We know all the coasters, the log flume and chocolate world, but what else is there that we might pass by on our way to something else? Is there a great place to eat that might not seem so great on the map?
Also, what coasters should we hit in the am before the crowds pick up? My plan is to ride a bunch first thing then take it easy for the rest of the day, and riding the woodies at night. If someone has a better idea let me know!
Can I ask where you're driving from?
We are going to the Troegs brewery on Saturday. Food suggestions outside the park are welcome as well.
If I were looking for something quick and nearby that's what I would do. Or drive to Knoebels for dinner. :)
If you have never been to Knoebels you should go,not that far from Hershey.
You should enjoy just about everything at Hershey,it is a very nice park.
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As far as offsite eating, if you like to try "local" places (non-chain), there are a number of decent places heading east on Chocolate Avenue (Duke's and Dmitri's are good). Just about every chain is represented somewhere in the Hershey area. For places a step up from the typical fast food place, I like Hoss's or Red Robin. Hoss's is in Hummelstown off of 322, RR is just outside the park, visible from Lightning Racer.
Have a great time!
I didn't know they have a steam train. I love any park with an old Arrow mine train and a nice train ride. does the ride transport or does it just loop?
If you want to eat in the park, one of my favorite places is Decades. They have fixin's bars for their burgers and chicken sandwiches. Also, another cool place would be the smokehouse place right near Trailblazer (I don't know the name). They cook the meat right there in the open on the grill.
If you like ice cream, HP has some good places, like Cold Stone and the Turkey Hill (?) place down hear LR.
Hersheypark is one of my favorite parks. You should enjoy your time there. I hope, though, that you're shooting for a weekday and not a weekend, as it can get crowded.
Oh, they also have redone place there that serves international cuisine of sorts--it's right across from the Great Bear entrance. I haven't tried it yet this year, but it could be good. And, it's indoors, so it should be a good escape from the heat.
I love any park with an old Arrow mine train and a nice train ride. does the ride transport or does it just loop?
Don't get too hyped up for Trailblazer. Yes, it's an Arrow Mine Train but it is probably the shortest and most boring one ever built. Cripe, the height restriction on it is only 36 inches! My son loved it though last year when he was 3 and could ride a "Big" coaster, then he rode the Jack Rabbit at Kennywood this year...oh my! :)
Hershey can be tiring because of the park layout and the terrain, but the park had character. It's just a great park. I've been going since I was 4, and out of all the parks I've been to, it's definitely one of my favorties.
PA has a nice collection of parks, what with HP, KW, Knoebels, and DP. It's nice that Six Flags doesn't have a stake in the state.
Superdooperlooper makes up for it, it's kinda mine train-esque.
SDL does make for a mine-train-esque ride. Gotta love that vintage Anton! :)
If you're looking for a breather stop, don't miss ZooAmerica. It's not like the zoo to end all zoos, but it's kind of neat and a nice change of pace. It's included with your admission, and the entrance is back near Great Bear.
LR was a walk right up to the platform. GB didn't use any of the internal queues, and the line still didn't extend to where the train turns back into the station. I was told the line was about that long all day. Wildcat was only a 15-20 minute wait.
Just to slightly correct the resident launch-ho, Chocolate Ave. is 422, not 322, although both run almost parallel through Hershey. Just follow the Kiss shaped street lights.
As far as flats go, the Flying Falcon is my favorite...really rare to find Huss Condors anymore. And again, the Train and Monorail are great.
My favorite foods are the Smokehouse (Freeman's BBQ) by Trailblazer and Boardwalk Fries.
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