Hersheypark Breaks Ground on Hershey’s Chocolatetown New Region Featuring Coasters, Restaurants and Retail to open in Summer 2020 (Hershey, PA - Jan
Hersheypark Breaks Ground on Hershey’s Chocolatetown
New Region Featuring Coasters, Restaurants and Retail to open in Summer 2020
(Hershey, PA – January 9, 2018) – Hersheypark, the 121-acre amusement park in Hershey, Pa., officially broke ground on Hershey’s Chocolatetown as part of a $150 million transformational expansion with a ceremony at the Park entrance today.
Opening in summer 2020, Hershey’s Chocolatetown is a new region at Hersheypark where guests can eat, play, shop and gather year round as part of the development of 23 acres.
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts CEO John Lawn was joined by partners at The Hershey Company; the Hershey Foundation; the Derry Township Board of Supervisors; Representative Tom Mehaffie; Senator John DiSanto; two Milton Hershey School students; and Hershey’s characters at today’s ceremonial groundbreaking.
In conjunction with the ceremony, Hersheypark launched a new section of www.hersheypark.com/chocolatetown with an interactive map for guests to explore locations within Chocolatetown and a new FAQ section for guests to better understand 2019 temporary changes. Construction updates and details will be shared over the next year via the website and hashtag #HPChocolatetown.
This is super exciting and I can’t wait to cover media for the new expansion!
Pictured from left to right: Hershey’s Bar; Derry Township Supervisor Susan Cort; Derry Township Supervisor Matthew Weir; Derry Township Supervisor Richard Zmuda; Representative Tom Mehaffie; Milton Hershey School student Valerie Heydeman; Executive Director of The M.S. Hershey Foundation Don Papson; Hershey Entertainment & Resorts CEO John Lawn; Vice President, Hershey Experience, The Hershey Company Suzanne Jones; Milton Hershey School student Gavin Meyers; Senator John DiSanto; Derry Township Supervisor Justin Engle; Reese’s and Kiss.
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