Hersheypark was created for the employees and relatives of Milton S. Hershey's chocolate factory and opened May 30, 1906. The park added various carnival rides over the years, including the original Wild Cat in 1923 and Comet in 1946. In 2019, it welcomed more than 3.3 million visitors, making it the most-visited independent park in the United States. When visiting, also consider the separately-ticketed Hershey's Chocolate World indoor attraction next door.
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New for 2023
Wildcat's Revenge - RMC rebuild of the former Wildcat wooden coaster. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 2,614-foot Schwarzkopf looping coaster with one inversion. Height requirement: 42 inches
A 3,360-foot Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters wooden coaster with a 78-foot drop and top speed of 50 mph. Height requirement: 42 inches
A 1,600-foot Arrow Dynamic mine train with a top speed of 35 mph. Height requirement: 36 inches
A 1,213-foot Mack Rides coaster with a top speed of 28 mph. Height requirement: 42 inches
Jolly Rancher Remix (formerly Sidewinder)
A 935-foot Vekoma Boomerang with a top speed of 47 mph and three inversions gets a "Jolly Rancher" makeover for 2022, with a new tunnel plus music, lights, and scents for five different ride profiles. Height requirement: 48 inches
For younger visitors, Hersheypark also offers Cocoa Cruiser, a Zamperla family gravity coaster.
Hersheypark is located halfway between Interstates 76 and 81, about 15 miles east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.