The year 2020 is going to be an exciting one for Hershey, PA! Late last year, Hersheypark Amusement Park announced a $150 million transformational expansion, inspired by the legacy of found Milton S. Hershey! Hershey’s Chocolatetown, a new region at Hersheypark will open in summer of 2020.
Check out below a few of the coming attractions I can’t wait to open!
Hersheypark will open its 15th coaster, Candymonium, spanning 7 acres, by the new entrance of Hershey’s Chocolatetown. The hypercoaster will feature a lift height of 210 feet, max speed of 76 mph and track length of 4,636 feet – making it the tallest, fastest, longest and sweetest coaster in Hersheypark! The signature milk chocolate-colored track will feature candy-themed trains representing the world-renowned Hershey Company brands of Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Twizzlers.
The thrilling 2 minute and 26 second experience takes rider on a heart-pounding, 210-foot ascent up the tallest hill in Hersheypark before dipping into thrilling drops, including seven camelback hills and a 123-degree hammerhead curve that serve up the ultimate feeling of freedom with the most airtime in Hersheypark. The finishing touch is an impressive panoramic banked curve that wraps around the new iconic Kisses Fountain!
Sounds like quite the thrill to me!
Just last month, Hersheypark announced they were teaming up with MajorMega, a Pennsylvania-based virtual reality studio, to open an all-new, immersive virtual reality experience, in Hershey’s Chocolatetown! Hyperdeck, MajorMega’s immersive, multi-player virtual reality experience, will feature two unique, 300-square-feet Hyperdecks.
These platforms will create a dynamic virtual world featuring a full-motion floor and multi-sensory effects like strong winds, heat, and earth-rattling movements! How awesome is that? Check out more in the video below!
This is definitely a new attraction that my son can’t wait to see open!
The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio
There are a number of culinary additions that will pop up in Hershey’s Chocolatetown next year. Probably the one I’m most excited for is The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio! The Chocolatier will be the largest themed restaurant in Hershey with one-of-a-kind views of Hersheypark and Candymonium.
The concept of past and present Hersheypark ride pieces is super cute. Also, the restaurant will offer the ever-popular dining with Hershey Character breakfast options. Plus it features a second-story patio and bar. Can’t wait to enjoy a Hershey’s Signature Cocktail while taking in the view!
2020 Season Pass Tiers
New for next year is an all new Hersheypark Season Pass program for the 2020 operating season! Season Passes will be offered in three different tiers, allowing guests to customize their season pass to best fit their desired Hersheypark experience!
Each tier will allow guests, as always, to enjoy unlimited #HersheyparkHappy fun all year long! Guests can choose from the King Size, Full Size, or Bite Size season pass. Admittedly I’d go for the King Size Season Pass! But I love that Hersheypark is moving towards various options and tiers for their Season Passes.
Now those aren’t the only coming attractions I’m all giddy about for 2020! Check out a few more additional exciting new features coming to Hershey…
- New Arrival Experience and Front Gate at Hersheypark
- Ice Cream Parlor and Confectionary Scratch Kitchen
- 2,200-square-foot Starbucks® Store
- Largest Kettle Corn location at Hersheypark
- One-of-a-Kind KISSES Fountain
- A new home for the Carrousel, turning 100 years old next year
- Flagship Store with the largest collection of Hersheypark merchandise.
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While Hersheypark Season Passes and accommodations were provided by Hershey Resorts and Entertainment, all opinions are 100% my own. Photos property of Hershey, PA.