Tags: Hersheypark

Reese’s Xtreme Cup Challenge ride opens. It is the world’s first interactive dark ride to pit car against car in a multisensory laser competition. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in May 2006.]

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The Sunken Garden, the electric Fountain, and the Miniature Railroad are removed.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1973.]

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Hersheypark opens a new children’s area called Kid Stuff. It replaces the Animal Garden. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1981.]

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Hersheypark adds misters, sprinkler systems that spray cool, thin mists of water into the air. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in July 1993.]

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Hersheypark incorporates new ride height restriction signs tied to Hershey Foods confectionary products. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1993.]

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The Hersheypark Amphitheatre, which has expanded to 2,000 seats, is enhanced with an open-air roof. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1994.]

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A gourmet coffee shop opens in Tudor Square. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1993.]

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Hersheypark converts Cinema Vision into a Magic Room called the Frontier Meeting House. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1986.]

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Hersheypark Children’s area, Kid Stuff, is renovated and becomes Kaptain Kid’s Kove. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1985.]

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Hersheypark purchases the operation of all games and machines from its former lessee, Recreational Amusement Incorporated. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1988.]

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Hersheypark renames the Fest Haus restaurant the Melting Pot. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1990.]

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The site of old arcade building is replaced with a new building containing Minetown Vittles and a games arcade. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1990.]

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Hersheypark’s Trailblazer Theater is renamed the Sarsaparilla Saloon. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1990.]

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Hersheypark opens Cinema Vision, a geodesic-domed theater showing panoramic films on a 180-degree, floor-to-ceiling screen. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1982.]

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Hamilton Watch Company donates a big clock that is used as the official time. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1982.]

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The restaurant in Hersheypark Tudor Square is renamed the Tudor Rose Tavern. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1983.]

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A 65-foot lighted Christmas tree is erected atop the Hersheypark Kissing Tower for the holiday season. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1983.]

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Hersheypark adds 5 acres to its existing boundaries. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1984.]

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Santa Claus adds his handprints to the Hersheypark Starlight Arcade. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1984.]

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Handprints of the stars in cement, similar to those at Hollywood’s Graumans Chinese Theatre, are displayed in the Starlight Arcade in Carrousel Circle. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1979.]

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1.7 acres of land are added to Hersheypark, the first addition since the park was fenced in 1971. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1980.]

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Hersheypark opens the Pennsylvania Fest Haus, an enclosed 228 seat cafeteria style restaurant-theater. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1980.]

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Holiday magazine names Hersheypark as the cleanest and greenest theme park in America. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1975.]

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Hersheypark Maintenance and Service Center is constructed off Airport Road near the Stadium. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1976.]

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Beer is sold for the first time in the Hersheypark. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1977.]

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The main entrance to Hersheypark is moved and named Tudor Square. It is themed to resemble a 17th century English Village with 2 man-made lakes, a moat, a stone bridge, and an English styled tower.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1973.]

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Hersheypark opens Rhineland, a second major theme area. It extends from Tudor Castle to Carrousel Circle.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1973.]

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All the picnic tables and pavilions are removed from Hersheypark and no picnic lunches are permitted. Picnic tables are available in the grove adjacent to one of the parking lots.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1973.]

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The Amphitheatre, an open-air theater, is opened on the same spot as the park’s first amphitheatre.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1973.]

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Hersheypark constructs the Trailblazer Theater, a stage with a western motif, for a country and western band.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1974.]

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Hersheypark begins using strolling bar characters such as: Hershey Bar, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Krackel Bar, and the Hershey’s Kiss. Also used are the "Furry Tales", a skunk, a bear, and a chipmunk. Other sponsors used are Coca-Cola, Hersheys Ice Cream, Finnaren & Haley (paint), and Red Rose animal foods.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event […]

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The pinwheel design is adopted by Hersheypark.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1971.]

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The Aqua Theatre with Dolphin shows is introduced in Hersheypark.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1972.]

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Hersheypark experiences a record attendance season with 1.8 million visitors. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in September 1991.]

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Hersheypark announces all-time attendance record of 1,779,688 for summer 1988 season. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in October 1988.]

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Old Hershey Park Penny Arcade is dismantled. Major renovation of the hill area includes construction of a new games arcade, restaurant, and a major new ride, "Flying Falcon". [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in October 1989.]

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