List of Hersheypark attractions

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Laff Trakk is Hersheypark's 13th roller coaster

This is a list of Hersheypark attractions giving an overview of the rides and attractions, as well as information about the rides or attractions themselves. Hersheypark currently has 72 rides and water attractions.

Present attractions[edit]

Hersheypark as seen from the Kissing Tower, facing northwest
Hersheypark's Monorail with Storm Runner's top hat in the background
Thrill rating[1] (out of 5)
  1 (Children's ride)   2 (mild)   3 (moderate)   4 (high)   5 (aggressive)

Roller coasters[edit]

Hersheypark has 13 roller coasters, the most of any amusement park in Pennsylvania.

Coaster Picture Manufacturer Height restriction Type/model Season
opened
Location Thrill
Rating[1]
Ref(s)
Comet Comet 008.jpg
Philadelphia Toboggan Company
42 inches
Wooden
1946
The Hollow
4
[2][3]
Trailblazer Trailblazer 014.jpg
Arrow Development
36 inches
Mine train
1974
Pioneer Frontier
3
[4][5]
SooperDooperLooper Sooperdooperlooper loop.jpg
Schwarzkopf
42 inches
Steel
1977
The Hollow
5
[4][6]
Sidewinder Sidewinder (Lifts).JPG
Vekoma
48 inches
Boomerang coaster
1991
Pioneer Frontier
5
[7][8]
Wildcat Wildcat (Lift, Drop and Turn).JPG
Great Coasters International
48 inches
Wooden
1996
Midway America
5
[9][10]
Great Bear Great Bear Helix.jpg
Bolliger & Mabillard
54 inches
Inverted
1998
Kissing Tower Hill
5
[11]
Wild Mouse Wild Mouse at Hersheypark upview.jpg
Mack Rides
48 inches
Wild Mouse coaster
1999
Midway America
5
[12]
Lightning Racer Image-Lightning Racer at Hersheypark station.jpg
Great Coasters International
48 inches
Dual-tracked
2000
Midway America
4
[13]
Storm Runner Hersheypark Storm Runner.jpg
Intamin AG
54 inches
Launch
2004
Pioneer Frontier
5
[14][15][16]
Fahrenheit Fahrenheit Roller Coaster.jpg
Intamin AG
54 inches
Vertical lift
2008
Pioneer Frontier
5
[17][18]
Skyrush Skyrush 12.jpg
Intamin AG
54 inches
Steel
2012
The Hollow
5
[19][20]
Cocoa Cruiser Cocoa Cruiser 002.jpg
Zamperla
36 inches
Family gravity
2014
Founder's Way
3
[21][22]
Laff Trakk Laff Trakk 001.jpg
Maurer AG
42 inches
Spinning indoor
2015
Midway America
5
[23][24][25]

Water rides[edit]

Hersheypark has 15 water rides, 6 which are part of the slide complex Coastline Plunge. All of the water rides are located in The Boardwalk, except Coal Cracker, which is located in Kissing Tower Hill, near Great Bear.

Ride Year Opened Manufacturer Description Thrill
Rating[1]
Ref(s)
Coal Cracker
1973
Arrow Development
This is park's second log flume ride, as well as the world's first hydroflume ride, it replaced the park's first water ride, The Mill Chute after it was destroyed in the Hurricane Agnes flood in 1972.
4
[4]
Tidal Force
1994
Hopkins Rides
A splash-down ride with a 100-foot (30 m) drop. Its spray is powerful enough to reach visitors passing by on the walkways.
4
[26]
Bayside Pier
2007
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
A Kiddie wave pool.
1
[27][28]
East Coast Waterworks
2007
WhiteWater West
A water playground.
3
[27][28]
Sandcastle Cove
2007
Creative Environs
A kiddie water playground.
2
[27][28]
Waverider
2007
Aquatic Development Group
A Flowrider where a person rides a board in an attempt to surf.
4
[27][28]
Intercoastal Waterway
2009
Water Technology, Inc.
A Lazy River type water ride.
2
[29][30][31]
The Shore
2009
Water Technology, Inc.
Part of the "Sea"quel to the Boardwalk which debuted in 2009. A large, thrilling family wave pool.
4
[29][30][31]
Shoreline Sprayground
2013
Emerald FX
A family splash area with loads of seating and shade.
1
[32][33]
Coastline Plunge

