Are you wondering what’s new at Hersheypark for the 2019 summer season? I’ve got you covered from new rides to new food items and even a new game! It’s a great time for a road trip to Hershey, PA to experience this family-friendly amusement park for yourself!
As a Sweetest Families partner with Hersheypark, I’m excited to share all of the new attractions you’ll get to experience at Hersheypark this summer!
New Entrance to Hersheypark
The first thing you’ll notice is that the entrance to Hersheypark is getting a complete face lift in preparation for the opening of Chocolatetown in 2020! I’ve been going to Hersheypark for 40 years and this is the 1st time I remember a renovation of this scale, so it’s pretty big news around here!
The parking lot tram will still drop you off in tram circle in front of Chocolate World. However, the height measurement characters have moved spots so they are immediately to your left upon exiting the tram! Make sure you don’t miss them before you head towards the entrance.
Walking into Hersheypark is a pretty obvious route… just follow the temporary fence. Pay attention to some of the mobile offices you’re passing on the way in so you don’t have to do any backtracking.
The best part about the new entrance is how level it is! No more walking downhill and then having to lunge your way up a steep hill. It’s almost completely flat and level all the way through the new ticket gate and beyond.
New Rides at Hersheypark
The most-anticipated new ride at Hersheypark is Reese’s Cupfusion! I was lucky enough to be able to ride it at a media preview and had a blast! It’s an All-New Interactive Gaming Ride where you can compete with other riders to see who gets the highest score!
Think Buzz Lightyear at Disney World type ride except this is so much better! Cupfusion has more targets than any other ride in the world and has 6 different ways you can play! Try it this summer and let me know your final score! It’s almost a guarantee you can beat my score (ducking my head…) which only means I have to go back again and try to redeem myself!
Right outside the Cupfusion ride, you’ll see 2 kiddie rides that have gotten a facelift! Mint the Merciless and League of Misfit Candy are ready with brand new names, design themes and more to welcome your kids back.
New Shop at Hersheypark
And because we’re so excited about the new Cupfusion ride, we’ll let that lead us into a new retail shop at Hersheypark too! As you exit Cupfusion, you’ll enter the Agent Supply Gear shop.
The perfect place to pick up gear with the new Cupfusion characters! Treat the winner (or your whole party) to some Cupfusion souvenirs and then head outside for a photo opp with the Cupfusion characters! It’s a great spot for a photo!
New Game at Hersheypark
As you exit Cupfusion (noticing a trend here??), look over to your slight left (about the 10:00 position if you’ve just left the Agent Supply Gear shop). There’s a new game that you won’t want to miss!
The Commander Cup Factory game is the ONLY game in Hersheypark where you’re guaranteed to be a winner! It’s the perfect game to take young kids to because you know for a quick $2, they will win a prize and go away with a smile on their face! Score one for the parents with that decision!
New Food at Hersheypark
You guys know I’m all about my Hersheypark Food Bucket List and it’s going to need some updating this year, because the new food options look amazing!
I’m especially excited about the new food trucks! While you can still find the Smiling Taco-ria in the Boardwalk water park area, there are now a few more options as well.
If you head to the Hollow area of Hersheypark (follow signs for the Comet), you’ll find Nathan’s and a Chick-Fil-A food trucks. If you head toward the Kissing Tower area, you’ll find The Kosher Food truck waiting for you!
If you’re looking for a special dining experience, plan your visit around one of the all-you-care-to-eat picnics! Held in Pioneer Frontier Catering, you can save money by purchasing tickets ahead of time for these themed picnics. Find out more information and buy your tickets HERE.
What’s New at Hersheypark 2019?
That’s just a sample of all the new attractions at Hersheypark for the 2019 season! You can see even more HERE plus additional information to help you plan your visit!
Or just come see for yourself! If you’re looking for Hersheypark discount tickets and coupon codes, be sure to go straight to the source for the best deals! Hershey is currently having a special where Everyone Pays Kids’ Prices! But it’s only available online so be sure to purchase your tickets before you arrive.
How to Plan Your Hersheypark Visit
I know it can be overwhelming planning a visit to an amusement park! Especially if you’ve never been there before! Here are some of my local tips and recommendations to make your visit go smoothly!
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Hersheypark Ticket Giveaway Contest!
Because I’m so excited for you to experience Cupfusion and the other new additions to Hersheypark, I’m giving away a 4 pack of tickets! The tickets are for 1-day admission to Hersheypark during the 2019 summer season.
Giveaway is open to US residents only and will be mailed via USPS priority mail. The tickets are good for the 2019 season and expire on September 29, 2019. They are not able to be exchanged for different dates/seasons. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner will be drawn. Entry period is 5/30/19-6/6/19.