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Hersheypark Summer 2020 Operational Update

Important Information Regarding 2020 Season Passes and Summer Tickets

Hersheypark will welcome guests back on July 3, 2020, with exclusive days for Season Pass holders on July 1 and 2, 2020. 

As part of the summer opening weekend, Hersheypark will debut Candymonium, the tallest, fastest, longest and sweetest coaster at Hersheypark.

With guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Hersheypark has introduced new health & safety enhancements to help protect the well-being of our guests, team members, and community. Here’s how we plan to be ready for you:

  • Increased Cleaning & Sanitization: We will sanitize high-touch areas frequently and add sanitization stations throughout Hersheypark.
  • Guest Reservations System: A new reservation system will allow us to follow state guidelines on capacity and allow you to better plan your visit in advance.
  • Social Distancing: We will reinforce appropriate social distancing through signage, ground markings, and redesigned guest spaces. 
  • Face Coverings and Temperature Screenings: All guests over the age of two are required to wear face coverings. Guests should also be prepared to undergo a touchless temperature screening prior to entering Hersheypark. 
  • Ride Protocols: We will determine social distancing and sanitizing requirements on a ride-by-ride basis with new procedures as necessary. 
  • Enhanced Team Member Training: Our team members will undergo increased training on new protocols.

May 29 Update

Nothing is more important than our commitment to the safety of our guests, team members and our community. Given the information currently available, Hersheypark now plans to open in July, if permitted by the state. 


In April we announced that all current 2020 Season Passes were extended through June 30, 2021. As this situation continues to evolve, we wanted to provide flexibility to ensure you receive the full value of your 2020 Season Pass. All current 2020 Season Pass holders will receive one additional day for every public operating day that the park is closed during the 2020 season. 


Summer tickets purchased before the start of our 2020 summer season will remain valid for any public operating day through June 30, 2021, including all of our seasonal events. 


Our team is hard at work implementing a variety of new safety initiatives to welcome our guests back to a fun and safe environment. Such industry best practices will include enhancing our already stringent cleaning and sanitization protocols, social distancing, capacity management, the use of personal protective equipment and increasing team member training. We will share more details closer to our reopening.

We appreciate your support during these uncertain times and hope to share the good news of our opening date as soon as we can.

April 14 Update

We hope this update finds you and your family safe and healthy during this global pandemic. The safety of our guests, team members and community remains our top priority. We continue to closely monitor conditions and listen to guidance from national health officials, government agencies and our local health experts.

Given the information currently available, and assuming Pennsylvania lifts the closure order of non-life sustaining businesses, Hersheypark is working to open in early June. In preparation for opening, we continue to research and implement preventive measures as recommended by state and federal agencies that will enhance our existing high standards of cleanliness through additional rigorous cleaning procedures.

To our loyal Season Pass holders, we appreciate your continued patience as we explored possible options to ensure you get the most value out of your 2020 Season Pass.

Current 2020 Season Passes will now be extended through June 30, 2021.

  • We will offer a free Bring a Friend ticket for summer 2020.
  • All payment plans will pause effective today, April 14, 2020, while we remain closed.
  • We are planning an additional Season Pass holder event in 2020 and will share more specific information when available.
  • We will be in touch closer to our opening date about additional perks we are excited to add for you.

Any 2020 summer tickets purchased before the start of our 2020 Summer season have also been extended through June 30, 2021.

As we manage through this rapidly evolving situation, we are grateful for your support and look forward to making new memories with you in The Sweetest Place On Earth.