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Recent Accolades for Hersheypark

Big News from The Sweetest Place On Earth!

The 115th season of Hersheypark is certainly one to celebrate as we offer more fun, chocolate and operating days than ever for our guests to enjoy!

New for 2021, The Chocolatier is an all-new, full-service restaurant, bar, and patio open year-round in Hershey’s Chocolatetown. The space features nods to past and present elements from the Hersheypark ride collection, one-of-a-kind views of neighboring attractions, and two bars including a second story patio with a bar that provides panoramic views of HersheyparkThe Chocolatier joins two other culinary experiences that opened in Hershey’s Chocolatetown this spring for guests seeking fun and chocolate:

  • Milton's Ice Cream Parlor is inspired by Mr. Hershey's early ventures in sweetness that came before his famous chocolate factory. Expert Ice Creamologists will craft custom creations from 100% local dairy house-made ice cream, Hershey’s candy toppings, decadent sauces, and savory shareables. 
  • The Sweeterie is a confectionery kitchen with a curated collection of mouth-watering confections including chocolate-dipped treats, decadent desserts, signature hand-crafted fudge, and more.

Recent Awards and Accolades

In addition to these exciting additions, we are also celebrating some recent accolades from both trade organizations and fan voting from across the country. We're so honored to be recognized by our peers and guests! 

Characters Hersheypark in the Dark

Hersheypark In The Dark was once again voted in the Top 10 Halloween events across the country!

The seasonal event was voted #9 overall in the 2021 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Theme Park Halloween Event.

Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers' Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website.


Hersheypark was also honored to place in several categories as part of the Golden Ticket Awards. Started in 1998, the Golden Ticket Awards were established by Amusement Today to shine a spotlight on the amusement park industry by recognizing the “Best of the Best.

We celebrate Candymonium's #2 placement for BEST NEW COASTER and a #5 finish for BEST DARK RIDE for Reese's Cupfusion.

The Chocolatier_Patio With People

The culinary and retail building added to Hershey's Chocolatetown was selected as the 2021 Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Project Achievement Award winner in the category of Commercial/Sports/Entertainment/Hospitality: Construction value less than $50 Million.

Thank you, CMAA, for this national honor!


Ferris Wheel Aerial

In addition to these national awards, Hersheypark was also nominated in several categories by Baltimore Magazine for Best Amusement Park and Harrisburg Magazine'Simply The Best

  • Place for Kids to Have Fun
  • Place to Spend a Day Off
  • Place to Take a Tourist 

We couldn't agree more and appreciate all who vote and visit!