Tag: Hersheypark

Hersheypark’s Carrousel | 1945 – present

The featured photo above is courtesy of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. Ride The New Carrousel On Sunday, May 20, 1945, a mere twelve days after Germany surrendered to the Allies in World War II, the venerable carousel known as PTC #47, began to operate in Hersheypark. This carousel was much more impressive than its

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Tear Gas from Police Training Drifts into Hersheypark

Just down the road from Hersheypark, on Hersheypark Drive, is the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. It is located on the same hill as The Hotel Hershey and Catherine Hall, part of Milton Hershey School. On Wednesday, December 19, tear gas from a training drill at the Academy blew into the Midway America section of Hersheypark.

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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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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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Canyon River Rapids | 1987-2008

Canyon River Rapids was installed in the Pioneer Frontier section of Hersheypark for the 1987 season. This was the first major ride added to the park since the addition of sooperdooperLooper for the 1977 season. Hersheypark added 5 acres of land with the addition of the new ride. The ride was purchased at a cost

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Minetown | Theme region in Hersheypark

In the plans to renovate Hersheypark that were created by R. Duell & Associates, they were planning to create a bunch of different theme areas in the park. One such area, seen below, was a Pennsylvania Mining Town. This was called Minetown. Minetown was originally part of Phase 3 of the renovation project, scheduled to

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