Hersheypark has season passes available but is a Hersheypark Season Pass worth the money? What does a Hersheypark Season Pass get you? Here is your ultimate guide to everything you need to know about the 2019 Hersheypark Season pass.
I was going to title this post ‘My Hersheypark Season Pass is Better Than Your Pool Membership‘, but I thought that might be a bit dramatic.
But it true!
When I looked at what we paid for a family pool membership versus what we get with our season passes to Hersheypark, there was no comparison. Let’s just say that we paid the same for a 3 month pool membership as we did for a YEAR LONG pass to Hersheypark and all the sweetness that it gets us.
Plus the pool we were looking at did not have ANY rollercoasters, live entertainment or character encounters.
You only need to use your Hersheypark Season Pass THREE TIMES and it has paid for itself!
When does the Hersheypark Season pass start?
The Hersheypark season pass starts January 1. But Sarah, Hersheypark isn’t open in January!
I know! But ZooAmerica IS open year round and it is INCLUDED with your Season Park pass. Many exhibits are located indoors and in the winter months there are less crowds so you are able to take your time, enjoy the animals and have animal encounters like no other! But don’t forget to put on a coat and scarf and explore the outside exhibits. These North American native animals are comfortable in the cold Pennsylvania climate. Take a walk and explore them in their outdoor habitats during winter.
While you are at ZooAmerica be sure to take a guided tour. They are different tours for different interest and they are all fascinating! You might want to take a behind the scenes tour (additional fee). I did the After-Hours tour and I can not recommend it enough! Seeing and learning about these animals in the dark was FASCINATING! The staff is beyond knowledgeable and loves and cares for these animals. The Zoo was started with the private collection of Milton S. Hershey more than 100 years ago.
New for 2020 Hersheypark has 3 options when choosing your Season Pass. Just like Hershey candy, there is something for everyone.
2020 Hersheypark Bite Size Season Pass
- Base Price $149
- Unlimited Summer Visits
- Unlimited Springtime In The Park Visits
- Unlimited Hersheypark In The Dark Visits
- Unlimited Hersheypark Christmas Candylane Visits
- Unlimited ZooAmerica® Visits
- 50% Off General Parking
2020 Hersheypark Full Size Season Pass
- Base Price $184
- FREE Parking
- Access To Season Pass Holder Parking Lot
- 15% Off Food & Drink
- 15% Off Retail
- 1-Hour Early Access
- Year-Round Events
- Friends & Family Discount Tickets
- NEW! Monthly Rewards Program
- BOGO Games
- PLUS All the Unlimited Park visits listed in the Bite Size Pass
2020 Hersheypark Kind Size Season Pass
- Base Price $225
- NEW! First-To-Ride 2020 Coaster
- NEW! FREE All-Year Drink Plan – more than a $34 value!
- NEW! Christmas Candylane Hot Beverage Plan– more than a $15 value!
- NEW! 1 FREE Springtime Or Summer Ticket – more than a $72 value!
- NEW! 1 FREE Halloween Or Christmas Ticket – more than a $45 value!
- NEW! 35% Off Hersheypark Tickets – up to a $500 value!
- NEW! King Size Season Pass Appreciation Bag
- NEW! Monthly Rewards Program
- NEW! 15% Off 2020 All-Year Fast TrackProgram
- Year-Round Events
How much does a 2019 Hersheypark Season Pass cost?
There are a variety of Hersheypark Season passes. Be sure to check out the age requirements as well as what is included with your pass. Don’t forget that it costs NOTHING to go to Hershey’s Chocolatetown.
Hersheypark All Season Pass
Enjoy unlimited visits, FREE parking, discounts to Hersheypark during the 2019 operating season.
- Regular All Season Pass (Ages 9-54) $171
- Junior All Season Pass (Ages 3-8) $156
- Senior All Season Pass (Ages 55+) $156
Hersheypark Early Season Pass
Enjoy unlimited visits to Hersheypark during Springtime In The Park and during operational dates in May and June 2019.
