With summer closing, it’s time to get in the spirit of Halloween! Hersheypark Amusement Park is hosting an array of family-friendly events this year, and trust me, you do not want to miss out. From October 13 to the 29, on Fridays through Sundays, Hersheypark Amusement Park is transformed into the Hersheypark In The Dark Halloween attraction, offering more than 50 rides and attractions. ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park opens after dark for guests to observe the nighttime activities of more than 200 animals (as they enjoy pumpkin treats) with Creatures Of The Night.
My son is a huge fan of Halloween! Being his favorite holiday, we can’t wait to head to Hersheypark next month. For Hersheypark In The Dark, all 13 roller coasters and Hershey Triple Tower attraction will be open for guests.
Plus how cool is this… Laff Trakk coaster will turn off the lights during all operating hours. That means you can ride the coaster in absolute darkness! Hersheypark also plans to turn off the lights on its three wooden roller coasters during the last hour of each operating evening.
So what’s new at Hersheypark In The Dark for this year? There will be 13 candy locations in Hershey’s Trick-or-Treat Trail, including Treatville trick-or-treat trail in Hersheypark and ZooAmerica, and 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.
Throughout the Park, guests will also discover festive fall-themed food and beverages, such as King-Sized pumpkin milkshakes. More of a funnel cake fan? Don’t worry, there are pumpkin funnel cakes too! Plus make sure you don’t miss any of the live performances by Screaming Mummies, a band of misfit mummies performing throwback Halloween tunes. They are just one of the many live entertainment acts performing during Hersheypark In The Dark.
Hersheypark In The Dark isn’t the only Halloween fun happening in Hershey, PA…
Visitors can learn about the history of chocolate at The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue will host Halloween-themed classes in the Chocolate Lab like “Chocolate Cobweb Creations” and “Build a Batty Bar.” Participants (4 years of age and older) also learn how cocoa beans are transformed into their favorite chocolate confections. On Saturdays (October 14, 21 and 28) children who visit the Museum Experience at The Hershey Story can create their very own monster pop using a Hershey’s milk chocolate bar, decorative icing and edible candy eyes. They’ll also receive a vintage Hershey’s mask to assemble. How cool is that?
On October 21, 22, 28, and 29, from 6 to 8:30 PM, Hershey Gardens will host Pumpkin Glow, with over 150 illuminated carved pumpkins. Kids ages 12 and younger are invited to bring a flashlight, come in costume, trick-or-treat throughout the Gardens. Guests will be able to watch live pumpkin carving demonstrations, as well as see a unique collection of live spiders and insects in the Educational & Horticultural Wing of the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory.
And finally for all you HOCUS POCUS fans, the Hershey Theatre will show the timeless classic on Saturday, October 21, at 7 PM! For the more adult crowd, the Theatre will show THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURES SHOW (with ROCKY HORROR PROP BAGS for sale) at 11:59 PM. Tickets for each film are $8.
Want to learn more about what Hershey, PA has to offer? Check out some of my recent Hersheypark posts:
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The “Non-Roller-Coaster-Rider” Guide to Hersheypark
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Top Reasons to Stay at Hershey Lodge
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While Hersheypark Season Passes and accommodations were provided by Hershey Resorts and Entertainment, all opinions are 100% my own.