of 2019, while the summer season will begin on May 3.
Reese’s Cupfusion theming
Two kiddie rides adjacent to the new Reese’s Cupfusion will be taken over by ride characters Mint the Merciless and the League of Misfit Candy. These two kiddie rides will be rethemed for the characters as an extension of the Reese’s Cupfusion theming. This is not a separate theme region from Founder’s Way.
Reese’s Cupfusion will be part of Hersheypark’s Sweet Start, which is an early access program (from 9am-10am) for guests from the Resorts (Hersheypark Camping Resort, Hershey Lodge, and The Hotel Hershey) and season pass holders. Reese’s Xtreme Cup Challenge had been part of Sweet Start in the past.
Hersheypark will be introducing a new program called HPGO which connects to the Hersheypark app to collect photos from Reese’s Cupfusion and Whitecap Racer, ride statistics, and the Fast Track program will be incorporated in to the program. A new Fast Track Unlimited option will be incorporated as well.
There will be food trucks for Chick-fil-A, Nathan’s Hot Dogs, and Keepin’ It Kosher. The park did not say where these will be located. Keepin’ It Kosher is replacing the Central PA Kosher Mart which was located in the lower level of the old Rhineland Skyride station.