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question icon What is your weather policy?
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While our goal is to have all attractions available during scheduled operating hours, weather conditions like rain, lightning, wind, snow, and certain temperatures can temporarily cause attractions to close. Hersheypark® remains open during inclement...

While our goal is to have all attractions available during scheduled operating hours, weather conditions like rain, lightning, wind, snow, and certain temperatures can temporarily cause attractions to close. Hersheypark® remains open during inclement weather conditions and offers a variety of indoor activities including entertainment shows, dining options, shopping, game arcades, exhibits at ZooAmerica, as well as rides under cover while you wait for the weather to clear. 

Hersheypark makes every effort to reopen the rides and attractions as quickly and safely as possible after the inclement weather conditions cease. In the event the inclement weather conditions cause the majority of major rides and attractions to close for a continuous 60 minutes, a Return Visit Voucher may be issued for a return visit for the current operating season. Please present your ticket stub or receipt of purchase to any Guest Services location or Hospitality Services to receive your Return Visit Voucher.

Download and check the Hersheypark Mobile App for an up-to-date listing of closed rides and ride wait times.

Any Precipitation
For guest comfort, these rides will close during any precipitation: Skyrush®, Storm Runner®, and Wild Mouse℠.

Cold Temperatures
These rides MAY close when temperatures approach 38 degrees or lower: Fahrenheit; Ferris Wheel; Great Bear; Hershey Triple Tower; Kissing Tower; Lightning Racer; Capital BlueCross Monorail; Sidewinder; Skyrush; sooperdooperLooper; Storm Runner; Wild Mouse; and Wildcat.
These rides MAY close when temperatures are 65 degrees or lower: Bayside Pier; Breakers Edge Water Coaster; Coal Cracker; Coastline Plunge; East Coast Waterworks; Intercoastal Waterway; Sandcastle Cove; Shoreline Sprayground; The Shore; Tidal Force; Waverider; and Whitecap Racer.
It may not be possible to identify which rides will be closed at specific times due to varying degrees of effects from inclement weather on our rides and attractions. We appreciate your understanding as we work to keep you safe and having fun!

Glaring Sun​
These rides may be closed due to the effects of glaring sun causing seating structures to be uncomfortable: Bizzy Bees℠; Convoy℠; Dinosaur-Go-Round; Frog Hopper; Ladybug; Merry Derry Dip Fun Slides; Mini Pirate; and Tiny Tracks℠.

Heavy Precipitation​
These rides MAY close: Bayside Pier℠; Breakers Edge℠ Water Coaster; Coal Cracker℠; Coastline Plunge; Cocoa Cruiser℠; Comet℠; East Coast Waterworks℠; Fahrenheit®; Ferris Wheel; Great Bear®; Hershey Triple Tower℠; Intercoastal Waterway; Kissing Tower®; Lightning Racer®; Capital BlueCross Monorail; Sandcastle Cove; Shoreline Sprayground; Sidewinder℠; Skyview; sooperdooperLooper®; The Shore; Tidal Force®; Trailblazer℠; Waverider; Whitecap℠ Racer, and Wildcat℠.

High Winds
The following rides MAY close given winds greater than 25 mph: Frontier Flyers℠ and Kissing Tower.
The following rides may close with winds greater than 30 mph: Balloon Flite℠; Coastline Plunge; Cocoa Cruiser; East Coast Waterworks; Fahrenheit; Ferris Wheel; Hershey Triple Tower; Merry Derry Dip® Fun Slides; Sandcastle Cove ; Sidewinder; Skyrush; Skyview; Sweet Swing℠; Swing Thing℠; Tea Cups℠, and Tidal Force.
Winds greater than 35 mph may impact: Breaker’s Edge Water Coaster; Frog Hopper℠; Music Express; Storm Runner; The Claw℠; Whitecap Racer; and Wild Mouse.

At wind speeds greater than 40 mph, all remaining rides will close: Coal Cracker; Great Bear; Lightning Racer; Mini Pirate℠; Trailblazer; Wave Swinger; Wildcat; Pirate, and The Howler℠.

Glaring Sun
These rides may be closed due to the effects of glaring sun causing seating structures to be uncomfortable: Bizzy Bees℠; Convoy℠; Dinosaur-Go-Round; Frog Hopper; Ladybug; Merry Derry Dip Fun Slides; Mini Pirate; and Tiny Tracks℠.

Cold Temperatures
These rides MAY close when temperatures approach 38 degrees or lower: Fahrenheit; Ferris Wheel; Great Bear; Hershey Triple Tower;

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question icon Do any of your rides have height or weight restrictions?
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Due to ride restrictions, not all of our guests will be able to ride all rides.  Guests approaching 300 pounds or taller than 6-feet may have difficulty on the following rides: Bayside Pier (water play area: 300-pound weight limit on slides);...

Due to ride restrictions, not all of our guests will be able to ride all rides. 

Guests approaching 300 pounds or taller than 6-feet may have difficulty on the following rides: Bayside Pier (water play area: 300-pound weight limit on slides); Coastline Plunge (water play area: 250-pound weight limit on single tubes and 400-pound weight limit on double tubes); Cocoa Cruiser; Comet; East Coast Waterworks (rain fortress: 300-pound weight limit on slides); Fahrenheit; Frontier Flyers; Great Bear; Hershey Triple Tower; Laff Trakk; Lightning Racer; Sandcastle Cove (300-pound weight limit on slides); Sidewinder; Skyrush; Skyview; sooperdooperLooper; Storm Runner; The Claw; Trailblazer; Wave Swinger (300 pounds per swing); Waverider (surf simulator: 350-pound weight limit); Whitecap Racer (300-pound weight limit on slides), Wildcat; and Wild Mouse

At the entrances to these rides (and possibly others), you will find signage to help you make a decision prior to waiting in line. 

