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Hersheypark Prepares Roller Coasters for 115th Season

A Sign of Spring in Hershey as Cranes Move Coaster Trains Back Onto Tracks

The Hersheypark maintenance team is in the final stages of preparing the amusement park for more than 175 days of Hersheypark fun starting with the Springtime In The Park event on April 2-4, 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25, 2021.

Throughout the off-season, electricians, mechanics, welders, carpenters and painters were busy disassembling, inspecting, repainting, and reassembling dozens of rides and attractions, including the Candymonium hypercoaster. (Click here for a behind-the-scenes look at the World's Sweetest Coaster in winter.)

This week, the maintenance team is carefully craning the roller coaster trains back onto their tracks using massive cranes. Check out some photos and video of our oldest roller coaster, Comet, getting ready for its 75th season.


Did you know? Mid-March is a busy time for our maintenance team to crane the roller coaster trains back onto the tracks each year. Here are some past photos of various coaster craning moments.

115th Season Begins April 2

Roller coaster trains making their way back onto the tracks is a sign that Hersheypark will soon welcome guests back for the 115th season at Hersheypark with more public operating days than ever before. 

Tickets for the April seasonal event include more than 40 family-friendly rides and thrilling attractions like Candymonium coaster, weather permitting; photo opportunities with Hershey Characters; and visits to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park when accessing the zoo through the Hersheypark bridge during posted park hours. 

Guests can save 40 percent on 1-day tickets when they purchase online with the current Best Price Of The Year offer through Mar. 31, 2021. For the first time ever, tickets purchased during this sale will be valid any 2021 public operating day through Jan. 2, 2022. Current 2021 Season Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited visits to Springtime In The Park as part of their year-long perks. To manage attendance, every guest with tickets or group tickets is required to make a Park reservation for each day of their visit.