Enjoy Spooky Family Fun at Hersheypark in the Dark!
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It’s close to midnight… Something evil’s lurking from the dark… Those were the words echoing in our ears as we strolled through the gates of Hersheypark Amusement Park this past weekend. While Michael Jackson’s famous Halloween themed tuned played through the speakers, we knew nothing evil lurked in the Park, only spooky family fun! Hersheypark In The Dark Halloween Attraction opened this past Friday to offer families amusement park fun during everyone’s favorite spooky holiday.
Our favorite amusement park in Hershey, The Sweetest Place on Earth! transforms into Hersheypark In The Dark Friday evenings, and all-day on Saturdays and Sundays, from now through November 4. Admission offers you access to more than 55 rides and attractions. Plus ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is opened for guests as well with their Creatures Of The Night Program taking place once the sun goes down.
Since we are huge fans of Halloween, we definitely wanted to be there opening night. As I’ve mentioned in previous years, you may want to bring a flashlight if you are visiting at night. A flashlight is helpful in ZooAmerica (and on the Hershey’s Trick-or-Treat Trailif need be). We LOVE that Hersheypark goes a little darker, creating that spooky Halloween vibe (don’t worry though, there are no ghouls haunting the grounds!).
For those who enjoy the thrill of rollers coasters, don’t miss the Dark Ride Experience at Laff Trakk! They completely turn off the lights during all operating hours. That means you can ride the coaster in absolute darkness! If you are a fan of the wooden coasters, Hersheypark turns off the lights on those three roller coasters during the last hour of each operating evening.
Don’t worry… if thrill rides aren’t exactly your thing, there are still plenty of other rides open. Plus new this year is the Character Glow Dance Party! Guests can join a variety of Hershey’s Characters for dancing and fun over in the Midway America area next to Dispatch™ Pizzeria. The Party takes place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30 PM.
And if dancing is your thing… don’t miss Full Moon Fridays at Hershey’s Chocolate World! Dress up and enter Hershey Hallow for spook-tacular entertainment with the Hershey’s Characters and more ghostly activities including dancing!
Also for families to enjoy is the return of the 13 candy locations in Hershey’s Trick-or-Treat Trail, with many stops over in in Treatville! Hersheypark is encouraging children ages 12 and younger to enjoy the Trail in costume. They’ll receive free treat bags and candy at each stop.
I just love the whimsical Halloween village that Hersheypark creates. Each stop has a different theme and characters. You never know who you might meet!
The Hershey’s Trick-or-Treat Trail is fun any time of day… But I definitely recommend you wait till dark! You can only go through Treatville once during your admission.
I think once night falls, the darkness gives more of that Halloween vibe out on the Trail. We always enjoy checking out all the different decor and scenes at each stop. Be sure to stop and take photos by your favorite scenes!
I said it once and I’ll say it again… I’m really glad that Hersheypark has this attraction for the season. It’s a great SAFE way to trick-or-treat. Plus you can’t go wrong knowing that you’ll receive a delicious Hershey’s treat at each stop!
At the end the trail in Treatville, make sure you stop and get your photo taken with a Hershey Character! That way you too can be part of the #HersheyBooCrew.
There are also stops in ZooAmerica, Midway, and Hershey Hollow in Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction.
For all you music fans, don’t forget to check out Screaming Mummies! Once night falls, this band of misfit mummies, will perform throwback Halloween tunes! My son loves their show. We caught it once Friday night, and then again Saturday night while waiting to ride the Monorail. They mix up some of their lineup of tunes, so not every set is the exact same.
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