I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesday- Hershey Park

What: Hershey Park

Where: 100 West Hersheypark Drive
             Hershey, PA

Who: All ages

Our view: Hershey Park is an amusement park that is truly fun for everyone. There are plenty of family rides and kiddie rides. There are also plenty of thrill rides including 11 roller coasters. They have an easy system for determining who is tall enough or short enough to go on a ride. When you come into the park, every height range is assigned a type of Hershey candy. When you get to  a ride, if the candy for your height is listed, you can go on the ride. I like this method because if your children are not tall enough to go on rides, you can just discretely bypass those rides instead of constantly having to disappoint them by measuring them for rides that it turns out they are too small for. There is also large waterpark located right within the park. It is open seasonally so if you go in summer, bring a bathing suit. It is not only in the waterpark that you will get wet, however. If you go on the Tidal Force ride, be prepared to get soaked right down to your shoes. The park is located right next to Hershey's Chocolate World and Zoo America. A ticket to Hershey Park will get you admittance into Zoo America so if you want to take a break from the amusement park for a while that is a good place to go because it is not very big. Only same day tickets will get you admittance to the zoo, however. There are a few downsides to Hershey Park. It is so big that it can be a bit overwhelming at times especially for small children. Also, there is all that tempting chocolate everywhere. I guess that can be an upside for some people, but not for people who are trying to watch their waistline. For more information or to buy advance tickets go to hersheypark.com. If you are interested in discount tickets, the best discount coupons are usually available from the Giant Supermarket located not far from the park.