Yesterday, I took Isaac to Hersheypark for the day together. We had a great time just the two of us. According to Map My Run, we walked about 4.23 miles – see the map above. We got to see three shows including the 3-D show which Isaac really enjoyed. Isaac tried out two new rides (with me) – the Tidal Force and the Roller Soaker. Isaac also tried out a few parts of the new Boardwalk water part of the park that was added over the winter. They did a great job with this whole area which includes several cool water slides, a few different water playgrounds, and a cool boogie boarding surf area.

Here are a couple of the tips that have made our trips in the past a real fun time:

1. If you’re planning on getting wet, get there right at the opening and go for the water stuff first. We went on Canyon River Rapids, Tidal Force, and Roller Soaker without any wait. Later in the day, the lines for these rides were huge.

2. Now your show times and use the shows for entertainment and downtime. We have especially enjoyed the shows at the Aquatheater.

3. Food is expensive in the park, so eat a good breakfast before you arrive. We have discovered that Subway in the park is one of the most reasonable places to eat.

4. Save time for Chocolate World. We have hit this free ride at the end of our day every time we’ve gone to Hershey. The best part is that it ends with a free Hershey’s chocolate treat. Chocolate World is actually located just outside of Hersheypark. It is open year round, so if you’re just passing through, it’s worth a quick visit.

It was a SWEET day with my son.

Until the next post…