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Hersheypark Photos Taken: 07/07/2020 Posted: 07/19/2020

In this photo update, we visit Hersheypark to check out their newest expansion: Chocolatetown.

The new section expands the park such that it now presses right up against the Hershey's Chocolate World attraction. The expansion includes a brand new park entrance area as well as new gift shops, a new Starbucks, a new HyperDeck VR experience and of course a brand new B&M hyper coaster.

The Chocolatetown area is still under construction and thus some portions will not open for 2020 including the new sit-down restaurant and ice cream shop. The primary attraction Candymonium, however, is open. This attraction is the second rollercoaster over 200 feet at the park (the first was Skyrush). The ride is a blast and is sure to be a winner for the park.

Follow along in this update as we provide more commentary about the largest expansion in Hersheypark's history.

Thanks to the park for inviting us out to check this all out for ourselves!


Candymonium at Hersheypark
Candymonium - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
We're here at Hersheypark bright and early to ride Candymonium.
Misc at Hersheypark
Misc - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
The entrance experience at Hersheypark has completely changed.
Chocolate World at Hersheypark
Chocolate World - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
In the distance is temporary fencing setup to control admission into Chocolate World.
Chocolatetown at Hersheypark
Chocolatetown - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
This is the park's brand new, main gift shop. Guests must exit through it when leaving the park.
Chocolatetown at Hersheypark
Chocolatetown - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
New restrooms, wheelchair rental and more outside the park.
Chocolatetown at Hersheypark
Chocolatetown - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
The park is employing new touchless security procedures as well as a temperature check.
Candymonium at Hersheypark
Candymonium - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
Once in the park, you immediately can't miss Candymonium.
Candymonium at Hersheypark
Candymonium - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
The Kisses Fountain was still under construction.
Chocolatetown at Hersheypark
Chocolatetown - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
The Chocolatier we presume will be located behind those fences.
Candymonium at Hersheypark
Candymonium - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
It is awesome to see how Candymonium interacts with the park entrance.
Chocolatetown at Hersheypark
Chocolatetown - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
HP Collections is a second new gift shop at the park.
Candymonium at Hersheypark
Candymonium - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
In the back of Chocolatetown is the station for Candymonium.
Chocolatetown at Hersheypark
Chocolatetown - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
Looking backwards you can see where the part of Hersheypark you may be accustomed to starts.
Misc at Hersheypark
Misc - Hersheypark
Date Taken: 07/07/2020
Date Posted: 07/19/2020
The Carrousel used to be here. Now it is a shaded dining area.