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2023 is the Year to Visit Hersheypark Amusement Park

What’s New in the Place Where Fun Meets Chocolate

Looking for a summer vacation with thrills, splashes, chocolate and plenty of happy memories? Hersheypark amusement park in Hershey, Pa., should absolutely be at the top of your bucket list in 2023.

The largest amusement park in Pennsylvania is gearing up for a blockbuster summer with the opening of Wildcat’s Revenge, an all-new hybrid coaster that adds a new steel track with unique elements to the wooden framework for a one-of-a-kind thrilling ride experience found only at Hersheypark. This addition to an already iconic coaster lineup means Hersheypark has the most coasters in the Northeast. 

Beyond ultimate thrills, Hersheypark offers experiences for everyone in the family - and different ticket options for maximum value depending on where you live. 

Look at what’s new this summer and how to get the most value out of your visit.

First Hybrid Coaster in Pennsylvania 

Coaster fans are in for a real treat this summer with the debut of the first hybrid from Rocky Mountain Construction in Pennsylvania with Wildcat’s Revenge. The 15th coaster at Hersheypark has consistently been included in the top five roller coasters opening worldwide in 2023.

The 2-minute and 36-second experience begins as riders climb a 140-foot hill, plunge into an 82-degree drop and hit a maximum speed of 62 miles per hour along 3,510 feet of red track on a black steel and wood structure. The pursuit continues as riders stalk their prey through four inversions, including the World’s Largest Underflip, an inversion that begins with an upward climb, followed by a counterclockwise 270° roll and a dive down towards the side.

Only-in-Hershey Experiences at Hersheypark

In addition to Wildcat’s Revenge, tickets to Hersheypark include three parks in one, with more than 70 family-friendly and thrill attractions thoughtfully placed together, so families never have to split up to enjoy the fun at every level. The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park with 16 water attractions is also included with a ticket. It is located inside Hersheypark and open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Additionally, guests can see North American animals at ZooAmerica by entering the Zoo from the bridge inside Hersheypark during posted Park hours.

Along with three parks in one included with a ticket for added value, Hersheypark is the only amusement park in the world focused on fun and chocolate, as evidenced by the life-size, chocolate-inspired characters throughout the Park, rides inspired by iconic Hershey Company brands, incredible chocolate treats and even ride height categories as candy brands. 

Plan A Day Trip to Hersheypark

A visit to an amusement park is a great day trip idea in the summer - and now is the time to plan it! If you live within a few hours of Hershey, Pa., consider purchasing a 1-day Hersheypark ticket online by March 31 to get the Best Price Of The Year and save more than 40 percent. Tickets purchased during this sale will be valid on any 2023 public operating day from April 1, 2023, through Jan. 1, 2024. We also recommend viewing our operating calendar with hours, as select operating days feature earlier opens and later nights for maximum thrills, splashes and Hersheypark Happy.

As a bonus, tickets include Preview Plan for extra time and extra memories - at no extra charge. All you have to do is present your ticket at the main entrance two hours before closing on a night before your full-day visit to enjoy a fun-filled evening. 

Book an Overnight or Multi-Night Getaway to Hershey

Hersheypark is centrally located within driving distance of five of the largest metropolitan areas in the Northeast, making it a great overnight destination for families traveling from a far distance. And, with some much to do in the town built on chocolate, it’s nearly impossible to see it all in one day. 

You can easily spend two days alone at the largest amusement park in Pennsylvania, especially during the summer season when The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park is open. The Sweetest Place On Earth is also home to live concerts and shows, delicious dining options, Hershey Gardens, The Hershey Story Museum, Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction, and more, so plenty of options for a multi-day visit.

Families interested in taking advantage of all that Hershey, Pa., has to offer can save 40 percent on a summer getaway at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark with nightly rates available from $229 at Hershey Lodge resort, $299 at The Hotel Hershey luxury accommodation and from $65 at Hersheypark Camping Resort campground with the Best Rates Of Summer. A resort stay also comes with Free Resort Benefits, including extra morning and evening hours at Hersheypark, front gate shuttle service to an exclusive resort drop-off location, indoor and outdoor pools, resort recreation and activities, and more.

Buy a Season Pass for Unlimited Visits

Do you think you might visit Hersheypark a few times this year? A Season Pass pays for itself in three visits, making it an excellent option for those who plan to visit in the summer, as well as spring weekends, Hersheypark Halloween and Hersheypark Christmas Candylane.

In addition to unlimited visits, Full and King Size Season Passes include free parking, 1-hour early access to Hersheypark during the summer season, exclusive savings and more. Plus, King Size Season Pass Holders will be one of the first to ride Wildcat’s Revenge this summer. Still not convinced? Read up on the 10 reasons to buy a Season Pass.

We hope to see you in The Sweetest Place On Earth this summer!