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Our Story

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Hersheypark® was originally created by Milton S. Hershey as leisure grounds for employees of Hershey's Chocolate Factory. Today, our family theme park welcomes guests from around the world to experience Hersheypark Happy® all year long!

4 Seasons Of Hersheypark Happy

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Springtime In The Park

Get an early taste of the summer fun at our seasonal event, Springtime In The Park. During your visit, enjoy more than 50 rides, say hello to your favorite HersheySM Characters, and stop by ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park.

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Summer Season

Hersheypark is a sweet summertime destination. Enjoy 121 acres of outdoor attractions surrounded by shady trees, ample green spaces, and fresh Pennsylvania air. Guests of all ages can enjoy thrilling coasters, classic family rides, water park fun, and sweet memories in a beautiful environment.

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Hersheypark In The Dark

Get ready for sweets, treats, and front row seats at our seasonal event, Hersheypark In The Dark. Plus, this is the only time of the year to experience Creatures Of The Night® attraction at ZooAmerica and dark rides!

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Hersheypark Christmas Candylane

Get in the spirit with festive family fun at our seasonal event, Hersheypark Christmas Candylane®. Check out more than 4 million twinkling lights from the top of a coaster and visit Santa and all 9 of his reindeer!

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Our Core Purpose

It's not only the roller coasters and chocolate that make Hershey sweet! For 110 years and counting, Hersheypark has supported Milton Hershey School in its mission of helping students lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives - just as our mutual founder, Milton S. Hershey, intended. Learn more at mhskids.org

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Share Your #HersheyparkHappy

Hersheypark Happy moments happen daily! Share your favorite memories using #HersheyparkHappy for a chance to be featured!