Timeline

This is the timeline of Hersheypark. To simplify the list into shorter pages, this is organized by the different eras of the park over the years.

1903 – 1922 | The Early Years

1903-1910: The First Years of Hersheypark

1911-1922: The Great War and Post-War Troubles

1923 – 1944 | The Summer Playground of Pennsylvania

1923-1930: Reorganization

1931-1944: Great Depression and World War II

1945 – 1970 | Beyond Mr. Hershey

1945-1959: Postwar America & Stagnation

1960-1970: Attempts at Growth

1971 – 1995 | Theme Park Evolution

1971-1977: The R. Duell Plan

1978 – 1983: Outside Influences

1984 – 1995: Pioneer Frontier Expansion

1996 – 2019 | The Midway Expansion

1996 – 2002: The Midway Expansion

2003 – 2009: The New Century

2010 – 2019: Something Old & Something New

2020 – future | Ballroom Dancing

2020 – future: Proposed expansion into old Pool and Ball Room region


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