Christmas, Chocolate & Amusements- A Sweet Mix

December 5, 2011 by Tim Samson in Amusements


On Saturday, I took a little trip out to Hersheypark to meet up with my college roommates. One lives just over the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in Rehobeth and the other lives in Pittsburgh. How lucky are we that meeting in the middle just so happens to put us in “The Sweetest Place on Earth?” Hersheypark is in the middle of their Christmas Candylane event, a Christmas celebration that runs through December.

It was magical to walk around the park with Christmas music playing and lights twinkling everywhere. About 30 rides opened for the event and there were light shows, entertainment and Santa’s reindeer were even stabled there! We found plenty to do from catching up over (delicious) hot chocolate to decorating a gingerbread cookie!

We also visited Chocolate World where you can create your own chocolate bars, ride through the chocolate making process, watch Hershey’s Really Big 3D Show and of course, shop the marketplace. Hey, I had to stock up on Symphony bars!

In the field across from the park, huge sections of bright yellow track waited to become Hersheypark’s newest coaster, Skyrush. It looks like it’s going to be amazing!

Christmas at an amusement park… definitely a concept I can get into! We don’t have any plans currently for a holiday season at Morey’s Piers, but what do you think it would look like if we did?


Marie says:

December 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm

It would be awesome

Sandman says:

December 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Ocean City does a first night and they re-open the rides for that night.  I think that would work in Wildwood for a night.  More than that and it would be too cold.

Jamie Whalen says:

December 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I think that would be a great idea! Another chance to convince my parents to go to the shore three times a year! (summer, halloween, and now christmas time!) Morey’s Piers is just getting better and better! I love it! Keep up the good work!

Krista says:

December 5, 2011 at 4:12 pm

We would love that!!!!

Sea Serpent fan says:

December 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Storybook Land gets plenty of customers in December… at night.  Not everybody shuns at cold weather. Just have lots of hot chocolate stands and heat lamps available on the pier. I think it would be a nice thing if Morey’s did something for Christmas.

Suzanne says:

December 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm

We were also in Hershey on Saturday, for our yearly trip.  We are not cheap by any means (we spend $100 a day in arcades during our vacation).  But the prices of everything is absolutely ridiculous.  The bags of candy in Chocolate World cost more than they do in the grocery stores.  The pretzels at the park are $5.50 if you want one with cheese.  And with such a limited amount of adult rides open for the bigger kids, we ended up doing nothing but playing games (or standing in hour long lines for the few rides).  PLEEEEEEASE Moreys!!!  Give us something here!!!!  I promise to come for our weekend holiday trip every year.  (As long as you can guarantee me that Mariner’s Arcade will be open:)

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