BEST PHOTO SPOTS IN HERSHEY: THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE LOCATIONS IN HERSHEYPARK
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I grew up living about 5 minutes away from Hershey, so for me, some of the sites and attractions are so commonplace that I often have to stop and remind myself of how cool they really are! We used to smile at the tourists that would stop and take pictures of the Hershey Chocolate bushes outside the original factory or the streetlights that are shaped like Hershey Kisses.
But lately I’ve been trying to stay more conscious of just how beautiful our little town is! And apparently a lot of people on Instagram agree with me because the hashtag #Hersheypark has well over 200K+ results! The hashtag #HersheyparkHappy is closing in on an impressive 50K results.
That’s a lot of people snapping pictures while they’re visiting Hersheypark! So I put together some of the most Instagrammable and photogenic locations that you can use as a guide for your next visit
1. RIDE HEIGHT CHARACTER GUIDES
Before you even get to the entrance to Hersheypark, you’ll see the ride height characters tucked in a little alcove off to your right. It’s the first peek at these full-size characters and a great chance for a photo!
Not only is your backdrop gorgeous, but the characters themselves are so colorful that they make the whole photo pop. It’s also a great chance to see how your kids have grown from one summer to the next. It’s a big milestone when they get to move up to the next height character!
2. WALL MURALS IN HERSHEYPARK
As soon as you go through the Main Gate and have entered Hersheypark, you’ll see some shops off to your right. On the side of one of those first shops are two wall murals. I’m a sucker for stopping at every wall mural I see when I travel, and these two are no exception.
Milton Hershey and his wife, Kitty, are my heroes. If you don’t know there stories, I beg you to look them up. They are fascinating and the legacy they left is amazing. But for now, swing by and get a selfie with these two! It’s the least you can do before you spend the day enjoying the Park they built!
And on the same wall is a fun, colorful mural for the kids! It gives you a not-so-subtle reminder to use #HersheyparkHappy when you’re sharing your photos so we can all join in on your fun!
3. MILTON HERSHEY STATUE AND FOUNTAIN
If you walk a little farther into the Park, you’ll come to the life-size Milton Hershey Statue and fountain. All guests have to follow this path into Hersheypark so you literally can’t miss it. There will probably also be a little bit of a wait to snap a photo because it’s one of the most popular spots!
If you don’t feel like waiting, though, just catch it on your way out later that night. The fountain is lit up, you can see the lights from the Carousel behind it and it’s just gorgeous!
4. HERSHEYPARK CAROUSEL
You can see in the above photo, that you just have to walk a little bit further and you’ll bump right into the Hersheypark Carousel. The Carousel was built in 1919 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Co. and is just stunning in how much detail each individual horse has.
I suggest getting a picture standing in front of the Carousel and then riding it so you can get some up-close pictures with the horses! Don’t forget to look up before the ride starts to see the paintings!
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