Visited the park for one day. Followed the advice of others here and picked up our discount tickets at the Giant food store early that morning with also had a free parking pass. Great time at the park. The lines were not too bad. The popular rides we waited about 40 minutes. The park was clean and easy to get through. We did not do the waterpark part, it was very crowded. Loved the Boardwalk Fries and the strolling park entertainment. Parking was a breeze. We also visited Chocolate World. Very informative tour--and it's free. The gift shop was very crowed.
This was our first trip to Hershey and the only disappointment was that I didn't smell chocolate everywhere. I had always heard you could smell chocolate all over town!!!!