HersheyPark in September?

Monday, August 12, 2019 12:59 AM

Hey All!

I am posting because my wife and I have tickets to HersheyPark. We're from Pittsburgh, and were supposed to go to the park for the first time on August 7th, but were rained out. So we postponed the trip until tomorrow, the 13th, and they're once again calling for 90% chance of potentially severe thunderstorms in Hershey. Our work schedules are becoming more strict (teacher and MLB groundskeeper), so it's beginning to look like we would have to wait until a Sunday in September. Can anyone tell me if that's a good idea? Will any of the roller coasters be closed due to it being late in the season? Specifically Skyrush and Storm Runner. Would you recommend getting Fast Track passes for a September Sunday? Any advice or answers would be greatly, greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

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Monday, August 12, 2019 1:18 AM

I understand what you just asked, and I'm going to completely ignore that and say:

If there's any way you can make it work NEXT week, August 19-23, do that. While schools in Pittsburgh generally start the week before Labor Day, apparently those in the central/eastern part start earlier. We went during that week last year and did the whole park with multiple re-rides, including the waterpark, and the Troegs brewery (kids LOVED it!) in two days. Almost everything was a walk-on both days.

As far as September... idunno.

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Monday, August 12, 2019 1:27 AM

I appreciate the response! We wish we could do next week, unfortunately, she starts back to school, and the Pirates begin their longest homestand of the year, so our schedule is swamped. I really appreciate it!

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Monday, August 12, 2019 8:08 PM

It’s not late in the season. I could be wrong but I don’t think Hersheypark starts closing down coasters till Christmas Candylane in December? Don’t they run pretty much everything throughout Hersheypark in the Dark?

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:55 AM

Typically Sundays in September are perfect for short waits on all their major rides unless they start the $20 per person with each season pass(up to 4 per passholder) like they offered last season. No offering of those yet, so you should be good.

That's when my wife and I go to ride the coasters without long waits. If you any other questions feel free to ask.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:26 PM

Nowhere close, but a friend and I are making the trip to Kennywood on Monday. Our hope is that a similar situation will arise, with a lower number of visitors.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:09 AM

Based on past years, Monday should be fairly busy at KW.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:37 AM

Yeah, like you would know.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:35 AM

Well, maybe we’ll spring for the... whatever they have there. It’s a limited number of rides or something. If only we had an expert around here...

I guess I’ll have to check the website.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:46 PM

What Kennywood has is the VIP tour and it's pricier than Fast Lane or FlashPass.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:12 PM

There's a version with one lap per ride for $50 and an unlimited version for $125. (Ballpark, I don't know exact numbers offhand.)

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:23 PM

That certainly doesn't sound more expensive that fast lane or flash pass...

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:49 PM

Just because I am bored and kennywood.com/vipcoastertours wasn't very hard to find...

Ultimate Experience $129.99

UNLIMITED VIP line access for rides on Aero 360, Black Widow, Exterminator, Jack Rabbit, Phantom's Revenge, Racer, Sky Rocket, Steel Curtain, Swing Shot, and Thunderbolt.

Coaster Tour $49.99

VIP line access for ONE RIDE on Phantom's Revenge, Exterminator, Jack Rabbit, Racer, Sky Rocket, Steel Curtain, and Thunderbolt.

Steel Curtain $20.00... not $19.99

VIP line access for ONE RIDE on Steel Curtain.

Single Ride $10.00... not $9.99

VIP access for ONE RIDE on ONE of the following rides: Black Widow, Racer, Sky Rocket or Thunderbolt.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:55 PM

Thank you.

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