Hersheypark, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, opened in 1907 as a leisure park for the employees of The Hershey Chocolate Company. Today the park has over 110 acres and over 60 rides and attractions. Park admission also includes entry into “ZOOAMERICA”, an adjacent zoo. Also on the property is “Hershey’s Chocolate World”, a company visitors’ center open to the public and featuring shops, restaurants and a chocolate-themed ride. “Chocolate World” and “ZOOAMERICA” are accessible from outside the park boundaries. “Chocolate World” is free admission.
The park features 10 roller coasters, including “Roller Soaker”, where each car holds 16 gallons of water that can be bombed onto riders waiting in line, while water cannons on the ground can be used to spray coaster riders; “Great Bear”, an inverted steel coaster; and 3 wooden coasters including “The Comet”, which opened in 1946.
With over 60 rides and attractions, Hersheypark has something for every age. Traditional amusement park rides can be found in the “Midway America” section. “The Boardwalk at Hershey Park” is a tribute to the legendary beaches of the Northeast including Atlantic City, Ocean City, Coney Island, and Rehoboth Beach. The Boardwalk features five distinctive water attractions, including “East Coast Waterworks”, the largest water play structure in the world! All Boardwalk attractions are included as part of the one â€“price admission.
Entertainment at Hersheypark includes shows and strolling bands. The amphitheater features world-class entertainers and the park has fireworks every Saturday night during the season.
100 W. Hershey Park Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
800-HERSHEY Toll Free
- From I-95 points north – Take I-95 south (New York) to I-78, then I-78 west to I-81 , then I-81 south (Pennsylvania) to exit 77 and follow Route 39 South to Hershey. At the intersection of Route 39 and Hersheypark Drive, continue straight and follow the signs to enter the HERSHEYPARK Entertainment Complex.
- From I-95 points south – Take I-95 north (Maryland) to I-695, then I-695 north to I-83, then I-83 north (Pennsylvania) to PA322 east to Hershey. Take the Hersheypark Drive / Route 39 West Exit. Go through two traffic lights. At the third traffic light, bear to the right and follow the signs to enter the HERSHEYPARK Entertainment Complex.
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