There’s nothing sweeter than chocolate and nothing more exciting than amusement parks, which you know well if you are one of the millions of visitors that have explored Pennsylvania’s Hersheypark. Originally opened in 1906 by Milton S. Hershey, the famous confectioner and founder of Hershey Chocolate Company, Hersheypark started as a small leisure park for employees of the company and has grown into an award-winning theme park that spans 121 acres in Derry Township, PA.
Modern-day Hersheypark features several incredible attractions that appeal to young and old alike, including 70+ exciting rides, ZooAmerica, and six different themed areas. Just when you thought that this thrilling theme park couldn’t get any better, Hersheypark broke the mold again by revealing their “biggest announcement ever” on October 3, 2018—a huge $150-million expansion that features a brand-new hypercoaster, making this the largest capital investment in Hershey Entertainment & Resorts history!
Taking Hersheypark to the Next Level with Chocolatetown
When Hersheypark announced that it will be opening a new theme area called Chocolatetown, they said that they will “unlock an all-new chapter” in the park’s legacy. Suspicions over the expansion began back in June of 2018 when the park submitted plans for approval to the Derry Township Planning Commission. These rumors were confirmed on October 3, when the park announced that its 23-acre Chocolatetown expansion will include several new attractions:
- Restaurant and bar
- Confectionary kitchen
- Ice cream parlor
- 10,000 sq. ft. store
What fans of Hersheypark are most excited about, however, is the announcement of the new Bolliger & Mabillard hypercoaster! Standing taller than the park’s other hypercoaster at over 200 feet, this new hypercoaster attraction is sure to be big news all the way up to its grand opening. In fact, Hersheypark has plans to open up Chocolatetown and the new roller coaster for the 2020 season—although that might still seem like a long wait for rollercoaster enthusiasts that love visiting the park every summer.
Making Your Move from “The Sweetest Place on Earth”
The expansion to Hersheypark is sure to draw the attention of countless local residents and visitors, but that doesn’t mean that everyone gets the chance to live within driving distance of this exciting attraction. While you can always come back for a visit, making a long distance move from Hershey is necessary for many families every year, and O’Brien’s Moving & Storage is there to make the transition an easy one for you and your household. We offer:
- Personalized coordination and moving consultations
- Full-service and fragile-only packing services
- Vehicle, boat, and motorcycle shipping across the country
- State-of-the-art equipment and moving vans
- Flexible storage options for short- and long-term use
Since 1928, O’Brien’s Moving has watched as our community has grown, expanded, and thrived, and Hersheypark and the surrounding region is no exception. We’re excited about the continued growth in the area, and our Hershey interstate movers work hard every day to serve Hershey area residents with the superior long distance moving solutions they deserve.
As a long-term agent of Allied Van Lines, our award-winning Hershey interstate movers are capable of handling moves large and small—making it easier to pack up your home in the area and relocate to anywhere you need to go. Just give us a call today to learn more about the full-service moving solutions we offer, or fill out our online form now to request your free estimate.
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