Hersheypark is the perfect destination for families! These are five great reasons to visit Hersheypark this summer!
I’ve lived on the East Coast for more than half of my life and one of my bucket list items has always been to go to Hersheypark. I went once during my senior year of high school for a choir competition (that we won) but had to leave to catch a flight to Puerto Rico before I actually had the chance to enjoy the park. That’s why I’m so excited to be partnering with HERSHEY for this post! While I am being compensated for this post, all opinions and ideas are 100% honest and my own.
This summer may be my last living on the East Coast, so Hersheypark is back at the top of my summer bucket list. If you’ve never been to Hersheypark, this summer is the perfect time for your visit. And if you’ve been once or a million times before, it’s the perfect time go to back.
5 Reasons to Visit Hersheypark This Summer
#1 – The Relaunch of the Chocolate Making Tour
This reimagined ride at the fHERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction provides a look into the magical world of chocolate and takes you on a journey from the very beginning cocoa bean to the final chocolate bar. The ride is relaunching just in time for the summer season will upgrades including:
- Updated sets that are more interactive allowing your family to experience chocolate making like never before
- More animals in the barnyard scene helping visitors see behind the scenes of where HERSHEY gets most of its milk
- A final scene that brings together scenes from families enjoying HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD attractions around the world, bringing it all together
- An easy way for families to capture and share their sweet memories from the tour through new photo features
The relaunch of the chocolate making tour ride is enough to make me want to head back to Hersheypark this summer, but that’s not the only reason.
#2 – Six new cows are moving into the chocolate making tour
Now this may not seem like a big deal, but it is. It is because you and your family can vote now to name the new cows moving into the chocolate tour! Now through May 9th you can vote for a different cow each week to help pick their name. The cow’s names will be inspired by six different chocolate flavors – sweet, dairy, fruity, floral, earthy, and last but not least spicy/nutty. How fun would it be to vote for the cows’ names with your family then go see each of those cows on the tour during your visit? Visit Hersheys.com/CHOCOLATEWORLD/
#3 – Hersheypark is open all day, every day
Hersheypark’s grand opening opening for 2016 happens the end of April but if you’re really wanting to go to take advantage of everything the park has to offer, including the new chocolate making tour, the summer is the perfect time to visit. Beginning the first weekend in June, Hersheypark will be open from 10AM to at least 10PM every single night through the last weekend in August. There’s a lot you can get done in 12 hours surrounded by fun rides, chocolate, and great food!
#4 – Water Works at Hershey’s Lodge will be open
When it’s hot outside there’s nothing better than taking a strawberry slide down a TWIZZLERS Twists water slide into a cool refreshing pool. With over 30,000 square feet of water fun that includes a zero entry pool, sand castle spray zone and more, Water Works at Hershey Lodge is a fun way to spend a hot day before or after you visit Hersheypark. From now until April 28th you can enter the What’s New in Hershey, PA sweepstakes for your chance to be one of the first to enjoy Water Works this summer. Enter here for your chance to win the ultimate Hershey, PA vacation package that includes everything from eight regular one-day passes to Hersheypark to the VIP experience on the chocolate making tour, a stay at Hershey Lodge with access to Water Works, and even roundtrip airfare!
#5 – Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate
With everything from the chance to create the ultimate candy bar to a 4D chocolate mystery, the HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction at Hersheypark will have you seeing chocolate in a way you never have before. There’s a reason it’s called the chocolate world. You could spend half your day just riding the new chocolate making tour and experiencing all of the other chocolate fun! Follow along with HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to learn more about what you can do in the ultimate chocolate hot spot.
Have you been to Hersheypark? What’s your favorite part?