Hi, my name is Harry Michelson, and I am the creator of In The Park, as well as the Facebook group Hersheypark History Group.
I have been researching Hersheypark for several years. I first became interested in this subject after seeing a film of Hersheypark from 1975, which I saw at my grandparents house during my first season working at Hersheypark in 2001.
I worked in the Rides Department at Hersheypark, my first season in 2001, my last season in 2010. I continued working for Hersheypark’s parent company, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, through 2015.
In 2016, I relocated to western Pennsylvania, and worked for the rides department at Idlewild & SoakZone for that season.
This website is not affiliated with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, Palace Entertainment, or any other amusement park, or related to the industry, company. I am a wholly independent author of this website. I also produce videos on a YouTube channel for In The Park.
Aside from the articles here, I have made a number of contributions to RCDB.com and I have been published on LaffInTheDark.com. In conjunction with Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society, I presented a program called The History of Hersheypark at the historical society in April 2016.