Alanson Wood was an inventor who was born in the State of New York in 1829. He married Lovinia H. Wood (her maiden name is unknown), born in 1830, and … 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.
Before the pool at the intersection of Park Boulevard and West Derry Road was opened in 1929, there was another major pool in Hersheypark – the original Hershey Park Pool, … Continue reading Hershey Park Pool | 1908 – 1928
In 2005, Starship America and Balloon Flite were installed in Founder’s Circle (what was previously called Carrousel Circle from 1972-2004 and later Founder’s Way). These two rides took the place … Continue reading What Could Have Been | Hersheypark in 2005
The featured photo above is courtesy of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. Ride The New Carrousel On Sunday, May 20, 1945, a mere twelve days after Germany surrendered to the … Continue reading Hersheypark’s Carrousel | 1945 – present
Springtime in the Park is open Saturday. There will be a new temporary main entrance for the park this year.