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Hersheypark Summer Season Begins April 27

Summer 2018 to Feature Two New Water Attractions Opening Memorial Day Weekend

(Hershey, PA - February 28, 2018) - There is something for everyone in The Sweetest Place On Earth this summer! Splash on a new water coaster or mat racing slide at The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park; explore ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park during its 40th anniversary; rock out at a concert at Hersheypark Stadium or relax by the pool in one of the Official Resorts of Hersheypark.

The fun begins April 27 at Hersheypark amusement park, a 110-acre theme park boasting more than 70 rides and attractions for its 111th season. New this summer are two family-thrill attractions in The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park – Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer. Breakers Edge Water Coaster will be the world’s first HydroMAGNETIC water coaster with thrilling flying saucer turns and the 14th coaster at Hersheypark. Whitecap Racer will be the world’s longest mat racing slide with a high-tech leaderboard making it the race of the summer. The new attractions will be located between Shoreline Sprayground attraction and Intercoastal Waterway lazy river and slated to debut Memorial Day weekend.

In addition to these exciting new rides, daily live entertainment is offered to delight guests of all ages. New food offerings including food trucks will be added to the extensive culinary line up of Hersheypark, featuring Mexican, BBQ and more throughout the summer. Admission to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, an 11-acre walk through zoo home to more than 300 animals from 100 species, is also included in the Park’s one-price admission.

One-day regular admission is $66.95 plus tax with a variety of ticket options, including the current best price of summer. Guests who purchase by March 16 can save 40% off tickets and enjoy the sweetest thrills of the season for $39.95. 2018 Hersheypark Season Pass holders have access to unique Drink and Dining Plans, free parking, food and retail discounts and six Season Pass holder events throughout the year. And new this year, Park Add-ons are also available at purchase, including All-Day Drink and Dining Deals, games value pack, ride photo pass, cabanas, and more. For more information on options, please visit www.Hersheypark.com.

A sneak peek is included with every Hersheypark ticket as part of free extra hours. Present your ticket at the main entrance 2.5 hours before the park closes the night before your visit and enjoy a fun-filled evening. If you are a guest of The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark, you can enter 3.5 hours before closing and are eligible for ‘Sweet Start.’ With Sweet Start, Resort guests and Season Pass holders receive one-hour early access to 28 rides on select dates during the summer season.

The stars are coming out to shine in Hershey this summer and Hersheypark offers a ticket discount the day before, of and after a concert! Scheduled at Hersheypark Stadium are:

  • May 25: Journey & Def Leppard

  • June 2: Kendrick Lamar

  • June 14: Harry Styles Live On Tour

  • June 16: Imagine Dragons

  • June 22: Zac Brown Band 2018

  • July 21: Adventures of Kesha & Macklemore

  • July 28: Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • September 1: Fall Out Boy

  • September 2: Pentatonix

For more information on shows, please visit www.hersheyentertainment.com.

Guests may extend their stay and play longer, explore more and save big when visiting The Official Resorts of Hersheypark: The Hotel Hershey luxury accommodation, Hershey Lodge full service resort and Hersheypark Camping Resort campground. Popular offers during the summer season include current best rates of summer, the Kids Stay, Play & Eat FREE and 2-Day Stay & Play packages at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge resorts. Free Resort Benefits include one-hour early access to Hersheypark amusement park, complimentary front gate shuttle service, resort recreation and activities and more. For rates and additional information, visit Hersheypark.com/lodging.

Hershey, PA, offers so many things to see and do with more than a dozen unique dining venues that include everything from casual coffee shops to late-night cocktails, family-friendly dining to four-star cuisine and everything in between. MeltSpa by Hershey day spa is also a great stop for girlfriends and more to enjoy in exclusive Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Treatments.

For more information on Hershey as the perfect summer destination, please visit www.hersheypa.com.

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