Fall is finally here, which means one of my favorite holidays is upon us… Halloween!! Last year we enjoyed sweet fun celebrating the spookiest of days at Hersheypark in the Dark Halloween Attraction at Hersheypark Amusement Park. We are beyond psyched that once again, Hersheypark will offer the Happiest Halloween with this popular seasonal event! Plus the Creatures of the Night experience will return to Zoo America North American Wildlife Park during Hersheypark in the Dark hours.
Hersheypark in the Dark
Hersheypark in the Dark features more than 55 rides and attractions, including The Thrilling Thirteen roller coasters! The best part is that Hersheypark will turn off the lights on its three wooden roller coasters during the last hour of each operating evening and the indoor Laff Trakk coaster will be dark throughout Park operation.
Don’t worry… if thrill rides aren’t exactly your thing, there are still plenty of other rides open. Younger kids and families will be sure to enjoy the large variety of attractions open for everyone.
If sweets are more your vibe, 13 candy locations will be on this year’s Trick-or-Treat Trail! Be sure to check out Treatville in Hersheypark and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, plus Hershey Hollow in Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction. Children ages 12 and younger are encouraged to come in costume for free treat bags and candy at each stop throughout this whimsical Halloween village.
For those who love the live entertainment, Screaming Mummies, a band of misfit mummies, will perform throwback Halloween tunes!
Plus festive fall-themed food and beverages, such as pumpkin funnel cakes, pumpkin roll ice cream sandwiches, pumpkin dipped cheesecake; hot apple cider, s’mores and Pumpkin King Size Shakes.
New for 2018
So what’s new for 2018? The Character Glow Dance Party! Guests can join a variety of Hershey’s Characters for dancing and fun over in the Midway America area next to Dispatch™ Pizzeria. The Party takes place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30 PM.
Also new this year is Hops & Harvest! Each weekend Spring Creek Smokehouse and Dietz & Watson Country Grille will offer a special hops and harvest menu. The menu features a feast of fall and beer/cider flights will be available in the new Yuengling 1829 Patio & Pavilion. Don’t forget to check out the live entertainment on Saturday evenings!
Adult tickets are just $39.95 and kids ages 3-8 are $29.95. You can buy tickets online today!
Other Halloween Fun
As I mentioned above, Creatures of the Night will take place once again this year! Admission to the experience is included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark In The Dark Halloween seasonal event when entering from the Park during Hersheypark in the Dark operating hours. Guests are invited to bring a flashlight for the nighttime experience program at ZooAmerica after 6 PM. Separate admission is also available at the Zoo’s off-street entrance.
Plus you don’t miss Full Moon Fridays (October 19, 26 and November 2) in Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction! In addition to Trick-or-Treating, you can party with your favorite Hershey’s Characters and take part in all the spooktacular fun! Don’t forget your costume though. You’ll definitely want to be wearing it when you enter Hershey Hallow!
Also happening in Hershey’s Chocolate World is the Flavors of Fall Journey. You don’t want to miss out on sampling the sweet and savory flavors from Hershey‘s Kitchens this fall! We enjoyed the offerings last year, and can’t wait to see what’s new on the menu for 2018! Available October 20-21, 27-28, November 3-4, Saturdays 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Sundays 12:00 – 8:00 PM.
Visitors can learn about the history of chocolate at The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, while the Museum hosts Chocolate Monster Mischief! On Saturdays (Oct. 13, 20 and 27) from 10 AM to PM, children who visit the Museum Experience can create their very own monster pop using a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bar, Twizzler’s Pull ‘n’ Peel, decorative icing and edible candy eyes. They’ll also receive a vintage Hershey’s mask to assemble.
Also for a fun Halloween photo opportunity, children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite costume and pose in front of a vintage Hershey’s advertising backdrop. Included in Museum Experience admission; while supplies la
On October 19, 20, 27, and 28 from 6 to 8:30 PM, Hershey Gardens lights up the night with more than 150 carved, illuminated pumpkins with Pumpkin Glow! Plus, discover a unique collection of live spiders and insects on display in the Creepy Crawly Gallery in the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory, and see pumpkin-carving demonstrations, too! Kids ages 12 and younger are invited to bring a flashlight, come in costume and trick-or-treat throughout the Gardens.
Please note: The Butterfly Atrium will be closed during Pumpkin Glow. Pumpkin Glow is a special after-hours event requiring a ticket purchase at the door or online. Members are free!
Check out my quick video below showing a few highlights from our Hersheypark in the Dark experience last year …
Stay overnight at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark for the perfect fall getaway. The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge offer “Hersheypark Happy Halloween” and “Hersheypark In The Dark” packages during the Halloween season (October 19-November 4). Packages deluxe accommodations for one or two nights, breakfast with Hershey’s Characters, admission to Hersheypark In The Dark Halloween seasonal event for one or two days, admission to Hershey Gardens and admission to the Museum Experience at The Hershey Story Museum.
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While Hersheypark Season Passes and accommodations were provided by Hershey Resorts and Entertainment, all opinions are 100% my own.
Janet W. says
This looks like such a fun park to visit, especially during this time of year!
Dana Rodriguez says
I have never been to Hershey Park but I would love to. This event sounds fun!