Category: Throwback Thursday

Dancing Waters | 1973-1974

After the 1972 season, Hersheypark had to figure out what to do with the empty space created by the loss of The Lost River, the park’s Philadelphia Toboggan Company Mill Chute flume ride, which was destroyed in the flood of 1972, which happened in late June of that year. Park management favored installing an electric

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Giant Wheel removal | 2004

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 Group on Facebook. The pictures were originally uploaded to a Webshots album at this link: (this link redirects to the Webshots main page because

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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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TBT #32 | Hersheypark 1983 updates

Hersheypark letterhead, 1983.

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 introduction of two new rides in Spring Creek Hollow and the CinemaVision theater in Odyssey Alley – both regions were new named areas for 1982, but not

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Midway America 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 of Deeds Office. This is an overview of the expansion; there will be future articles about the rides in this area that will provide more

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