Hersheypark to host groundbreaking for expansion project
HERSHEY – Hersheypark is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the park’s 23-acre, $150 million expansion project.
PennLive.com reports the Pennsylvania amusement park is hosting the ceremony for the planned Chocolatetown attraction Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Renovations include a new roller coaster that officials say will be the park’s “tallest, longest, fastest and sweetest” ever. The ride will be classified as a “hypercoaster” because it will rise over 200 feet.
The area will include a restaurant and bar, a confectionary kitchen and an ice cream parlor. Visitors will also be able to shop at a 10,000-square-foot store.
The famed Hersheypark entrance will be replaced with a new entrance closer to the Chocolate World visitor center.
Chocolatetown is expected to be complete by the 2020 season.