Haven't been to Hershey in years, so decided to spend a weekend in August. The tickets are about average for an Amusement Park, and the night-before preview is a nice bonus. Rides are what you expect, from kiddie rides to extreme coasters. Otherwise, here are some thoughts:
- Entry: very disorganized mess. They really need to fix this. Entered at several different times (7pm, 11am, 4pm) and it was always crowded and always disorganized. They should have a sperate area for buying tickets, not have the entry/buying area the same.
- we were there on Friday night/Saturday: it was VERY crowded on Saturday. Lines for everything - including the kiddie rides. Minimum wait was 20 minutes.
- food: Food is about what you would expect at an amusement park. Not great and expensive. my big gripe is lack of places to actually sit to eat. So, after you wait 30-40 minutes for your food, you search 20-30 minutes for somewhere to sit. They really need to improve this.
- Chocolate world: We did the factory tour, which again was extremely crowded. Cute ride, but barely worth it. Kids did the little Hershey Kiss assembly line experience which was very cute.
After having recently visited Knoebels, Hershey was a big disappointment. 6yr old had very limited rides she could go on. Most were real small "baby" rides. She could go on everything, including roller coaster, at Knoebels.
In summary, unless I get a super deal this will probably be our last visit to Hershey Park. Knoebels will be on our list instead!
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