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Pictured is a roller coaster at sunset.  NRCD is observed every year on August 16th because its believed that this date was when the very first vertical loop roller coaster was patented by Edwin Prescott back in 1898. (Pixabay)

Celebrating National Roller Coaster Day

Tayen Parke, Reporter August 16, 2023

Happy National Roller Coaster Day! With Hershey Park’s newest roller coaster, today is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and have some fun for the day at the amusement park.  NRCD is...

Hersheypark to add new darker, thrilling experience to Hersheypark in the Dark

Cameron Fisher, Reporter March 21, 2022

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Hersheypark’s Candylane lights up the night. Candylane prices have increased 24% this season. (Hershey Entertainment)

Hersheypark’s Christmas Candylane price increases 24%, Sweet Lights price unchanged

Christina Lengle, Reporter January 3, 2022

Hersheypark Candylane ticket prices have increased 24.4% this season with a one day pass costing $49.94.  However, season pass holders and kids under two get in for free. Candylane only has a select...

Hersheypark In The Dark opens for the public

Ashley Bu, Reporter November 2, 2021

Colorful displays light up at Hersheypark. The Halloween event is open throughout October. (Flickr/CC0) Hersheypark In The Dark, the theme park’s Halloween event, recently opened on the night...

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Hersheypark returns to some normalcy this summer

Caroline Corcoran and Emme Corcoran May 21, 2021

While the pandemic created mayhem in 2020 for the entertainment and amusement industry, the outlook for Summer 2021 is brighter. Hershey Park has gone to great lengths to provide a safe environment to...

Photo Essay: ZooAmerica During the Pandemic

Photo Essay: ZooAmerica During the Pandemic

During the pandemic the number of vacations and day trips has been severely curtailed.  As America begins to exit the pandemic the family-friendly ZooAmerica at Hersheypark could be a fun day trip outing.     ...

Hersheypark announces 2021 opening date, COVID-19 safety precautions

Hersheypark announces 2021 opening date, COVID-19 safety precautions

Isabella Maish, Reporter March 18, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Hersheypark announces 2021 opening date, COVID-19 safety precautions Hersheypark announced it will kick off its 115th season on April 2, 2021. With COVID-19 impacting how the park...

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...

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...

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

HersheyPark Stadium gets new stage

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...

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)

Hersheypark Celebrates 112th Birthday

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...

Taken on July 26th, 2015, HersheyParks 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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Hersheypark Announces Two New Rides for This upcoming Summer

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...

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