Free Extra Hours at Hersheypark

Free Extra Hours

Extra time, extra memories - at no extra charge. Discover how many hours your Hersheypark® ticket unlocks with Preview Plan and Hersheypark Sweet StartSM.

Summer Preview Plan

A sweet sneak peek is included with every ticket! Present your ticket at the main entrance before your visit and enjoy a fun-filled evening!

Park Closes at
8 PM
Park Closes at
10 PM
Park Closes at
11 PM
All Admission Tickets
Up to 3.5 hours FREE!
Enter after 5:30 PM Enter after 7:30 PM Enter after 7:30 PM
Guests of The Official Resorts of Hersheypark®
Up to 4.5 hours FREE Memorial Day - Labor Day!
Enter after 4:30 PM Enter after 6:30 PM Enter after 6:30 PM

Hersheypark Sweet Start

Exclusively for Hersheypark Season Pass Holders and guests of The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark.

Enjoy 1-hour FREE early access to 28 rides starting at 9AM during the Summer Season! Available April 28-29, May 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-September 3, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 2018.*


  • Carrousel
  • Mini HimalayaSM
  • Dinosaur-Go-Round
  • Tilt-A-Whirl
  • Traffic JamSM
  • Helicopters
  • Space AgeSM
  • Scrambler
  • Balloon FliteSM
  • Starship America
  • Fender Bender presented by GEICO
  • Bizzy BeesSM
  • Skyview
  • Ladybug
  • Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge®
  • Swing ThingSM
  • Mini PirateSM
  • Dizzy DrumsSM
  • Cocoa CruiserSM
  • Sweet SwingSM
  • Tea Cups
  • CometSM
  • Wave Swinger
  • Skyrush®
  • sooperdooperLooper®
  • Hershey Triple TowerSM
  • ConvoySM
  • Frog HopperSM

*Admittance valid with a 2018 Hersheypark Season Pass or Official Resorts Of Hersheypark identification. Entry to Sweet Start is not permitted for guests with a one-day, two-day, or three-day admission ticket. Hersheypark Sweet Start is not available for Springtime In The ParkSM, Hersheypark In The DarkSM, or Hersheypark Christmas Candylane®.

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