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Hershey is a Must-Visit Destination Throughout 2024

New Coaster Experiences, Hotel Expansion and Record-Breaking Entertainment

The Sweetest Place On Earth is the place to visit in 2024. 

Hersheypark amusement park will kick off its 118th season later this month on March 29, 2024 - the earliest to date - with new coaster ride experiences and new entertainment offerings. 2024 tickets, Season Passes and resort stays are on sale now at the Best Price Of The Year through March 17, with tickets valid from March 29, 2024, through Jan. 1, 2025, in a year full of coasters, concerts, water park splashes and family fun. 

Spring Weekends will mark the return of coaster riding season, followed by daily operations from May 23 (Memorial Day weekend) through Labor Day with more summer hours, expanded Hersheypark Halloween seasonal event offerings, including more scares during Dark Nights immersive haunt experience, and iconic Hersheypark Christmas Candylane holiday attraction experiences. 

The Hotel Hershey, an Official Resort of Hersheypark, has just announced The Villas at The Hotel Hershey elevated luxury accommodation experience, with all-new exclusive amenities. This luxury offering represents the first phased expansion in 15 years, with the first Villas opening on Memorial Day weekend 2024. 

New Coaster Experiences at Hersheypark

Coaster fans are sure to enjoy new ride experiences on two iconic coasters - Comet roller coaster and Skyrush roller coaster - this spring. 

Comet, the oldest continuously operating coaster at Hersheypark, features a new out-of-this-world design and new trains for the next generation of riders. 

Skyrush is upgrading its flight to first class with all-new seats and restraints for spring. Passengers will board Skyrush from a reimagined station platform featuring an all-new paint scheme, lighting effects and custom soundscape. Skyrush was ranked as one of the top 10 coasters in the United States by USA TODAY 10Best in 2023. The investment in the high-thrill attraction will provide coaster lovers with added comfort while experiencing the adrenaline rush they know and crave.


2024 also marks anniversaries of popular attractions, including 50 years of the family-friendly Trailblazer coaster, 25 years of the Wild Mouse and Music Express attractions, and 15 years since the “Seaquel” expanded The Boardwalk at Hersheypark water park with the wave pool, lazy river and cabanas. 

New Hersheypark Entertainment and 50 Years of Hershey Characters

2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic Hershey Characters delighting generations of guests. Hersheypark is the only amusement park where visitors can meet and greet with their favorite Hershey brands. In celebration of this milestone, Hersheypark has announced a show celebrating the Characters, making it the first summer entertainment offering in Chevrolet Music Box Theatre since 2019.

Guest-favorite Hershey Characters will also make daily appearances at Hershey’s Hangout performance area across from the HPGO building. Parkgoers can snap a selfie with Hershey’s and Reese’s characters during their spring visit, with more summer experiences to come.  

The Aquatheatre also welcomes three new marine animals with special needs - Harbor seals Scooter and Satara and a female California sea lion, Reese - who will appear in all Our Friends From The Sea performances in 2024. 

Best Price Of The Year on Hersheypark Tickets and Season Passes

Through March 17, guests can save more than 40 percent on one-day tickets and enjoy savings on two-day tickets to Hersheypark when purchased online with the current Best Price Of The Year offer. Tickets purchased during this sale will be valid on any 2024 public operating day from March 29, 2024, through Jan. 1, 2025. 

Tickets 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. Hersheypark admission tickets also grant access to The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park inside Hersheypark, open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park by accessing the Zoo through the bridge inside Hersheypark during posted Park hours.

2024 Season Passes are also on sale now at the Best Price Of The Year, with King Size, Full Size and Bite Size options offering year-round Hersheypark Happy experiences for the entire family. All 2024 Season Passes include unlimited visits throughout the 2024 operating year for all of the incredible seasons at Hersheypark. Depending on the Pass type, Season Pass Holders can also enjoy sweet perks like free parking, the All-Year Drink Plan, one-hour early access during daily summer operations, exclusive Season Pass Holder events, diverse discounts around town and the new-for-2024 Pre-K Pass that allows guests under the age of five to enjoy unlimited admission all year with a Full, King or Giant Size Pass Holder. 

