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15 Ways to Enjoy 15 Days of Hersheypark In The Dark

Five Weekends of Halloween Fun at Hersheypark for the Entire Family

If you love night coaster rides and sweet treats, you'll want to join us for Hersheypark In The Dark this fall. The family-friendly event kicks off on Friday, October 2, and runs for five weekends (more than ever before) through Sunday, November 1. We are so excited to offer 15 days of our Halloween attraction this year! We put together a list of 15 can't-miss things to do to help you plan your visit to Hersheypark In The Dark.

1. Hershey's Chocolatetown

Hersheypark In The Dark will mark the first time that guests can experience fall in Hershey's Chocolatetown. The all-new region at Hersheypark opened this summer and features an entirely reimagined arrival experience, Candymonium, the iconic Kisses Fountain, a new home for the 101-year-old Carrousel, new shopping locations, the first-ever Starbucks inside the Park, a virtual reality experience, and more.

To learn more about the new region, check out this article on the Top 10 Experiences in Hershey's Chocolatetown.

2. Candymonium

This is also the first season for night rides on our new hypercoaster, Candymonium. Guests of Twizzlers height category and above can experience hair-raising thrills on the tallest, fastest, longest and sweetest coaster in Hersheypark with the most airtime of any of our coasters.

For additional facts about The World's Sweetest Coaster, check out this article on Candymonium By The Numbers.

3. Dark Ride Opportunities

Exclusively for Hersheypark In The Dark, thrill-seekers can experience a unique, lights-out ride on three wooden roller coasters - Wildcat, Comet and Lightning Racer. The indoor glowing Laff Trakk coaster will also be dark during all operating hours.

4. Family-Friendly Rides

Dozens of mild to wild rides are slated to be open (weather permitting) during Hersheypark In The Dark, including the 101-year-old Carrousel in its new home in Hershey’s Chocolatetown and Reese's Cupfusion, which has a Halloween scene. This is also the last opportunity for guests to ride some of their favorite coasters in 2020.

Tip: Download the Hersheypark app for an up-to-date listing on all open rides.

5. Trick-or-Treating

There’s no better place to trick-or-treat than The Sweetest Place On Earth! Guests ages 12 and under can enjoy 13 sweet stops on our Trick Or Treat Trail winding from Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction (3 stops) to a new Treatville location in The Boardwalk At Hersheypark with 10 stops.

6. Festive Character Experiences

During a visit to Hersheypark In The Dark, guests can pose for a socially distanced photo with their favorite Hershey Characters dressed for Halloween. Please download and reference the Hersheypark app for a list of Character locations and times during your visit. 

Don’t forget to tag us in your photos using #HersheyparkHappy!

7. Hershey's Chocolate World

Hershey's Chocolatetown creates a convenient passageway between Hersheypark and Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction. Guests ages 12 and under can collect candy at three spooky stops in Chocolate World and continue along the trail with 10 more stops inside Hersheypark. The free Chocolate Tour Ride will also be available along with fun fall events. Remember to reserve your free timed entry pass!

8. Shopping

Guests can take a piece of Hersheypark home from two new retail locations, Hersheypark Supply Co. and HP Collections, this fall. Both stores will offer some new fall apparel, including some new Halloween-inspired shirts in the Vineyards Vines collection.

Find out what else is new for 2020 retail here

9. Sweet Treats

It's not a trip to Hersheypark without some sweet treats, especially during Halloween! Guests can indulge in festive food and beverage offerings, such as Pumpkin King Size Shakes and a fall-themed King Size Donut.

10. Hops & Harvest

Hops & Harvest is returning with special menu items at Spring Creek Smokehouse each weekend of Hersheypark In The Dark. Guests can select from a unique combination of offerings to build a King Size Platter containing two entrees, two sides, a cornbread muffin, and a dessert. Guests ages 21 and older can also enjoy fall beer and cider flights in the Yuengling 1829 Pavilion.

11. Hyperdeck

Hyperdeck is an all-new immersive, virtual reality experience located in Hershey's Chocolatetown. Players can choose from two games - H.A.I.R., a world where a 1980s guitar hero becomes a villain in a post-apocalyptic world, and Dreamsaver, a dream that turns into a nightmare only you can overcome. Spooky!

12. Arcade Games

Hersheypark is home to two arcades for guests to win Halloween-themed prizes. Play Dome Arcade in the Pioneer Frontier area features video games, crane machines and redemption games. Across the Park is Overlook Arcade, the largest arcade located in the Kissing Tower Hill area. 

13. Our Friends from the Sea

Mango and Cocoa, our harbor seals, will present an entertaining and educational show on Saturdays and Sundays at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. This show is included with admission to Hersheypark In The Dark.

14. Creatures Of The Night

ZooAmerica is open daily this fall with Creatures Of The Night starting at 6 p.m. and running through 8 p.m. on the same dates as Hersheypark In The Dark. Guests are encouraged to bring their flashlights to use as they walk around the Zoo to experience the nighttime habits of North American animals. Please note that all indoor locations at ZooAmerica remain closed due to social distancing guidelines. Creatures Of The Night is included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark In The Dark when entered via the Park. Separate admission is also available at the zoo’s off-street entrance.

15. Fall Getaway

Guests can enjoy a fun-filled weekend packed with Halloween festivities by booking a getaway to The Official Resorts of Hersheypark. The new Kids Treat FREE package is available every weekend in October at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge. Those interested in camping at Hersheypark Camping Resort can book the Hersheypark In The Dark Package.

Buy Online Now and Save

One-day admission to Hersheypark In The Dark is $44.95 plus tax for ages 9 to 61 (compared to $51.15) and $36.95 for ages 3 to 8 and ages 62 and older (compared to $40.15). Children 2 and younger are free. Current Season Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited visits to Hersheypark In The Dark as part of their year-long perks.