October Must Do: Hersheypark in the Dark


Two weekends remain for Hersheypark in the Dark Halloween fun! My family and I experienced HersheyPark in the Dark for the first time last weekend and it was an excellent two days to get out of town and get into the spooky (but not too scary) season.

fe44a636-468c-4847-8679-9c5ba0592c44Even the Hersheypark characters are feeling Halloween in their costumes. 


Kids 12 and younger are invited to dress up and enjoy a trick-or-treat adventure beginning throughout Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction and continuing through Treatville, Hersheypark’s hometown village of treats and sweets.


Charlie was just young enough at almost 13 to claim his trick or treat bag and accept oodles of Hershey’s candies from the numerous trick-or-treat stations.


Our kids opted to wear their Halloween-themed play clothes, but costumes for kids 12 and under are encouraged.


There is special Halloween-themed entertainment and shows, too! The Screaming Mummies rock out in the park and Treatville features storytelling and music for young kids.



Only during Hersheypark In The Dark can you ride Laff Trakk in complete and utter darkness. The lights are off inside the ride all day! Additionally, three roller coasters — CometLightning Racer and Wildcat — spookily operate without any lights during the last hour of every night.



Creatures Of The Night at ZooAmerica is included in your one-price admission to Hersheypark In The Dark. You are welcome to bring your flashlight and explore ZooAmerica in the nighttime beginning at 6pm. You will have a chance to see the night-loving animals like the wolves, bats and bears like you cannot see them during the day. Learn more. 



Purchase a full-price, one-day admission ticket to Hersheypark In The Dark online and receive vouchers for one FREE treat and one free carnival game! Get tickets.


Hersheypark in the Dark Getaway at Hershey Lodge: Fall for the season with deluxe accommodations, breakfast with the Hershey’s Characters, and admission to Hersheypark In The Dark for the whole family! Plus, enjoy access to The Hershey Story Museum and Hershey Gardens (including the Butterfly Atrium!)

Halloween & Christmas Combo: Love heading to Hershey for all the holidays? Get tickets to both Hersheypark in the Dark and Christmas Candylane and save big!

c190f7c8-deb4-4200-b121-9ab737eb6c83Our little Fonzie gives Hersheypark in the Dark a big thumbs up! 


BIG Roller Coasters: Great Bear, Skyrush, Storm Runner

Less Intense Coasters: Laff TrakkTrailblazer, Wild Mouse

Family Rides: Kissing Tower, Pirate, Frontier Flyers

Kiddie Rides: Balloon Flite, Howler, Wave Swinger

Meals: Founder’s Way, Gourmet Grille, Chickie’s and Pete’s

Treats: S’Mores Carts, Turkey Hill Parlor

Check out more of our family favs in my Best of Hersheypark A-Z Guide, my Ultimate Family Guide to Hersheypark and my family travel tips for Hershey, PA


As a Hershey Sweetest Mom, my family and I were hosted for our visit to Hersheypark in the Dark. All opinions are mine.


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