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 … Continue reading Midway America expansion
I’ve been putting together a new section of this website that will be all about defunct parks in Pennsylvania. I hope you enjoy it. Today, I have written a page … Continue reading Paxtang Park
This is my regular Tuesday series about ride manufacturers who have made rides for Hersheypark. Today’s article is about SBF-VISA Group. SBF-VISA group is based in Casale di Scodosia, Italy. The name … Continue reading SBF-VISA Group
In 1969, Hersheypark received a donation from Reading Railroad Company – a rare red caboose. This caboose, #92938, was built in September 1942 – when steel was only allowed to … Continue reading Little Red Caboose (Lost Children’s Caboose)
This is my regular Tuesday series about ride manufacturers who have made rides for Hersheypark. Today’s article is about KL Industries. In 1982, Hersheypark renovated the hollow into Spring Creek Hollow. One … Continue reading KL Industries
In 1984, Arrow Huss, Inc. (the successor company to Arrow Development Company when Huss purchased Arrow in 1981) introduced the Magic Room. A version of the Magic Room was purchased by … Continue reading Frontier Meeting House | 1987-1989
This is my regular Tuesday series about ride manufacturers who have made rides for Hersheypark. Today’s article is about Frederiksen Industries. Frederiksen Industries, Inc., a ride manufacturer based in Tampa, Florida, is … Continue reading Frederiksen Industries, Inc.
In 1983, Hersheypark decided to add a new theme area to the park, continuing the expansion of the park beyond Dry Gulch Railroad, Cyclops, and CinemaVision, the area then named … Continue reading Pioneer Frontier expansion
Today’s Manufacturer Series article is about Mason Corporation, of Brentwood, Tennessee. Mason Corporation has one ride in Hersheypark – Rolling Rovers – since 1988.
Welcome back to the Manufacturing Series! After a few weeks off, today’s article is about the famous bumper car manufacturer Lusse Brothers, Incorporated. Lusse Brothers got into the bumper car business in … Continue reading Lusse Brothers, Incorporated
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
In 1982, Hersheypark made its first significant update to an area adjacent to Comet known as the hollow, since Comet was built in 1946. In the 1950s and 1960s, this … Continue reading TBT #25 | 1982 Spring Creek Hollow renovation