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,
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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
The featured photo above is courtesy the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society. If you are interested in looking at more photos in their collection, check out the Historical Society’s Online Collections Database after reading this article! On April 21, it was the 50th anniversary of the opening of Hersheypark for its 1968 season. This was Hersheypark’s
The Rotor was invented in Europe in the 1940s and was brought to the United States in 1951. Kennywood Park installed a Rotor in 1955, and Hersheypark installed a Rotor in 1970.
Hershey’s Chocolatetown, the first theme region added to Hersheypark since 2007, was announced on October 3, 2018. It will open in Summer 2020.
Hersheypark and Knoebels are experiencing continued flooding since Monday – both parks announced they would be closed on July 25 and July 26.
Hersheypark and Knoebels closed on July 23 due to localized flooding. Hersheypark is scheduled to reopen on July 24. Knoebels has not yet announced their plans for tomorrow.
On July 19, 2018, Kennywood Park and the Pittsburgh Steelers announced a collaboration that has resulted in a new themed region being added to the park, which will be called Steelers Country. The main fixture of the region, which is roughly where Log Jammer used to stand, is The Steel Curtain, which will be the
In 2014, Hersheypark added a new branded food stand, one that was local to the Philadelphia and Jersey Shore area – Chickie’s & Pete’s. Chickie’s & Pete’s opened up a location inside Hersheypark in the Midway America region of the park. A new structure was built adjacent to the Midway America Subway stand across from Midway