Hersheypark adjusting its hours starting Monday

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HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) — A week after Hersheypark opened to the public, the park will close at 7 p.m. starting Monday July 13.

This past week the park stayed open until 10 p.m.

Starting next week the boardwalk will close at 6 p.m. and Zooamerica will close at 7 p.m.

However, the amusement park is bringing back Sweet Start and Preview plan.

Sweet start allows season pass holders and resort guests to come an hour early. The preview plan allows guests to come to Hersheypark from 5 to 7 the night before their visit.

In a statement, Hersheypark said:

Our COVID-19 health and safety policy mandates face coverings for all guests and team members and provides an accommodation for those who can’t wear a covering by permitting use of a face shield.   Everyone over the age of 2 will need to have either a face covering or face shield to enter the park.  We believe this is aligned with Governor Wolf’s overarching goal to keep people safe and our own mandate to protect the health and safety of our guests and team members at Hersheypark.  This policy is being applied uniformly to everyone and is an important safeguard for those who choose to work with us or honor us with a visit.  Citing the public health priority, this position has also been viewed favorably by the external autism, disability and accessibility agencies with which we work.

Our policy is meant to protect the health and safety of all of our guests and team members at Hersheypark. It is being followed by many of our peers in the amusement park industry and is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which allows businesses to impose legitimate safety requirements necessary for safe operations when a direct threat, like COVID-19, has been established.  

We understand and appreciate the perspective and concerns of our guests, and we have an established record of offering a safe and welcoming environment for all those who visit Hersheypark. Being inclusive and welcoming is incredibly important to us.  To that end, if there’s anything we can do to help a guest with our policy, we are eager to assist in any way that we are able.

Ticket offers can be found at hersheypark.com/tickets/.

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