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Hershey, PA
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icon_STOPGeneral Resort News - (6/12/21) Good news from Hersheypark yesterday as the park confirmed that Storm Runner has reopened at last! As we previously reported, Hersheypark was seen replacing the coaster’s launch cable in preparation for getting the ride up and running once again after sitting idle since 2019.

    (6/3/21) Anyone know what’s going on with Storm Runner at Hersheypark?  I’m told that the Intamin launched coaster has not run since the 2019 season, hasn't remained closed all of 2020 and and so far for 2021 from what we’ve heard. During a visit this week however, a reader noticed something new, a large roll of steel cable has been placed on top of the launch track.
    Since Storm Runner uses a hydraulic launch system and not a magnetic one, the launch system attaches a small shuttle device to the underside of the train, which is attached to the launch motor by a cable system. This seems to be a clear sign that they are replacing / repairing the launch cable on Storm Runner, so hopefully we’ll see it open once again later this Summer.




    (5/15/21) According to a Tweet from Hersheypark, they are going along with the latest guidelines from the CDC and will no longer require “face coverings and social distancing for guests who are fully vaccinated” effective immediately. Of course, how they will determine the different between those who are vaccinated and those who are not is not mentioned, but will more than likely be on the “honor system” I suppose, since those who are not vaccinated will be the ones most at risk and most likely to keep using face masks until the day when they feel ready to be vaccinated. 

    (5/2/21) According to the the new video below from DisneyLoversHP, the walking path around the park’s Skyrush coaster has reopened this weekend.

    (4/14/21) A new video shot at Hersheypark takes a look inside the new Sweeterie shop, full of all kinds of sweet candy and chocolate goodness. Check it out below.

    (4/4/21) A new video from the opening day of Hersheypark was posted by “Disney Lovers at Hersheypark” this weekend, along with a fun new POV video of the park’s monorail which has updated the on-board narration.

    (4/2/21) Hersheypark is opening for the “Springtime in the Park” event starting today, along with a new addition that wasn’t open last year. Hersheyparrk has confirmed that they are opening SooperDooperLooper once again on April 2, after keeping the coaster closed for the 2020 season.

    (2/17/21) A new video shot at Hersheypark’s front gate looks in at the latest construction updates to the front of the park, including a look at the progress to Sweeterie Confectionary Kitchen and the Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor additions.

    (2/6/21) Hersheypark has now confirmed that they will open the park for the 2021 season on April 2. The park will begin with weekend only operations throughout most of April and May and move into a daily operations schedule starting on Memorial Day Weekend and run through to Labor Day Weekend in September. If all goes as planned the park will then move back to weekend operations for the rest of September with plans to host Hersheypark In The Dark once again in October, along with select operational dates in November and December for the return of Hersheypark Christmas Candylane.
    You can also expect to find three new special culinary based experiences that will open in the park’s new Chocolatetown entrance plaza that opened in 2020 with the opening of the Chocolatier Restaurant Bar + Patio, the Sweeterie Confectionary Kitchen and the Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor.
    Hersheypark is also pre-selling tickets to visit at a discount price at the moment on their website that are good for visits any operating day in 2021. This is a big discount you really may want to take advantage of, with 1-Day tickets being sold for just $44.95 (down from $74.95) and a 2-Day Ticket can be bought for $80 ($40 per day)
    (2/2/21) A new video showcasing some of the latest developments at Hersheypark and Chocolate World can be found below.

    (11/20/20) A new video showing off Hersheypark Christmas Candyland (on select dates now through Jan. 3, 2021) can be seen below as shot on opening night.

    (10/29/20) Check out the video below to get a look at Hersheypark’s new Chocolatetown as seen at night.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time...


Track Record

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Newest Developments
2020 - ChocolateTown and Candymonium

2019 - Reese’s Cupfusion

2018 - Boardwalk Expansion

2017 - Hershey’s Triple Towers

2015 - Laff Trakk

2014 - Cocoa Cruiser

2013 - Boardwalk Expansion

2012 - Skyrush

2009 - Boardwalk SEAquell

2008 - Fahrenheit & Howler



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