Coastline Plunge is a slide complex located in The Boardwalk. The complex features six slides with a variety of different experiences. All six slides were manufactured by ProSlide Technology. Four slides were part of the original Boardwalk expansion in 2007.[27][28] Two slides, Hydro and Pipeline, were added in 2013.[34][35]

Whirlwind is one slide part of the Coastline Plunge slide complex in The Boardwalk
Ride Description Thrill
Rating[1]
Hydro This slide has serpentine turns and sections which are closed and opened.
4
Pipeline Inline tubing slide, 2 person maximum.
4
Riptide Inline tubing slide, 2 person maximum.
4
Surge Inline tubing slide, 2 persons needed.
4
Vortex Has a large bowl often referenced as a "toilet bowl" feature.
4
Whirlwind Has a whirlwind flume feature that creates vertical-like banking.
5

Family rides[edit]

Hersheypark has 23 family rides. The new "Hershey Triple Tower" ride will be added in 2017.

Ride Year Opened Manufacturer Location Description Thrill
Rating[1]
Ref(s)
Tea Cups
2014
Zamperla
The Hollow
This is a tea cup themed ride with cars that swing around on a single platform.
2
[21][22]
The Howler
2008
Wisdom Rides
Pioneer Frontier
Each passenger can spin their own car and the entire ride lifts 7½ feet and tilts 20 degrees, causing each car to swing in and out.
3
[18]
Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge
2006
Sally Corporation
Founder's Way
An interactive dark ride where two cars compete against each other for the highest score.
2
[36][37]
Frontier Flyers
2003
Larson International
Pioneer Frontier
This was the first time a ride of this type had been in the park since the Aerial Joy Ride had been in the park in the 1950s.
3
[38][39]
Hershey Triple Tower
2017
S&S - Sansei Technologies
Kissing Tower Hill
Three Drop tower rides that are named Kisses tower (80'), Reese's tower (131'), and Hershey's tower (189')
[40]
The Claw
2003
Chance Rides
Pioneer Frontier
A swinging pendulum ride installed in 2003, replacing the old Cyclops (a version of the Enterprise ride).
4
[38][39]
Merry Derry Dip Fun Slides
1999
Frederiksen Industries
Midway America
There are six slides on two sets of three and are adjacent Wildcat and Laff Trakk.
2
[12]
Music Express
1999
Moser Rides
Midway America
This is a Himalaya ride, but it does not go backwards. It plays music while you ride, and the music has been updated/changed for 2008.
3
[12]
Ferris Wheel
1997
Chance Rides
Midway America
This Ferris wheel is 88 feet (27 m) in diameter and sends riders nearly 100 feet (30 m) into the air. Installed in 1997. Due to a safety change from the manufactures CRM, a new fall hazard sticker is on the side, and no single riders are allowed.
2
[41]
Whip
1997
Rideworks
Midway America
This is the first standard Whip in the park since 1976.
3
[41]
Tilt-A-Whirl
1983
Sellner Manufacturing
Founder's Way
Was in Carrousel Circle from 1983–1995, then in Comet Hollow from 1996-2011. When Skyrush was added, it was moved back to its original location.
3
[42]
Wave Swinger
1982
Zierer
The Hollow
A chair swing ride located in The Hollow. This replaced The Bug when it was installed.
3
[43][44][45]
Pirate
1980
HUSS Machinfabrik
Pioneer Frontier
Reese's can ride, but must be with a responsible rider and also sit in one of the center rows where there are orange circles on the seats.
3
[46]
Fender Bender
1978
Reverchon
Founder's Way
The only bumper car ride in Hersheypark, built in 1978. Around 40 bumper cars ride for about 2 minutes, reaching a top speed of approximately 15 miles per hour.
4
[47]
Kissing Tower
1975
Intamin AG
Kissing Tower Hill
Takes riders on a trip upwards 250 feet (76 m) while rotating clockwise, providing a panoramic view of Hershey through windows shaped like a Hershey's Kiss.
2
[48][49]
Twin Turnpike - Antique Cars
1975
Arrow Development
Kissing Tower Hill
Guests drive scaled-down, gasoline-powered cars around a short track which is parallel to the Sunoco Speedway sports cars. 4 riders maximum per vehicle, which are dressed as Model T-style antique vehicles.
2
[48][49]
Twin Turnpike - Sunoco Speedway
1975
Arrow Development
Kissing Tower Hill
Guests drive scaled-down, gasoline-powered sports cars around a short track which is parallel to the Antique Cars. 2 riders maximum per vehicle which are dressed as Corvette-style racers.
2
[48][49]
Scrambler
1972
Eli Bridge Company
Founder's Way
Guests sit in a car with a maximum of three people per car. The ride has three arms with four cars each. The entire ride spins, causing the four cars to spin on each arm.
3
[50]
Monorail
1969
Universal Mobility
Founder's Way
Takes riders on a relaxing, elevated tour of the park, briefly crossing over ZOOAMERICA and downtown Hershey, Pennsylvania. Before 1973 the monorail served as an entrance/exit to the park from the Hershey chocolate factory tour.
2
[51]
Skyview
1966
Universal Design Limited
The Hollow
A chairlift ride. Skyview is not for transportation across the park; at the end of one direction, a turnaround bullwheel routes the chairs back to the departing station without stopping. Hence, it is a leisure-type ride.
2
[52]
Starship America
1962
Kasper Klaus
Founder's Way
A classic ride temporarily closed between 2003 and 2004, now located in Founder's Way.
3
[53][54]
Dry Gulch Railroad
1961
Crown Metal Products
Pioneer Frontier
This is a 2 foot gauge train that travels past southwest-themed props such as cacti, ghost towns, abandoned mines, and "Indians" in teepees.
2
[55]
Carousel
1945
Philadelphia Toboggan Co.
Founder's Way
An authentic Philadelphia Toboggan Company 1945 installation. The carousel also features music from a 1926 Wurlitzer style #153 Military Band Organ. Today, the carousel is the oldest ride in the park. It was made in 1919.
2
[56][57]

