Hersheypark in the Dark takes place on Friday through Sundays in October and November and is a sweet addition to your fall travel plans. Family friendly fall-themed fun, rides, food and activities will be sure to be part of your fall family traditions.
Is Hersheypark in the Dark Scary?
Hersheypark in the dark is not meant to be scary. The theme is fall fun, sweet treats and a family friendly Halloween theme. You will see families dressed up in all sorts of halloween costumes and you will find the occasional teenager with a scary mask or frightful costume but the majority of the costumes that families wear, if they choose to wear, are all family friendly.
Hersheypark in the dark dates for 2021:
Hersheypark In The Dark will be open for three, three-day weekends in October.
- October 15-17
- October 22-24
- October 29-31
What do tickets for Hersheypark in the dark cost?
If you have a Hersheypark season pass Hersheypark in the dark is INCLUDED with your pass. The price for Hersheypark In The Dark tickets for 2021 is $54.95 plus tax for ages 9 to 61 when purchased online. Current Season Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited visits to Hersheypark In The Dark as part of their year-long perks.
Does Hersheypark decorate for Halloween?
Hersheypark is decorated for Halloween with hundreds of pumpkins, dried corn stalks and other family friendly fall and Halloween decorations. The decorations are a blend of fall, Halloween and Hershey themes.
Will there be Halloween themed food for Hersheypark in the dark?
Festive food and beverage offerings, such as Pumpkin King Size Shakes, pumpkin funnel cakes and s’mores made with cookies and peanut butter cups, will be available for purchase.
Is Hersheypark open on Halloween?
This year Halloween falls on a Sunday and will be the last day that Hersheypark is open for Hersheypark In The Dark.
What rollercoasters are open during Hersheypark in the dark?
Roller coasters will be open (weather permitting) for guests to enjoy with unique dark ride opportunities during Hersheypark In The Dark. You can experience a lights-out ride on five coasters during the last hour of operation each evening. The indoor glowing Laff Trakk coaster will also be dark throughout Park operation.
Do they give out candy at Hersheypark in the dark?
Hersheypark does hand out candy to guests 12 and under on the trick-or-treat trail called Treatville. There are 13 spooky stops set up for children 12 throughout Treatville, the trick-or-treat trail in Hersheypark, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park and Hershey Hollow in Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction.
Do you need to wear a costume?
Costumes are welcomed but not required to receive a free treat bag or enter the park. The Hershey characters do wear a mask and sometimes a cape to keep with the Halloween theme.
Chocolatetown and Hersheypark In The Dark
The Chocolatier will mark its first fall season open daily with reservations now available online for dates after September 13. The Chocolatier will also begin to offer new happy hour specials Monday through Thursday from 4-6 pm starting September 13. Select hand-crafted cocktails will be $8 with $2 off wine and draft beer with several appetizer options as part of a discounted menu available in the bar area and entire patio.
Is Zoo America open for Hersheypark in the dark?
Not only is Zoo America open for Hersheypark in the dark, but it is INCLUDED in the price of admission. Bring your flashlight to ZooAmerica for a nighttime tour during the Creatures Of The Night attraction. This unique Halloween-themed experience is the only time of year ZooAmerica is open after dark. Separate admission is also available at the zoo’s off-street entrance.
originally published October 2013.