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October fun planned for Hersheypark and ZooAmerica


Creatures of the Night, ZooAmerica

Beginning Friday, October 18 and continuing through the next two weekends, Hersheypark will hosts its annual Hersheypark in the Dark Halloween celebration. From Friday through Sunday, the amusement park will open more than 50 rides and attractions—weather-permitting—and have Halloween-themed live entertainment. ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park will be open during the special weekend hours with its own special activities.

The park will have 13 coasters running during the three weekends. Guests can experience rides in the dark on three wooden coasters during the last hour of operation each evening. Even the indoor glowing Laff Trakk coaster will be dark throughout Park operation.

Children under age 12 can come in costume and trick-or-treat along a ‘Treatville” trail with 13 stops in Hersheypark, ZooAmerica and Hershey Hallow in Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction. (Costumes are not required to receive a free treat bag.)

Throughout the three weekends of Hersheypark in the Dark, there will be live entertainment, including “Screaming Mummies,” a band of misfit mummies performing throwback Halloween tunes; a Hershey Characters Glow Dance Party; and performances from “Our Friends from the Sea” on select dates and times. Additionally, fall-themed food and drinks will be available for purchase, including Pumpkin King Size Shakes, pumpkin funnel cakes and s’mores made with cookies and peanut butter cups, will be available for purchase.

While Hersheypark hosts its Halloween-themed event, ZooAmerica will be open for nighttime visitors with its Creatures Of The Night attraction. Guests can bring their flashlight to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park for a nighttime tour, included with the admission price to Hersheypark.  This unique Halloween-themed experience is the only time of year ZooAmerica is open after dark. Separate admission is also available at the zoo’s off-street entrance for those not attending Hersheypark in the Dark

Hersheypark in the Dark will be open from 5-10 p.m. on Fridays, Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturdays, Oct. 19, 26 and Nov. 2; and 12-9 p.m. on Sundays, Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3. Admission is $41.95 children ages 9 and older and adults and $31.95 for those ages 3-8 and 55 or older.  Tickets to ZooAmerica only are $12.50 for ages 9-54, and $10.50 for ages 3-8 and 55 and older.

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