Kiddie rides[edit]

Hersheypark's 'The Claw' ride in motion
A dynamic view of Hersheypark's Ferris wheel
This is a region of Hersheypark called The Hollow

Hersheypark has 21 kiddie rides. All kiddie rides are rated as a 1.[1]

Founder's Way

The kiddie rides that were built prior to 1971 were part of an area of the park known as Kiddieland, an area of the park that existed from 1949-1971.

Name Opened Manufacturer Height Requirement[Note 1] Ref(s)
Bizzy Bees
1961
Hampton Amusements
M, K, R, H
[55]
Dizzy Drums
1961
Hampton Amusements
K, R, H
[55]
Helicopters
1964
Allan Herschell Company
K, R, H
[58][59]
Space Age
1965
Hampton Amusements
M, K, R, H
[60]
Traffic Jam
1968
Hampton Amusements
M, K, R, H
[61][62]
Ladybug
1976
HERCO, Inc.
M, K, R, H, T
[63]
Balloon Flite
1982
Bradley & Kaye
M, K, R, H
[43]
Swing Thing
1985
Zamperla
K, R, H
[64]
Mini-Himalaya
1987
Venture Rides Manufacturing
M*, K, R, H, T
[65]
Rolling Rovers
1988
Mason Industries
M, K, R, H, T
[66]
Dinosaur-Go-Round
1990
Venture Rides Manufacturing
M, K, R, H
[67]
Mini Pirate
2002
SBF VISA International
K, R, H, T
[38][39]
The Hollow
Name Opened Manufacturer Height Requirement[Note 1] Ref(s)
Sweet Swing
2014
Zamperla
K, R, H, T
[21][22]
Kissing Tower Hill
Name Opened Manufacturer Height Requirement[Note 1] Ref(s)
Convoy
1990
Zamperla
M*, K, R, H, T
[67]
Frog Hopper
1999
S&S Power
M, K, R, H, T
[12]
Midway America
Name Opened Manufacturer Height Requirement[Note 1] Ref(s)
Pony Parade
1979
W.F. Mangles Company
M, K, R, H
[68]
Granny Bugs
1985
Hampton/Venture Rides
M, K, R, H
[64]
Tiny Tracks
1995
Zamperla
M*, K, R, H
[69]
Pioneer Frontier
Name Opened Manufacturer Height Requirement[Note 1] Ref(s)
Livery Stables
1979
W.F. Mangles Company
K, R, H
[68]
Mini Scrambler
2002
Eli Bridge Company
M, K, R
[38][39]

