The summer season is quickly approaching. Are you ready for a vacation?
Hersheypark is a great destination for everyone in your family. Hersheypark has been my go-to summer spot for the last several years.
Each year they draw you back with new and exciting additions to the park. Take a look at some of the must-dos during your visit.
Here are three great things to do when you visit Hersheypark and Hershey PA this year!
1. Visit the New Water Coasters at The Boardwalk
The Boardwalk will officially open for the season Memorial Day weekend. Get ready to check out 2 new additions Breakers EdgeSMWater Coaster and WhitecapSM Racer, are coming to The Boardwalk At Hersheypark®May 26, 2018. I was able to see the construction site earlier in April and I can’t tell you how exciting this ride will be. When planning your trip I would recommend 2 days – one for the park and one day for the Boardwalk. It is the best of both worlds combined.
I was able to get a behind the scenes tour of the new construction site for both coasters. Of course, safety first when in the hard hat area. They are putting the finishing touches on as you are reading this to get ready for the 2018 summer kick off.
Get your family and friends ready for an adventure of fun. Who knew there were water coasters?
- Longest Mat Racing Slide in the World
- Competition-Inducing Racer Timing System
- 6 Color-Coded Racing Lanes
- 2 Sets of Looping Tunnels
- 14th Coaster at Hersheypark
- 1st HydroMAGNETIC Coaster with Flying Saucer Turns
- 4-Person Family Rafts
- Linear Induction Motors Provide Smooth Rider Experience
2. Visit Zoo America
Zoo America is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year. With 2 entrances you can enter directly from the inside of Hersheypark or on the other side by bypassing Hersheypark entirely.
Did you know that Zoo Ameria has over 200 animals that are Native to North America? The zoo is family friendly offering early morning tours and after dark tours.
This owl named Luna only weighs only 4 oz, just one of the perks of the behind the scenes tour.
When the Zoo closes, this explorative tour begins! Join our ZooAmerica naturalists for a tour through the Zoo including an insider’s look at the Animal Health Center and a flashlight tour through the animal buildings. Feed the otters and bears, touch a reptile, and hold a bird of prey! We’ll provide the flashlight, excitement, and adventure!
Many of the animals at Zoo America come injured and are brought back through rehabilitation. These 2 bald eagles were both injured in the wild and considered to be non-releasable. Their injuries occurred in the wild either by man or during flight. They will not survive on thier own so being at Zoo America is best for them.
I also had the opportunity to feed the river otters. These otters are fed several times a day and love having new visitors get in on the action. They can smell the fish and are anxious for their food to come.
3. Ride the Hershey Triple Tower™
Choose your on thrill when it comes to the drops! You can test your fear of heights when it comes to each of these drops on the Hershey Triple Tower. I have heard that even though Hershey’s is the tallest it doesn’t feel that bad with fewer drops whereas the others will bring you back up and down a few more times. The drops towers range from 80 feet to 189 feet.
Choose from Hershey Kisses, Reeses, and/or Hershey Tower.
Ride Height Requirements
- 60″ & taller- Hershey’s
- 54″ to 60″ Reeses
- 48″ to 54″ – Hershey Kisses
The list of things to do at Hersheypark can go on and on by I wanted to share three of my favorites that can help you and your family make memories together.
Check out these previous posts about my adventures to Hershey Park and Hershey PA!
What is your favorite thing to do when visiting Hersheypark or What would you like to do at Hersheypark if you were to visit?