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Ultimate Hersheypark Guide to 2022 Springtime In The Park

Everything You Need to Know Before You Go to Hersheypark This Spring

If you have been waiting for coaster rides all winter, we’re excited to share that Springtime In The Park at Hersheypark is almost here! 

The three-weekend event on April 2-3, 9-10, and 15-17, 2022, kicks off the 116th operating season at Hersheypark

If you are planning a visit to Hersheypark this spring, we’ve got you covered with this ultimate guide to Springtime In The Park featuring important information and insider tips.


Event hours for Springtime In The Park are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Insider Tip: Take advantage of the preview plan included with every ticket. Guests can present their tickets at the main entrance before their full-day visit  if Park is open the preceding day) to enjoy two free extra hours of fun. Guests at The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark can enjoy three hours the night before their full day. Please note that seasonal events do not include Sweet Start, which begins on May 26.

Things To Do

Springtime In The Park features more than 40 rides, weather permitting, including family favorites like the Ferris Wheel, which turns 25, and thrilling attractions like Skyrush, which celebrates its 10th anniversary. Learn more about the Hersheypark ride anniversaries in 2022 here.

Tickets also include photo opportunities with Hershey Characters  outside Chevrolet Music Box Theatre from 12-6 p.m.  and visits to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park only by accessing the zoo through the Hersheypark bridge during posted park hours.

Insider Tip: Download the Hersheypark App for real-time ride availability, ride wait times, mobile ordering, and an interactive map.

Delicious Eats

Guests can enjoy new sweet and savory items for Springtime In The Park, including Sundae, Kissing Tower and Reese’s King Size Shakes at Simply Chocolate dessert shop and Reese’s, Chocolate and Rainbow Sprinkle King Size Donuts available at Cookies & Donuts. 

Take a look at our official Springtime In The Park food guide.

Milton's Ice Cream Parlor will debut a Lemon Raspberry Warm Ice Cream Sandwich, Gyro Hot Dog, Mediterranean Grilled Cheese and Bavarian Soft Pretzel.

The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio and The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen in Hershey’s Chocolatetown region also have new seasonal items.

Insider Tip: The Chocolatier accepts reservations. Book a table here.

Cashless Payments

Hersheypark is now cashless in an effort to create more convenient retail and dining experiences for guests. All major credit cards, Hersheypark gift cards, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay will be accepted. 

In place of cash, guests should consider purchasing an e-gift card before their Park visit. Guests who arrive at the Park with cash only can convert cash to prepaid debit cards at five Cash-To-Card kiosks throughout the Park at no fee. Prepaid cards can be used anywhere Visa is accepted. They cannot be reloaded or refunded. 

Guests will need to purchase a separate Gaming Card for games, which they can load via cashless payment at an in-Park Gaming Card kiosk.

Insider tips:

  • A Hersheypark e-gift card is an easy option accepted all over the Park from a barcode on your mobile device. 
  • There are no fees to convert cash to a prepaid card at a Cash-to-Card kiosk inside Hersheypark. There are also no fees to use the prepaid card inside or outside of Hersheypark. You can load up to $500 onto a single prepaid Visa card but prepaid cards are not reloadable.  Prepaid cards can be used anywhere Visa is accepted.
  • Our roaming food and beverage carts will still accept cash as will The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio. 
  • For school trips, we recommend parents purchase an e-gift card  or a single use meal deal valid at 12 locations with entrée, side and drink 

Parking Deals Online 

General parking for Hersheypark is $20 when purchased on Hersheypark.com/tickets/add-ons compared to $25 in person at the parking booth. RV parking is $40.

Insider Tip: Guests of The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark receive free front-gate shuttle service to the exclusive resort drop-off location.

Ticket Information

Guests can save on 1-day tickets to Hersheypark when purchased online with our current offer. 

Tickets purchased during this sale will be valid on any 2022 public operating day from April 2, 2022, through Jan. 1, 2023. This means guests can save on tickets now and use them during Springtime In The Park, Summer, Hersheypark In The Dark or Hersheypark Christmas Candylane

Insider Tip: Consider purchasing 2-day tickets as they are the best value and do not need to be used on consecutive days. A Season Pass is the best option for three or more visits this year. 


Visitors looking to extend their stay in The Sweetest Place On Earth can book a sweet spring getaway at The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark: The Hotel Hershey luxury accommodation, Hershey Lodge resort and Hersheypark Camping Resort campground. Check out some of our popular packages

Insider Tip: All guests of The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark also receive free Resort Benefits, including the best price on Hersheypark tickets, extra hours at Hersheypark with Preview Plan, free admission to Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story Museum, and more.

We look forward to seeing you this April!