Need Help with HP, PA.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 1:46 PM
Hello everyone, We just decided to take a trip up to HP the first week of June. Does anyone have any advice for me. I have never been to the park, we will only be going one day durning the week. I hope to be able to do the park in one day. If anyone knows a good hotel or discount tickets that would be great. I'm looking for a hotel with a pool and that's no more then 15 minutes from the park. We will be in town for about 3 days is there anything I should not miss. Were not going to any other parks in PA but we are going to hit Six Flags on the way home.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 1:55 PM
Hotels in Hershey proper can be expensive in season. If you go north to I-81 the hotels are much cheaper and still 15 minutes or so from the park along rural roads. Staying in town can take almost as long to get to the park. I don't know what discount tickets are available.

What else to see depends on you interests. Check the Hershey Park web site for the Hershey listing. There are also many attractions in the Amish country. If you are in to trains there is the Strasburh railroad and the Pennsylvania railroad museum, etc.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 1:56 PM
N-trouble: have you spent any time searching the internet? You should be able to get answers to all of those questions on Hersheypark's website and othe travel websites, but let me see if I can be of help.

*I found discount tickets at a local grocery store chain [GIANTS, I think it was called].

*I found I had plenty of time to ride all the coasters, some more than once, when I visited in early June.

*I didn't find any discount hotels near the park, but since I was driving north from Baltimore I planned on staying in York anyway. My suggestion: check some of the discount travel websites like,, or


*** Edited 3/30/2004 6:57:57 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 2:25 PM
Discount tickets can be found around the area, usually at the local grocery store chain, GIANT, or you could try AAA.

I'm not too sure about hotels since I've never needed one, but my guess is to try the Harrisburg area. It's about 15 minutes from the park and they're a lot cheaper than Hershey.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 3:11 PM
On a week day, you should have plenty of time to cover the park. If it is hot (or even warm) weather and you so chose to ride Roller Soaker, expect a long line. Since this is the first year for Storm Runner, not sure what sort of lines to expect.

As for other things of interest around Hershey... in addition to those already mentioned, if you have an interest in history, Gettysburg is not all that far away. *** Edited 3/30/2004 8:11:57 PM UTC by SLFAKE***

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 6:18 PM
Ok, I haven't decided if I want to visit here this summer, or go East for the New England area...


I do have a question for those who have visited Hershey Park and/or live near the area:

Are there any good campgrounds in the area that are relatively cheap, and good for mainly tenting? I noticed there is Hershey Highmeadow Campground... anyone ever stay there? Any other places that are within' about 15 minutes drive from the park itself that's fairly decent?

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 6:46 PM
go to storm runner first
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 7:39 PM
I have stayed at Hershey Highmeadow Campground before. It's not bad if you can stand the sound of freight trains running at times during the night on the edge of the campground. Also not bad considering you get a shuttle bus to the park, so you don't have to worry about parking or anything like that.

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