60 years ago, Hersheypark operated for it’s 54th season. The season began on April 24, 1960, and operated through September 11, 1960. The park was closed on Mondays. Hersheypark remained … Continue reading Hersheypark in 1960
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.
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
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. … Continue reading Omnivision, Inc.
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. … Continue reading Hersheypark 2019 season opens May 3
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 … Continue reading Hersheypark in 1968
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.