Park attractions[edit]

These is a list of attractions which are available in Hersheypark.

Seasonal availability
  Hersheypark In The Dark
  Hersheypark Christmas Candylane
Attraction Opened Manufacturer or
Operator
Ref(s)
Aquatheater
1972
Hershey Estates
[70]
Hersheypark Amphitheater
1973
Hershey Estates
[70]
Country Grill
1974
Hershey Estates
[70]
Music Box Theater
1975
Hershey Estates
[70]
Santa's Stables
1997
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
[71]
Midway Tent
1999
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
[72][73]
Hershey Sweet Lights
2003
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
[74]
Treatville
2006
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
[75]
N.O.E.L. (Night of Extraordinary Lights)
2009
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
[76]
Rudolph's Skating Pond
2013
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
[77]
12 Days of Christmas
2015
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
[78]

Park regions[edit]

This is a directional sign pointing the way to some of the regions in the park

Like most theme parks, Hersheypark also has themed regions of the park. There are 6 regions currently in the park. For the list of former regions in Hersheypark, see List of former Hersheypark attractions, past park regions.

Themed areas located in Hersheypark
Region Opened Description Ref(s)

Pioneer Frontier

1984
This area was created over two years in 1984 and 1985. However, the area was called the "Old West" in 1984.
[79]

Midway America

1996
This area of the park is themed to be an American fair-like area. The latest addition of the area was Laff Trakk in 2015.
[80]

The Boardwalk

2007
This area is a water park situated in between the Midway America and Pioneer Frontier section of the park, replacing the Canyon River Rapids attraction, in 2007.
[27][28]

The Hollow

2012
This area was originally called Comet Hollow. In 2012, it was rethemed as The Hollow when Skyrush was added into the area.
[20]

Founder's Way

2014
This area was created when four neighboring areas were merged: Tudor Square, Rhineland, Founder's Circle and Music Box Way.
[81]

Kissing Tower Hill

2014
This area was a retheming of the Minetown area of the park. The latest addition of the area will be Hershey Triple Tower in 2017.
[81]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hersheypark uses Hershey Company products as names for each height range to determine who can ride which rides. See their "Rider Safety & Accessibility Guide" (PDF). Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. p. 7.  for more specific details. All measurements are in inches:
    • Miniatures: 0 - 36 (3' and below)
    • Kisses: 36 - 42 (3' - 3'6")
    • Reese's: 42 - 48 (3'6" - 4')
    • Hershey's: 48 - 54 (4' - 4'6")
    • Twizzler: 54 - 60 (4'6" - 5')
    • Jolly Rancher: 60 and above (5' and above)
    In the kiddie rides lists seen here, height categories are abbreviated to the first letter of the category, bolded above. A single asterisk * next to the height category means that they must ride with a responsible rider.

