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Hersheypark In The Dark Now Open For Three Weekends

Are you ready for Coasters, Candy and Creatures of the Night?

Hersheypark amusement park has officially transformed into Hersheypark In The Dark Halloween attraction. The spooky fun begins tonight (Oct. 18, 2019) and will continue for three weekends through Nov. 3, 2019. Event hours for Hersheypark In The Dark are Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 9 p.m. 

One-day admission to Hersheypark In The Dark is $41.95 for ages 9 to 54 and $31.95 for ages 3 to 8 and ages 55 and older. Children 2 and younger are free. Here is a look at what is included with your Hersheypark In The Dark ticket.

Rides and Coasters

More than 50 rides and attractions are slated to be open (weather permitting) during Hersheypark In The Dark. Guests can join the mission on the all-new interactive gaming ride, Reese’s Cupfusion; take a ride back in time on the Carrousel during its 100th birthday operating year; and enjoy the last ride of the season on some of thrilling coasters.

Plus, exclusively for Hersheypark In The Dark, thrill seekers can experience a lights-out ride on three wooden roller coasters during the last hour of operation each evening. The indoor glowing Laff Trakk coaster will also be dark the entire time the Park is open. If you've never been on a roller coaster in the dark, it is quite the hair-raising experience.


During Hersheypark In The Dark, children 12 and under can trick-or-treat at 13 candy stops set up throughout Treatville trick-or-treat trail in HersheyparkZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park and next door at Hershey’s Chocolate World. Costumes are encouraged but not required to receive a free treat bag.

Live Entertainment

Hersheypark In The Dark will also offer live entertainment, including “Screaming Mummies,” a band of misfit mummies performing throwback Halloween tunes; a Hershey Characters Glow Dance Party; and performances from “Our Friends from the Sea” on select dates and times.

Delicious Fall Eats

Guests of all ages can also satisfy their sweet tooth with a Pumpkin King Size Shake, pumpkin funnel cake sundae, deep fried cheesecake, or s’mores made with cookies and peanut butter cups.

​Additionally, Hops and Harvest is returning with special menu items at Spring Creek Smokehouse and Dietz & Watson Country Grill each weekend of Hersheypark In The Dark. Anyone who has been dying to try the new Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter can get it in Hersheypark during Hersheypark In The Dark while supplies last. It will be served with other fall beer and cider flights in the Yuengling 1829 Patio & Pavilion.

Read more about the fall food offerings here.

Creatures Of The Night

Guests can also bring their flashlight to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park for a nighttime tour during the Creatures Of The Night attraction. This is the only time of year ZooAmerica is open after dark for guests to view the nocturnal habits of more than 200 animals. Also, there are some fun, educational activities like touching a reptile and decorating a luminary that are set up throughout the zoo.

The zoo is open daily this fall and Creatures Of The Night starts at 6 p.m. on the same nights as Hersheypark In The Dark. The unique Halloween-themed experience is included with admission to Hersheypark In The Dark when entered from inside the Park. Separate admission is also available at the zoo’s off-street entrance.

Learn more about Creatures Of The Night here.

Book The Perfect Fall Getaway in Hershey, PA

Guests looking to plan the perfect fall getaway in The Sweetest Place On Earth can save by booking an overnight package at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark The Hotel Hershey luxury accommodation, Hershey Lodge resort or the Hersheypark Camping Resort campground. 

Other attractions like The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa, MeltSpa by Hershey day spa, The Hershey Story Museum on Chocolate Avenue, Hershey Gardens and Hershey’s Chocolate World will also offer special fall events and promotions.