Category: HPITD

Hersheypark in the Dark turns 20

On October 23, Hersheypark in the Dark will turn 20 years old. The first season the event occurred was in 1998. Creatures of the Night originally began as a single night event on October 31, 1979 in ZooAmerica. In 1992, Creatures of the Night expanded into Minetown (today, Kissing Tower Hill) and several kiddie rides

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Haunted Harvest | 2004

With various haunted attractions available within close distance of Hershey, Hersheypark didn’t try their hand at having a haunted attraction in Hersheypark. That changed in 2004 when park management decided to have one. This attraction was Haunted Harvest.  I want to take a moment to thank Roy J. Brashears for his help with this article.

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History of Hersheypark In The Dark

Photo courtesy of Shawn Marie Mann.

Hersheypark In The Dark is Hersheypark’s oldest shoulder season event. It was an event started two years after ZooAmerica opened. This is a look back at the history of this event.  Creatures of the Night (1980-present) Originally started as a one night event on October 31, 1980, Creatures of the Night, is an annual event which

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