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Hersheypark Secrets and Fun Facts by Newsday

A portion of this post originally appeared on Newsday.com

Hersheypark has just opened for their 110th season. That just shows how much history, detail and fun goes into the Park. See how many fun facts you know about Hersheypark below.

Here is a preview on what Jennifer Berger told in her piece:

You may have made many memories at Hersheypark, but how much do you really know about this sweet park? Check out 30 secrets and fun facts you may not know.

Hersheypark was originally a picnic area

The park was originally a picnic and pleasure grounds for chocolate founder Milton Hershey's employees and their families. Today, all Hershey Entertainment & Resorts employees receive free admission to Hersheypark.

The first roller coaster launched in 1923

The current Wild Cat roller coaster was named in honor of the park's first roller coaster, which launched in 1923 as Milton Hershey's way of celebrating the town's 20th anniversary. Hersheypark's 13 coasters range in age over 71 years.

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