Discounts/Coupons for dining at Hershey
I'm going to be visiting this weekend and was trying to see if Hershey offers any discounts or coupons for their restaurants there on site.
Also I'm visiting with my 4 yr old son. Any suggestions?
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Check their web site and the Harrisburg site for possible discounts. If you get on their mailing list, they will send updates and offers.
Lots of fun with kids. We can't wait to go back again, after our trip a couple of summers back. Our kids are older and love the thrill rides, but there is plenty for all ages.
As for the dining I'm no help, but I can offer a small tip for your son: I would say the Chocolate World tour is a must, as long as he's not easily spooked by animatronics. Definitely nothing scary in there, but kids can be funny sometimes. He may or may not be tall enough for the mine train roller coaster, but that's a possibility as well. There are plenty of tame, kiddieland-like rides around the park. Also, try the Kissing Tower. Really nice views, and maybe you can see what you want to get on next! You can also try their website and flip through their ride list for things you think he might go for.
If you're going to be there on Sunday, Disney's Imagination Movers are putting on two shows at the park. Your son might enjoy that.
You can find lots of info on activities and food info for Hersheypark at www.amusementparkmom.com.
You won't find coupons for any of their restaurants but they do offer a discount meal ticket you can purchase which will save you, an adult, quite a bit of money. Many of the meals could be shared with your son plus you get one of their refillable cups with the meal ticket which you can refill for free with water all day. Soda refills are .99. Guest Services just inside the park sells them - I think they are $12.95 this year (the cup alone is $7.95)
Definitely make the trip to ZooAmerica (which is attached to the park and included in your admission.) My small children enjoy the animals - especially the prairie dogs and the bears.
Try to do the Hershey Factory Tour ride in Chocolate World as well, my little ones like this a lot because of the singing cows.
There are lots of opportunities to feed ducks so take a few quarters along for corn. My little ones love this too - and the sea lion show in the Aquatheatre.
Hershey is my home park and it is great for kids. Have fun!
I forgot to mention, when you are walking from Chocolate World to Hersheypark's entrance you will see HP's height measuring system on your right. Kids start out as miniatures and then move up as they get taller. Measure your son here and if he is close to one height range but not quite there, stop at hospitality services just inside the park on the right to get him a wristband.
They will give him an official measurement and then give him a corresponding wristband that shows his height category. This saves you tons of time in lines since he won't have to be measured every time. Well worth the few minutes if you have a child who is close to a height cut off.
(The height measurement area is also a great place to take a picture if you will come back to Hersheypark often. I started taking pics of my daughter when she was just a miniature and it is interesting to see how she has grown and moved up in the ranking until now she is way past the highest one.)
You can do a family finder ID band at Hospitality Services as well. Park Security will give your son a wristband with your cell phone number on it so that if he gets lost you can easily be contacted.
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