Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Hersheypark to Get Darker This Halloween Season

On Tuesday, Hersheypark announced that the amusement park is going to get darker this Halloween season.

For the past several years, Hersheypark has been relatively tame during the Halloween season keeping their park very family friendly. If you were looking for a good scare, Hersheypark wasn't your thing, but that's about to change.

Starting September 17th, 2022, Hersheypark will open "Dark Nights" along with their typical Hersheypark in the dark.

Dark Nights is being described as "frightfully immersive haunt experience that spreads its shadows
over the Hersheypark landscape every evening during Hersheypark Halloween seasonal event."

A total of 4 acres of the park will offer three new scare zones and four horrifying haunted houses.

Haunted Houses

  • Haunted Coal Mine - For too long, unsettling cries of miners lost in these coal shafts have tormented the living. Take a daring trek through the abandoned mine, which suddenly becomes an explosive encounter.
  • The Descent - Who prowls the dark underground tunnels beneath Hersheypark? Follow her into the depths of decay where the only way out is down...
  • Creature Chaos - Join Professor Darkstone as he pits you against Pennsylvania’s most fearful and deadly creatures. Don’t worry, they’re in their cages…for now.
  • Twisted Darkness - Dare to have your tarot read by our twisted fortune teller and be forced into a never-ending carnival of nightmares. Was it real or was it all in your mind?

Scare Zones

  • Darkstone’s Hollow - Wander among Professor Darkstone’s showmen boasting his array of mythical creatures. Beyond the mesmerizing imagery, there’s more to the show than meets the eye.
  • Valley of Fear - Don’t find yourself alone in the murky mists along Spring Creek. The dreadful beings are watching and waiting deep within the shadows, and they know exactly when to strike.
  • Midway of Misery - Flames burst into the skies as guests are summoned through a sinister gateway into the darkest corner of Hersheypark…where no one can find you.
Dark Nights represents the largest investment to date for a seasonal event at the park.

Guests must purchase a separate Dark Nights add-on ticket to experience unlimited access to all of the four haunted houses as many times as they dare during a single visit. Scare Zones are included with a general admission ticket to Hersheypark Halloween.

Guests will be able to bypass all scare zones if they wish after 6:00pm.

The park will have over 50 rides open for Halloween which will include lights out coaster rides, Treatville trick or treat trail, Character Glow Dance Parties and Creatures of the Night.