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Hersheypark In The Dark Opens for Three Weekends

The arrival of fall signals that Hersheypark amusement park will soon transform into Hersheypark In The Dark Halloween attraction for three sweet weekends on Oct. 18-20, Oct. 25-27 and Nov. 1-3. 

The annual, family-friendly event will feature more than 50 rides and attractions, including 13 roller coasters and the Reese’s Cupfusion attraction, the all-new interactive gaming ride featuring the most targets in the world and six unique ways to play. Thrill seekers can experience a lights-out ride on three wooden roller coasters during the last hour of operation each evening. The indoor glowing Laff Trakk coaster will also be dark throughout Park operation. 

During Hersheypark In The Dark, children 12 and under can trick-or-treat at 13 candy stops set up throughout Treatville trick-or-treat trail in Hersheypark, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park and Hershey Hallow in Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction. Guests of all ages can also satisfy their sweet tooth with festive food and beverage offerings available for purchase, such as Pumpkin King Size Shakes, a Pumpkin Funnel Cake Sundae and s’mores made with cookies and peanut butter cups.

Hersheypark In The Dark will also offer live entertainment, including “Screaming Mummies,” a band of misfit mummies performing throwback Halloween tunes; a Hershey Characters Glow Dance Party; and performances from “Our Friends from the Sea” on select dates and times.

Additionally, parkgoers are invited to bring a flashlight to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park for a nighttime tour during the Creatures Of The Night attraction. While ZooAmerica is always included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark when entered through the Park during operating hours, this unique Halloween-themed experience is the only time of year ZooAmerica is open after dark. ZooAmerica is open daily and Creatures Of The Night starts at 6 p.m.  

Event hours for Hersheypark In The Dark are Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 9 p.m. One-day admission is $41.95 for ages 9 to 54 and $31.95 for ages 3 to 8 and ages 55 and older. Children 2 and younger are free. Tickets for Hersheypark In The Dark can be purchased in advance online at

Guests looking to plan the perfect fall getaway in The Sweetest Place On Earth can save by booking an overnight package at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark - The Hotel Hershey luxury accommodation, Hershey Lodge resort or the Hersheypark Camping Resort campground. For rates or more information, please visit

Other attractions like The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa, MeltSpa by Hershey day spa, The Hershey Story Museum on Chocolate Avenue, Hershey Gardens and Hershey’s Chocolate World will also offer special fall events and promotions. For more information on things to do in Hershey, Pa., visit

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