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Hersheypark: What would be better crowd wise, a week day in August or a Saturday or Sunday in september?

From Christy Shuman
Posted June 16, 2007 at 12:27 PM
Hey guys,
I was thinking about hitting Hershey Park in august or September. What would be better crowd wise, a week day in August or a Saturday or Sunday in september? Also can the park easily be done in 1 day? Its been 6 years since I have been there. Is the park hard or easy to navigate? Are the maps helpful. Thanks for any info.


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From Eli Katzman
Posted November 22, 2007 at 10:34 AM
Hey, christy, I went to HersheyPark last year. I would not go in September because it's on a weekend. Sundays are usually packed, but SATURDAY! geez, I only got to ride 9 things. Great Bear 2ce, Stormrunner 1ce(75 minute wait), Lightning racer 3 times, wildcat 2ce, Superdooperlooper 1ce. If you wanna go on a Sunday, stay LATE. I prefer august, and you should go on a Tuesday if it has the same hours as Friday, but if Friday is 1 hour longer, go then. I have had experience with this stuff. The absolute best day is on a light rainy day, enough rain to keep people out of the park, but not enough to close the best rides like stormrunner and the claw. I had this experience with Kings Dominion, and I got to go on 25 things! No matter what, if you go on the great bear, it sucks unless ridden in the front. Try to avoid Trailblazer and Superduperluper. The maps are almost right on tack. If you follow it, you can't get lost. Just remember where the entrance is. If you ride stormrunner, remember to put your head back no matter what, or it HURTS!

From Christy Shuman
Posted November 22, 2007 at 2:27 PM
Yeah I know all about putting my head back, Hypersonic at KD gave me a hell of a headache when my head slammed against the seat, it only happened that 1 time all the rest of my rides were good, other than the roughness after the hill.

From Chris P.
Posted November 22, 2007 at 5:49 PM
I went to Hershey this year mid-week in August. It was packed beyond belief. So I suppose it doesn't really matter when you go, because both times will be crowded, especially with Fahrenheit in 2008.

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