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Known as a clean and green family fun destination for 115 years, Hersheypark is a 144-acre amusement park in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The summer season features more than 70 rides and attractions, including 14 coasters and an expansive water park! Learn about Hersheypark hours, ticket information, rides, deals, seasonal offerings, and more.

Hershey's Chocolatetown Entrance with coaster in background

Welcome to Chocolatetown

Guests are welcomed to Hersheypark through Hershey’s ChocolatetownSM which includes a huge, year-round retail shop and the towering CandymoniumSM hypercoaster, the Park’s tallest (210 ft.), fastest (76 mph), and longest (4,636 ft.) coaster! Also included in Hershey’s Chocolatetown are the signature Hersheypark Carrousel and a spectacular Kisses® Fountain. 
When in Chocolatetown, enjoy house-made ice cream and shareables at Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor and taste delicious hand-crafted confections at The Sweeterie. You can also experience food, fun and drinks at the new full-service restaurant, bar + patio The Chocolatier℠.

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 hypercoaster Candymonium, SkyRush® and Great Bear®, while junior riders start out slow on the TrailblazerSM or Cocoa CruiserSM.
Your family’s miniature members can join the fun on more than 20 kiddie rides and attractions located all throughout the Park.
Explore things to do and get tips to simplify your visit on the Hersheypark App

Hersheypark Rollercoaster

Christmas Candylane


Oh what fun it is to ride...more than 50 rides at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane®.  Soar through the season on CandymoniumSM and explore Hershey’s Chocolatetown – the sweet and merry area featuring the iconic Hersheypark Carrousel, holiday shopping, and more!

Hersheypark twinkles with 5 million festive lights while the sounds of holiday entertainment fill the air. More than 250,000 lights dance in sync to your favorite holiday tunes as the NOEL light show plays in The Hollow℠.  Grab a cup of hot chocolate and visit Santa Claus and his nine reindeer, who always make time to stop at the sweetest family amusement park!

Capture your holiday memories with some sweet photo spots! We suggest the Kissmas Tree℠ display, the new Kisses Fountain (decked out in its holiday best, of course!), or a festive photo with your favorite Hershey Characters.


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

Take a refreshing 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.

Hersheypark Boardwalk Bucket Dump

Hersheypark in the Dark Characters


For five weekends in October, your favorite rides and Hershey Characters get dressed up for Halloween at Hersheypark In The Dark℠.  

Children 12 and younger can suit up in costumes and follow the trick-or-treat trail, collecting chocolate from life-sized candy bars! Thrill seekers can ride the “roller ghosters” with the lights out!

Bring flashlights to learn about the nighttime habits of the nocturnal animals at ZooAmerica! Creatures of the Night begins in the evening at the zoo and is free when you enter the zoo from Hersheypark.



ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park 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.

ZooAmerica Golden Eagle  

Tickets, Deals & Packages

2021 Hersheypark tickets can be used any operating day in any season. View operating days and buy tickets. 

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 parking at Hersheypark, 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! Available in three different levels, all Season Pass Holders enjoy unlimited visits all summer long and during seasonal events and reduced or FREE parking. The Full Size and King Size Passes also include additional perks including 1-hour early access to Hersheypark, discounts and offers on food, drinks and retail, exclusive events, and more!** 
**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