RE: #58, the converted Pretzel dark ride was NOT called the "Golden" Nugget. It was called the GOLD Nugget.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Ratings assigned per Hersheypark's own system, where "1" is the least intense and "5" is the most. See their "Rider Safety & Accessibility Guide" (PDF). Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. p. 8.  for more specific details.
  2. ^ "Hershey Attractions". The Evening News. Harrisburg, PA. May 14, 1946. p. 9. The park's present roller coaster, known as the Wildcat, will be shortly replaced by a new one, to be called the Comet. 
  3. ^ "Acts and Bands Features at Eastern Spots". The Billboard. July 20, 1946. p. 84. Hershey (Pa.) Park launched its new coaster ride, the Comet. 
  4. ^ a b c Hershey Foods Corporation (1974). "Hersheypark". In Schaefer, Paul. Hershey. Hershey, PA: Western Publishing Company. pp. 64–81. 
  5. ^ "Hersheypark Opens May 18". Standard-Speaker. Hazleton, PA. May 8, 1974. This season, two more new high capacity rides were added, expressing the same innovativeness as last season's two additions. The Trail Blazer - a centrifugal force roller coaster, and the Sky Ride - a cable car lift providing a panoramic view of Hersheypark. 
  6. ^ "New Ride At Hersheypark". Lebanon Daily News. February 9, 1977. Making its grand entrance into the East Coast, the sooperdooperLooper will premiere this summer at Hersheypark, as the newest attraction for the 1977 season. 
  7. ^ Burchard, Hank; Fox, Larry (March 29, 1991). "Roller Coaster: The New Twist". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "New Roller Coasters Scream To Life Across U.S.". The Record. Bergen County, NJ. August 11, 1991. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). At Hersheypark in Hershey, Pa., the Sidewinder takes riders to a maximum height of 115 feet and speeds up to 55 mph through two loops, 90-degree corkscrews to the right and left, upside down and backward, as well as upright and forward. 
  9. ^ Kraft, Randy (August 11, 1996). "Test drive Hershey's new coaster". Allentown Morning Call. Indiana, PA: Indiana Gazette. p. E5. 
  10. ^ Severson, Jack (June 10, 1996). "Roller-coaster devotees are marking a special year.". Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ Jesky, Mike (April 12, 1998). "What's New at Hershey". Standard-Speaker. Hazleton, PA. p. G1. This spring, "Great Bear," Hersheypark's new $13 million roller coaster, will awaken. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Hersheypark attraction recalls past fairs". Standard-Speaker. Hazleton, PA. October 22, 1998. The new rides will be: -"The Wild Mouse," the park's seventh roller coaster. -The 90-foot-long, 32-foot-high "Merry Derry Dip Fun Slide." -The "Music Express," with 20 two-passenger cars that rotate while negotiating a sharply curved track. -"Chaos," with 18 cars that rotate individually while the entire ride spins. - And "Frog Hopper," which will lift riders 20 feet and then bounce back to the ground. 
  13. ^ Runice, Jacky (May 14, 2000). "Summertime Is Sweet for Hershey, Pa., Visitors". Daily Herald. Arlington Heights, IL. p. 9. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via Questia. (subscription required (help)). 
  14. ^ Holahan, Jane (August 5, 2003). "Hersheypark planning big, new coaster". Lancaster New Era. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  15. ^ Itkowitz, Colby B. (August 6, 2003). "Hershey to go hi-tech with new coaster". Intelligencer Journal. Lancaster, PA. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  16. ^ Lindt, Susan (May 7, 2004). "Coaster thrills even top guns; Hersheypark debuts $12.5 million coaster". Intelligencer Journal. Lancaster, PA. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  17. ^ "Steep roller coaster to open at Hersheypark". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. May 19, 2008. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  18. ^ a b Harpaz, Beth J. (May 25, 2008). "New Thrills - Theme parks across America add rides to lure summer travelers". The Commercial Appeal. Memphis, TN. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  19. ^ "New Hershey Coaster To Be Fast 'N' Floorless". Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era. August 4, 2011. Retrieved February 3, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  20. ^ a b "Coaster Cash". Central Penn Business Journal. March 30, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  21. ^ a b c "Hersheypark to Debut 3 Rides". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 6, 2014. p. E-4. Retrieved February 11, 2014 – via Questia. (subscription required (help)). 
