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Tips to Cool Off This Summer at Hersheypark

How to Cool Down on a Hot Day at the Amusement Park

It’s hot outside. Really hot. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy hours of fun at Hersheypark this summer. Here are five tips to stay cool and beat the heat while spending the day at Hersheypark.

Enjoy some water rides

Included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark is The Boardwalk At Hersheypark, an 11-acre water park with more than one million gallons of water and a dozen water attractions for guests to cool off on a hot summer day. There are plenty of options to enjoy, including a lazy river and a 378,000 gallon wave pool. Families with young children can enjoy Sandcastle CoveShoreline Sprayground and East Coast Waterworks, which offers more than 600 interactive water features alone.

Not a waterpark person? Hersheypark is also home to our family-friendly log flume ride, Coal Cracker.

Stay hydrated and healthy

The best way to keep your body cool is to drink water and lots of it. Each visitor is allowed to bring one sealed bottle of water into Hersheypark. Guests can also take advantage of the All-Day Drink Deal for $17.75 and can save with free refills on fountain drinks and ICEE all day! You'll receive a souvenir cup that can be scanned at any Hersheypark-owned food and beverage location. Guests can also receive a free cup of water at any food and beverage location inside the Park. 

We have two indoor dining locations for guests seeking AC while eating lunch. Check out Overlook Food Court and Gourmet Grille

Relax in our Shaded Areas

Guests are able to enjoy food and beverage in two different shaded seating areas inside our Park. They are located at Wildcat Catering and Trailblazer Catering. You can find these locations on the Hersheypark App by filtering through Services. 

Go shopping

A visit to Hersheypark is not complete without a sweet souvenir to take home to remember all of the #HersheyparkHappy memories made. Many of the shops inside the Park are air conditioned, so guests can escape the heat while browsing the "cool" selection of hats, shirts, plushes, magnets, chocolate, and more. Check out our two brand new retail stores, Hersheypark Supply Co and HP Collections

Play a game or two

Did you know Hersheypark has multiple arcade locations that are inside and air conditioned? Playdome Arcade, Overlook Arcade, and Hyperdeck provide a fun experience for the family with some much-needed AC. Beat the heat this summer as you beat your friends and family in some of our incredible Hersheypark games!

  • Hyperdeck is an all-new immersive, virtual reality experience located in Hershey's Chocolatetown. Up to 8 players enter into a dynamic virtual world featuring a full-motion floor and multi-sensory effects like strong winds, heat, and earth-rattling movements.
  • This summer we have also introduced our new game card program so our guests can enjoy cashless games. Guests may purchase game cards at kiosks located on the midway or in the arcades at either a kiosk or the redemption counter. There are 7 kiosks in Overlook Arcade, 3 kiosks on Kissing Tower Hill and 3 kiosks in Playdome Arcade. Game cards provide a way for guests to upload money on one card and swipe for each game!

To purchase summer tickets, visit Hersheypark.com