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Hersheypark is Must-Visit Destination Throughout 2023

Largest Pennsylvania Amusement Park Open More Days Than Ever With Summer Debut of New Hybrid Coaster

Hersheypark amusement park today announced its 117th season will kick off on April 1, 2023, and feature more public operating days than ever, showcasing a sweet summer ahead with the opening of Wildcat’s Revenge hybrid coaster. With the debut of its 15th coaster and first hybrid from Rocky Mountain Construction, Hersheypark will offer coaster fans the most coasters in the Northeast. Tickets are on sale now at the Best Price of the Year, with 2023 tickets valid from April 1, 2023, through Jan. 1, 2024, in a year full of coasters, water park splashes and family fun.

More Days Than Ever

For the first time, Hersheypark will be open every weekend from April 1 through the end of 2023 as part of four distinct seasonal events. Spring weekends will mark the return of coaster riding season, followed by daily summer operations from May 25 (Memorial Day weekend) through Labor Day. Hersheypark Halloween seasonal event and Dark Nights immersive experience will return in September, with Fridays added to the operating calendar after successful inaugural Dark Nights haunts. The holiday season in Hershey, Pa., will begin in early November with Hersheypark Christmas Candylane holiday attraction celebrating 40 years and Hershey Sweet Lights drive-through experience open on select dates through the end of the year.

New for 2023 - First Hybrid Coaster in Pennsylvania 

Wildcat’s Revenge will join one of the largest and most iconic coaster collections in the United States when it opens in summer 2023, 100 years after the first Wild Cat ride debuted at the Park. Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC), the 15th coaster at Hersheypark adds a new steel track with unique elements to the wooden framework and three custom trains, a design first for Hersheypark, for a one-of-a-kind thrilling ride experience found only in The Sweetest Place On Earth

The 2-minute and 36-second experience begins as riders climb a 140-foot hill, plunge into an 82-degree drop, and hit a maximum speed of 62 miles per hour along 3,510 feet of red track on a black steel and wood structure. The pursuit continues as riders stalk their prey through four inversions, including the World’s Largest Underflip, an inversion that begins with an upward climb, followed by a counterclockwise 270° roll and a dive down towards the side. 


2023 also marks significant anniversaries of popular attractions, including 50 years of Coal Cracker ride, 25 years of Great Bear coaster and 15 years of Fahrenheit coaster. In addition to an impressive ride lineup, Hersheypark is the only amusement park in the world focused on fun and chocolate, as evidenced by the life-size, chocolate-inspired characters throughout the Park, rides like Candymonium hypercoaster inspired by iconic The Hershey Company brands, incredible chocolate treats and even ride height categories as candy brands. 

Best Price Of The Year on Tickets

Guests can save more than 40 percent on 1-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 2023 public operating day from April 1, 2023, through Jan. 1, 2024. 

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, 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.

Best Value for 2023 Season Passes

2023 Season Passes are on sale now,  with King Size, Full Size and Bite Size options offering year-round Hersheypark Happy for the entire family. Season Passes include unlimited visits throughout the 2023 operating year, free parking, one-hour early access during daily operations, sweet perks, exclusive Season Pass Holder events and diverse discounts throughout Hershey.  

Best Rates Of Summer

Families interested in extending their stay in The Sweetest Place On Earth can save 40 percent on a summer getaway at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark with nightly rates available from $229 at Hershey Lodge resort, $299 at The Hotel Hershey luxury accommodation and from $65 at Hersheypark Camping Resort campground with the Best Rates Of Summer. 

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.

Entertainment Offerings Around Town

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 2023. 

Hershey, Pa., is also home to premier dining venues, from casual coffee shops to The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio open daily for lunch and dinner. Two spas in Hershey - MeltSpa by Hershey day spa and The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa - offer sweet relaxation with chocolate treatments and seasonal collections. Other attractions around town include The Hershey Story Museum on Chocolate Avenue, Hershey Gardens and Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction, celebrating 50 years in 2023. 

Hershey, PA is Hiring 

Looking for a sweet new job? Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) is hiring across our destination. Visit HersheyJobs.com for a list of available full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs, including culinary and housekeeping roles at our Resorts properties and food & beverage, games, attractions and lifeguards 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.