July 12 hersheypark announcing news about 100 year anniversary

Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:10 PM
Just got an email from HP with the following in it.

We're getting ready to celebrate 100 years of family fun at HERSHEYPARK in 2007! We are announcing exciting news about the celebration on Wednesday, July 12! As a HERSHEYPARK "sweetmail" subscriber, you will be one of the first to find out !

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Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:23 PM
Psst! Heres the secret...Its a waterpark.

You can see the waterslide sections when you ride LR, and from yesterday you can definatly tell that the field on the LR side is going to be a tower (they have poured a gigantic concrete slab with a couple of footers in it) and on the Mouse side they are building a new changing area (I assume, its either that or just a plain bathroom) and something else, could be a tower but for now its just dirt except for a weird section where they have made an indentation into the hill and poured concrete to stablize it.

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Thursday, June 29, 2006 10:30 PM
Yes, it's fairly obvious. But the specifics of the additions are what I'm looking forward to.
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Thursday, June 29, 2006 11:03 PM
Yeah! Not a huge surprise, if I remember right they've had somewhat of a battle with the town about getting the necessary amount of water for the expansion, (sort of like PKI went through with Mason over Boomerang Bay).

I have a feeling the way the parks PR woman was talking on a recent podcast that that won't be the only new things we'll see next season though. I don't have anything further to go on, but she just sounded like it was going to be huge.

We'll just have to wait and see on July 12th!...

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Thursday, June 29, 2006 11:19 PM
The one thing i love about Hershey is, they have the feel, and are, a smalltown, local park... the Holiday world of PA, so to speak. But they have the ginormous pocket book of SF & CF & are only limited by the town (permits ect...)&, again by the town (quite literally, they're running out of space). Plus hershey is just sweet!
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Friday, June 30, 2006 12:24 AM
"Hershey doesn't have a space problem"(how do you put that tm thing at the end like they do for the CP ones?) ;) They just added the 184 acre golf course as part of the park and entertainment complex. That will end up as the parking lot I am sure. I have heard all kinds of rumors about a whole new entrance to the park. Just have to wait and see how they choose to utilize that space.

I was just there tonight, and checked all of that out. I think that they would have been better off making a separate gated waterpark (Still included w/park admission of course since they have to compete with Dorney.) I think that they would have been better off building over on the new tract of land that they just acquired, and left that part of the park for more amusement rides.

They know what they are doing. I can't really think of any bad additions or decisions they have made with the park(except for that Frequent Faller debacle, and their Vekoma boomerang. At least it is one of the most rideable ones.)

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