When we visited Hersheypark this summer, my sons were just mesmerized by everything. The rides. The games. The excitement. The water rides. The snack bars.
They loved everything. Absolutely everything.
When I told them we were heading back for the Hersheypark in the Dark festivities, they were over the moon!
Halloween at Hersheypark… to them, what could be better?
We spent Friday night and Saturday (from 12-5PM and them 8:30-10PM) at Hersheypark. The boys knew the lay of the land from this summer, so they already had the rides picked out that they wanted to do first. It cracked me up because they were ALL about the roller coasters (well, except Henry – he’s like me). In a word… Hersheypark in the Dark was SPECTACULAR!
As soon as we saw the lights as we walked in, we all got giddy!
So what is there to do?
You can experience thrilling “roller ghosters,” spooktacular attractions, and exciting holiday-themed live entertainment! Kids 12 and younger can also visit Hershey’s Trick-or-Treat Adventure, starting at Hershey’s Chocolate World and continuing deep inside Hersheypark in Treatville, their hometown village of sweets and treats.
The best part was checking out the map of Hersheypark in the Dark and seeing all the clever Halloween names for the different rides. It was so much fun to see what the rides were going to be called this time of year.
We were ready for a weekend filled with Halloween fun at Hersheypark!
First up Friday night… some easy rides to kick off our night! 🙂
And for Victoria!? The carrousel (or as it was called, Night Mares)! Her first time on the carousel! It was so cute, she was a little timid at first, but started belly laughing and loved it.
Then my favorite ride, the Kissing Tower, or called Bats in the Belfry!
Look at this view!!
The best part of Hersheypark was being with my family. Everything is so family-friendly and everyone is having a ton of fun. It’s always amazing to find places where – regardless of your age – you have a blast. You just see delight and wonder in everything!
We stayed till the closing Friday night, but we were BACK as soon as they reopened on Saturday at 12PM!!
Since there are rides for everyone, we thought it would be fun to give Henry some riding-loving-attention on Saturday morning! Since he’s not a coaster fan, I was happy to see my older sons really have a fun time with him on the different rides and enjoying everything together! It’s about the bonding, and that’s exactly what I got to see.
We literally went on everything!!
And yes… the boys did Super BOOPER Looper!
Victoria had a great time chilling out with me on the kiddie rides, too!
William couldn’t get over that chocolate milk was in the vending machines!! Heaven for him!!
And we let them all play games… and Ben WON a big pink bouncy ball!
We headed back to our hotel to have dinner and then attend one of the Hershey Bears Hockey Games, but we headed back to Hersheypark in the Dark around 8:30PM Saturday night to do some trick or treating and enjoy some last minute rides before we headed back home!
I have to say, I absolutely LOVED that the boys (and Victoria!) were able to trick or treat at Treatville at Hersheypark. It was the coolest thing to be able to walk through and have them collect candy RIGHT at a Hershey property!! I loved how fun and kid-friendly they made it and truly special. Each stop we made to collect candy was super cool and the staff that was there was so amazing and sweet and kind to all of us!
And then – of course – some extra fun before closing!!
I highly suggest checking out Hersheypark in the Dark… it was so much fun!! There was something for us to do every second we were there!! The kids just had so much fun, but we did, too!!
As we were heading back to our hotel, I snapped this last photo… and it just made me smile.
We will be BACK next October!!
Disclosure: I’m a Sweet Ambassador with Hershey.