This week, on the Inside the Magic podcast, Ricky took a weekend trip up to Hershey Park. In the show, he talks about his time in the parks, but specifically spends a good portion talking about the Hershey Factory Tour. I kind of equate this tour to riding Imagination at Epcot. It has a hokey and fun attitude towards the subject matter, not taking itself too seriously, but keeping it entertaining for all ages. In any case, watching the video and listening to Ricky discuss his trip quickly triggered many memories for me of Hershey Park.
I can remember one trip that was around Christmastime of 2003. My good friends and I took a trip, and headed over to Hershey Park in PA for the day. It was kind of cold and wet, so the park was relatively empty. The park is no Disney, that’s for sure, but it’s still a great deal of fun. On this day we got there, did most of the rides that we wanted too (those that wouldn’t freeze us), caught some of the shows, and called it a day. On another trip, I can still remember the day started out cool, and quickly went to COLD. By midday, everyone had run to their nearest shop and bought a blue Hershey’s Sweatshirt. I’d say 2 out of every 3 guest that day was wearing one by the end of the day. I bet they blew through most of their inventory that day.
So tell me, what do you think of Hershey Park? Do you have a favorite memory?