The Sweetest Place On Earth

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The sweetest place on Earth is Hersheypark, and not just because of all the Hershey’s chocolate. It truly is a fun, family-friendly amusement park that is worth the two hour drive through rural Pennsylvania. Hersheypark started as a small retreat created by Milton Hershey for his factory workers. It was a small picnic site with a little pond where the workers could take a break from their job. This site sits between the Chocolate World building and the main entrance to Hersheypark with it’s iconic red and white striped mini lighthouse marking the location. The park opened to the public in 1907 and slowly grew to the park we enjoy today. It continues to grow each year with new rides added and older rides refurbished or replaced making sure that Hersheypark continues to please its patrons and continues to live up to its “Sweetest Place on Earth” reputation. Hersheypark is in rural Hershey, Pennsylvania right outside Harrisburg. It is a beautiful two hour drive from the Washington D.C. suburbs up route 15 through Gettysburg. Though there are other local amusement parks that are closer, the drive down 95 to Kings Dominion or up 95 to Six Flags is often riddled with traffic, especially beach traffic, during the summer months. One downside to this sweet experience is the cost…show more content…
Hershey opens in the spring for Springtime in the Park before the regular season. During Halloween it is open for Hersheypark in the Dark, and it is open during the Christmas holiday for Christmas Candylane. Season passholders can attend these events for free, and regular tickets are discounted. The tickets are typically discounted due to the fact that not all the rides are open during these special events. The park closes the waterpark and the bigger coasters and attractions as the weather gets colder. This is a good time to see the park with different decorations and different ride
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