The Hotel Hershey Announces The Villas at The Hotel Hershey Expansion 

In the first phased expansion in 15 years, The Hotel Hershey has announced The Villas at The Hotel Hershey elevated luxury accommodation experience, with all-new exclusive amenities. Formerly the Woodside Cottages, these premium accommodations will take luxury and Hershey hospitality to new heights in two phases. 


In the first phase, the Hotel’s 10 existing cottages with 48 rooms will be reimagined as The Villas at The Hotel Hershey, slated to open this Memorial Day Weekend with refreshed furnishings and unmatched amenities, including the sweetest Hersheypark experience and an all-new exclusive concierge lounge. Construction will then begin in summer 2024 on nine new Villas slated to open in late 2025, adding 50 new sleeping rooms and even more luxury as part of this Official Resort of Hersheypark

Starting this summer, Villa guests will enjoy the sweetest Hersheypark perks, including Hersheypark admission for each day of their stay, a dedicated Hersheypark shuttle stop and a One-Day Hersheypark Fast Track pass, allowing guests to skip the regular line once on each participating attraction.

An all-new Villas Concierge Lounge will provide a continental breakfast, grab-and-go snacks and fountain drinks, and evening hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by the Hotel’s award-winning culinary team. Villa guests can enjoy exclusive Hershey Character appearances and s’mores roasts at the Concierge Lounge, where dedicated team members will also be available to help guests make preferred dining and spa reservations, secure tee time preferences and arrange door-to-door transportation to other Hershey properties.  

Best Price On Summer Getaways

Families interested in extending their stay in The Sweetest Place On Earth can save up to 40 percent on a summer getaway at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark with nightly rates available from $199 at Hershey Lodge resort, $299 at The Hotel Hershey luxury accommodation and from $59 at Hersheypark Camping Resort campground with the Best Price Of Summer. Summer packages are also available, including breakfast, the Best Price Of Summer on accommodations, Hersheypark tickets at the Best Price Of The Year and more.

Free Resort Benefits include 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. 

Longest Summer Concert Series Ever Celebrating 85 Years of Hersheypark Stadium

Hershey, Pa., offers world-class entertainment with a full lineup of concerts, Broadway shows and more coming to Hersheypark Stadium, GIANT Center arena and Hershey Theatre venue throughout 2024. The 2024 Summer Concert Series will be the longest ever at Hersheypark Stadium, built in 1939, featuring:

  • Morgan Wallen on May 9
  • Stevie Nicks on June 15
  • Hootie & the Blowfish on June 28
  • Justin Timberlake on July 4
  • Janet Jackson on July 6
  • Outlaw Music Festival featuring Bob Dylan on July 7
  • Foo Fighters on July 23
  • Journey & Def Leppard on July 25
  • Five Finger Death Punch on August 2
  • New Kids On The Block on August 3
  • Green Day on August 10
  • CREED on August 23
  • P!NK on October 1

Indulge and Relax All Year

Those looking for a day of relaxation can visit two iconic, chocolate-filled spas in The Sweetest Place On Earth. The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa and MeltSpa by Hershey day spa offer one-of-a-kind chocolate spa treatments, as well as rotating treatments inspired by the scents of the season. Before, in between and after treatments, guests can unwind in the spa relaxation lounges and enjoy sweet refreshments like hot cocoa and double chocolate chip muffins made fresh daily. 

Hershey, Pa., is Hiring 

Looking for a sweet new job? Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) is hiring across the destination. Visit HersheyJobs.com for a list of available full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs, including culinary roles at our restaurant and resort properties and ride operators, lifeguard positions, food & beverage clerks, and utility crew members at Hersheypark. HE&R also offers various internship opportunities for college students, including our award-winning Hersheypark Leadership Development Intern Program. With sweet perks available, including team member discounts, free Park tickets and referral bonuses, there is something for everyone.