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One Sweet Minute: April 2022 in Hershey, PA

Hello, April! The Sweetest Place On Earth has a lot of exciting things happening across the destination this month. Keep reading to see some of the highlights. 

Hersheypark  Open for Three-Weekend Springtime In The Park  Event

Coaster riding season has officially returned with the opening of Hersheypark on April 2 for Springtime In The Park. The three-weekend event takes place on April 2-3, 9-10, and 15-17, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Guests can enjoy thrilling attractions like Skyrush, which turns ten this year, and family-friendly rides like the Ferris Wheel celebrating 25 years. Tickets also include photo opportunities with Hershey Characters outside Chevrolet Music Box Theatre and visits to ZooAmerica when accessing the zoo from inside Hersheypark during posted park hours. 

New this spring are sweet treats throughout the park, from a Kissing Tower King Size Shake at Simply Chocolate to a Lemon Raspberry Warm Ice Cream Sandwich at Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor and Carrot Cake Cupcake at The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen. 

The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio will also showcase new seasonal items and desserts, including a Spring Garden Flatbread, Pinwheel Cake and Summer Peach Milkshake. The Chocolatier is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with special appearances by Coco, The Official Mascot of the Hershey Bears, on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Spring and summer reservations for The Chocolatier are available online

Check out the ultimate Springtime In The Park guide if you’re planning to visit Hersheypark this spring.

Book Your Spring Getaway

Make sweet family memories with a spring getaway to Hershey, PA this month and save with our sweet packages at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort. If you’re staying during Springtime In The Park, be sure to take advantage of the FREE Resort Benefits that come with your stay, including the best price on Hersheypark tickets, free front gate shuttle service to and from the Park, and extra hours at the Park with Preview Plan. All guests also receive complimentary or discounted admission to other area attractions, including The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience and Hershey Gardens

Plus, enjoy the return of outdoor recreation and activities at the resorts this month, such as s’mores roasts, mini golf, basketball and tennis at Hershey Lodge; hiking trails, disc golf, glow putting, s’mores roasts and an outdoor sports complex at The Hotel Hershey; and playgrounds, shuffleboard, basketball and volleyball courts at Hersheypark Camping Resort! View our websites for activities schedules and availability.

Planning a spring stay? Check out our guides to The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, and Hersheypark Camping Resort to help you prepare for a sweet visit!

ZooAmerica  Open Daily This Spring for Zoo Visits

A visit to the zoo is the perfect family activity for a beautiful spring day. ZooAmerica is open daily this month from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for guests to explore the wild of North America. 

Visitors may get the chance to see a new bull elk named John Henry, who arrived at ZooAmerica from Elk County Elk Farm in mid-March. 

Entrance to ZooAmerica is included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark when entered through the Hersheypark bridge during posted park hours. ZooAmerica Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited year-round visits to the zoo and 2022 Hersheypark Season Pass Holders get into the zoo for free, too. 

Entertainment Offerings for Guests of All Ages at GIANT Center  and Hershey Theatre

Enjoy the dazzling tricks and spins of skaters at Disney on Ice or Stars on Ice, experience the nostalgic songs of The Beach Boys or Elton John and rock out with Blue Man Group or Shinedown, all coming to GIANT Center and Hershey Theatre in April! Take a look at the entertainment lineup coming to Hershey, PA, this month. 

Springtime At The Spas

Treat yourself to a delicious spring-inspired spa treatment this month at The Spa The Hotel Hershey or MeltSpa by Hershey! Treatments such as a Strawberry Hydrating Wrap, an Herbal Meadow Sea Salt Scrub, or a Coconut Lime Rasmopolitan Manicure and Pedicure are available at The Chocolate Spa.  Or, experience the complete Coconut Lime Collection with treatments such as the Coconut Lime Body Scrub, Coconut Lime Body Wrap, or  Coconut Lime Manicure and Pedicure at MeltSpa by Hershey.  

Have an appointment coming up? Be sure to read our MeltSpa Guide and Chocolate Spa Guide before you go. Plus, be on the lookout in the coming weeks for an exciting spa offer just in time for Mother's Day. 

Hershey Jobs

Across our sweet destination, we are gearing up for the 2022 season and we want you to join our team! Visit HersheyEntertainmentandResorts.com to learn about positions at our Resort properties, Hershey Country Club, dining outlets, and more. Hersheypark is now hiring in all departments including safety/security, lifeguards, attractions, food & beverage, and retail. Want to learn more? Join us for the Hersheypark Hiring Event on Tuesday, April 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor. RSVP now and get hired on the spot! 

Last month, we celebrated the Team Members of the Month across our properties and named our 2021 Partners of the Year. Congratulations to everyone and special thanks to the nominators who took the time to share the accomplishments and efforts of their colleagues.  

Cheer On The Hershey Bears  As They Approach Playoffs

As April arrives, the Hershey Bears are pushing for a spot in the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs. The team has five remaining home games at GIANT Center. Tickets may be purchased at HersheyBears.com. 

  • April 9 vs Springfield, 7 p.m.
    • Fairview Golf Course Bears Logo Chip Night
    • The First 4,000 Fans Will Receive A Bears Logo Chip, Courtesy Of Fairview Golf Course
  • April 10 vs Springfield, 5 p.m.
    • Berks Ham Shoot Night
    • All Fans Are Welcome Post Game To Take Part In The Berks Ham Shoot For A Chance To Win A Holiday Ham
  • April 17 vs Providence, 5 p.m.
  • April 23 vs Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m.
    • Yuengling Takeover 
    • Sample Yuengling FLIGHT light beer and enter to win VIP tickets to the Imagine Dragons Concert on August 12 at Hersheypark Stadium.
  • April 24 vs Syracuse, 5 p.m.
    • Fan Appreciation Night
      • All Fans Will Receive A Scratch Off Card Upon Entrance For A Chance To Win A Variety Of Prizes
    •  Jersey Off Our Backs Night
      • All Fans Will Have A Chance To Win A Game-Worn Jersey Right Off The Back Of A Hershey Bears Player