Tags: Hershey Park, Rides

Super Jet Plane ride opens at Hershey Park (remodeled and operating as the Busy Bee Kiddie Ride). It is purchased from the Hampton Amusement Company for $3718.  [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1961.]

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The Round-up is added to the Park. Riders stand in an enclosed cage and are whirled about by centrifugal force.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1968.]

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A new kiddie ride, the Motorcycle, is added to the Park.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1968.]

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Granny Bugs, a kiddie ride, is added to Kiddieland in Hershey Park.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1966.]

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The Bizzy Bees, a kiddie ride, is added to Kiddieland in Hershey Park.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1966.]

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A pony ride with little carts is added to the Kiddieland at Hershey Park.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1966.]

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A Paratrooper Ride is added to Hershey Park.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1967.]

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The Traffic Jam, a Hampton umbrella ride, is added to Kiddieland. It has 4 motorcycles, 2 limousines, 2 sports cars, and 1 fire engine.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1967.]

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The Rotor is added to the rides at Hershey Park.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1969.]

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The Mill Chute is rethemed and becomes the Lost River. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1963.]

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The Flying Coaster is added to the Hershey Park rides.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1964.]

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The Pretzel is rethemed and becomes the Golden Nugget.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1964.]

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A Kiddie Helicopter ride is installed.   [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1964.]

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A Kiddie Whip is installed in Hershey Park.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1964.]

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The arm holding the carrousel’s brass rings is removed. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in September 1960.]

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The Skyview, a ski lift trip over Spring Creek and the center of the park, is added.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1966.]

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The Tip Top is erected in Hershey Park.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1966.]

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The old bumper cars are replaced with 24 new auto skooters.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1966.]

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The Dizzy Drums are added to Kiddieland in the Hershey Park.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1966.]

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Tubs of Fun, a Kiddie Ride, is added to Kiddieland at Hershey Park. It is purchased from the Hampton Amusement Company for $3780. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1961.]

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A Kiddie ride, the Jet Airplane Ride, is added to Kiddieland at Hershey Park. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1961.]

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The Kiddie Ride, Outboard Motor Boat Ride, is added to Kiddieland at Hershey Park.  It is purchased from the Hampton Amusement Company.  [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1962.]

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The Aero Jet, the Park’s first hydraulic ride, replaces the Aerial Joy Ride. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1962.]

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Hershey Park purchases twin Ferris Wheels. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in September 1950.]

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A Kiddie Ferris Wheel is opened. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in September 1950.]

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A miniature Turnpike ride with gasoline-operated cars is added to the Hershey Park. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in September 1960.]

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Construction begins on the Dry Gulch Steam Railroad. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in November 1960.]

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The old Dentzel Carrousel is dismantled and sold to an amusement park in Ohio. Later it operates at Knott’s Berry Farm in California. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1944.]

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The Wild Cat Roller Coaster has its last run. It is torn down and replaced with The Comet Roller Coaster. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in September 1945.]

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Hershey Park’s Comet Roller Coaster opens. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in June 1946.]

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The Cuddle Up is placed on the site of the old Wild Cat roller Coaster loading station. It is a large five wheel model Cuddle Up with twelve cups each holding four passengers. It is purchased from the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1947.]

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The toboggan slide (built in 1931) is dismantled and the walkway closed. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1946.]

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A new kiddie ride, the Horse and Buggy Ride, is added to Hershey Park. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1949.]

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A Kiddie Water Ride with 8 boats is introduced. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1949.]

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Hershey Park buys the Aerial Joy Ride from the New York’s World’s Fair after the fair closes. It costs $25,000. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1940.]

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The Whip is installed and is called "The Whipperoo". [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1937.]

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The Auto Skooter (Bumper cars) is added to the rides at the Hershey Park. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1938.]

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The park’s Dentzel carrousel is moved into a new pavilion. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in July 1929.]

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A water toboggan slide (shoot-the-chutes) is opened. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1931

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The Bug is opened. It is removed after the 1981 season. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1932.]

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The Kiddie Auto Ride with 5 racing cars and 5 fire engines is added. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1935.]

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The Custer Car Ride with battery powered autos is installed. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1936.]

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A Kiddie small aeroplane swing is opened. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1926.]

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A new Wurlitzer organ is purchased for the merry-go-round. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1926.]

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