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Top 10 Reasons to Buy a 2023 Hersheypark Season Pass

Buy a Hersheypark Season Pass now before prices go up!

Start planning now for an entire year of roller coaster rides, water park splashes, characters high-fives and more! With 2023 right around the corner, there’s no better way to gear up for another year of Hersheypark Happy than by purchasing a 2023 Season Pass with unlimited visits and sweet perks all year long. 

There are three types of 2023 Season Passes available - King Size, Full Size and Bite Size - with different perks for each tier. 

If you’re on the fence about purchasing Season Passes for your family this year, here are 10 reasons to buy now:

1. First to Ride Wildcat's Revenge

Become a 2023 King Size Season Pass Holder and be one of the first to ride our all-new hybrid coaster, Wildcat’s Revenge, when it opens in summer 2023.

Wildcat’s Revenge adds an all-new steel track with unique elements to the existing wooden framework for a one-of-a-kind thrilling ride experience found only at Hersheypark. The hybrid coaster features a 140-foot hill, maximum speeds of 62 miles per hour and four inversions, including the World’s Largest Underflip.

2. Unlimited Visits to Hersheypark

A Hersheypark Season Pass includes unlimited visits throughout the entire 2023 operating season. This means you can come as many times as you want in the summer, as well as the three seasonal events of Springtime In The Park, Hersheypark Halloween and Christmas Candylane

Each season offers unique memories and experiences. If you think you will visit three times or more throughout the year, purchasing a Season Pass is the way to go as a Season Pass pays for itself in three visits.

3. 1-Hour Early Access

Full Size and King Size Pass Holders get 1-hour early access during the summer months (Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend) with Sweet Start. This allows you to beat the rush and be the first in line on available attractions like some of the most popular coasters, including Candymonium.

4. Free parking

Full Size and King Size Pass Holders receive free parking during every visit. You can park in the reserved Season Pass Holder parking lot on a first-come-first-serve basis when you show your Season Pass.

Bite Size Season Pass Holders receive 50% off general parking all year long when pre-purchasing parking online.

5. Exclusive savings 

From All-Summer Dining to All-Year Drink Plan, Season Pass Holders can consider exclusive add-ons when purchasing a Season Pass to save time and money. 

If you are debating between Season Pass tiers, it’s worth considering that a King Size Season Pass comes with two add-ons valued at nearly $50. You receive a free All-Year Drink Plan that includes a Season Pass Holder cup and free refills on fountain drinks and ICEE all year long, as well as the Christmas Candylane Hot Beverage Plan for unlimited hot chocolate refills. King Size Pass Holders also receive 2 FREE Bring a Friend tickets to use, a value of more than $150. 

Let’s not forget, Full Size and King Size Season Pass Holders also receive 15% off food and merchandise at Hersheypark all year, excluding free-standing carts or strolling vendors. You can use the discount at The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio, Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor, Hersheypark Supply Co. and HP Collections in Hershey’s Chocolatetown.

Bonus: Make sure to check out the Season Pass Rewards Calendar for other potential discounts offered at dining locations throughout Hershey. 

6. Unlimited Visits to ZooAmerica

King Size, Full Size and Bite Size Season Pass Holders receive unlimited access to not one, not two, but three parks - Hersheypark amusement park, The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park (open Memorial Day through Labor Day) and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park. 

ZooAmerica is open year-round for unlimited visits even when Hersheypark is closed. During the winter months, the zoo is often less crowded. The North American animals in the outdoor habitats are also more active, making it the perfect free activity to beat cabin fever.

7. Monthly rewards program

Full Size and King Size Season Pass Holders enjoy special monthly discounts, offers and sweet rewards throughout the year, as listed in Season Pass Rewards Calendar.

8. Year-round events

Full Size and King Size Season Pass Holders have access to exclusive Pass Holder events throughout the Hersheypark operating year. Some of these events include The Boardwalk preview day, Labor Day appreciation day, Halloween extra hours, Christmas Candylane extra hours and more! King Size Pass Holders also have the perk of being the First-to-Ride our new Wildcat's Revenge hybrid coaster when it opens summer 2023. 

View the exclusive events in Season Pass Rewards & Events Calendar, which is updated throughout the year as details are finalized.

9. Discount on Hersheypark tickets

King Size Season Pass Holders can purchase and save 35% on up to 20 Hersheypark 1-day tickets for friends and family, while Full Size Season Pass Holders can save 20%. The Season Pass Holder must log in to the Self-Service Account to purchase discounted tickets.

10. Discounts around town

Season Pass Holders can show their Season Pass and receive various discounts around Hershey, including:

As a reminder, you can enjoy a 15% discount at various locations in Hershey’s Chocolatetown like Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor, Hersheypark Supply Co. and  The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio. The Chocolatier is open year-round and accepts reservations. Take a look at the menu here.

BONUS: Pass Holder bragging rights

Show that Season Pass Holder pride! There's nothing better than being a Pass Holder and having bragging rights on all things Hersheypark. You know what rides to hit first, how to use the Hersheypark app, when the East Coast Mini Donuts line is the shortest, and of course, being "the map" amongst all of your friends that visit. Our Season Pass Holder t-shirt available at Hersheypark Supply Co. says it best, "Act Like You've Been Here Before."

2023 Hersheypark Season Passes offer unlimited fun all year long! Become a 2023 Season Pass Holder for 8 monthly payments by November 30. Lock in a year of unlimited visits now, before prices go up!