Fall Road Trip: Hersheypark Halloween

A chocoholic's dream destination for all-things chocolate.

The season of pumpkin spice, rustling leaves and spooktacular fun is here. Hersheypark, a family theme park located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, leans into the fall festivities every year, so Halloween-time is a great time to visit the chocolate-themed park.

Through October 29, Hersheypark is transformed into Hershey Halloween, and offers a tantalizing assortment or tricks and treats for chocoholics of every age.

All-ages Fun


Begin your Halloween adventure at Treatville, Hersheypark’s kid-friendly trick-or-treat trail. With a bag in hand, little ones can roam around, collecting candy from a variety of stops. Along the way, they will encounter fun characters and interactive shows. This fun, not-too-scary, trick-or-treat trail is perfect for kids of all ages, including toddlers and babies in strollers. 


Character Meet and Greets

Meet life-sized Hershey’s Kisses and other characters all throughout the park. Adorable, iconic characters will be dressed in her Halloween best, offering adorable photo ops where you can capture the magic of your baby’s first Halloween.

Rides for all Levels

Rides like “Cocoa Cruiser” and “Tiny Tracks” provide safe excitement for toddlers. For thrill seekers, Hersheypark offers roller coasters that are thrilling anytime, but they take a whole new dimension during the Halloween nights. “Skyrush” and “Fahrenheit” in the dark, anyone?

Skyrush at Hersheypark

Dance Party

The Hershey Character Glow Dance Party inside The Music Box Theatre is filled with songs, dances, and stories — captivating even for tiny attention spans.

Hershey’s Haunted Harvest

For those teens who love a good fright, The Haunted Harvest provides creepy mazes and the scariest scare zones. While not for the faint-hearted, it’s a must for our thrill-seekers.

Creatures of the Night at ZooAmerica

This nocturnal tour of the zoo offers teens an opportunity to encounter North American animals during their most active time. With a flashlight you can explore the mysteries the zoo holds after sunset.

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Even though a staple year-round, the Halloween twist to The Chocolate World Tour makes this a super-sweet spot. The tour not only educates about the chocolate-making process but pays homage to chocolate’s most important holiday in the US- Halloween.


What to Eat at Hersheypark

Of course, you’ll be indulging in lots of chocolate at this theme park! But there are also lots of other food options to choose from.

  • Drop by Simply Chocolate to grab a Hulk-sized donut. Decorated especially for Halloween, it’s the ultimate October breakfast.
  • The pumpkin pie milk shake from the Overlook Food Court combines the classic flavors of pumpkin pie with Hershey’s creamy ice cream. You may not want pumpkin any other way after this.
  • After facing The Haunted Harvest with your teen, you might crave something hearty and comforting. At Spring Creek Smokehouse, the smoked brisket sandwich promises just that.
  • Found at Founder’s Way, Reese’s lovers can construct their dream sundae at the extreme make-your-own sundae bar. With a base of Reese’s Pieces and Peanut Butter Cups, it’s layered with ice cream, whipped cream and more.
  • The Grilled Cheese Beach Shack offers an array of cheesy, gourmet sandwiches. The ‘Melted Monster’, with its blend of multiple cheeses and a hint of truffle, is a grown-up favorite.

Hersheypark during Halloween is an immersive experience that caters to the childlike wonder in everyone, whether they’re school-age kids excited about their first roller coaster ride or teens ready to dive into the haunted depths of the park’s spooky offerings. Pack those costumes, prepare for the ultimate sugar rush, and head to Hersheypark this Halloween. Happy Hershey Haunting!

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