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Hershey Park – Hershey, Pennsylvania

- Dante

Fahrenheit at Hershey

I’m Dante, TTT’s newest blogger. I live in New Jersey and my family travels to Pennsylvania very often because my grandparents have a vacation home there. You’ll be hearing more about PA from me here on TTT, but first I want to tell you a bit about my trip last week to Hersheypark, PA.

Going to Hersheypark surprised me. I thought it would be a corny, little-kid oriented theme park with dressed-up characters walking around all over the place and chocolate-themed rides, but amazingly, there was little of this. Hersheypark is an exciting amusement park with rides and sections independent from chocolate. At Hersheypark, there‘s something for people of all ages, from little kids to teens to adults, so the whole family has fun.

But, I was looking for some good roller coasters.  And I found them.  There are 11 fast-paced roller coasters throughout the park such as Storm Runner, Great Bear, Comet, Fahrenheit, Wildcat and much more!

My favorite roller coaster at Hersheypark was Fahrenheit. The ride begins with a 90 degree ascent in which you are pressed back into your seat and then when you reach the 105-foot summit, you come down at a 97 degree angle (pictured above), so it’s like a crazy hairpin turn, but in the air.

Another great ride is the Storm Runner, which propels you from 0-72 mph in 2 seconds! The ride includes several 150-foot drops, four barrel-rolls, and an amazing loop. The Great Bear is the only floorless roller coaster in Hersheypark. It is awesome, with two giant loops and S-shaped curves! If you want to spend some family time on a ride together, I recommend the Comet, an old-fashioned wooden roller coaster from the 1940’s. It’s not too intense for younger kids and parents will like it, too.

In addition to the roller coasters, I recommend the following:  the Claw, the Pirate Ship, and the Scrambler. Over all, the park has a great diversity of rides that cater to all ages. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, nine water park attractions are open inside the park, too.

Other things that you can do and see when you visit Hershey, PA are Chocolate World, ZooAmerica, The Hershey Story, and the Milton Hershey School.  I was surprised that I liked the trolley ride that takes you around the town of Hershey. While on it, I learned many facts about Milton Hershey, the founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company. I enjoyed my trip very much, and recommend Hersheypark for a fun getaway.

The Boardwalk is an area within the park that teens really like because of all the water rides. But since we went there in April, it wasn’t open yet! I’ll have to get my parents to take me back in the warm weather sometime to check it out.

For more information about HersheyPark, please visit: http://www.hersheypark.com/

Where’s your favorite roller coaster?

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