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Hersheypark at night

It’s almost time to get Hersheypark Happy! Hersheypark opens for the summer season on July 3rd. Guests are reminded that the park will be implementing new health & safety protocols, including reserving a date to visit, so it’s important to plan ahead. Visit the park’s website for important information regarding mask & reservation requirements, temperature screenings, hours of operation, and more.   


Hersheypark® is a 121-acre amusement park in Hershey, Pennsylvania, featuring more than 70 rides and attractions, including 14 coasters and an entire water park! Learn about Hersheypark hours, ticket information, rides, deals, seasonal offerings, and more.

Rides and Attractions at Hersheypark

Ride your way to sweet family fun with more than 70 rides and attractions ranging from mild to wild! Coaster enthusiasts can feel the rush on 14 whooshing coasters like Skyrush® and Storm Runner®, while junior riders start out slow on the TrailblazerSM or Cocoa CruiserSM.

Take your visit to new heights on the classic family favorite Kissing Tower® with 360° views of the Park or choose your thrill level on Hershey Triple Tower®.

Your family’s miniature members can join the fun on more than 20 kiddie rides and attractions located all throughout the Park.

On the interactive gaming ride, Reese’s CupfusionSM, embark on a mission to ensure the world always has a steady supply of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as you protect Reese’s factory!


Navigate Hersheypark like a pro with the Hersheypark app. Get walking directions, find places to eat, see ride wait times, and more!



Water Park

Make a splash at The Boardwalk At Hersheypark®, a full water park with over 1 million gallons of water, included with all summer admission tickets, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Splash down the hills of Breakers EdgeSM Water Coaster, the first HydroMAGNETIC coaster with flying saucer turns. Coastline PlungeSM includes six different wet and wild slides for 1-2 people to ride together, or compete against one another on WhitecapSM Racer, the longest mat racing slide in the world with two sets of colorful, looping tunnels. Test your board skills on the simulated surf experience, WaveriderSM.

If you’re ready to slow things down a bit, take a relaxing ride on the Intercoastal WaterwaySM lazy river or wade around at The Shore, the 378,000-gallon wave pool. Little splashers can enjoy rolling waves at Bayside PierSM or try a few slides of their own at Sandcastle CoveSM.

The centerpiece of the water park is East Coast WaterworksSM, a seven-story-high water-play structure featuring seven body water slides, nearly 500 different water play toys, a huge tipping bucket, and a whopping 54,000 gallons of wet and wild fun for everyone.



ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park is home to more than 200 animals and admission is included with your Hersheypark ticket. Visitors can enjoy this 11-acre, walk-through zoo that span five themed regions of North America (Eastern Woodlands, Great Southwest, Southern Swamps, Big Sky Country, and Northlands). A few of the zoo’s inhabitants include black bears, elk, owls, wolves, mountain lions, otters, reptiles, and birds. Upgrade to a behind-the-scenes tour for an interactive experience with a few of the friendly residents at ZooAmerica.

Zoo America  

Hours & Best Times To Visit

Hersheypark is open daily in the summer and weekends in September (see additional seasons below). Hersheypark sees thousands of smiling faces every day, but if you’d prefer to avoid the crowds, visit on a weekday (Mon. – Thurs.) or a Sunday. The gates open at 10 AM to a rush of eager riders, but you can try a 2-3 PM arrival when most of those early birds are on their way home. When the Park is open until 10 PM most days, you’ve got plenty of time to ride!

Did you know that every Hersheypark ticket includes up to 3 ½ hours of free rides the night before your big visit? Get a sneak peek of the Park with the Preview Plan.

Visit to view hours of operation.

Tickets, Deals & Packages

Skip the queue and buy your admission tickets online at When you stay overnight at The Hotel Hershey®, Hershey LodgeSM, or Hersheypark® Camping Resort, known as The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark®, you’re in for a ton of sweet deals. FREE Hersheypark benefits come standard with your stay and include: FREE extra hours at Hersheypark, FREE front gate shuttle service, the best price on Hersheypark tickets, and more!

When you’re spending the whole day playing, you’re going to work up an appetite! Eager eaters can snack and drink all day throughout the Park for one low price with a dining or drink program.

Hersheypark Season Passes aren’t just for locals! Enjoy unlimited visits all summer long and during seasonal events and unlock perks like FREE parking, exclusive Season Pass Holder events, food, drink, and merch discounts, and one-hour early access during the summer!


Hersheypark in the dark


For three weekends in October, your favorite rides and Hershey’s Characters get dressed up for Halloween at Hersheypark In The DarkSM. Children 12 and younger can suit up in costumes and follow the trick-or-treat trail, collecting chocolate from life-sized candy bars! Thrill and chill seekers can ride the “roller ghosters” with the lights out. Bring flashlights for an exclusive tour of the Creatures Of The Night® in ZooAmerica.

Hersheypark Fall hours



Oh what fun it is to ride...more than 50 rides and six coasters at Hersheypark® Christmas Candylane®! Hersheypark twinkles with 4 million festive lights while the sounds of holiday entertainment fill the air. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and visit Santa Claus and his nine reindeer, who’ve stopped by Hershey to hear your Christmas wishes!


Hersheypark holiday hours

Christmas Candylane


**Please note that operational hours, policies, prices, rides, entertainment, and attractions at Hersheypark are subject to change without notice.

Sweet History of Hersheypark

Hersheypark was founded in 1906 by Milton S. Hershey as a leisure park for employees of his chocolate factory. While the Park has changed and expanded since Hershey’s day, guests can rely on classic family fun year after year. Check out these vintage photos of guests enjoying sunny days at Hersheypark!


The Whip

Historic Hersheypark characters