  22. ^ a b c Kopfinger, Stephen (May 8, 2002). "Take a Ride on the Wild Side". LNP Media Group. Lancaster, PA. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). The Cocoa Cruiser will allow parents and kids to share that first roller coaster experience, as it's designed around a six-car train that holds up to 12 riders. It's located in Hersheypark's [Founder's Way] area. Also new on the menu are the Tea Cups and Sweet Swing rides. 
  23. ^ Hatmaker, Julia (August 12, 2014). "Hersheypark unveils plans for new roller coaster". The Patriot-News. Retrieved February 11, 2015. Laff Trakk, an indoor spinning glow-coaster, will be opening in May 2015, Hersheypark officials announced at a press conference on Aug. 12. An estimated $14 million project, Laff Trakk will be the 13th roller coaster at Hersheypark. The ride draws its inspiration from Hersheypark and amusement park history. 
  24. ^ Price, Betsy (May 14, 2015). "Hershey Park [sic], Six Flags add new roller coasters". The News Journal. Wilmington, DE. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  25. ^ Uravic, Grace (May 28, 2015). "Laffing Sal Says No Two The Same". Hummelstown Sun. p. 10. 
  26. ^ Carpenter, Richard P. (April 10, 1994). "Rides that will make you shout 'Wheeeee!'". The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). Hersheypark in Hershey, Pa., will unleash Tidal Force, called the tallest water plunge in the world. Boats will take passengers 100 feet off the ground before plunging into a huge pool of water. 
  27. ^ a b c d e f "WET & WILD Hersheypark plans biggest expansion ever for 2007". Lancaster New Era. July 13, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  28. ^ a b c d e f "Hersheypark celebrates sweet life and 100 years with $21 million expansion; Park has evolved from picnic grounds to major destination". Chicago Sun-Times. May 27, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  29. ^ a b Holahan, Jane (July 2, 2008). "Hershey Sets $16M Boardwalk Expansion; Canyon River Rapids Ride Will Close". Lancaster New Era. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  30. ^ a b Rorabaugh, Dan (May 21, 2009). "Splashy Seaquel; Hersheypark Unveils 17.6M Expansion To The Boardwalk Waterpark.". Lancaster New Era. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  31. ^ a b Harpaz, Beth J. (May 21, 2009). "Parks debut new coasters, interactive attractions". Associated Press Worldstream. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). New to Boardwalk area, The Shore wave pool, and Intercoastal Waterway lazy river 
  32. ^ Alexander, Larry (December 20, 2012). "Hershey: Roller Soaker out, More Water Attractions in Its Place". Lancaster Sunday News. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  33. ^ Woodall, Candy (May 19, 2013). "Hersheypark puts focus on new water attractions". The York Dispatch. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  34. ^ Gleiter, Sue (December 19, 2012). "Hersheypark will replace Roller Soaker with sprayground". The Patriot-News. Retrieved February 11, 2015. The park is removing the [Roller Soaker] in the Boardwalk section to make way for a 5,000-square-foot sprayground...Hersheypark will be adding two water slides to the Boardwalk's slide complex, she said. The spray ground and water slides will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend, when the park's water section traditionally opens for the season, Burrows said. 
  35. ^ Gleiter, Sue (May 21, 2013). "Shoreline Sprayground at Hersheypark splashes up a good time". The Patriot-News. Retrieved February 11, 2015. The park decided to replace its Roller Soaker roller coaster, which it dismantled last fall, to make way for the Sprayground which ultimately will serve more guests, Burrows said....Hersheypark also has other new additions this season including: Two new water slides at the Coastline Plunge - the Hydro and Pipeline. 
  36. ^ Snell, Bob (February 1, 2006). "Sally Corp. (Business Briefs)". Florida Trend. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge, an amusement park ride designed by Jacksonville-based Sally Corp., will open next year at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pa. 
