*I am a Hershey Park Sweetest Moms Ambassador but all opinions are 100% my own.*
My family and I like to travel and one of our favorite day trip destination is Hershey PA. Lots of people think that when you want to visit Hersheypark you should only visit in the summer but I love visiting during the “off” season, especially for Halloween and Christmas. I love to visit in the “off” season because the crowds are lower and the park is decorated for the holidays, so the mood is festive. Hersheypark in the Dark is especially fun because the emphasis is on family fun, not scares, so it is very appropriate for young children.
Hershey park in the Dark
- Visiting Hersheypark? Read this before you go!
- Hershey Waterworks at the Hershey Lodge
- Visiting the Butterfly Atrium at the Hershey Gardens
Hersheypark in the Dark takes place Fridays through Sundays from October 14 – 30, and includes:
Hersheypark In The Dark
Hersheypark In The Dark features more than 50 rides and attractions including 13 roller coasters and Halloween-themed live entertainment. Guests visiting the Park will experience:
- NEW Laff Trakk will be a dark ride experience during all operating hours. In addition, the Park will once again turn the lights off the last operating hour of each evening on our three wooden roller coasters: Comet, Lightning Racer and Wildcat.
- Hershey’s Trick-or-Treat Adventure with two locations – Hershey’s Chocolate World and Treatville, a hometown village of treats and sweets inside Hersheypark, for children 12 and younger (costumes are encouraged).
- Fall-themed food and beverage offerings including pumpkin funnel cakes, pumpkin chili and more!
- Live entertainment including favorites “Screaming Mummies,” a band of misfit mummies and their classic Halloween tunes, performing in the Amphitheatre. Additional entertainment offerings including “Boo Crew,” “Monster Party,” and “Treatville Tales” will be located at the exit of Treatville.
- Hersheypark In The Dark will offer meet and greet opportunities with your favorite Hershey’sCharacters.
While you are visiting Hersheypark, make sure to visit the Creatures of the Night at ZooAmerica. Included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark in the Dark, guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight to experience Creatures of the Night at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park.
Creatures Of The Night at ZooAmerica
- NEW See our newest additions – two black bears and two armadillos!
- Guests may observe the nocturnal habits of North American species with programs and activities nightly starting at 6 p.m.
- Pumpkin treats for select animals.
- Guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight, or purchase one at the gift shop.
- For guests who are only wishing to enjoy Creatures Of The Night (starting at 6 p.m.) or ZooAmerica (open daily at 10 a.m.), there is a separate admission at the Zoo’s off-street entrance.
And no visit to Hershey is complete without visiting Hershey’s Chocolate World!
Hershey’s Chocolate World
With fun for the whole family each weekend during Halloween In Hershey, Hershey’s Chocolate World guests enjoy:
- Hershey’s Trick-Or-Treat Adventure: The candy collecting begins at Hershey’s Chocolate World and continues inside Hersheypark.
- Full Moon Fridays: Dress up and enter Hershey Hallow for spook-tacular music, dancing with the Hershey’s Characters and more ghostly activities.
- Flavors of Fall Dessert Festival: Bite into the delicious flavors of fall, such as the Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
- Trick-or-Treat Trolley: Limited edition tours featuring Milton Hershey’s life story in a fall themed Trolley with plenty of treats and no tricks.
- Tricky Treats & Sweets: Shop Halloween treats in Hershey’s largest candy store and pick up delightful sweets from the bakery.
Whether you are heading down for the weekend or just a quick day trip there is plenty to see and do during Hersheypark in the Dark. Enjoy your visit!