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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...

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: CandymoniumSkyrush®, Storm Runner®, and Wild Mouse℠.

question icon What is your weather policy when there are cold temperatures?
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These rides MAY close when temperatures approach 38 degrees or lower. They MAY NOT open unless temperatures are above 38 degrees and rising: Fahrenheit; Ferris Wheel; Great Bear; Hershey Triple Tower; Kissing Tower; Lightning Racer; Capital BlueCross...

These rides MAY close when temperatures approach 38 degrees or lower. They MAY NOT open unless temperatures are above 38 degrees and rising: Fahrenheit; Ferris Wheel; Great Bear; Hershey Triple Tower; Kissing Tower; Lightning Racer; Capital BlueCross Monorail; Sidewinder; Skyrush; sooperdooperLooper; Storm Runner; Wild Mouse; and Wildcat. Candymonium may close as temperatures approach 34 degrees.

These rides MAY close when temperatures are 65 degrees or lower. They MAY NOT open unless temperatures are above 65 degrees and rising: 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!

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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: Bizzy Bees℠; Convoy℠; Dinosaur-Go-Round; Frog Hopper; Ladybug; Merry Derry Dip Fun Slides; Mini Pirate; and Tiny Tracks℠.

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℠.

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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 Pier℠; Breakers Edge℠ Water Coaster; Candymonium; Coal Cracker℠; Coastline Plunge; Cocoa Cruiser℠; Comet℠; East Coast Waterworks℠; Fahrenheit®; Ferris Wheel; Great Bear®; Hershey Triple Tower℠;...

These rides MAY close: Bayside Pier℠; Breakers Edge℠ Water Coaster; Candymonium; 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℠.

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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 Flyers℠ and Kissing Tower. The following rides may close with winds greater than 30 mph: Balloon Flite℠; Candymonium; Coastline Plunge; Cocoa Cruiser; East Coast...

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℠; Candymonium; 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℠.
 

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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.