  37. ^ Westgate, Aubrey. "Candy war breaks out in Hershey". Intelligencer Journal. Lancaster, PA. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  38. ^ a b c d Holahan, Jane (April 16, 2003). "Pennsylvania's Hersheypark Gets New Rides, New Look.". Lancaster New Era. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  39. ^ a b c d Ruth, Ruth (April 6, 2003). "Hersheypark builds a big, new showplace for live entertainment". Lancaster Sunday News. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  40. ^ "Hersheypark reveals new ride: Here's your first look at the plans". PennLive.com. August 2, 2016. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  41. ^ a b Morris, Jerry (June 1, 1997). "Wild Times America's Theme Parks Are Loading Up With Thrilling New Rides and Up-Close Animal Encounters". The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 11, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  42. ^ DiRico, Jay M. (May 2, 1983). "Music, Magic and Memories at Hersheypark Opening, Saturday, May 14" (Press release). Hershey, PA: Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company. 
  43. ^ a b Reading Eagle. May 9, 1982. Hersheypark has made several additions for its 1982 season premier next Saturday and Sunday. These include two new rides, the Wave Swinger and Balloon Flite. Also highlighted will be Cinemavision, a domed theater featuring films on a 180-degree, floor-to-ceiling screen. New paddle boats on Spring Creek also will be added.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  44. ^ "If you love a parade, visit Hershey...and Hersheypark". Patriot-News. May 14, 1982. p. 9. 
  45. ^ "At Hersheypark, Aging Is A Sweet, Sweet Process". Observer-Reporter. Washington, PA/Waynesburg, PA. August 30, 1982. p. C1. 
  46. ^ The Daily News. Huntingdon, PA. June 20, 1980. p. 11.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  47. ^ "Hersheypark adds 5 new rides for 1978". Reading Eagle. April 30, 1978. 
  48. ^ a b c "District Essay Winners Named". Somerset Daily American. Somerset, PA. March 6, 1975. p. 6. Entertainment will be highlighted by a visit to Hersheypark, with its 300-foot-high Kissing Tower, Himalaya and Twin Turnpike rides and other available attractions. 
  49. ^ a b c "Hersheypark Will Open 69th Season On May 18". Lebanon Daily News. May 10, 1975. p. 7. New this season are the Kissing TOwer ride, Twin Turnpike ride - with both antique and sports cars, and the Himalaya. 
  50. ^ Aurentz, Tim (December 14, 1971). "Hershey Announces Major Park Development Plans". Lebanon Daily News. p. 1. On the perimeter will be a new fast-food restaurant, complete with outdoor seating; a new milk bar, scaled to children's size, and three new adult rides, The Monster, The Toboggan and The Scrambler 
  51. ^ "Outline Plan To Build New Monorail System In The Hershey Park". Lebanon Daily News. December 17, 1968. 
  52. ^ "Two New Rides Set For Opening of Hershey Park". Lebanon Daily News. April 14, 1966. 
  53. ^ The Patriot-News. 4 May 1962. p. 10.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  54. ^ Bill Simmons (August 9, 1981). "Thrifty Fun? Choc One Up for Hershey". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 
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  56. ^ "Hershey Park Opens Sunday". Harrisburg Telegraph. May 14, 1945. p. 14. Following the practice of having something new every year, the Park has disposed of the carrousel, which has brought untold pleasure to thousands of children, and purchased one of the finest merry-go-rounds that has ever been built in this country. 
  57. ^ "Hershey Park Opens Sunday". Gettysburg Times. May 15, 1945. p. 8. 
  58. ^ "Hershey Park Will Feature New Rides and Entertainment". Hagerstown, MD: The Daily Mail. April 13, 1964. p. 11. This season the park will operate four new rides, including "Golden Nugget", now under construction at the site of the former "Pretzel", the "Flying Coaster", a brand new amusement for adults and children, and the kiddies' "Helicopter" is ready for operation and work on the "Whip" is expected to begin next week. Meanwhile, workers are pushing ahead on the other two devices. The new additions bring the major rides to a total of 16. Kiddie amusements now number 12. 
  59. ^ Little, Cy (April 1964). "Hershey Park Press Release" (Press release). Hershey Estates. 
  60. ^ Little, Cy (April 1965). "Hershey Park Press Release" (Press release). Hershey Estates. 
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  62. ^ "New Rides and Facilities To Be Found Found At Hershey Park". The Daily Mail. Hagerstown, MD. April 20, 1968. p. 6. 
