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Hersheypark Cranes Coasters Back Onto Tracks For Spring Opening

Popular Fahrenheit Roller Coaster Prepared for 15th Operating Year

Spring has officially sprung, which means the opening of Hersheypark amusement park on April 1 is only a few weeks away. The largest amusement park in Pennsylvania will be open more days than ever during its 117th operating year, with spring weekends in April and May followed by daily operations beginning May 25. But, before welcoming guests for the return of spring coaster rides, sweet treats, Character selfies and endless Hersheypark Happy, the maintenance team is completing the final stages of its off-season maintenance process. (See a behind-the-scenes look at Coal Cracker water ride maintenance).

Over the last few days, large cranes have moved from ride to ride throughout the 121-acre amusement park to lift the coaster trains, Ferris Wheel gondolas and other cars back onto the tracks. Check out some photos and a video of Fahrenheit coaster getting ready for its 15th operating year. The high-thrill roller coaster is best known for its signature 97-degree drop and memorable bright orange course of loops, corkscrews, dives and plenty of airtime.


The team also captured photos of Ferris Wheel and Lightning Racer craning below. Check out past coaster craning of Lightning Racer in 2019, Comet in 2021 and Skyrush in 2022.

Best Price Of The Year Ends March 31

If you are planning a visit to Hersheypark this year, NOW is the time to buy your tickets. Guests can save 40 percent on 1-day tickets when they purchase online with the current Best Price Of The Year offer through March 31. Tickets purchased during this sale will be valid on any public operating day from April 1, 2023, through Jan. 1, 2024. Current 2023 Season Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited visits on spring weekends as part of their year-long perks.