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The Boardwalk at Hersheypark Opens for Summer May 29

Cool Off This Summer at our 11-Acre Water Park Inside Hersheypark

Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start to summer and the opening of The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park on May 29, 2021. The 11-acre water park is included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark amusement park as part of three parks in one and features more than a dozen unique water attractions for guests of all ages to cool off this summer. 

Catch a Wave

The Boardwalk features one million gallons of water, including a 378,000-gallon wave pool that gradually deepens from 0 to 6 feet. Known as The Shore, it is the perfect place for the whole family to cool off and catch a wave in between riding some coasters. 

Take the Plunge

A water park is certainly not complete without some water slides and The Boardwalk has six of them with Coastline Plunge. Guests can take the plunge on Hydro, Pipeline, Riptide, Surge, Vortex and Whirlwind. The water slides feature 1- or 2-person tubes that go through dark tunnels, serpentine curves and corkscrew revolutions - all dropping riders into a splash pool. 

Win the Race

Guests with a competitive edge will love Whitecap Racer, a mat racing slide with colorful double looping tunnels. The water attraction features 6-person heats, so guests can compete against family or friends. At the end of the attraction, race times are featured on an arena-sized leaderboard - an opportunity to earn bragging rights for the rest of the summer.

Riders can maximize their experience by picking up a free HPGO wristband at the kiosk outside of Whitecap Racer and connecting it to the free Hersheypark App. By tapping the wristband to the Kisses-shaped HPGO reader, riders can collect their racing stats and photos at Whitecap Racer and track their agent score on Reese's Cupfusion.

Make a splash

Families with young children can splash and play all day at three kiddie attractions in The BoardwalkSandcastle Cove features water slides, cannons, water curtains, jets, and a pool that reaches depths of 18 inches and is accessed via a zero-depth entry ramp. Shoreline Sprayground is an all-ages water fun playground with misters, bubblers, dancing fountains, spraying jets, water curtains and a drenching tipping bucket. Bayside Pier is an ideal water attraction for little ones. It has a zero-depth entry ramp, rolling waves, fountains, tipping cones, and more. 

The Boardwalk is also home to East Coast Waterworks, an attraction that offers more than 600 interactive water features alone. The biggest splash comes from a 10,000-gallon tipping bucket for those looking to get drenched on a hot summer day.

Fuel Up

From a cup of Dunkin' coffee to start the morning to lunch at Dispatch Pizzeria to recharge, The Boardwalk is home to a variety of food and beverage options for guests to choose from. Oola Bowls is once again located in The Boardwalk this summer and provides a refreshing meal for anyone looking to cool off with an acai bowl and fresh fruit. 

New this summer, East Coast Burger Works joins The Boardwalk dining lineup with tasty burgers, chicken strips, fries and more. 

Purchase Tickets Now, Save All Year 

Guests can save more than 30% on Hersheypark tickets when purchased online with our current offer through May 23, 2021. For the first time ever, summer tickets will be valid any 2021 public operating day through Jan. 2, 2022. But, if you want to visit The Boardwalk, keep in mind it is only open through Labor Day (September 6, 2021).