I’ve written about the Tip-Top, which was installed in 1966. Today, I’m going to write about the other ride installed that same year: Skyview. Skyview is a round-trip scenic ride, unlike the … Continue Reading Skyview is 50 years old!
In 1949, Hersheypark created a new area of the park called Kiddieland (initially called Kiddie’s Land in 1949). Part of this new section included two new kiddie rides – Lucas … Continue Reading Horse & Buggy | 1949-1971
sooperdooperFair was an event held for one year, from June 17-22, 1980, at Hersheypark.
Cocoa Cruiser was installed in 2014. It was the second kiddie roller coaster to be installed in Hersheypark. It will no doubt be in the park much longer than Hersheypark’s … Continue Reading Hersheypark’s first kiddie coaster | Mini Comet
Hello everyone! I wanted to let you know that I have updated the scope of this website to include the histories of other amusement parks. I’ve always wanted to research … Continue Reading Site update | 05.01.2016
The date Lakemont Park opened Currently, Lakemont Park says it opened in 1894. A newspaper article from the late 1980s says the Lakemont Park Company received the title/deed of the … Continue Reading The Logan Valley Railway Era of Lakemont Park (1893-1937)
Update: I thought I would share this post again since we are about a month away from the start of the upcoming season. This list of rules and regulations was … Continue Reading Rules & Regulations for Employees of Hershey Park 1937
Today, I am writing about the removal of Laugh Land and the installation of Tip Top. Laugh Land was torn down following the 1965 season, when Hershey Park Theatre was … Continue Reading The Removal of Laugh Land
When you arrive in Tram Circle adjacent to Chocolate World and the entrance of Hersheypark, you’ll see a sign welcoming you to Hersheypark. Below the name Hersheypark, it says Established 1907. … Continue Reading The Opening of Hersheypark
This area of the park still exists today, but it is now part of Founders Way. And though it was renamed and renovated into Founders Circle in 2005, many people … Continue Reading Carrousel Circle | 1972-2004
There has been confusion surrounding Intamin. I’ve been guilty of this myself, as I’ve confused the manufacturer of certain rides with the supplier of certain rides. The supplier is Intamin, … Continue Reading A Note About Intamin
I wanted to cover a few more things on Giant Wheel that I really didn’t touch upon in my article last Thursday. I plan to do similar follow ups with … Continue Reading More on Giant Wheel
When the Hersheypark renovations were drawn up by R. Duell & Associates, Phase I included Carrousel Circle – one of the biggest parts of the additions to Hersheypark planned. While … Continue Reading Giant Wheel | 1973-2004
In 1974, Hersheypark opened on May 18. Three new rides were introduced: Mini Comet, Sky Ride, and Trailblazer. Mini Comet was only in the park through the 1978 season. Sky Ride … Continue Reading Hersheypark ’74 commercial
Does anyone know what the name of this character seen in the photo on the right is? This statue was at the entrance of Hershey Park Zoo at least in … Continue Reading Mystery statue at Hershey Park Zoo
After writing about the Twin Ferris Wheels…