DERRY TOWNSHIP, Dauphin County - It is one of the busiest times of the year for Hersheypark, preparing for Springtime In The Park.
“We have, 200 full-time maintenance staff and they carefully inspect every single ride in the offseason and now they get to put it back on the tracks and make sure everything is ready," said Hersheypark Director of Public Relations Quinn Bryner.
Crews worked around the clock to take apart rides, inspect them and repair coaster tracks if needed.
“That’s apart of our incredibly high safety standards," said Bryner.
"It just takes a lot of time and care and that’s why we have full-time professionals who focus on it in the offseason. So that we’re ready to open for guests to enjoy.”
Once the park opens, visitors can look forward to new king size shakes and a Chick-fil-A food truck which will only be available for Springtime In The Park.
Of course, guests will be able to enjoy some of the parks popular attractions like the carousel.
“We got all 13 of the coasters opened and then it’s actually the 100th anniversary of our carousel. So the carousel right when you enter the park, it was built in 1919. So we’re excited to have everyone come ride that and all of our other rides. So it can be an awesome way to kick off your Spring season.”
Springtime In The Park kicks off April 6th through April 21st. The park will officially open for the summer season on May 3rd.