Hersheypark is famous theme based amusement park, which is situated in Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States. It was opened almost 112 years ago and is wholly and solely owned by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. It was previously named as ‘Hershey Park’ till year 1970. The fun park is spread in area of around 121 acres and has major attractions of breath taking rides.
Foundation, Development and Attractions
Hersheypark was first started building in year 1903, by the founder of Hershey Chocolate Company, Sir Milton S. Hershey. On Wednesday, May 30, 1906, Hershey's Park was opened to the public and formally called Hershey Park. Its name was changed in year 1970, after 60 years of its running to Hersheypark. Talking about its amazing rides and amusements, its first ride was ‘Merry Go Round’. The park added its first two kiddie rides in 1926, The Prowler and The Regurgitator. Talking about the amazing roller coasters, it added its first roller coaster in 1923, the wild cat, when Hershey celebrated its 20th anniversary. Talking about pool rides,
the park has several pools, the first pool started in 1908 and later on numerous changes and additions were made to it. Hershey Park has numerous theme based park, the first is Caraousel Circle, Der DeitchPlatz, and Animal Garden in 1972. Soon in 2020, Hersheypark will open a new themed area called Hershey's Chocolatetown, which will feature a new entrance plaza, ice cream parlour, flagship retail store, and a new roller coaster.
Hersheypark has a total of around 142 rides since the opening and till today. There are currently 70 rides in operation. The first ride the park purchased was a Herschell carousel in 1908. The most recent rides added were Breaker's Edge, a hydromagnetic water coaster, and Whitecap Racer, the longest mat racer water slide in the world.
Over the course of years, Hersheypark has expanded well and has opened six theme parks and in future in year 2020; it is all set to start 2020 season park‘Chocolate town’. he project is estimated to cost $150 million which would make this the largest capital expense in the park's history. This new area will sit on 23 acres of land previously unoccupied by Hersheypark.