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question icon What are the dining options at Hersheypark?
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Hersheypark offers an exciting variety of dining options ranging from air-conditioned restaurants, to walk-up locations serving fresh salads and grilled items, to snack shacks serving up your Park favorites! You may also be interested in our Breakfast At...

Hersheypark offers an exciting variety of dining options ranging from air-conditioned restaurants, to walk-up locations serving fresh salads and grilled items, to snack shacks serving up your Park favorites! You may also be interested in our Breakfast At The Park program which includes exclusive meal time with the Hershey's Characters and early entrance into Hersheypark. For savings and convenience, consider a refillable souvenir cup, or our Hersheypark Meal Tickets.

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question icon What is proper attire?
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For your safety and health, all Park visitors are required to wear shoes and shirts at all times. As a courtesy to others, modest dress is expected of all guests, and revealing or offensive clothes are not considered appropriate. Bikini tops, bikini...

For your safety and health, all Park visitors are required to wear shoes and shirts at all times. As a courtesy to others, modest dress is expected of all guests, and revealing or offensive clothes are not considered appropriate. Bikini tops, bikini bottoms, Speedo bikinis, thongs, and brief halter tops are not considered appropriate attire while in the Park.  Some language, gestures, and suggestive art on apparel may also be considered inappropriate. Hersheypark reserves the right to address these issues with all guests. 
While in The Boardwalk area, only appropriate swimwear is permitted on the attractions. Revealing bathing suits; shorts with rivets, snaps, zippers, and metal ornamentation; cutoffs; and jeans are not permitted. All eyeglasses must be secured with safety straps, and aqua shoes are not permitted on the body slides. Parents accompanying toddlers in the children's play area must also wear bathing suits. While in any of our water zone areas (including The Boardwalk and Tidal Force), swimsuits may be worn, but after completion of these rides, we ask that you change to more appropriate attire (i.e. shorts, shirt) prior to leaving this area.

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question icon What if I need to leave and re-enter the Park?
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If you wish to leave and re-enter the Park on the same day, please have your hand stamped at the exit gates before departing. Ticket stubs are not valid for re-entry. To re-enter the parking lot on the same day, please show your parking ticket upon your...

If you wish to leave and re-enter the Park on the same day, please have your hand stamped at the exit gates before departing. Ticket stubs are not valid for re-entry. To re-enter the parking lot on the same day, please show your parking ticket upon your return.

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question icon Is there a picnic area for guests?
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You are welcome to picnic outside the Park with your family or group at our picnic sites located near the restrooms in the parking lot. Picnic tables are also available on the patio of the historic Hersheypark Arena and at the Hersheypark Stadium...

You are welcome to picnic outside the Park with your family or group at our picnic sites located near the restrooms in the parking lot. Picnic tables are also available on the patio of the historic Hersheypark Arena and at the Hersheypark Stadium (availability based upon other Complex events). Electric table-top grills are permitted while picnicking. Any item or cooking equipment that contains an open flame is not permitted. Tables are on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you need a convenient place to store your cooler, lockers are available by the restrooms in the west parking lot, and between the historic Hersheypark Arena patio picnic area and Tram Circle. Other than one sealed water bottle per person, Hersheypark does not permit food or drink to be brought into the Park. Guests with special dietary needs can review our allergen information.

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question icon Is there a Fast Track* Program?
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Yes, Fast Track Pass is available! With our Fast Track Pass, skip the lines on select attractions to maximize your Hersheypark experience. Fast Track Passes are available at any in-park Guest Services and Hospitality Services inside the main entrance and...

Yes, Fast Track Pass is available! With our Fast Track Pass, skip the lines on select attractions to maximize your Hersheypark experience. Fast Track Passes are available at any in-park Guest Services and Hospitality Services inside the main entrance and online at Hersheypark.com. Limited quantities are available. Program and pricing are subject to change without notice. Rides subject to change without notice and weather permitting. Park admission not included. 

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question icon Where is Hershey's Chocolate World?
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Hershey's Chocolate World is located just outside the main gate to Hersheypark. Guests can enjoy many activities, including the Great American Chocolate Tour Ride - Free to all visitors.

question icon Does Hersheypark have Wi-Fi?
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Yes! Hersheypark has free WiFi park-wide! Just remember you should not take mobile devices on rides such as roller coasters.

question icon What if I have my pet with me?
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For the safety of guests and pets alike, pets are not permitted within Hersheypark, and please do not leave pets in your car. During our regular summer season, mid-May through mid-September, and during our seasonal events, pets can stay in our...

For the safety of guests and pets alike, pets are not permitted within Hersheypark, and please do not leave pets in your car. During our regular summer season, mid-May through mid-September, and during our seasonal events, pets can stay in our "Barking Lot" located under the West Stand of Hersheypark Stadium near the entrance to the Park for a nominal fee. Space is limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. All dogs must be current on all vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper, and Bordatella (canine cough), and they must be flea/tick free. The dog owner must also provide a copy of an up-to-date Rabies vaccination certificate as proof at the time the dog enters our facility. A Rabies vaccination tag alone will not be sufficient. The Barking Lot is not available for overnight accommodations. Service animals are allowed inside Hersheypark.

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