New Boardwalk Attractions, Food Truck Events, and Entertainment Announced for Summer Season 2018 - beginning April 27.

MEDIA: Contact Kaylee Dugan, Public Relations at HE&R for more information on this announcement or to request images/logos at 717-520-5158 or email

(Hershey, Pa. - April 10, 2018) – Hersheypark® amusement park will open for the 111th summer season on Friday, April 27, 2018 with The Boardwalk At Hersheypark® water park opening Saturday, May 26 with two highly anticipated new water attractions.

In addition, new food offerings, food truck events and entertainment will delight guests this summer.

New Water Attractions at The Boardwalk

Two new family water attractions, Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer, will open May 26 for guests to enjoy in The Boardwalk At Hersheypark®.

Breakers Edge Water Coaster will be the world’s first HydroMAGNETIC water coaster with flying saucer turns. This 14th coaster will provide splash-filled hills and sweet thrills at Hersheypark®.

Whitecap Racer will be the world’s longest mat racer.

Both rides are family-friendly with a height requirement of a Reese’s category and up (42” and up).

New Food Truck Fridays

This year the park will also be introducing Food Truck Fridays, featuring eight food trucks offering a changing variety of food flavors and options beginning on April 27 and running every Friday through May 18, 2018.

Two Hersheypark® food trucks - Sunkissed Beach BBQ and Smiling Taco-ria, will also open later this Summer in Hersheypark® to offer guests delicious mobile offerings.

Another new food offering in The Boardwalk At Hersheypark® is Grilled Cheese Beach Shack, which will offer a variety of choices from classic to tomato basil and more.

New Yuengling Pavilions

Lastly, the new 1829 Pavilion and 1829 Patio in Pioneer Frontier will feature a selection of Yuengling Brewery beverages.

New Food Offerings

Other new food offerings will include The Swirl, a new dessert location located in Founders Way as the perfect way to start your day or end your night. Building on the popularity of Simply Chocolate, The Swirl will offer brand new creations of the award-winning King Size Shakes, soft serve ice cream and gluten-free desserts.

All-Day Drink and Dining Plans

The popular All-Day Drink and Dining Plans return for a second summer. All-Day Dining Plans offering diverse options at 14 food locations throughout Hersheypark® and All-Day Drink is accepted at all participating locations, along with an addition of a new ICEE® option.  

Live Entertainment

Live daily entertainment will continue to be offered this summer at Hersheypark® with new entertainment shows including Once Upon... at Chevrolet Music Box Theatre, a new country show called The Good Time located by the 1829 Patio in Pioneer Frontier, a beach themed acapella group called The Waves and a new take on Cocoa Rhythm.

In addition to marching bands and daily performances by our seals and sea lions in Our Friends Of The Sea, no visit to Hersheypark® would be complete without meeting our beloved Hershey's Characters.


There are also many sweet games to play throughout Hersheypark®, including the remodeled Playdome Arcade that now offers more interactive games and prizes for all ages.

Season Pass

Grab your tickets for the Hersheypark® Summer season with the Kids’ Price Offer running April 25 through June 30. This online offer features one day tickets for $44.95 and 2-day tickets for $66.95.

A Hersheypark® ticket not only includes admission to the Park and to our two new water attractions at The Boardwalk At Hersheypark®, but also includes entry to ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park that is celebrating a 40th anniversary. Guests can also use their paid Hersheypark® ticket to upgrade to a Season Pass as well.

Concerts at Hersheypark Stadium

Hersheypark® ticket discounts make coming to a summer concert even sweeter the day before, of and after a concert. Scheduled at Hersheypark® Stadium are:

  • May 25: Journey & Def Leppard
  • June 2: Kendrick Lamar
  • June 14: Harry Styles Live On Tour
  • June 16: Imagine Dragons
  • June 22: Zac Brown Band 2018
  • July 21: Adventures of Kesha & Macklemore
  • July 28: Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • August 4: Show Of The Summer
  • August 10: Counting Crows & LIVE
  • September 1: Fall Out Boy
  • September 2: Pentatonix
  • September 8: Outlaw Music Festival - featuring Willie Nelson, Van Morrison & more!

For more Hersheypark® information, please visit and follow all of the Hersheypark® social media channels.


About Hersheypark: Hersheypark amusement park was founded in 1907 by chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey as a picnic and pleasure grounds for the employees of his chocolate factory and the residents of the town of Hershey. Today Hersheypark amusement park has grown to 121-acres with more than 70 rides and attractions, including 14 exhilarating roller coasters. Included in the one-price admission of Hersheypark amusement park is The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park, with 14 unique water attractions and 29 private rental cabanas; and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, an 11-acre, walk-through zoo that cares for more than 200 animals representing more than 60 species. In addition, the Park features live daily entertainment, retail shopping, family games and numerous food and beverage options. To stay current on all the happenings at Hersheypark amusement park, please connect with our branded social media channels – Hersheypark on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter plus Snapchat as Hersheyparksnap. For information about Hersheypark amusement park, visit

About HE&R: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is a world-class entertainment and hospitality company dedicated to preserving the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. Founded in 1927 by Milton S. Hershey, HE&R and its subsidiaries own and/or operate the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex, Hersheypark Arena & Stadium, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, Hershey Bears AHL Hockey Club, Giant Center arena, The Hotel Hershey luxury resort, Hershey Lodge full service resort, Hersheypark Camping Resort campground, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey signature services, Hershey Country Club and Hershey Golf Collection, Hershey Nursery, and Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning. For additional information about HE&R, visit

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