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100 Hershey Park Dr, Hershey, PA
(717) 534-3900
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Roller Coaster Photos
Cocoa Cruiser
Great Bear
Laff Trakk
Lightning Racer
Roller Soaker
Storm Runner
Wild Mouse

Other Ride Photos
Chocolate World
Coal Cracker
Dry Gulch Railroad
Fender Bender
Ferris Wheel
Flying Falcon
Frog Hopper
Frontier Flyers
Hershey Triple Tower
Kissing Tower
Merry Derry Dip Fun Slides
Music Express
Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge
Sky View
Starship America
Sunoco Speedway
Sunoco Classic Cars
Tidal Force
Wave Swinger
Zoo America
Reese's Cupfusion

There are a wide variety of options throughout the park, including a few fast-food chains (Chick-Fil-A, Nathan's, Subway, Chickie and Petes, and Famous Famiglia Pizza). Burgers and chicken fingers are the most popular items on many menus, but for a change of pace try Spring Creek Smokehouse (near Trailblazer) or Tumbleweed Tacos. Hersheypark Square in Tudor Square is the park's full-service restaurant. Some of the unique snacks at the park is a smores cart in Founders Circle and the Whoopie Pie stand. Before you leave the park you may want to buy a bag of kettle corn, some of the best around, and to further feed your sweet tooth, you can purchase Hershey products in bulk and ice cream at Chocolate World.
Operating Season
Hersheypark is open for the summer season for weekends beginning in early May and daily from late May through Labor Day. They are also open for a few September weekends after Labor Day.
Established Seasonal events
Springtime in the Park generally occurs for one weekend before the park begins the regular operating season. Ticket prices are discounted, but some rides may still not be ready for the season.

Halloween in Hershey is a town-wide celebration of this "frightfully fun" season! Hersheypark in the Dark features over 50 rides, including 10 exhilarating roller "ghosters" and dozens of family favorites like the Night Mares (Carrousel) and The sooperBOOperlooper! Between Thanksgiving and New Year's is the Christmas Candylane event. Holiday lights and decorations surround a very limited number of open family rides.
Access & Location
From Baltimore: I-83N to York and Harrisburg. Near Harrisburg, continue on I-83N to 322E to Hershey. Exit at Hersheypark Drive/Route 39W.

From Central New Jersey: I-95S to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76). I-76W to Exit 266. Turn left onto 72N to 322W. Route 322 becomes Hersheypark Drive/Route 39W.

From NYC: I-78W to I-81S. Take Exit 77 and follow Route 39S to Hershey.

From Philadelphia: Schuykill Expressway (I-76W) to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76). I-76W to Exit 266. Follow NJ directions above.
Nearby Lodging
Hershey offers three nearby options: Hotel Hershey (luxury accomodations), Hershey Lodge (premium pricing), and Hershey Highmeadow Campground.

Rates tend to be higher for all motels in Hershey, and better deals can be found if you don't mind staying 15 miles away in Harrisburg.
Virtual Queue Options
Hersheypark offers their Fast Track Pass, available on 14 rides coasters. One time on each coaster with assigned seating. They also have an unlimited Fast Track Pass allowing repeat use on all rides

Preview Plan!
Arrive the night before and take advantage of the preview plan. Purchase your next day's ticket, and enter for 2 1/2 hours prior to the park closing. (Example: Arrive Sunday night after 7:30 PM and purchase or present your ticket for Monday--be a guest for no additional cost!) The preview plan is a great way for you to explore the park so that you can be prepared for your big day! Bonus! Pay to park in the evening, and the next day's parking is FREE.
Musical shows are housed in two locations: Music Box Theatre and the Hershey Ampitheater. But there are also performances along Music Box Way and in the Hatfield Country Grill. Sea lions perfrom in two separate shows at the Aquatheater.
Fahrenheit Roller Coaster POV
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1978 Park Brochure
1979 Park Brochure - Shane's Amusement Attic
1980 Fact Sheets and Souvenir Book - Shane's Amusement Attic
1980 Park Brochure - Shane's Amusement Attic
1981 Park Brochure - Mark's Postcard Paradise
Mark's Postcard Paradise

Park Maps
2012 Park Map
2011 Park Map
2010 Park Map
2007 Park Map
2004 Park Map
1999 Park Map

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