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…
Hersheypark has had a number of Ferris wheels in the park since 1926…
“Welcome to Hershey” – This “handy pocket guide” was produced in 1972 for visitors to Hershey and Hersheypark. Included in this is a description of the major points to visit … Continue Reading Welcome to Hershey, a handy pocket guide
Hershey Park had several food options, some which were on the park property directly, while others were suggested to guests as a place to go. While this is not part … Continue Reading TBT #7: June 11, 1939 – Hershey Community Club Dining Room
In the fall of 1965 and winter of 1966, management at Hershey Park made the decision to tear down the old Hershey Park Theatre, the then-current building having been in … Continue Reading Tip Top | 1966-1979
I recently acquired this 35mm slide of Hersheypark from August 1971. Shown is the Monorail and the Dry Gulch Railroad. If you look in the bottom left corner, you can … Continue Reading Hersheypark from August 1971
Today’s post is about Lloyd Blinco…
The Monorail Amusement Company opened the Monorail at Hershey Park in June 1969. Because the company was owned by both Hershey Estates and Hershey Foods, the Monorail was not considered … Continue Reading TBT #4 | Monorail Amusement Company tickets
Here is a great video of Hershey Park from 1966. You can see the kiddie rides in north Kiddieland really well, and you can see the Tip-Top in operation! There … Continue Reading Hershey Park in 1966!
Here’s a picture of Dancing Waters, which was used in Hersheypark for the 1973 and 1974 season. It was installed in space formerly occupied by The Mill Chute / The … Continue Reading Dancing Waters photo | 1974
Okay, so I’m only kidding on that. I actually started the Hersheypark History Group on February 29, 2012. It’s really four years old, but this is the first time we … Continue Reading Hersheypark History Group turns 1!
Printed on May 7, 1972, in The Patriot-News, was a special section all about the grand opening of the new Hersheypark (although it was renamed a year earlier in 1971). … Continue Reading …A Happy Experience | May 7, 1972
If you’re interested in seeing how Hersheypark evolved between the 70s and 80s, here is a video showing the maps of the park for every season between 1972 and 1988 … Continue Reading Hersheypark Maps | 1972 – 1988
For Throwback Thursday, here’s an advertisement printed on July 4, 1976, from the construction services companies that worked for Hersheypark during the the 1970s renovations. They were congratulating Hersheypark on … Continue Reading TBT #1: July 4, 1976