Kennywood, Sandcastle, Idlewild Set Opening Days for Summer 2020

Press Release from Kennywood

WEST MIFFLIN, PA – Western Pennsylvania’s premier places for family fun, Kennywood Park, Sandcastle Waterpark, and Idlewild & SoakZone, are getting ready to welcome guests once again in early July.

Kennywood, Sandcastle and Idlewild will open in phases, starting with a Friends & Family Day on Monday, July 6, followed by several dates exclusively for Season Passholders. The three parks will open to the general public on Saturday, July 11.

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Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival Brings Bright Blooms To Smoky Mountains Beginning June 15

Press Release from Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, TN (Friday, June 12, 2020) – Dollywood’s inaugural Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health blooms to life with a vibrant new event that adds another touch of dazzling color to the natural beauty that already surrounds the award-winning theme park.

Originally scheduled for mid-spring, the breathtaking festival now begins when Dollywood reopens to season passholders on June 15. During this spectacular event, guests can explore larger-than-life plant sculptures adorned in half-a-million colorful flower blooms. These colossal displays reach heights up to 14 feet and create breathtaking displays celebrating the spirit of the Smoky Mountains. Floral carpet beds envelope walkways, embellish buildings and fill flowerbeds throughout the park.

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Hersheypark Announces July 3 Opening Weekend

Press Release from Hersheypark

HERSHEY, PA (June 12, 2020)Hersheypark amusement park, a 121-acre theme park with family-friendly rides and thrilling coasters, a water park and a zoo, today announced plans to welcome guests back on July 3, 2020, with exclusive days for Season Pass holders on July 1 and 2, 2020. 

As part of the summer opening weekend, Hersheypark will debut Candymonium, the tallest, fastest, longest and sweetest coaster at Hersheypark. The hypercoaster features a lift height of 210 feet, max speed of 76 mph, and a track length of 4,636 feet with the most airtime of any coaster at Hersheypark. Candymonium spans 7 acres at the new entrance of Hershey’s Chocolatetown, a 23-acre development featuring an entirely reimaged arrival experience honoring the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. 

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