Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
General Resort News - (2/12/16) I've been told that the trains on Storm Runner will feature a new soft over the shoulder strap system instead of the old hard OTS when it opens for the season. These will be similar to the restraints used on Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion and those added to Maverick at Cedar Point last year.
2016 - Hershey’s Chocolate World Dark Ride Renovation -
(3/14/16) A reader sent in some new pictures from Hershey's Chocolate World Factory Tour dark ride, showing off the refurbishments taking place as the ride is now open intermittently through the end of May when the project is scheduled to be complete.
(2/11/16) According to the local news and Hershey’s Chocolate World (next to the entrance of Hersheypark), the Hershey’s Chocolate Making Tour dark ride attraction is getting an upgrade this year. The fun dark ride experience there is currently closed until approximately Feb. 26th to perform upgrades and improvements to the ride experience. Even after the ride reopens, further improvements are planned to be added little by little between now and May, leading to an official ‘relaunch’ of the attraction just ahead of the busy Summer season.
Currently they will be working to replace the ride cars themselves, which have been in operation since the ride opened in 1972. The new cars will be themed after various Hershey brands (Hershey, Reece and Kiss) and will be loaded with new audio and video technology. The article also reports that more animatronic singing cows will be added to the attraction, and while some sections will remain mostly unchanged, the ride will feature a new finale scene.
2016 - (9/18/15) While nothing new has been announced for Hersheypark itself in 2016 yet, they did announce Hershey’s Water Works, an indoor wterpark area, was coming to the Hershey Lodge in Summer 2016. The water complex will feature a Zero Entry Pool, the Twizzlers Twist Slides, Reese’s Water Walk, water play structures and interactive elements and a splash pad.
Outside they will also add a new Recreation & Fitness Complex that will feature a Basketball Court, Har-Tru Tennis Court, a Mini Golf Course, a Fitness Center as well as various sports equipment and board games will also be available to use.
Future Projects - (2/15/16) A plan to relocate the road that run behind Hersheypark and run between it and the old golf-course they bought has been in the works for a number of years now, but it looks like things are moving forward at last, with a vote from the county approved to hire an engineering firm to perform the final design work on the $8.5 million new road.