Hershey Park Turns 100 and Opens the Largest Water Play Structure in the World

As we drove from Columbus, Ohio to New York City this week (9 1/2 hours with two quick stops) I picked up a coupon for Hershey Park, Pennsylvania. Hershey Park is the amusement park in Hershey, Pennsylvania that is connected with Hershey chocolate. I had just been talking about this place with one of my relatives who has been there so the coupon caught my attention.

Hershey Park is having a hallmark year. It has turned 100. To commemorate the occassion, the amusement park has created some special events. Through tomorrow, July 7, is Hershey’s Kisses Celebration Week. If you are riding the Kissing Tower, you might win a prize. A prize is given every 100 minutes to some random rider. Around the Kissing Tower from 1 to 3 p.m., you can also sample all sorts of Hershey Kisses flavors.

The biggest part of the 100 year celebration is the addition of The Boardwalk, a water park that boasts the largest water play structure in the world. There are 7 slides, 600 interactive water toys and two crawl tunnels that make up East Coast Waterworks. There are several other water attractions besides.

Darn, I wish we had had more time to use that coupon. If you’re around Hershey, check out a McDonald’s restaurant. That’s where I picked up the coupons. I left plenty.