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 famous Elk statue. In the background of this picture is something rarely noticed. It is located in front of the entrance of Hershey Park Zoo,
Author: Harry Michelson
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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 is a look at one company that supplied trams for theme parks. Minibus, Inc., was a transportation company based in southern California. It was founded
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, which operated from 1908 to 1928 in what we know today as The Hollow. History In August 1907, Harry Herr and his subordinates began surveying
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 of the iconic Giant Wheel, which was closed in 2004. However, a different ride was supposed to be installed in that location: Turbulence. This is
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 Allies in World War II, the venerable carousel known as PTC #47, began to operate in Hersheypark. This carousel was much more impressive than its
Springtime in the Park is open Saturday. There will be a new temporary main entrance for the park this year.
Omnivision, Inc., was a company that was incorporated in Sarasota, Florida, from 1976 until 1994. Omnivision existed as a subsidiary of Omni Films International, Inc., a successor company to Omnivision. The successor company existed until 1994, when the company was purchased by Iwerks Entertainment, Inc., of Burbank, California. Cinema 180 history Fred Hollingsworth III began
Hersheypark has published the 2019 Springtime in the Park map.
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