Seven-Weekend Event at Hersheypark Features More Days, New Haunted House,
Exclusive Culinary Creations and Coasters
(Hershey, Pa. - July 24, 2023) - Hersheypark amusement park today announced the expansion of its Hersheypark Halloween seasonal event and Dark Nights immersive haunt experience with more days and hours, a new fifth haunted house, enhanced scares and exclusive food over seven weekends from Sept. 15 through Oct. 29, 2023.
New this season, every Hersheypark Halloween ticket now includes entrance to all five Dark Nights haunted houses and three Scare Zones featuring all-new and evolved stories, as well as 50 family-friendly attractions and thrilling coasters, with lights-out rides on the new Wildcat’s Revenge hybrid and other select coasters. More than 55 limited-time cocktails, treats and savory eats exclusive to Halloween will be offered during the seasonal event.
Hersheypark Halloween with Dark Nights will open more days and hours than ever for guests to experience new frightening scares this Halloween season. Starting Sept. 15 through Oct. 29, event hours are 5-10 p.m. on Fridays, 12-10 p.m. on Saturdays and 12-9 p.m. on Sundays. Dark Nights immersive haunt experience begins each night at 6 p.m. and extends one hour after Park close - Fridays and Saturdays until 11 p.m. and Sundays until 10 p.m. To view full details, tickets and hours, visit www.Hersheypark.com/explore-the-park/halloween.php and www.Hersheypark.com/darknights.
To celebrate the announcement, Hersheypark has turned National Ice Cream Day into a dark and twisted week-long celebration of all things sweet and scary from July 24-30, 2023. Hersheypark’s I Scream Week features a taste of Dark Nights with ghoulish foods, frightening lights-out rides, limited-time retail and a photo opportunity with a scare actor. For more information, visit www.Hersheypark.com/darknights/#ice-cream.
The nightmare continues for Dark Nights in its second year, as darkness is sweeping over Hersheypark with new, blood-curdling frights lurking about. The terrifying tales guests thought they knew are turning the page begin nightly at 6 p.m.
Also part of Dark Nights, midways will transform into three Scare Zones each evening.
Families can experience Hersheypark Halloween like never before as they play by day and fright by night, with thrills on 50 rides and attractions (weather and maintenance permitting), lights-out rides on select coasters, trick-or-treating, Hershey Characters glow dance parties and the original Creatures Of The Night flashlight tour at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park.
All-New Dining Experiences and Retail Offering
Hersheypark Halloween and Dark Nights will feature an elevated food and beverage scene with more than 55 scary good eats and spell-binding drinks.
Guests can get a taste of some of the frightfully delicious food offerings available during Dark Nights with the Dark Nights Tasting Pass. The Pass includes a choice of up to five specialty menu items from more than 35 food and beverage options at more than 15 locations throughout the Park, such as Toxic Mac & Cheese, Pulled Pork Sliders, Blood Orange Lemonade, Black Velvet Cake and more.
Hersheypark is also rolling out the dead carpet with the RIP Dinner Buffet at Great Scare Catering. The dreadfully delicious dinner buffet includes eerie entrées, desserts to die for and more, while some of the monsters lurk about. RIP Dinner Buffet guests will also receive a Single-Use Fast Track accepted at any of the five Dark Nights haunted houses and a Buy One Get One Hyperdeck Coupon, valid on the new Zombie-themed virtual reality game.
Located in Hershey’s Chocolatetown region, The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio will offer Spirit’s Rooftop Bar, a rooftop rendezvous available during all Hersheypark Halloween and Dark Nights operating days starting at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays exclusive to guests at Hersheypark. Guests who dare to explore the haunted rooftop bar will find spirits both real and imagined - from fiery cocktails and octopus-inspired Bloody Marys to absinthe creations and libations that literally pop tableside.
Guests can also take home a piece of Dark Nights with event-exclusive branded merchandise available at Dark Nights Emporium, Halloween BOOtique and Hersheypark Supply Co.
New this year, Dark Nights is included with admission to Hersheypark Halloween. Tickets for the seasonal event are on sale now, with various ticket options available. Guests can save up to 40 percent on dated one-day tickets by selecting the date of their visit, with Hersheypark Halloween tickets starting at $49.99 plus taxes and fees.
Current 2023 Season Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited visits during Hersheypark Halloween and Dark Nights, with haunted house access included as a new perk based directly on guest feedback.
Guests can get to the fear faster with the Dark Nights Fast Track program for the five haunted houses on the date of visit.
To purchase tickets, Season Passes or add-ons, please visit www.Hersheypark.com.
The Official Resorts of Hersheypark
Guests can extend their stay in Hershey, Pa., during the Halloween season at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark: The Hotel Hershey luxury accommodation, Hershey Lodge resort and Hersheypark Camping Resort campground, with rates available at www.Hersheypark.com/official-resorts/.
The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge will offer several Halloween packages, including a Dark Nights package featuring two nights of deluxe accommodations, a two-day Hersheypark ticket, breakfast each day, Dark Nights Tasting Passes and Dark Nights Haunted House Fast Track Passes for each guest. All guests receive Free Resort Benefits like free front gate shuttle service and preview hours. Overnight guests of Hershey Lodge receive exclusive access to Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge indoor pool complex.