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Hersheypark® Named Among Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2015 by Family Vacation Critic

Published: Jul 28, 2015

Hersheypark was hand-picked by editors of Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, for new rides/attractions, family perks and nearby accommodations.

Harrisburg, PA – July 28, 2015 – Tourism Officials at the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau (HHRVB) congratulated Hersheypark® today for being named among the Best Amusement Parks for Families by Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site. The annual list is hand-picked by Family Vacation Critic’s editors based on new rides/attractions, family perks and nearby accommodations.

Here’s what they had to say about the park:


Just over an hour from Knoebels, Hersheypark offers big-time thrills, with 13 roller coasters. The newest coaster, Laff Trakk, has been advertised as the first indoor, spinning, glow-coaster in the U.S., and rip-roars through funhouse-themed features, such as a wall of mirrors and a rotating tunnel. Families can save with a stay at Hersheypark Camping Resort (where nine deluxe cabins have opened), or at an official resort of Hersheypark; many hotels offer packages with accommodations and tickets. Recommended Hotel: Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg East-Hershey Area

"Amusement parks are a quintessential part of summer break for families,” explains Lissa Poirot, editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic. “Whether you’re on vacation, or staying home, a day at an amusement park can be an extra-special treat for kids, and a fun bonding experience for the entire family. With so many new rides and attractions, it’s the perfect time to visit one of these top parks.”

This year’s complete Top 10 List includes:

  • Cedar Point – Sandusky, OH
  • Carowinds – Charlotte, NC
  • Knoebels – Elysburg, PA
  • Hersheypark – Hershey, PA
  • Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, TN
  • Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, NJ
  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg – Williamsburg, VA
  • Silver Dollar City – Branson, MO
  • Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Park, CA
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas – San Antonio, TX

Hersheypark® has also received high praise in 2015 from these publications:

Top Underrated Amusement Parks To Visit Before You Die – Hersheypark® (#17 of 26) – BuzzFeed.com 2015

10 Best Amusement Parks for 2015 – Hersheypark® (#2) – Fodor’s Travel 2015

10 Best Theme Parks 2015 – Hersheypark® (#2) – Better Homes and Gardens 2015


ABOUT FAMILY VACATION CRITIC                                                                    

Family Vacation Critic® is a comprehensive online travel resource for families that offers reviews of family hotels, resort and destinations. The site features vacation ideas, family travel tips and an online forum for family travelers. Family Vacation Critic is published by The Independent Traveler, Inc. a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc.


Author: Rick Dunlap

Public Relations Director
Visit Hershey & Harrisburg
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301 A, Harrisburg, PA 17110