Why Hershey Amusement Park is the Best Summer Destination for Families in 2019

by Crystal Carder

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This post is sponsored by Hershey Amusement Park. All opinions are my own.

This summer, rather than hitting the beach, why not head to the best summer destination for families in 2019, Hershey Amusement Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania?

The Best Summer Destination for Families in 2019 Hershey Amusement Park

Hershey Amuseument Park has been one of America’s most beloved theme parks for over 100-years. With an experience that you won’t get anywhere else in America, Hershey Park has something for everyone in the family to love, not just the kids.

Why Hershey Park is the Best Summer Destination for Families in 2019

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Hershey’s Chocolate World is one of my absolute favorite things about Hershey Park. Though it’s not an official part of Hershey’s Amusement Park, Hershey’s Chocolate World is right next door to the amusement park and can be visited any time of the year – for free!

At the Chocolate World guest can take a free ride-on chocolate tour and learn how Hershey makes their famous Hershey’s Milk Chocolate. Guest of all ages are encouraged to participate in the free ride-on tour and at the end of the tour, every guest gets a free Hershey’s Chocolate Bar.

Meet and Greet Hershey's Chocolate World

Hershey’s Chocolate World offers more than just a ride-on tour, inside you will also find a massive selection of all of your favorite Hershey’s candy-themed items, meet and greets with beloved Hershey characters, and additional add-on experiences.

Something for the Whole Family

One thing you will never do at Hershey Park is get bored! With over 70 attractions, there’s always something to do at Hershey Park that the whole family will enjoy.

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While at the amusement park, guest can enjoy one of 14 roller coasters, an ENTIRE water park, kiddie rides, musical performances, and so much more! Hershey Amusement Park has so many fun rides and attractions, that experiencing them all in just one day isn’t an easy feat. In fact, I recommend upgrading your whole Hershey Experience to either a 2-day pass or a season pass.

Hershey Amusement Park Has Its Own Zoo

ZooAmerica at Hershey Park

Not many parks can brag about having their own zoo, but Hershey Park can! Inside Hershey Park, they have their very own ZooAmerica that features over 200 animals native to North America. Though the zoo is only 11-acres, the zoo is home to some really cool animals that you may have never seen before like a mountain lion, black bear, and more.

Fun Character Meet and Greets

During your time at Hershey Amusement Park, you are bound to meet some cool Hershey characters, wherever you go in the park. These characters are constantly seen roaming throughout the park and they love letting you get your picture taken with them or giving a high-five.

meet Hershey syrup

While we there, we were fortunate enough to meet Reeses, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, and a few other of our favorite chocolate characters.

It’s Affordable Family Fun

One of the things that I love about Hershey Park is how affordable the park is for bigger families. As a family of five, buying souvenirs and food inside a theme park can sometimes be daunting. At Hershey, though, their prices were affordable for families like mine. In fact, meals at the park weren’t much more than meals at most outside restaurants.

Plus, when we were there, the park had a souvenir, all-day refillable drink cup for just $15.99. With this cup, we were able to get free drink refills, all-day, all throughout the park. Compared to most theme parks, we found this price really affordable because, let’s face it, one of the biggest expenses at attractions like Hershey is usually buying drinks.

Other than being just affordable on prices, Hershey Park offers you the most for your money – making it my number one choice for family fun this summer!

At Hershey Amusement Park, your family can enjoy a day of fun adventures and make memories that will last a lifetime! To learn more about the park visit the Park on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

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Fae Celine July 3, 2019 - 10:40 pm

I never knew that there is a place like this Hershey Park. This sounds so cool! perfect for family activities

Miriam Wong July 4, 2019 - 1:08 am

I never knew a Hershey Park existed omg! Sounds like an amazing family fun time with the fam!

Steph July 4, 2019 - 6:54 am

I visited Hershey park as a kid and I’ll never forget it! I love their chocolate! This post brings back memories 🙂

GiGi Eats July 4, 2019 - 9:00 am

I wonder if my travels will ever bring me to this amusement park. My husband and I are not amusement park type people but we have a 6 month old so who knows WHAT he might like when he gets older!

Norma July 4, 2019 - 9:48 am

Hershey Park seems like a wonderful summer destination for families. I had never heard of it before but if I’m in the area I will definitely visit.

Chad July 4, 2019 - 10:47 am

I’ve never heard of Hershey park before now!!! That is sooo cool! I would love to go there with the family.

Kalyan Panja July 4, 2019 - 11:01 am

This park looks fun to be with family and kids for a fabulous summer weekend outing.

Laura July 4, 2019 - 3:01 pm

This looks so much fun for the kids. Hope you guys had wonderful time there 🙂


Stephanie July 4, 2019 - 3:35 pm

I have a few friends who have taken their families to Hershey Park and love it! I want to go at some point. Hershey’s is my favorite chocolate, so I’d love the tour next door, too!

Marjie Mare July 4, 2019 - 11:34 pm

Your post is bringing memories when my kids and I had such a memorable summer at Hershey’s. I definitely need to go back.

Joline July 5, 2019 - 9:27 am

I didn’t realize there’s so much fun to be had at Hershey Park! To be honest though, when you said Hershey’s Chocolate World I was already sold lol.

David Elliott July 5, 2019 - 12:11 pm

I have heard a good deal of great things about Hershey park out there. I know we had a factory out here in California but it was nothing like this. This looks so cool! So much fun for the kids.

Elizabeth O July 5, 2019 - 6:39 pm

I’m glad it is still a favorite attraction. I used to take my kids there when they were younger.

Bree July 5, 2019 - 7:19 pm

Oh wow I didnt even know this park existed! It looks like tons of fun for the whole family!

Crystal July 5, 2019 - 11:35 pm

Hershey Park is the greatest! We used to go there every year for school when I lived in Pennsylvania. It was always a great time. Plenty to do for the entire family 🙂

Bindu Thomas July 6, 2019 - 7:56 am

Really fun place for the kids. Thanks for the review.


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