The Sweetest Place On Earth: Hershey Park

My name is Paula and I am a choco-holic. But you already knew that didn’t you? It’s no secret. I have been. All. My.Life. My sweet tooth is wicked. I’m surprised it’s not rotten to be honest. So what’s a girl with a wicked sweet tooth to do? Go to Hershey Park of course. I decided after attending the always amazing conference retreat, Big Summer Potluck, that a trip to Hershey Park was in order. The family and I loaded up and drove all the way to PA. Note to self avoid driving through Washington DC at all costs. Hello traffic nightmare.

I have to say I was prepared to melt but the weather was overcast and wonderful. It was warm but not unbearable and even better the crowds were manageable. We parked (not too bad at $12 for the day) and took the parking lot tram to the entrance. We couldn’t get inside fast enough. There were 12 roller coasters to tackle after all. Including that one pictured above SKY RUSH. This is what they called an “Agressive Thrill Ride”. They describe it as “Ride the edge with the newest, tallest, and fastest roller coaster at Hersheypark. After climbing 200 feet into the air, you’ll touch the sky before flying downhill at 75mph in the winged seat coaster train. Skyrush will take you to the very edge with four high speed turns, five zero-G airtime hills, and the highest drop in Hersheypark!”

Coasters aren’t your thing? Don’t worry they have some super slow rides too, the gondola above was nice and relaxing! There was actually SO much to do in the park that we didn’t even get to see everything despite staying until almost 10 p.m. I think I spent a little too much time on the lazy river. I need to figure out how I can install one of those in my backyard. Of course then I’d never get any work done.

Did I mention the fact there are TWELVE coasters?

The next day I had an amazing lunch with super sweet PR PRO Anna at Harvest where we ended the meal with what else CHOCOLATE shooters. 5 of them to be exact.

Afterwards we headed over to Chocolate World (it’s located outside the gates of the park). We watched a super cute Really Big 3D movie, took the Hershey Tour and then we even made our own customized Hershey bar. Check out that chocolate! I wasn’t thrilled about the hairnet but if it meant chocolate so be it.

It’s definitely a trip we will make again next time we’ll plan on at least TWO days for the park. They truly have everything from mild to WILD (including a ZOO)

Have you been? What was your favorite part? Besides the chocolate of course!


Disclaimer: I was provided with complimentary tickets to Hershey Park and Chocolate World. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.


  1. 1

    I have an irrational fear of any and all park rides, so I was thinking “come on, Paula, bring on the chocolate!” 😉

    I would LOVE to go there…

    • 1.1

      We do love our coasters LOL, you would LOVE Chocolate World then! xoxo

  2. 2

    Roller coasters and chocolate…wow! So glad you guys had fun!! Can’t wait to see you soon!

    • 2.1

      Thanks Julie! It was SO much fun! We can’t wait to get back! Can’t wait to see you in October xoxo

  3. 3

    We’re going in 2 weeks! I can’t wait!

  4. 4

    Can’t believe we’ve never gone to Hershey Park when we live so close… Will have to add it to our summer bucket list!

    • 4.1

      You & your gorgeous kids would love it. If I lived close I’d definitely invest in season passes because I know we would be there all the time.

  5. 5

    What fun! Wish I could have tagged along after BSP3. 😉

    • 5.1

      Sommer I think this is going to become and after bsp tradition every year ; )

  6. 6
    Angie /

    Wow, this looks like more fun than Disney! Can’t wait to take my family.

  7. 7

    We just got back yesterday from Hershey! We had such a blast it wasn’t even funny 🙂
    My favorite had to be the 1 lb peanut butter cups, I mean…

    • 7.1

      We are going to make this a yearly trip. It was a blast! I know right, 1 lb Reese’s Cups! Swoon!


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