One of the earliest rides purchased by Hersheypark, the Miniature Railroad debuted in 1910 and was operated to the 1971 season. This is a detailed review of the history of the Miniature Railroad.
Here is your Hersheypark Update for December 13, 2017. Check out some photos of Boardwalk construction!
Redondo Beach, California, operated a twin racing roller coaster called Lightning Racer, from May 1913 until October 1923. It was a twin, racing, out and back roller coaster, constructed at … Continue Reading Lightning Racer at Redondo Beach, CA | 1913 – 1923
Congratulations to Hersheypark for picking up a few Brass Ring awards at IAAPA 2017!
Lots of things happened in Hersheypark since the last update, so take a look at this Hersheypark Update for November 9, 2017!
This is a look at the entrances of Hersheypark in 1971 and 1972, in the transition of Hersheypark being renovated into a theme park.
Makin’ Whoopie Pies is a food franchise that specializes in creating customized, made-to-order whoopie pies (also known as gobs, in western Pennsylvania).
Construction on the new 2018 Boardwalk attractions is underway!
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In 1926, Hersheypark installed their first two kiddie rides, Airplane Swing and Kiddie Ferris Wheel (1926). Nearby, the park installed their first bumper car ride, Skooter. Skooter was located in … Continue Reading Skooter | 1926-1930
This is a look at the original main entrance for Hersheypark from 1906, when the park opened, until 1970, the last year the park operated without a proper gate. In … Continue Reading Hersheypark entrances | 1906 – 1970
James K. Putt – who went by the name Jim – was a chief builder for Milton S. Hershey for the first 25 years of the town of Hershey’s existence. … Continue Reading James K. Putt
After the 1911 season, the popularity of the park’s first carousel required the park to purchase a larger carousel for the park. The original carousel, often called the Merry-Go-Round, was … Continue Reading Hersheypark’s Carrousel | 1912 – 1944
Hersheypark has had several main entrances for the park, with a substantial change occurring over the 1971 to 1973 seasons. The original main entrance for the park was used as … Continue Reading The entrances of Hersheypark
This is part of a short series of articles about Hersheypark’s viral marketing campaigns in 2007 and 2010-2011. To read more about their viral marketing games, click here. The history … Continue Reading Nantimi, Inc.
In 1983, Hersheypark began drafting operations capital requirements for the years 1984 to 1988. What was created wasn’t a plan for the park to follow, just an idea of what … Continue Reading What Could Have Been | Hersheypark in the mid-1980s