- Early Season Pass (Ages 3+) $115
Hersheypark Discovery Pass
Enjoy unlimited visits to Hersheypark, The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience, and Hershey Gardens. Valid during operational dates of the 2019 season.
- Regular Hersheypark Discovery Pass (Ages 9-54) $201
- Junior Hersheypark Discovery Pass (Ages 3-8) $186
- Senior Hersheypark Discovery Pass (Ages 55+) $186
Hersheypark & Dutch Wonderland Season Pass
Enjoy two parks for one low price! This combo gives you unlimited access to both Hersheypark and Dutch Wonderland during operational dates of the 2019 season.
- Regular Hersheypark & Dutch Wonderland Season Pass (Ages 9-54) $243.10
- Junior Hersheypark & Dutch Wonderland Season Pass (Ages 3-8) $223
- Senior Hersheypark & Dutch Wonderland Season Pass (Ages 55+) $223
Is there a payment plan for the Hersheypark Season pass?
The Hersheypark season pass payment plan allows you to spread the cost of your Season Pass over 8 monthly payments when you purchase a new pass or renew an existing pass between August 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018. For Season Pass purchases between October 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019 the amount due will be split into 6 payments billed monthly, and purchases between February 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019 the amount due will be split into 3 payments billed monthly. All Passes on the payment plan must be paid off by June 30, 2019. First payment is due at the time of purchase.
Is Springtime in The Park is included with the Hersheypark Season pass?
On select weekends in April you can enjoy Hersheypark riding dozens of rides and coasters, have character encounters with your favorite Hersheypark friends and enjoy the live entertainment. Nothing say Bye Bye winter than a ride down a coaster at Hersheypark! Have you ever stayed at The Hotel Hershey?
Is parking included with the Hersheypark Season pass?
Not only is parking included with your Hersheypark season pass but season pass holders have their own section in parking that is closer to the entrance!
How much does it cost to park at Hersheypark?
Parking is free for Hersheypark season pass holders. 2019 season parking rates are as follows:
- Springtime In The Park: $10
- Summer Season: $15
- Campers or Oversized Vehicles: $20
- Preferred Parking: $25 and limited availability
- 15 passengers or more: FREE
Parking at Hersheypark in 2020
Full Size and King Size Season Passes include free parking and access to our dedicated Season Pass Holder lot on a first-come, first-serve basis throughout the year. The Bite Size Season Pass option includes 50% off general parking when pre-purchased online.
Does Hersheypark have an ADA/handicap accessible parking area?
Hersheypark offers parking areas for ADA/handicap accessible vehicles. Be sure to follow signs when entering the parking area or ask a parking lot attendant. After you park, ADA/handicap accessible trams are also available.
What address should I use for my GPS for Hersheypark?
100 Hersheypark Dr,
Hershey, PA 17033
Do Hersheypark Season Pass holders receive discounts?
One of the perks of being a Hersheypark season pass holder is that each member receives a 15% discount on all food, drink and merchandise purchases in Hersheypark. This includes refills on drinks! Just show your season pass at checkout to receive your discount. Visit MeltSpa by Hershey, located in downtown Hershey, and save 15% Sunday-Friday with your Season Pass!
Is there a meal and drink plan for 2019 Hersheypark Season Pass holders?
Hersheypark season pass holders have the option to purchase a Season Pass Holder Summer Dining Plan and a Season Pass Holder Drink Plan. The Summer Dining plan is $105 per plan and the drink plan is $29.99 for the 2019 season.
What is the 2019 Hersheypark Season Pass Holder Drink Plan?
Be sure to use your GOLD insulated season pass holder drink plan cup to get your free refills. The All day drink cups are ORANGE and will cost .99 a refill.
Enjoy a 2019 Season Pass Holder Souvenir Cup and save with FREE refills on fountain drinks and ICEE all year long!
