Hersheypark has a huge assortment of rides and attractions, including a world-class array of roller coasters. The park also offers a good selection of rides for younger kids as well as shows for the whole family. ZOOAMERICA, which is included with admission, features animals native to North America. The park also offers special events for Halloween and Christmas.
With its hotels, amphitheater, sports arena, gardens, and Chocolate World, Hershey is more of a destination park than a regional amusement park. By adding a visit to nearby Pennsylvania Dutch Country, a trip to Hershey could be part of a multi-day vacation.
Phone and Location:
From Central New Jersey: I95S to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I76). I76W to Exit 266. Turn left onto 72N to 322W. Route 322 becomes Hersheypark Drive/Route 39W.
From NYC: I78W to I81S. Take Exit 77 and follow Route 39S to Hershey.
From Philadelpia: Schuykill Expressway (I76W) to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I76). I76W to Exit 266. Follow NJ directions above.
New at the park:
More water park attractions
An expansion will bring more slides to The Boardwalk.
New for 2012
Hersheypark's coaster skyline will change considerably in 2012 with the addition of Skyrush, its tallest -- and fastest -- thrill machine. Read more about the new $25 million coaster.
- Wonderful coasters, including the top-10 wooden coaster, Lightning Racer, the wonderful Great Bear, an inverted coaster, Storm Runner, a rocket coaster, and Comet, a classic woodie.
- A great batch of water rides, including the Canyon River Rapids raft ride and the Tidal Force splashdown ride.
- The interactive dark ride, Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge
- The 11-acre ZOOAMERICA is included with admission.
- Outside the park is the free Hershey's Chocolate World with the Really Big 3D Show and the ride-through Factory Works Experience.
- Waverider, a FlowRider surfing ride
- Coastline Plunge tube slides
- Intercoastal Waterway lazy river
- East Coast Waterworks interactive water play structure with multiple dump buckets
- The Shore wave pool
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