Destinations, Kids

Kids Will Love What’s New at Hersheypark

September 1, 2013 by


Hersheypark is an amusement park the whole family can enjoy. It features 11 thrilling coasters, more than 20 rides designed specifically for kids, water attractions, and live entertainment.

This year, they’ve expanded the fun with 2 more water slides, a sprayground, plus new shows you won’t want to miss.


More Water Fun

Last year, Hersheypark introduced its biggest coaster, Skyrush, and this year the focus is on its new water attractions. For those looking for a fun way to cool off on a hot summer’s day, the Boardwalk at Hersheypark now offers more water fun than ever with the addition of the Shoreline Sprayground, which features 7,000 square feet of water fun for all ages.

Stand beneath the misters, play in the dancing fountains, bubblers, spraying jets, or get really wet beneath the water curtains or a drenching tipping bucket.

Plus a 5,600-square-foot aquaflex splash pad offers plenty of room for little feet to splish-splash and cool off. For parents, the sprayground is surrounded by shaded seating perfect for kicking back and relaxing while their children burn off some energy with water play.

Two new water slides, the Hydro and the Pipeline to Coastline Plunge have also been added to the park which brings the count up to 6 water slides all total.

Hershey Park Character

New 4D Entertainment Experience

If you thought the Hershey 3D Experience couldn’t get any better, wait until you see the all-new Hershey’s Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D.

Hersheypark has partnered with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to offer a first-of-its kind story that features favorite Hershey’s Products Characters. With the stunning digital animation and special effects, you’ll become part of the show as you interact with the characters and help solve the mystery.

This show is unique in that it has more than 100 different possible variations so you can enjoy the experience over and over without seeing the same show twice.

Other New Shows

Hershey park has also added other new shows to the docket including:

  • Hershey’s Character Quiz Show (Amphitheatre)
  • Dueling Pianos (in Music Box Theatre and also presented throughout the park)
  • Fusion Show (Music Box Theatre) – this is a high-energy singing and dancing spectacular!
  • The Wild, Wild, West Show (the Country Grill) – comic musical revue!
  • Reese’s Boardwalk Bash (near the new Shoreline Sprayground)
  • A new Harbor Seal joins the Our Friends from the Sea show

Along with these new attractions, kids visiting Hersheypark will enjoy a couple of new Hershey Costume Characters, too. Meet Hershey’s Bar, Reese’s, and Hershey’s Kiss costume characters for a photo op! Just look for them throughout the park.

Photo credits: Vox Efx,  Vox EfxMichael Bentle

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  1. Ruby T. says:

    Sounds like a great place to visit! How can you go wrong with chocolate and roller coasters?

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