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Hersheypark Kicks Off Its 115th Season

Iconic Amusement Park Open More Days than Ever Before in 2021

Hersheypark today opened for its 115th season with two new culinary experiences in the Hershey’s Chocolatetown region of the Park to delight guests seeking fun and chocolate.

Hersheypark will be open for more weekends than ever of Springtime In The Park at Hersheypark. For the first time, guests can enjoy four weekends of spring fun on April 2-4, 10-11, 17-18, and a new bonus weekend of April 24-25, 2021. Following the spring event, the Park will be open most weekends in May with daily operations from Memorial Day to Labor Day followed by September weekends. The Park will also be open in October for select Hersheypark In The Dark weekends and select dates over six weeks in November and December for the Hersheypark Christmas Candylane seasonal event.

Tickets include three parks in one with a wide range of family-friendly and thrill attractions, featuring the new Candymonium hypercoaster; The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park (open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend) with one million gallons of water; and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park when accessing the zoo through the Hersheypark bridge during posted park hours.

New for 2021 Culinary Offerings

Inspired by the vision of chocolate entrepreneur and our founder Milton S. Hershey, an all-new, full-service restaurant, bar & patio, ice cream parlor, and confectionery kitchen will open this year in Hershey’s Chocolatetown.

Now open, Milton's Ice Cream Parlor located in the new region of Hershey’s Chocolatetown is inspired by Mr. Hershey's early ventures in sweetness that came before his famous chocolate factory. Expert Ice Creamologists will craft custom creations from 100% local dairy house-made ice cream, Hershey’s candy toppings, and savory sharables.

Now open, The Sweeterie is a confectionery kitchen located in the new region of Hershey’s Chocolatetown. Experience a curated collection of mouth-watering confections including chocolate-dipped treats, decadent desserts, signature hand-crafted fudge, and more.

The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio will open on Memorial Day Weekend, with more sweet details to come. 

These additions will complete the $150 million transformational expansion of Hershey’s Chocolatetown. The 23-acre development is home to Candymonium, the tallest, fastest, longest and sweetest coaster at Hersheypark; an entirely reimagined arrival experience; all-new shopping; the first-ever Starbucks inside Hersheypark; and more.

Hersheypark Continues Milton Hershey's Vision

From the moment he established his community, Milton S. Hershey planned to build a park to create a more pleasant environment for workers and residents than any typical factory town of the time.

Hershey Park formally opened to the public on Memorial Day, May 30, 1906 along the banks of Spring Creek. An ideal spot for picnicking, boating, and canoeing, the Park was landscaped with graceful trees and wooded groves that provided a shady retreat for thousands of people without being crowded. The original main buildings, a rustic bandstand and pavilion, served as a stage for vaudeville and theatre productions.

Each decade added family friendly and thrilling rides with unique experiences for our guests, as detailed in our history here.

From the transformation of 1971, the introduction of a waterpark and plenty of food offerings and creations along the way, Hersheypark has grown, changed, and become happier and happier since its 1906 opening. However, one thing has not changed and this is a commitment to providing guests with sweet memories they can cherish forever. Discover for yourself with a visit to Hersheypark during our 115th season!