Hanging out in Hershey Park

Trip Start May 24, 2009
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Trip End Nov 05, 2009


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Flag of United States  , Pennsylvania
Monday, July 27, 2009

So as I predicted, Hershey Park was well worth the money, it was a really good day out. 
We set out at 8am for the drive across three States, which took around three hours.  The drive itself was actually quite enjoyable as we went through some really nice scenery and past at least one Amish farm in Pensylvania (we spotted an Amish man driving a buggy across the field so I'm pretty certain it was his farm).
The park itself was fairly standard for a theme park, unsuprising as they're all build on the same forumula and UK ones modeled on the US, plenty of fast food and Hershey merchandise piled high everywhere, and my personal favourite...a road train from the car park all of 200m to the entrance!  We jumped onto the first rollercoster we could see, the Comet, which was an older style wooden rollercoster, not a bad introduction for some of the others who weren't the biggest fan of rides.

Throughout the course of the day we went on 5 rides in total, which doesn't sound like all that many but wasn't bad really.  The longest que was about 1 and a half hours but for most we didn't have to wait more than 30 minutues, which I was really pleased with.  All of the rides were brilliant, without doubt the best rollercosters I've been on, and a few of the others said they were much better than the ones back in the UK at Alton Park etc.

To finish up the day two of us headed into the Chocolate World, which had, amoungst other things, a huge gift shop, a Hershey food court and a 'Making of' ride.  Seeing as it was free, and air conditioned we decided that this was a valid use of 20 minutes, cheesy though it was! 
 
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