Cash-strapped families looking to snag sweet deals on thrills and chills can benefit from Hershey amusement park discount offers.
Hersheypark, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is the epicenter of the legendary chocolate empire and is one of the best amusement parks in the nation. It's known as "The Sweetest Place on Earth" for good reason. From the moment you step foot in the park you are surrounded by the sights and smells of mouthwatering chocolate. Whether you are flying around the twists and turns on one of the park's 10 world class roller coasters or visiting Hersheypark's 60 other family-friendly attractions, you're in for a sweet treat.
Hershey Amusement Park Discount Admission
While the park is known as a Mecca for chocoholics, you don't have to be a candy connoisseur to appreciate all Hershey has to offer. In fact, many thrill seekers flock to the park because of the incredible discounts it offers.
As of March 2009, the price for general admission to Hersheypark is as follows:
- Adults (ages 9-54)--$52
- Junior (ages 3-8)--$31
- Senior (ages 55-59)--$31
- Senior Plus (age 70 and over)--$21
- Children (ages 2 and under)--Free
Sunset Admission Discount
If you arrive at the park 3-5 hours prior to closing you can take advantage of the Sunset Admission discount:
- Senior Plus--$16
Flex Day Discount
If you are planning to visit the park more than once in a given season, then you might consider purchasing a flex day ticket, which allows you to save a bundle on admission.Two-Day Flex-Save about $20 for two days admission Three-Day Flex-Save about $100 for three days admission
Consecutive Day Discount
Keep your ticket stub and present it at the entrance on your return to purchase your Consecutive Day ticket for just $32 (ages 9-54).
This sweet deal allows you to visit Hersheypark and nearby Dutch Wonderland for one great combo price. Combination tickets are valid for one full day admission to Hersheypark and one full day admission to Dutch Wonderland. Tickets can be used on any day during each park's regular summer season. Prices are:
A Hersheypark season pass is ideal for those who live near the park and plan to visit multiple times throughout the year. In addition to substantial savings on general admission--a season pass is just $150 for adults--you also receive the following exclusive benefits:
- Complimentary parking
- Unlimited visits to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park
- Complimentary season pass value book full of coupons for other Hershey attractions
- Ten dollars off the price of one-day admission to Dutch Wonderland
- Fifteen percent off food and merchandise purchases at Hersheypark, Dutch Wonderland, and ZooAmerica
- One-dollar off each round of Wonderland Mini-Golf
Parties containing 20 or more people qualify for Hersheypark's group discount. The deal includes 40 percent off general admission and provides access to the park's largest picnic pavilions. This discount is especially beneficial for scout troops, family reunions, large companies, church groups, and other organizations.
Vacation Package Discounts
Another way to save big on a trip to Hersheypark is to stay at The Hotel Hershey or Hershey Lodge. Doing so allows you to take advantage of the Hershey Resorts Advantage discount, which saves you $150 per person and provides you with the following privileges:
- Hersheypark Sweet Start early access to select rides and attractions
- Exclusive access to fun-filled Breakfast at the Park with Hershey's Product Characters
- Access to premium waterfront cabanas at The Boardwalk at Hersheypark
- Complimentary shuttle bus service to Hersheypark
- Access to distinctive golf at Hershey Country Club
- Free admission to Hershey Gardens
- Free admission to The Hershey Story: The Museum on Chocolate Avenue
- Free kids' activities at each resort property
In addition to the discounts offered directly from Hershey, there are a slew of other ways you can save on general admission to the world-famous amusement park. Several websites offer amusement park discount coupons, promotional codes and other Hershey amusement park discounts, including
Hersheypark also offers discounts to active and retired military personnel and members of AAA and AARP. You can also save a few bucks if you purchase your tickets at participating retailers in Pennsylvania and Maryland, including Burger King, Subway, and WaWa.
Additional Information on Hersheypark Discounts
For more information about discounts to Hersheypark visit the company's website, call 1-800-242-4236 or write:
100 W. Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033