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Summer fun kicks off at Hersheypark

There's a whole lot happening at the park this summer. They are now open daily through Labor Day, with some brand new features opening this weekend.

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. β€” The start of the summer season is looking pretty sweet at Hersheypark!

As they kick off their 115th summer, you are going to see some new additions to the park. 

The brand new Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar and Patio opens to the public on Saturday. It's located in the parks recently expanded Chocolatetown section -- and you don't have to purchase a ticket to get access to it. 

Although it's brand new -- it was designed keeping the tradition and history of Hershey in mind. 

"Guests can sit in tilt-a-world booths, the Comet booths, we have our carousel bar right behind us. The goal of The Chocolatier was to really honor the life and legacy of our founder Milton S. Hershey -- by bringing people together for fun, happiness, and of course some chocolate," said Public Relations Manager for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, Amanda Polyak. 

You can enjoy this new treat with or without a park tickets for lunch, dinner, desserts, and drinks year-round! You can find an array of Hersheypark ride elements throughout the restaurant, some are obvious to spot while others you have to keep your eyes peeled for. 

The 2021 season is a little extra special for one of the park's coasters: Comet, which is celebrating its 75th birthday. 

For those who love rides, Candymonium is their newest, fastest, and tallest coaster. 

Summer temperatures make things hot at Hersheypark, so families can check out the boardwalk and even meet their newest additions: two seal pups, named Harper and Cobh. 

They are following state guidelines when it comes to COVID-19. Masks are required for guests who are not fully vaccinated. Reservations will only be needed through the weekend, and they are no longer doing temperature checks. Park officials are asking if you feel sick, to please stay home. 

You can read more on their updated guidelines here. 

For a limited time, Everyone Pays Kids’ Price at Hersheypark. Guests who purchase tickets online can save for $52.95.

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