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Key information

Location:
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States

Opening date: 
Apr 24, 1907

Operator:
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company

Official website:
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Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Hersheypark still serves its original purpose of entertaining employees of the Hershey Chocolate Company, even if it now attracts a much broader audience as well. While it hosts a number of restaurants and stores that offer Hershey-branded treats, the main focus is on more traditional theme park attractions. This includes a number of major roller coasters, as well as quirkier offerings such as the Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge interactive dark ride.

History: Originally opened in the early 20th century as little more than a picnic area for Hershey employees, Hersheypark gradually expanded into a full-blown amusement park. Although it suffered a period of decline in the 1960s, it was revived in the 1970s and has grown in popularity ever since. A series of major investments in the 1990s and 2000s helped to establish it as one of America's leading regional theme parks. More recently, the park spent some $25 million on installing a towering new roller coaster, Skyrush, for the 2012 season. New for 2017 is the Hershey Triple Tower.

Top Rides and Shows:

Skyrush
Your rating: None (13 votes)
3 reviews
Fahrenheit
Your rating: None (19 votes)
0 reviews
Storm Runner
Your rating: None (30 votes)
0 reviews
Coastline Plunge - Vortex
Your rating: None (3 votes)
0 reviews
Lightning Racer
Your rating: None (15 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Coal Cracker Pretzel
Your rating: None (6 votes)
0 reviews
The Outpost
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews
Kettle Corn
Your rating: None (6 votes)
0 reviews
Comet Creamery
Your rating: None (4 votes)
0 reviews
Gourmet Grille
Your rating: None (4 votes)
0 reviews

More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Hersheypark.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Hersheypark.

Latest News:

Take a look at 6 stunning attractions you'll be able to ride next year.

Hersheypark finally admits to Roller Soaker removal, Universal Studios Moscow moves a step closer and Mystic Manor looks stunning at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Hersheypark has confirmed that the Roller Soaker attraction is currently being removed from the park, in order to make way for an expansion of the Boardwalk area.

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