This is a look at the entrances of Hersheypark in 1971 and 1972, in the transition of Hersheypark being renovated into a theme park.
Construction on the new 2018 Boardwalk attractions is underway!
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
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
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
Here is your Hersheypark Update for August 15, 2017…and with the main summer season soon wrapping up, this will be my last regular Hersheypark Update post. I will post any … Continue Reading Hersheypark Update | August 15, 2017
With Park Boulevard being rerouted in 2016, a segment of old Park Boulevard was abandoned that is adjacent the main entrance of Hersheypark. On July 6, Hersheypark began posting clues … Continue Reading Hersheypark Update | August 1, 2017
With Park Boulevard being rerouted in 2016, a segment of old Park Boulevard was abandoned that is adjacent the main entrance of Hersheypark. On July 6, Hersheypark began posting clues … Continue Reading Hersheypark Update | July 15, 2017
“Where else but in Hershey, Pennsylvania, would you find ten thousand rubber Hershey’s Kisses floating in a lazy river raising money to support a great organization like Children’s Miracle Network?” … Continue Reading Hershey’s Kisses Regatta
On February 6, 2017, pictures from 2004 finally resurfaced. These were images of the removal of Giant Wheel, which occurred in November 2004. The pictures were uploaded to the Hersheypark History … Continue Reading Giant Wheel removal | 2004
This is my regular Tuesday series about ride manufacturers who have made rides for Hersheypark. Today’s article is about Sellner Manufacturing Company. Sellner Manufacturing Company, Inc., was a ride manufacturer based out … Continue Reading Sellner Manufacturing Company
This is a history of Pioneer Frontier Food Court which was constructed in 1985.
In 1983, Hersheypark introduced a new ride which replaced the Monster – Tilt-A-Whirl. The park also introduced a new restaurant – Tudor Rose Grill. This was the season following the … Continue Reading TBT #32 | Hersheypark 1983 updates
This is my regular Tuesday series about ride manufacturers who have made rides for Hersheypark. Today’s article is about Water Technology, Incorporated. Water Technology, Inc, or WTI, is a engineer and manufacturer … Continue Reading Water Technology, Incorporated
Today’s article is about Hersheypark’s first expansion north of old West Derry Road since becoming a gated park in 1971. This kicked off a process of expansion that would extend … Continue Reading 1980 Hersheypark expansion
Today’s article is about the Midway America expansion Hersheypark underwent over seven years (1996-2002). This article provides plans which are on file for the public at the Dauphin County Recorder … Continue Reading Midway America expansion