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The Transformation from Hersheypark in the Summer to Hersheypark in the Dark

SAS_9985Halloween in Hershey Kicks off October 16

I have said it before, “It takes a village…” and that statement holds true once again in Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth.
The last date of the Hersheypark summer public operating season was Sunday, September 27 with theThe Boardwalk closing on Labor Day. , At that point, the rest of the Park looked basically the same.

Then, the changes began….
Slowly at first, gaining momentum as Friday, October 16 -the start of Hersheypark in the Dark - “loomed” in the distance. The nine-day event runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from October 16 through Sunday, November 1.
What does it take to turn a theme park into a Halloween event? The answer is lots of creativity and many volunteer hours to decorate. Hersheypark is a place where guests encounter, “All Treats…No Tricks.”
The biggest change takes place within the Park’s Tidal Force catering area. This space is transformed into Treatville, a Halloween themed village with shops that include “The Bat Shop,” “Little Miss Muffet’s Fabric Shop,” and more. Each of the shops features items that are associated with the Halloween season. The shops are complete with doors allowing young Trick or Treaters to knock and receive candy at each stop. The decorated area also features sounds of the Halloween season to add to the atmosphere.
Teams of employees from throughout the company volunteer their time to place pumpkins, hay bales and scarecrows throughout the Park. More than 260 pumpkins are placed in the Park to create seasonal displays that bring the season to life for guests.
For additional information, hours and pricing for Hersheypark in the Dark, please visit, www.Hersheypark.com. And be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram @Hersheypark and on Facebook.