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Weather Policy

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 weather conditions and offers a variety...

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 on a public operating day, 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 (note, not valid for private events).

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

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question icon What is your weather policy when there is any precipitation?
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For guest comfort, these rides will close during any precipitation: CandymoniumPirateSkyrush®, Storm Runner®, and Wild Mouseâ„ .

question icon What is your weather policy when there are cold temperatures?
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Select rides are weather-dependent and may only open when the temperature reaches a certain degree threshold and rises consistently per manufacturer guidelines. Similarly, select rides may close for guest safety during operating hours if the temperature drops below a certain degree threshold....

Select rides are weather-dependent and may only open when the temperature reaches a certain degree threshold and rises consistently per manufacturer guidelines. Similarly, select rides may close for guest safety during operating hours if the temperature drops below a certain degree threshold. Please see the list of available rides and sort by season. 
 
The following rides MAY NOT OPEN unless the temperature is 34 degrees and rising consistently. They may CLOSE when the temperature approaches 34 degrees or lower: Candymonium; Ferris Wheel; Jolly Rancher Remix™; Kissing Tower; Mix'd™ Flavored By Jolly Rancher; Monorail; Wild Mouseâ„ ; and Wildcat's Revengeâ„ . 
 
The following rides MAY NOT OPEN unless the temperature is 41 degrees and rising consistently. They may CLOSE when the temperature approaches 41 degrees or lower: Fahrenheit; Great Bear; Hershey Triple Tower; Lightning Racer; Skyrush; and Storm Runner.
 
The following rides MAY NOT OPEN unless the temperature is 65 degrees and rising consistently. They may CLOSE when the temperature approaches 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; 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. We appreciate your understanding as we work to keep guests safe!

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question icon What is your weather policy when there is glaring sun?
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These rides may be closed due to the effects of glaring sun causing seating structures to be uncomfortable:  Convoyâ„ ; Frog Hopperâ„ ; Mini Pirateâ„ ; Minty Bees; Misfit Bug; and Tiny Tracksâ„ . Walking surfaces may become hot in the sun. Foot protection...

These rides may be closed due to the effects of glaring sun causing seating structures to be uncomfortable:  Convoyâ„ ; Frog Hopperâ„ ; Mini Pirateâ„ ; Minty Bees; Misfit Bug; and Tiny Tracksâ„ .

Walking surfaces may become hot in the sun. Foot protection is recommended in queues and all walking surfaces.

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question icon What is your weather policy when there is heavy precipitation?
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These rides MAY close: Bayside Pierâ„ ; Breakers Edgeâ„  Water Coaster; Candymonium; Coal Crackerâ„ ; Coastline Plunge; Cocoa Cruiserâ„ ; Cometâ„ ; East Coast Waterworksâ„ ; Fahrenheit®; Ferris Wheel; Great Bear®; Hershey Triple Towerâ„ ; Intercoastal...

These rides MAY close: Bayside Pierâ„ ; Breakers Edgeâ„  Water Coaster; Candymonium; Coal Crackerâ„ ; Coastline Plunge; Cocoa Cruiserâ„ ; Cometâ„ ; East Coast Waterworksâ„ ; Fahrenheit®; Ferris Wheel; Great Bear®; Hershey Triple Towerâ„ ; Intercoastal Waterway; Jolly Rancher Remix™; Kissing Tower®; Lightning Racer®; Capital BlueCross Monorail; Sandcastle Cove; Shoreline Sprayground; Skyview; sooperdooperLooper®; The Shore; Tidal Force®; Trailblazerâ„ ; Whitecapâ„  Racer; and Wildcat's Revengeâ„ .

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question icon What is your weather policy when there are high winds?
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The following rides MAY close given winds greater than 25 mph: Frontier Flyersâ„  and Kissing Tower. The following rides may close with winds greater than 30 mph: Balloon Fliteâ„ ; Candymonium; Coastline Plunge; Cocoa Cruiser; East Coast Waterworks; Fahrenheit; Ferris Wheel;...

The following rides MAY close given winds greater than 25 mph: Frontier Flyersâ„  and Kissing Tower.

The following rides may close with winds greater than 30 mph: Balloon Fliteâ„ ; Candymonium; Coastline Plunge; Cocoa Cruiser; East Coast Waterworks; Fahrenheit; Ferris Wheel; Hershey Triple Tower; Jolly Rancher Remix™; Merry Derry Dip® Fun Slides; Mix'd™ Flavored By Jolly Rancher; Sandcastle Cove ; Skyrush; Skyview; Sweet Swingâ„ ; Swing Thingâ„ ; Tea Cupsâ„ , and Tidal Force.

Winds greater than 35 mph may impact: Breaker’s Edge Water Coaster; Frog Hopperâ„ ; Music Express; Storm Runner; The Clawâ„ ; Whitecap Racer; and Wild Mouse.

At wind speeds greater than 40 mph, all remaining rides will close: Coal Cracker; Great Bear; Lightning Racer; Mini Pirateâ„ ; Trailblazer; Wave Swinger; Pirate, The Howlerâ„ , and Wildcat's Revengeâ„ .
 

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question icon What is your weather policy when there is lightning and severe thunderstorms?
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All rides, including Boardwalk attractions, may be closed during the threat of lightning and severe weather and will reopen as the conditions improve. Safety rechecks of rides and attractions may be necessary prior to re-opening after the storm.

question icon Will The Boardwalk area close due to weather?
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All rides, including The Boardwalk At Hersheypark attractions, may be closed during the threat of lightning and severe weather and will reopen as the conditions improve. Safety rechecks of rides and attractions may be necessary prior to re-opening after the storm.