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Known as a clean and green family fun destination since 1906, Hersheypark is a 121-acre amusement park in Hershey, Pennsylvania. As summer fades to fall, the park operates on a new seasonal schedule but the hills & thrills continue with Hersheypark Halloween and Dark Nights. Learn about Hersheypark hours, ticket information, rides, deals, seasonal offerings, and more.
For seven weekends in September and October, your favorite rides and Hershey℠ Characters get dressed up for Hersheypark Halloween!
Children 12 and younger can suit up in costumes and follow the Hershey's Trick-or-Treat Trail, starting at Hershey's Chocolate World and ending with TreatvilleSM at The Boardwalk. Thrill seekers can ride the “roller ghosters” with the lights out during the last hour!
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.
Select dates Sept. 17 - Oct. 30
For those who crave the scarier side of the fall season, Hersheypark unveils the all-new Dark Nights experience. Dark Nights is an immersive haunt experience with three new scare zones and four horrifying haunted houses. Scare zones found throughout the park are included with Hersheypark general admission tickets, and guests can purchase add-on tickets to visit the haunted houses.
Beyond the scare, guests can indulge in limited-time food and drink specials, from dark chocolate creations to glowing cocktails available only during this fall event.
Dark Nights events begin at 6 p.m. Enjoy...if you dare!
Select dates Sept. 17 - Oct. 30
Guests are welcomed to Hersheypark® through Hershey’s Chocolatetown® which includes a huge, year-round retail shop and the towering Candymonium® 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 full-service restaurant, bar + patio - The Chocolatier℠.
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 15 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.
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 during the NOEL light show. 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.
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.
When you stay overnight at The Hotel Hershey®, Hershey Lodge®, 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!
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!
Take a refreshing splash down the hills of Breakers Edge® 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 Whitecap® Racer, the longest mat racing slide in the world with two sets of colorful, looping tunnels.
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.