Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
General Resort News - (5/16/16) According to a Tweet from Herhseypark, new soft chest-strap restraints were added to Storm Runner and Fahrenheit for this past weekend.
2017 - Hershey's Triple Towers - (8/3/16)
Hersheypark announced their new attraction plans for 2017 and it probably isn't quite what anyone was expecting. They are calling it Hershey's Triple Towers and the experience is made up of three S&S style tower rides, each with a different height and theme.
The shortest of the three towers will be the Kisses Tower, standing 80 feet tall, and able to hoist 12 rides at once. This is expected to be an S&S Double Shot style tower experience.
Next is the Reese's Tower standing 131 feet and able to hold 16 riders. This was announced to also be a Double Shot style ride experience.
The biggest is the Hershey's Tower that will stand 189 feet and carry 20 riders, and actually features S&S new round seating car. The experience on this ride will be the S&S Combo tower ride experience, able to perform both Space Shot and Turbo Drop modes.
The three new side-by-side towers will go on Kissing Tower Hill and take the place of Frog Hopper, Convoy and Red Baron. The first two displaced rides will be moved to the site of the Huss made Flying Falcon tower, which will be leaving the park for good. The Red Baron will be moved near the entrance to the Boardwalk.
Elsewhere in the park, they will add a Chik-Fil-A location sometime next year. Why? I'm not sure... because besides being popular food items, even the theme park installations are required to remain closed on Sundays just like the real restaurants, which always raises my eyebrow around the time of year when parks move to weekend only operations.
Future Projects - (5/25/16) That new road project planned to go around the backside of Hersheypark is under way it seems and according to one source, they hope to have it done by the end of the year. It doesn't show much, but I’ve seen a few photos so far to confirm that work is under way.
(2/15/16) A plan to relocate the road that run behind Hersheypark and run between it and the old golf-course they bought has been in the works for a number of years now, but it looks like things are moving forward at last, with a vote from the county approved to hire an engineering firm to perform the final design work on the $8.5 million new road.