In 1910, Hersheypark opened for its fifth season on May 30, Memorial Day. At the time, Memorial Day was also commonly called Decoration Day, which was the original name of … Continue reading Hersheypark 1910 | Memorial Day
In 1934, a pocket guide titled “What To See In Hershey” was published by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. It was a small double tri-fold brochure that described the various … Continue reading Bruno T. Lorenzini | Artist and Museum Curator
During the noon lunch break on Monday, May 20, 1974, a fire broke out in an amusement ride manufacturer’s production facility in Wapello, Iowa. This business, Scott & Company, produced … Continue reading Wapello Fabrications, Inc.
The featured image above is courtesy of the Jim Abbate Collection. Alanson Wood was an inventor who was born in the State of New York in 1829. He married Lovinia … Continue reading Alanson Wood | Inventor of the Roller Coaster
The Aero Joy Plane Company was an amusement ride manufacturer that existed from 1917 to approximately 1935. Incorporation On August 22, 1916, a new Pennsylvania state charter was issued to … Continue reading Aero Joy Plane Company
Valley Video Cable Company (VVC) was a company founded by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company on October 27, 1966 (at the time the company was named Hershey Estates). The president … Continue reading Valley Video Cable Company
Bofinger & Associates, founded by Charles F. Bofinger, was an advertising agency that produced brochures for various Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) accounts, including Hersheypark. HE&R was the recipient of … Continue reading Charles F. Bofinger | Bofinger & Associates
Hersheypark had not produced any maps of the park until 1972, when a map of the park produced by a third party was put into the park’s rack brochure and … Continue reading History of Hersheypark Maps
There is a postcard that Hersheypark has sold since approximately 1970 that shows the Monorail, installed in 1969, crossing over the entrance of Hersheypark and its main feature – the … Continue reading The Statue at the Entrance of Hershey Park Zoo
Happy Fourth of July from The Amusement Parkives! Have a great day and thanks for checking out the website! There’s a lot more new content the works. If you’d like to … Continue reading Happy Fourth of July!
Tram services for amusement parks were a particularly popular concept for modern theme parks. This was due to the large size of parking lots necessary for such large parks. This … Continue reading Minibus, Inc.