Making Family Memories at Hersheypark in Pennsylvania

by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 30, 2012

After our road trip to Hershey, PA, the day before, we got up early to have breakfast with the other bloggers and their families. We got to chat for a bit, and then briefly met the Northeast GM team.

Blue-haired Suzanne Cody — a rocket scientist, GM lead engineer, and mother of two who works on streamlining GM cars — told us personally how great it is to work for GM. Don and I were impressed with GM’s desire to show appreciation to their current and future customers.

After breakfast, we all drove to Hersheypark. Don got to test drive the new Volt hybrid and the Silverado, and then we entered Hershey Park.

The park was packed, because it was a Saturday and so many additional people came for the free test rides of all the new Chevy cars.

Don wasn’t able to get on Skyrush, the newest attraction, because the wait was over an hour on those rides, but Landon must have been on every kiddie ride.

Forget Skyrush — judging by the YouTube videos they have of the rides, Fahrenheit is the craziest ride at Hersherpark. Take a look for yourself. I’d have a heart attack exactly 50 seconds into the ride.

I had enough fun watching L smile away on the kids rides.

Where to next, I’m ready!

We had just had lunch; there was no way I was going to join L on this froggy hopper.

L really enjoyed riding these little cars, and he was really quick on them.

Of course we had to take the train ride.

Midday, we went to the lagoon part of the park. It’s basically a water park within the park and big enough that you could spend the whole day right there. Don’t forget your towels!

My little California dude. Does being born in Los Angeles count?

Since it was pretty hot, getting into the water was a welcomed break.

After sharing a big two-cookie s’more, we were ready for more rides.

“Uh, sir, this ride is just for kids.”

It rained for a little while, and thousands of visitors left, but we decided to stay. I even went on a water ride with Landon. Twice! I screamed like a baby, but I really enjoyed it.

We didn’t leave until 6PM, tired but happy. If you are in Pennsylvania, definitely visit Hersheypark with your kids — you’ll have a wonderful day, both the kids and the adults.

To make the trip less expensive, look for coupons at nearby restaurants before you head there.

We didn’t get to check out Hershey’s Chocolate World right next to it, but that’s definitely on my wish list the next time we are in PA. It would be a fantastic learning experience for L to see how chocolate actually gets made.

In my next post, I’ll write about my favorite part of the trip: visiting the Amish Country. I shot the most stunning pictures and learned so many fascinating facts about the Amish — don’t miss that post!

{This trip was sponsored by General Motors. Thanks, Momtrends, for inviting us! Opinions are my own.}

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark August 29, 2012 at 9:40 PM

By the looks of him I can tell he’s exhausted. That is sure a fun trip.


Making Our Life Matter August 12, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Love it!

Here is what we did at Hershey Park:

The music festivals are amazing!


Making Our Life Matter August 12, 2012 at 12:53 AM

And here’s some pictures of Chocolate World:


Jo Lynn July 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I so want to take the kids to Hershey Park before school. It’s 3 hours away from me. So wish I would have known you were going I may have met you there. Pennsylvania is my state :)


Amiyrah July 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM

We were thinking of taking the kids to Hershey Park as our “staycation” this year before school starts. Thanks for blogging about it!


PragmaticMom July 30, 2012 at 9:48 PM

My kids made us visit the Museum of Chocolate in Barcelona when we were there but they’d love Hershey Park even more! It’s on my list to get there someday! Glad you had a wonderful trip!


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