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Hersheypark Springtime in the Park opens

Clare Canavan, Reporter

March 27, 2019

The spring season has arrived. As the warm weather arises, the Sweetest Place on Earth is opening their number one tourist attraction, Hersheypark. Hersheypark is opening their springtime in the Park on the weekend of April 6, 2019. It will run from the weekends of April 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21. In...

Hersheypark Announces Largest Expansion Yet: Chocolatetown

Natalie Taylor and Angelina Memmi

October 24, 2018

Hershey has revealed their new expansion to Hersheypark, Chocolatetown, calling it their biggest announcement ever. Hershey has added new attractions and locations to the park each year, outdoing themselves every time, and they strive to go above and beyond again with Chocolatetown. The old Her...

HersheyPark Stadium gets new stage

The HersheyPark Stadium (above) is a classic-outdoor stadium venue. The stadium is located next to HersheyPark. (Broadcaster/ Clare Canavan)

Clare Canavan, Copy Editor

May 25, 2018

Hersheypark Stadium is constructing a new stage for the summer 2018 concerts. After 22 years and over 200 shows, the old stage was demolished at the end of March to be replaced by a larger, sturdier stage. The old stage was used in performances from Beyonce, Luke Bryan, and Paul Mccartney, and it was not big...

Hersheypark Celebrates 112th Birthday

Pictured is an overview of Hersheypark taken on April 26th, 2018. The wooden roller coaster pictured at bottom is the Wildcat, a newer copy of the original. (Broadcaster/Elena Lee)

Joshua Gearhart, Reporter

May 14, 2018

After 112 years it is still going strong. This summer Hersheypark will celebrate its 112th birthday on May 30, 2018. Hersheypark did not start as an amusement park, but instead it was a community park when it opened on May 30, 1906. According to the Hershey Historical Society, “Milton Hersh...

Hersheypark Announces Two New Rides for This upcoming Summer

Taken on July 26th, 2015, HersheyPark's various water slides and attractions were seen from the Ferris Wheel in the back of the park. On May 26th, 2018, The Boardwalk at Hersheypark will be opening two new waterpark rides to the public, Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer.
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Naomi Harper, Reporter

May 8, 2018

Two new water park attractions, Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer, have been added to Hersheypark’s Boardwalk for the summer of 2018. HersheyPark is an amusement park based in and around chocolate town, Hershey, PA. Hershey has become a big tourist spot because of its famous amusem...

New 2018 Hersheypark rides

Breakers Edge, the parks 14th coaster, will take riders through tight turns, hills, and thrills. This coaster will be the world's first hydro-magnetic, flying saucer slide. (Hersheypark)

Leah Koppenhaver, Reporter

November 1, 2017

Hersheypark is growing again for the 2018 season. On August 8, 2017, Hersheypark announced not only one, but two new rides, “Breakers Edge Water Coaster” and “Whitecap Racer”. The new rides, which will both be located in the Boardwalk section at Hersheypark, are expected to be open for op...

Perfect Summer Date Ideas

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Elaina Joyner, Reporter

May 30, 2017

It is the time of year for fireworks, beach trips, and hot weather. Summer is the best time to kick back and relax with a boyfriend or girlfriend. There are many unique dates to do that fit any price range and time. From relaxing to exciting the various dates can accomplish any type of date you ar...

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July

Fans cheer in the Harrisburg Senators ballpark located on City Island. (Photo courtesy of the Harrisburg Senators.)

July 4, 2016

By: Cara McErlean Nothing screams “America” more than hotdogs and fireworks. The 4th of July is a day to celebrate our nation’s birth, remember our history, and honor our military. The holiday commemorates the day our 13 original colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence and began...

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