Plummet, splash and spin on the confectionery-themed coasters of Hersheypark, a destination inspired by the sweet produce of Hershey’s. Visitors of every age will find a ride to suit their tastes, with a wide array of high-speed, big-drop attractions sitting alongside gentler attractions for younger visitors. A water park and selection of chocolate-filled restaurants further add to the appeal of this exhilarating family destination.
Get your heart pumping on one of the 13 electrifying roller coasters. Let your feet dangle in the air on Great Bear, an inverted coaster with sharp drops and corkscrews. Laff Trakk boasts of speedy turns. Fast-track passes, which allow you to skip the lines on certain rides, are available for purchase at the park’s hospitality services.
Take children onto Reese’s Xtreme Cup Challenge, an interactive ride that features laser guns and target games. The smallest visitors can choose from over 20 suitable attractions including merry-go-rounds and swinging ships.
Slip and slide down the flumes of the Boardwalk. Entrance to this water park is included in the ticket price. Find several slides perfect for cooling off on a hot day, as well as fountains to play in and a wave pool for surfing. For energizing ways to get soaked, whizz around the bends of Vortex and drop down Tidal Force.
Hersheypark Place, one of numerous dining venues within the park, gives youngsters the chance to enjoy their morning meal accompanied by characters dressed in Hershey costumes. Eat breakfast with a Reese’s Piece or a bar of Hershey’s chocolate. Don’t forget to buy some of the classic sweet treats from the shops that are scattered throughout the site.
The park is located next to many of the town’s other main attractions, including the museum and gardens. Metered parking is available. Ride a tram from the carpark to reach Hersheypark. The official Hersheypark app is a useful addition to the day, providing information curated to your group to make the most of your time here.