2020 All-Year Drink Plan
Enjoy FREE refills in your exclusive Season Pass Holder cup on fountain drinks and ICEE. Plus, refill even faster at our Pepsi Fast Fill locations! Season Pass All-Year Drink Plan is FREE for King Size Season Pass Holders. Purchase with your 2020 Season Pass.
What is the 2019 Hersheypark Season Pass Holder Summer Dining plan?
I love the Summer Dining plan. It is awesome because we are at the park all day and we don’t have to worry about budgeting for meals. I can send the teenager to get the meals and feel secure in knowing she won’t be loosing my credit card in the travels. She just shows her season pass and is able to purchase the meal. Each Hersheypark Season Pass Holder Summer Dining plan includes 2 meals per day all summer long. Each meal includes 1 entree and 1 side. Choose from 14 locations throughout Hersheypark!
2020 All-Summer Dining Plan
Enjoy 2 meals per day the entire Summer Season at 13 locations throughout Hersheypark! Each meal includes 1 entree and 1 side. Purchase with your 2020 Season Pass.
2020 All-Year Fast Track Plan
Receive one Fast Track Unlimited each visit and skip the regular line on up to 15 attractions all year long. Limited quantities available to King Size Season Pass purchases only.
What are dining locations accept the 2019 Hersheypark Summer Dining Plan?
There are 14 locations that Hersheypark Season Pass Holders can use their summer dining plan. The two meals must be used 90 minutes apart.
- Dispatch Pizzeria (Midway America, Founder’s Way & The Hollow)
- Founder’s Kitchen
- Decades Overlook Food Court
- Timber Treats ZooAmerica® (North American Wildlife Park)
- Spring Creek Smokehouse
- Shoreline Grill
- The Outpost
- Moe’s Southwest Grill
- Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs (Founder’s Way, The Boardwalk)
- Dietz & Watson Country Grill
Do Hersheypark Season Pass Holders get early entrance to Hersheypark?
Season Pass Holders get 1-hour early access to select rides in the Founder’s Way, The Hollow, and Kissing Tower Hill regions select dates from May-September. Early access is also known as Hersheypark Sweet Start.
Are there special events for 2019 Hersheypark Season Pass Holders?
Another sweet perk of being a Hersheypark Season pass holder is the exclusive events.
Check out the 2019 Season Pass Holder Events:
Season Pass Holder Preview Night
April 26, 6 – 10 PM Enjoy an exclusive night just for Season Pass Holders to enjoy a preview of summer fun throughout every area of Hersheypark!
First-To-Ride Reese’s Cupfusion Event
To Be Announced Be one of the first agents to ride and ensure the world is never deprived of Reese’s® peanut butter cups on the all-new interactive ride gaming experience, Reese’s Cupfusion!
Boardwalk Beach Bash Event
May 24. Every 2019 Season Pass Holder is invited to enjoy an exclusive event and make big splashes all day long at The Boardwalk at Hersheypark, before it opens to the public!
Season Pass Holder Appreciation Weekend
June 14 – 16 Thank you for being a Season Pass Holder, here’s a whole weekend dedicated to you! Enjoy daily specials, food & retail discounts, and more! Plus, 1-hour early access to The Boardwalk at Hersheypark on Sunday!
Season Pass Holder Labor Day Appreciation Day
September 2 Celebrate Labor Day at Hersheypark, and enjoy exclusive entry to Hersheypark, double discounts on select retail & beverages, a special giveaway, and an exclusive character meet and greet, as our way of saying “we appreciate you”!
Halloween Extra Hours Event
November 3, 10 AM – 12 PM Enjoy exclusive access to Hersheypark In The Dark 2 hours early, enjoy candy at all 13 stops on the Trick Or Treat Trail, exclusive ride times on 13 coasters, and more!
Christmas Extra Hours Event
December 1, 10 AM – 12 PM Enjoy exclusive access to Hersheypark Christmas Candylane 2 hours early, exclusive ride times on more than 20 family friendly attractions, meet your favorite Hershey’sCharacters, and more!