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We were recently hosted at Hersheypark and it was a wonderful family experience. I have not visited in over 20 years and I jumped at the opportunity to share it with my family. Below are the top seven reasons why we think you should add Hersheypark to your list of must-do for the summer.
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2. Unlimited Drink and Dining Plans
For one low price, you can get a souvenir cup that allows you to fill up at multiple locations around the park. Pepsi fueled me throughout the day while the kids loved having Gatorade as an option.
With all the running around, it was great not to have to continually pull out my wallet to feed my growing kids. The dining plan allowed us to eat around the park and offered several options. It’s rare that you find veggie options and chicken bowls, so I couldn’t wait to try it.
3. Hershey Lodge
Very few amusement parks have an affiliated hotel and if they do most times all you can do is eat and sleep. The Hershey Lodge offers an amazing indoor water park, Water Works, which is a great option in the event of rain or maybe you just want to lounge. There is also a kids club, arcade and chocolate martinis:) Other lodging options include the Hotel Hershey or the Hersheypark Camping Resort.
4. Hang out on the Boardwalk
I had no clue that my favorite aspect of wave pools was available at Hersheypark. Cabanas!!! I am a cabana girl and this one allows for on-line reservation which offers complimentary soda, water, towels and sunscreen. I love this option to rest while the kids enjoy the water.
5. Adventure for All Ages
My family is extremely big on roller coaster and the bigger the thrill the better. We even had a friendly debate over which coaster we loved the best and then later went on and discovered one that we all loved- The Great Bear.
My daughter however was the real “roller coaster MVP” as she repeatedly rode Hershey’s Triple Tower.
If your family, prefers something a little laid back there is plenty of that as well. We even stopped along the way to feed the ducks.
6. Chocolate World
The Sweetest place on earth has great options for every chocolate lover. You can select chocolate themed activities such as making your own candy bar or learning songs on the chocolate tour. We fell in love with the milkshakes with the extra chocolate goodies.
Your ticket admission includes access to an 11 acre walk through Zoo. I briefly went through as the kids were repeatedly riding the coasters. I only wish we had more time to explore and learn about each animal. You can however pay admission for just the zoo.
Hersheypark is now open 7 days a week for their summer season until September 4th. After that date, they’ll remain open on weekends through September 24th when they’ll close to prepare for the fall.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pepsi and Hersheypark. All thoughts and opinions belong to me.