HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) — Sometimes, going to any amusement park can be intimidating. From which rides to experience first, so if you want to take in a show or two, or even where to eat for lunch and dinner.

But before you think of any of that, you need a way to get into the park.

Hersheypark, like all amusement parks, has many options for tickets and options to purchase them. abc27 has put together a list of what tickets The Sweetest Place on Earth offers and how to purchase them.

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Each ticket listed below will give you admission to Hersheypark, The Boardwalk at Hersheypark, and ZooAmerica. All tickets that are purchased for the 2023 seasons are valid any day the park opens to the public, as well as for the Halloween and Christmas events.

One Day and Two Day Tickets

One and two-day Hersheypark tickets are good for any day during the Hersheypark operating season, which is from April 1, 2023- Jan 1, 2024. Buying tickets online will give parkgoers a discount than buying them in person at the front gate.

These tickets also come with a preview plan. This allows you to visit the park before your visit the following day. The preview plan is only valid for the night before your first visit to the park.

Preview Plan Details

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Children who are two or younger get into the park for free.

Special Tickets

For the 2023 summer season, the park is offering two types of special tickets to help you save more money.

The Midweek Summer Savings Tickets are 35% cheaper than regular one-day tickets. These tickets are valid Monday through Thursday through Sept 4. 2023.

The Happy Hours Ticket is valid on any day after 4 p.m. and is good until Sept. 10, 2023. This ticket gets you into the park for $36.99 as of June 5, 2023.

Those who are seeing a show at Hersheypark Stadium can also enjoy coaster rides and fun prior to their show. You can buy tickets at the ticketing services building with proof of your concert ticket on the day off, the day before, or the day after the event.

Group Tickets

Hersheypark also offers special prices for groups that include 20 or more guests.

The park offers one free ticket for every 10 tickets purchased, however, a minimum purchase of 20 or more tickets is required to receive complimentary tickets.

More information on group tickets can be found here.

Season Passes

If you are local to the Midstate, or just plan on going to Hersheypark many times throughout the year, your best bet is to get a season pass. Hersheypark redid its season pass system by creating a tiered system within the past few years. There are three different kinds of season passes, with all different price points and perks

Bite Size Season Pass

The Bite Size Season Pass is a pass for one who just wants some of the season pass perks. it is the cheapest option but has the least amount of perks. This includes unlimited visits to Hersheypark as well as 50% off of general parking.

Full Size Season Pass

The Full Size Season Pass is what the season pass for Hersheypark was like prior to the park redoing its pass program. Features of this pass include free parking in an exclusive season pass parking lot. 15% off of food, drink (excluding alcohol), and retail, special events are throughout the year exclusive to Full-size pass holders, one-hour early entry to select areas of the park, and more. This pass, according to the park, is the most popular pass.

King Size Season Pass

If you are a die-hard Hersheypark fan or just want the most bang for your buck, this is the pass for you. The King Size pass includes everything that the Full Size Pass does, but it includes a free all-year drink plan and two free Hersheypark tickets. You also get a free gift bag, a bigger discount on Hersheypark tickets, and more.


Now, you have your tickets figured out. But what if you want to add a one-day food plan to a ticket? Or if you want to add the food plan to a season pass? Hersheypark has you covered.

The park has an option for an all-day food or drink plan.

The all-day drink plan allows you to get unlimited drinks throughout the day, and one-dollar refills on future visits. The all-day dining plan allows you to enjoy one side and one entree at participating locations during your day.

Season Pass holders can also add drink and food plans to their passes. The all-summer dining plan allows season pass holders to enjoy 2 meals per day throughout the summer season at select locations. Each meal includes one entree and one side.

Note that the all-season drink plan is automatically included if you purchase a King Size Season Pass.

Considering how expensive food can be at amusement parks, these options are a very good deal for those who plan on visiting the park many times throughout the year.

You can also add a Family Photo Pass, which allows guests to have access to a digital photo album to download all on-ride and photographer photos. The price for this add-on is $40.

A full list of add-ons, such as Fast Track, parking passes, and photo passes can be found by clicking here.

Okay, You have your tickets sorted, and add-ons picked out. Now, where can you buy them? You can buy them at the gate when you enter the park, but the easiest way to get to the sweet fun faster is by clicking here to purchase them online.