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Best way to do Hershey

Hersheypark: I want to hit all the coasters

From Danny Melillo
Posted June 23, 2008 at 9:46 PM
What is the best way to go around Hershey? I want to hit all the coasters and that resses dark ride (the name is escaping me right now). I'd like to do some water rides if possible. It will be in late August if I can go. I know I'm starting my day off with Farenheit.

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From Michael Brosse
Posted June 24, 2008 at 7:42 AM
First, go on a weekday, but get there the day before and preview the park the night before (you can get in around 7pm and its free if you buy a ticket for the next day; which you should do at a Giant supermarket) and hit Great Bear, Sidewinder and Storm Runner that night (lines are usually not as long at night during the week for these coasters and they are better at night anyway). The next day, get to the park at opening and head straight for Fahrenheit (wait may still be over an hour at that point, if its even up and running on time; when I was there, they didn't even start it up until 30-40 minutes after opening). Then take the short walk to the water park area (The Boardwalk) and spend the rest of the time before lunch there (only go on slides if lines aren't too long; same for the Roller Soaker ride). After lunch, hit Lightening Racers, Wild Mouse, Wild Cat, which are all near the Boardwalk (there's usually no real line for Wild Cat and Lightening Racers, so you can do those more than once if you desire) and then head to the Comet (that coaster seems to always have a line of at least 30 minutes) and then Super Duper Looper (which never has a line). Trailblazer is technically a coaster, but its so lame its not worth waiting in line for. I wouldn't bother with the Reese's dark ride unless there's no line at all; it's a very lame ride. I would recommend the Claw. If you still have time for more rides, hit Great Bear and Storm Runner again. That would be my plan; hopefully, its helpful.

From Danny Melillo
Posted June 24, 2008 at 3:33 PM
Thanks a lot man. Is the waterpark free with admission?

From Ian Kampert
Posted June 25, 2008 at 2:23 PM
Yes it is free, but like Mike said, do it early. It's body-to-body later on around 2.

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