Hersheypark Amusement Park is open for the season and we couldn’t be happier!! As Season Pass holders, we couldn’t contain our excitement and headed to Hershey back on March 30th for the Opening Day of Springtime in the Park. There are so many amazing perks to being a Season Pass Holder. Of course the best perk being unlimited visits to Hersheypark, all for less than the price of 3 visits!
Hersheypark is open 175 days on the calendar for 2018. We’ve already visited once, and are counting down to our next visit during one of Hersheypark’s Food Truck Fridays! Have you seen the line up? We are food truck obsessed so I couldn’t be more thrilled with this new addition! Keep in mind that Food Truck Fridays only run through May 18.
Season Pass holders get access to a Season Pass parking lot that is right next to the entrance of the Park. Even better, parking is FREE!! All you have to do is show your Season Pass to the parking attendant on your way in, and then make your way to the special lot.
Hersheypark Sweet Start
With Sweet Start, you can enter Hersheypark one hour early, before the gates officially open to the public. During this time, select rides in Founder’s Way, The Hollow, and Kissing Tower Hill. This is an especially great perk if you have little ones who are overwhelmed with crowds. Sweet Start is available for select dates May-September, 2018, and is not available for Springtime In The Park, Hersheypark In The Dark, or Hersheypark Christmas Candylane.
Food and Drink Discounts!
One of my favorite perks to being a Season Pass holder is that I get 15% off food and merchandise not only at Hersheypark, but also at Hershey’s Chocolate World. As a single mom on a budget, the discount definitely helps to save money while enjoying our time in Hershey, PA.
Season Pass Holder Souvenir Cup
One of the first things we did when arriving at Hersheypark last month was purchase our insulated 2018 Season Pass holder souvenir cup! For under $30, you can purchase the cup and then enjoy FREE refills on fountain drinks, ICEEs, and unsweet iced tea all year long!! Season Pass holders can refill their cup every 10 minutes (unless you are refilling with water, which can be refilled anytime).
Unlimited Year-Round Visits to ZooAmerica
Included with your Season Pass is unlimited admission to Zoo America Wildlife Park! If you aren’t familiar, ZooAmerica is a year-round zoo on 11 acres next to Hersheypark. There is an entrance from the Park to the Zoo over by Hershey Triple Tower!
Season Pass Exclusive Events
As a “Thank You!” Hersheypark loves to reward their Season Pass Holders with EXCLUSIVE events! Check out some of the events already scheduled for this year!
- Be the First To Ride Friday, May 25, 2018 2 – 8 PM
- Boardwalk Beach Bash Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9 – 10 AM
- Season Pass Holder Appreciation Monday, September 3, 2018 TBD
- Hersheypark In The Dark Sunday, November 4, 2018 10 AM – 12 PM
- Christmas Candylane Sunday, December 2, 2018 10 AM – 12 PM
Don’t forget… if you want to sweeten your visit even more, stay at an Official Resort of Hersheypark! Choose between The Hotel Hershey luxury resort, Hershey Lodge full service resort and Hersheypark Camping Resort campground. All three resorts offer FREE Resort Benefits such as early access to select rides and attractions, and complimentary shuttle services. Select packages include breakfast and tickets to the event. For rates and additional information, visit Hersheypark.com/lodging.
Hersheypark Season Passes were provided by Hershey Resorts and Entertainment as part of the Sweetest Moms Ambassador Program. All opinions are 100% my own.