This is a look at the entrances of Hersheypark in 1971 and 1972, in the transition of Hersheypark being renovated into a theme park.
On June 21, 1971, Hersheypark’s first branded restaurant opened. Pronto Chowpalace was set up in the Outdoor Rink behind Hersheypark Arena, which was attached to the chalet which was home … Continue reading Pronto Chowpalace
When Hersheypark opened for the 1971 season on April 18, 1971, things were quite different. The park was gated, and there were five entrances around the park’s perimeter. Even the … Continue reading Hersheypark in 1971
In mid-1973, Hersheypark was facing two issues – the 1973 Oil Crisis and cost overruns from the first two phases of renovations. While the 1973 season would become the first … Continue reading What Could Have Been | Hersheypark in 1974
Installed in 1969, Hersheypark had a giant slide built on the side of the Hill. This slide was only in the park for four seasons, removed after the 1972 season … Continue reading Magic Carpet Giant Slide
The Monster was a ride manufactured by Eyerly Aircraft Company. It was installed in Carrousel Circle in 1972 and was removed after the 1982 season. The Monster was one of … Continue reading Monster [Hersheypark] | 1972-1982