4 New Reasons to Visit Hersheypark for the Summer of 2017

Posted on: July 7th, 2017 by

This post is sponsored by Aquafina and Hersheypark. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Are you making plans for a sweet summer? Will you be heading to Hersheypark?


Believe it or not, up until about 2 weeks ago, I had nothing planned for summer. Yes, nothing. I had ideas of where I wanted to go. I had my boys’ summer bucket lists. But a very packed spring schedule resulted in my having nothing penned in yet on our summer calendar. When the school days started counting down, I was in a bit of a crazy panic reviewing our calendar of events and the great articles on our site, to line up some fun summer plans.


New Reasons to visit Hersheypark for the Summer of 2017


Then, the invitation came in from Aquafina to visit Hersheypark this summer! I can’t even tell you how excited I was. I was overjoyed! Hersheypark is one destination my kids and even my sometimes reluctant-to-travel husband have been asking to visit. While we’ve visited Hersheypark for many Christmases, we personally haven’t been to Hersheypark when it was fully open for the summer. Melanie, from our team, has visited Hersheypark for Jersey Family Fun during the summer. I quickly said yes and my husband and I got to work on making our plans.


For my boys, this visit to Hersheypark will be a surprise. They know we are taking them somewhere, but they have no idea where. If you think we should record the moment we tell them live, let us know in the comments below.


Getting bigger…and ready for more thrills… 2017 might be the summer he’s a Twizzler.


Every summer there always seems to be something new at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This summer promises to be no different. As I prepare for my family’s visit we’re looking forward to checking out these new reasons to visit Hersheypark. After we experience them, we’ll be back on Jersey Family Fun to share those experiences with all of you.


Reasons to visit Hersheypark Hershey mascot at Hersheypark

No sweatshirts will be needed on the Auer’s first visit to Hersheypark in the summer.


New Reasons to Visit Hersheypark for the Summer of 2017

Reason to Visit Hersheypark #1 – Hershey Triple Tower

The newest Hersheypark ride, Hershey Triple Tower, offers three levels of thrills! I’m not sure if I’m up to the jaw-dropping fun, but I know my guys will be. Will they choose the Hershey’s Tower standing at 189 feet high, the Reese’s Tower at 131 feet high, or the Hershey’s Kisses Tower that stands high at 80 feet high? I’ll be watching from the ground and taking pictures. You can read more about the Hershey Triple Tower on the Hersheypark site.


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Photo Credit Hersheypark


Reason to Visit Hersheypark #2 – New Dining & Drink Programs

New Hersheypark Dining & Drink programs allow families to save on food and drink while visiting the park. The dining deal allows families to pay once and then eat throughout the day at 14 on property restaurants. With the All-Day Drink Deal, we will get a souvenir cup and unlimited free refills throughout Hersheypark all day! We can bring that souvenir cup back anytime throughout the 2017 season for .99-cent refills. This is going to be a great convenient option for parents. You can learn more here on the Hersheypark site.


Hersheypark dining

Dining at HersheyPark is getting easier with dining plans.


Reason to Visit Hersheypark #3 – the BBLz Experience

Where can your favorite beverage turn into a sweet, fizzy concoction? This summer at Hersheypark, BBLz™ offers a brand-new beverage experience to visiting guests. A menu of amazing creations await – all mixed up by friendly Bubble Makers – and include your favorite Hershey candy combined with your favorite fizzy Pepsi beverage. What would that look like? What would it taste like? We don’t know much yet, but we do know it will be sweet AND we will be sharing the results of our flavorful experience with you.


Reason to Visit Hersheypark #4

If you haven’t visited Hershey Lodge since the addition of the renovated indoor pool area, it’s a great time to do so. Open from 8 am till 10 pm, for Hershey Lodge guests Water Works is a great way to begin or end a sweet Hersheypark day. You can read about our experience and see our video tour in this story, The Hershey Lodge Water Works ~ Wonderful Water Fun.


Hershey Lodge Water Works Reason to visit Hersheypark

Not new to us, but certainly an awesome reason for us to return to Hersheypark.


Tell me about your family’s Hersheypark plans for the summer. I’d love to hear some of your reasons to visit Hersheypark. And don’t forget to let me know if you want to watch as we surprise my boys with our visit to Hersheypark.


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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys start to become teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 7 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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