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  65. ^ "Have We Got A Ride For You!" (Press release). Hershey, PA: Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company. 1987. 
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  67. ^ a b Fox, Larry. "What's New at Amusement Parks". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 11, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). New this year is the Flying Falcon ride, where 28 gondolas soar 105 feet into the sky, a new video arcade building, and several new kiddie rides. 
  68. ^ a b "Hersheypark Lists New Attractions". Reading Eagle. April 15, 1979. 
  69. ^ "Hersheypark opens May 13 with TV star". Standard-Speaker. Hazleton, PA. April 22, 1995. p. 39. New this year is the Tiny Tracks kiddie train ride located in Carousel Circle[sic]... 
  70. ^ a b c d Jacques, Jr., Charles J. (1997). Hersheypark: The Sweetness of Success. Amusement Park Journal. ISBN 9780961439224. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 
  71. ^ Kraft, Randy (November 9, 1997). "Candylane And Other Holiday Fun Begins At Hersheypark". The Morning Call. Retrieved November 16, 2015. Nine reindeer will join Santa Claus at Hersheypark's Christmas Candylane... 
  72. ^ "Hersheypark attraction recalls past fairs". Standard-Speaker. Hazleton, PA. October 22, 1998. p. 14. The new rides will be: -"The Wild Mouse," the park's seventh roller coaster. -The 90-foot-long, 32-foot-high "Merry Derry Dip Fun Slide." -The "Music Express," with 20 two-passenger cars that rotate while negotiating a sharply curved track. -"Chaos," with 18 cars that rotate individually while the entire ride spins. - And "Frog Hopper," which will lift riders 20 feet and then bounce back to the ground. 
  73. ^ Morris, Holly J.; Bettner, Jill (May 10, 1999). "Look, Ma, No Floor! Crazy new coasters and other hot rides for '99". U.S. News & World Report. 126 (18): 71. ISSN 0041-5537. Retrieved October 16, 2015 – via EBSCO's Academic Search Complete. (subscription required (help)). Hersheypark in Hershey, Pa., bucks the trend with a new county-style fair, featuring such low-tech thrills as livestock contests and polka festivals, and five new old-style rides. On the Merry Derry Dip Fun Slide, riders slither down a 90-foot slide while sitting on burlap sacks. 
  74. ^ Kraft, Randy (November 15, 2003). "Hershey opens Sweet Lights, a new holiday drive-through display". The Morning Call. Retrieved November 14, 2015. More than 1 million sparkling lights are on 580 animated displays in Hershey Sweet Lights, a new drive-through Christmas in Hershey attraction....A new feature in Candylane is the Kissmas Tree, a 46-foot-tall tree topped with a glittering 6-foot Hershey's Kiss. 
  75. ^ "Go batty with Halloween hayrides, haunts and happenings". The Morning Call. October 12, 2006. Retrieved November 14, 2015. Hershey opens up the entire park. Ride the rides, take a walk for special surprises in the all-new Treatville and cross paths with familiar, costumed friends. 
  76. ^ Lauer-Williams, Kathy (December 6, 2009). "Amusement parks DAZZLE during the holidays". The Morning Call. Retrieved November 14, 2015. New this year is "N.O.E.L.!," a light show featuring more than 125,000 lights synchronized to contemporary Christmas songs such as Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Carol of the Bells." The display along the creek that meanders through the park includes lighted snowmen, reindeer, a 50-foot-tall tree and Hershey's Kisses. 
  77. ^ Harlow, Lisa (December 15, 2013). "Dreaming of a white (chocolate) Christmas". Cecil Whig. Elkton, MD. Retrieved November 14, 2015. New this year, guests can enjoy ice skating near the reindeer stables [Rudolph's Skating Pond] for only a $2 skate rental fee. 
  78. ^ Wicker, Jewel (November 10, 2015). "Hershey Christmas Candylane and Sweet Lights to offer roller coasters and four million lights this season". PennLive. Retrieved November 14, 2015. Additionally, the park is doubling the amount of lights that will be on display this year from two to four million. 
  79. ^ Harmetz, Aljean (July 20, 1986). "Movie effects inspire new theme park rides". The Palm Beach Post. West Palm Beach, FL. p. 2G – via New York Times News Service. Over the last two years, Hersheypark in Pennsylvania has built a five-acre "Pioneer Frontier" with an Old West theme 
  80. ^ "Hershey project gets green light". Standard-Speaker. Hazleton, PA. January 4, 1999. p. 27. ..."Midway America" - a five-to-10-year development project that opened in 1996... 
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