Harvest a Happy Halloween
|Hug a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup at Hersheypark in the Dark's Halloween Celebration. (courtesy, Hershey Entertainment)|
Hersheypark (Hershey, PA)
Old-fashioned sweetness pervades Hersheypark, from Chocolate World's ride-through peek at the candy factory to hugs from a giant Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and other confectionery characters. The park's Midway America offers a nostalgic nod to traditional amusement parkscheck out the view from the 100-foot Ferris wheel and shriek with delight as Lightning Racer, a wooden roller coaster, rattles you around the old-school circuit. If you feel brave, jump on Storm Runner, a high-speed coaster, where you'll fly through the air at up to 72 mph before dropping a stomach-lurching 150 feet. Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge pits teams against each other in a race through the darkness to hit target=s with laser blasters.
Check out Hersheypark in the Dark's Halloween celebration, where nearly 50 rides remain open, including all ten roller coasters. Kids dress up in costumes and pick up bags to fill with candy bars and other goodies at Treatville, geared to ages 12 and younger. Bring your flashlights for Creatures of the Night, a nocturnal stroll through ZooAmerica, where the lions, bison, elk, black bears, mountain lions, gray wolves, and other critters will be in their element away from daytime's prying eyes.
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