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This post originally appeared on journeyswithjenn.com

Hersheypark is growing by leaps and bounds, and clearly claiming its spot on the top U.S. Theme Parks list. Having just opened for the 2019 summer season Hersheypark debuts a new attraction, new park entrance and new food items. It’s a great time for a summer trip to Hershey.

hersheypark new in 2019


Hersheypark is our favorite local theme park, seeing so many changes this year, has us excited for what is to come. We will talk about that later, for now let’s talk about what you can expect this summer!


Forget the Hersheypark entrance you once knew, the little village is gone and a wider pathway has been set. This is of course to make way for Chocolatetown (coming in 2020). When you get off at the tram, the height measurement area is now directly off the tram circle, as well as stroller and ECV rentals. There are a few temporary shops, and bathrooms along the path as well. My favorite part is that the HUGE hill has been graded and you have a much flatter entrance into the park.


This brand new attraction is an all new interactive gaming ride and fun for the whole family. Become an agent, protect the factory, and ensure the world is never deprived of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. This fun ride features the most targets in the world and six ways to play! Will you help guard the Crystal Cup this summer?

whats new at hersheypark

Just outside of Cupfusion, you will notice two kiddie attractions that got a little theme change. The Minty Bees and Misfit Bugs are sure to delight your little ones.

hersheypark new in 2019


Hersheypark has really improved its dining options over the last few years, and this year is no exception. You can now find food trucks throughout the park featuring Chick-Fil-A (closed on Sunday), Nathan’s Hot Dogs and a Kosher Truck (closed on Saturday to observe the sabbath).

whats new in hersheypark

Also new this year are Summer Dining Events featuring all you can eat picnics. The Star Spangled Picnic will be held July 4,5,6 & 7 and the Labor Day Weekend Picnic will be held August 31, Sept 1 & 2. The pricing is $15.50 for ages 8 and up, and $10.50 for ages 3-8 when purchased in advance. Depending on availability you may be able to purchase the same day. Some of the featured items are Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pulled 24 Hour Pork BBQ, Macaroni & Cheese, Potato Salad, Watermelon, Chips , assorted ice cream novelties and other sweet treats. There is also a cash bar available.

The Smokehouse has upgraded its menu and I have tried these new items first hand. Be sure to get a side of mac and cheese with your brisket meal, it is fantastic!

  • Smoked Brisket – Thinly sliced and served with BBQ sauce. Valid for All Day Dining and Summer Season Dining plans.
  • Monkey Bread – Individual sized monkey bread
  • Peanut Butter Trifle– Chocolate Cake and Peanut Butter Icing layered in a souvenir Mason Jar

The Outpost has added new gluten free options as well this year, including a Southwest Chicken Wrap, Turkey Club Wrap and Spinach Artichoke Flatbread.

hersheypark gluten free


What’s a trip to Hershey without some sweet treats? This year debuts a few new in park only treats.

King Size Shakes

See the full article here https://journeyswithjenn.com/2019/06/05/hersheypark-whats-new-2019/