On March 14, Hersheypark published its 2019 Springtime in the Park map, featuring the notable change to the entrance of the park while Hershey’s Chocolatetown is under construction.
The most significant change is the replacement of the old Tudor Castle main gate with a temporary main gate located just in front of Hospitality Services and the old Skyride building that was used as the Kosher Mart food stand through September of last year.
Ticketing Services has been slightly relocated – the entire structure has been moved.
We can also see the new path crosses Spring Creek essentially twice – this will utilize the old Park Boulevard bridge and a new bridge being constructed over Spring Creek. This new bridge will carry park-goers across Spring Creek from the original Rhineland midway to the station of the new roller coaster in 2020.
Other changes of note include two rides which have been rethemed as part of the Reese’s Cupfusion concept. Ladybug has been renamed Misfit Bugs and Bizzy Bees has been renamed Minty Bees.
In the meantime, a lot of changes to the physical space has occurred, including the level of land between Hospitality Services and old Tram Circle being raised to be level, eliminating the valley between the two locations.
15th Roller Coaster construction
Hersheypark announced their 15th roller coaster back in October, but no other information was provided except that it will be the tallest and fastest coaster in the park. However, construction has started on the roller coaster, with footers being poured. Two footers can be seen in the future Hershey’s Chocolatetown area.
Construction for Hershey’s Chocolatetown and the new roller coaster will continue throughout the 2019 season. Hersheypark opens for Springtime in the Park on April 6, and the summer season begins on May 3. Reese’s Cupfusion is slated to open in the summer season.