Press Release from Hersheypark

HERSHEY, PA. (Friday, March 20, 2021)


The arrival of spring means the return of coaster riding as Hersheypark kicks off its 115th season with more days than ever before

Hersheypark opens for its Springtime In The Park event on April 2-4, 10-11, 17-18, and a new bonus weekend of April 24-25, 2021. 

This week, the Hersheypark maintenance team craned the roller coaster trains back onto their tracks using massive cranes in preparation for opening.


New for spring 2021, Hersheypark will debut two new culinary experiences in the new Hershey’s Chocolatetown region. Inspired by the vision of chocolate entrepreneur and founder, Milton S. Hershey, Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor and The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen will open on April 2, 2021. The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio will open on Memorial Day Weekend, with more sweet details to come. 

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Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor located in the new region of Hershey’s Chocolatetown is inspired by Mr. Hershey’s early ventures in sweetness that came before his famous chocolate factory. Expert Ice Creamologists will craft custom creations from more than a dozen 100% local dairy house-made ice cream flavors, including Candymonium, Reese’s Peanut Butter, Toasted Marshmallow, and Malted Memories, which is a flavor created using a Spartan Ice Cream recipe developed by Milton Hershey School students, to name a few.

Other offerings include a King Size Sundae served in a souvenir Hersheypark dish with 5 scoops of house-made ice cream, confetti cake, unlimited toppings, fresh whipped cream and a cherry; a “warm” ice cream sandwich; chocolate, strawberry and vanilla milkshakes; and two ice cream floats.

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Guests looking for a savory option can grab a bite from the shareable menu featuring house-made potato chips, buckets of fries and chicken bites in Hersheypark souvenir buckets served with a choice of dipping sauces like beer cheese, smokehouse BBQ, chocolate mole, garlic parmesan, and more. Additional savory menu items include a Signature Grilled Cheese with parmesan-crusted sourdough bread; Chicken N Waffles, one of Mr. Hershey’s favorite dishes; and more. To view the menu, click here

The Sweeterie is an all-new confectionery kitchen located in the new region of Hershey’s Chocolatetown. Experience a curated collection of mouth-watering confections including chocolate-dipped treats, decadent desserts, signature hand-crafted fudge, and more.

Guests can sweeten up their visit with Hersheypark-themed treats, including the Comet coaster bar, Kissing Tower mousse cake and Chocolatetown cheesecake. To view the menu, click here.


Tickets for the April seasonal event include more than 40 family-friendly rides and thrilling attractions like Candymonium coaster, weather permitting; photo opportunities with Hershey Characters; and visits to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park when accessing the zoo through the Hersheypark bridge during posted park hours. 

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Guests can save 40 percent on 1-day tickets when they purchase online with the current Best Price Of The Year offer through Mar. 31, 2021. For the first time ever, tickets purchased during this sale will be valid any 2021 public operating day through Jan. 2, 2022. Current 2021 Season Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited visits to Springtime In The Park as part of their year-long perks. To manage attendance, every guest with tickets or group tickets is required to make a Park reservation for each day of their visit.