I am SO excited to be part of the Sweetest Moms panel for Hershey this year. This means that our family will be taking a few trips to Hershey, PA and I’ll be sharing some exciting news, giveaways and travel tips for you and your family this year. Hershey is a place that we LOVE to go as a family as it accommodates both Mom and Dad and our 3 year old. There are so many activities in the local area including places to eat, activities, Hersheypark, and more! Plus, their summer season starts April 27th!
Hersheypark Summer Season Begins April 27
(Hershey, PA – February 28, 2018) – There is something for everyone in The Sweetest Place On Earth this summer! Splash on a new water coaster or mat racing slide at The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park; explore ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park during its 40th anniversary; rock out at a concert at Hersheypark Stadium or relax by the pool in one of the Official Resorts of Hersheypark.
The fun begins April 27 at Hersheypark amusement park, a 110-acre theme park boasting more than 70 rides and attractions for its 111th season. New this summer are two family-thrill attractions in The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park – Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer. Breakers Edge Water Coaster will be the world’s first HydroMAGNETIC water coaster with thrilling flying saucer turns and the 14th coaster at Hersheypark. Whitecap Racer will be the world’s longest mat racing slide with a high-tech leaderboard making it the race of the summer. The new attractions will be located between Shoreline Sprayground attraction and Intercoastal Waterway lazy river and slated to debut Memorial Day weekend.
In addition to these exciting new rides, daily live entertainment is offered to delight guests of all ages. New food offerings including food trucks will be added to Hersheypark’s extensive culinary line up, featuring Mexican, BBQ and more throughout the summer. Admission to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, an 11-acre walk through zoo home to more than 300 animals from 100 species, is also included in the Park’s one-price admission.
One-day regular admission is $66.95 plus tax with a variety of ticket options, including the current best price of summer. Guests who purchase by March 16 can save 40% off tickets and enjoy the sweetest thrills of the season for $39.95. 2018 Hersheypark Season Pass holders have access to unique Drink and Dining Plans, free parking, food and retail discounts and six Season Pass holder events throughout the year. And new this year, Park Add-ons are also available at purchase, including All-Day Drink and Dining Deals, one-time ride or new unlimited Fast Track pass, games value pack, ride photo pass, cabanas, and more. For more information on options, please visit www.Hersheypark.com.
A sneak peek is included with every Hersheypark ticket as part of free extra hours. Present your ticket at the main entrance 2.5 hours before the park closes the night before your visit and enjoy a fun-filled evening. If you are a guest of The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark, you can enter 3.5 hours before closing and are eligible for ‘Sweet Start.’ With Sweet Start, Resort guests and Season Pass holders receive one-hour early access to 28 rides on select dates during the summer season.
The stars are coming out to shine in Hershey this summer and Hersheypark offers a ticket discount the day before, of and after a concert! Scheduled at Hersheypark Stadium are:
May 25: Journey & Def Leppard
June 2: Kendrick Lamar
June 14: Harry Styles Live On Tour
June 16: Imagine Dragons
June 22: Zac Brown Band 2018
July 21: Adventures of Kesha & Macklemore
July 28: Lynyrd Skynyrd
September 1: Fall Out Boy
September 2: Pentatonix
For more information on shows, please visit www.hersheyentertainment.com.
Guests may extend their stay and play longer, explore more and save big when
visiting The Official Resorts of Hersheypark: The Hotel Hershey luxury accommodation, Hershey Lodge full service resort and Hersheypark Camping Resort campground. Popular offers during the summer season include current best rates of summer, the Kids Stay, Play & Eat FREE and 2-Day Stay & Play packages at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge resorts. Free Resort Benefits include one-hour early access to Hersheypark amusement park, complimentary front gate shuttle service, resort recreation and activities and more. For rates and additional information, visit Hersheypark.com/lodging.
Things to Do in Hershey, PA
Hershey, PA, offers so many things to see and do with more than a dozen unique dining venues that include everything from casual coffee shops to late-night cocktails, family-friendly dining to four-star cuisine and everything in between. MeltSpa by Hershey day spa is also a great stop for girlfriends and more to enjoy in exclusive Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Treatments.
For more information on Hershey as the perfect summer destination, please visit www.hersheypa.com.
Hersheypark amusement park was founded in 1907 by chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey as a picnic and pleasure grounds for the employees of his chocolate factory and the residents of the town of Hershey. Today Hersheypark amusement park has grown to 110-acres with more than 70 rides and attractions, including 13 exhilarating roller coasters. Included in the one-price admission of Hersheypark amusement park is The Boardwalk at Hersheypark waterpark, with 14 unique water attractions and 29 private rental cabanas; and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, an 11-acre, walk-through zoo that cares for more than 300 animals representing more than 100 species. In addition, the Park features live daily entertainment, retail shopping, family games and numerous food and beverage options. To stay current on all the happenings at Hersheypark amusement park, please connect with our branded social media channels – Hersheypark on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter plus Snapchat as Hersheyparksnap. For information about Hersheypark amusement park, visit http://www.hersheypark.com.
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is a world-class entertainment and hospitality company dedicated to preserving the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. Founded in 1927 by Milton S. Hershey, HE&R and its subsidiaries own and/or operate the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex, Hersheypark Arena & Stadium, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, Hershey Bears AHL Hockey Club, Giant Center arena, The Hotel Hershey luxury resort, Hershey Lodge full service resort, Hersheypark Camping Resort campground, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey signature services, Hershey Country Club and Hershey Golf Collection, Hershey Nursery, and Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning. For additional information about HE&R, visit www.HersheyPA.com.
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is proud to help fulfill the dream of our founder,
Milton S. Hershey, by providing value to Milton Hershey School, the largest home and
school in the world, as it continues to provide opportunities for children in need.