Hidy ho everybody! This is my first time posting in this thread. I am heading out to the east coast this weekend with my girlfriend. We are both in our 30's. We are planning on stopping at Hersheypark on Wed the 27th and Thursday the 28th. Neither of us has been there before. We won't be able to get there until about noonish on Wed, because we have to drive up from Busch Gardens.
I read the plan that Okinawaboy and coasterlover posted. We would like to do the chocolate factory tour as soon as we get there. Which of the 4 attractions should we do? The trolley is the one that interests me the most, but are there any "must do's" between the other 3? Are advanced tickets suggested, or will we be able to get right into the attractions?
For shows, we are planning on seeing Chocapella, Tap, Rock n roll homecoming, and showdown at cocoa canyon. Any more that are strongly recommended? Or any of these that are not worth our time?
It looks like Great Bear, Skyrush, Stormrunner, Fahrenheight, and Lightening Racers are the best coasters. Where are the best seats to ride these 5? We hope to ride them all, but if we can't what should be skipped besides Sidewinder? I've ridden that model elsewhere. We don't plan on getting fast lane passes.
Are there any strongly recommended flats? I've ridden the claw at county fairs. What about any unique water rides that aren't the same model that every other park has, beside Rollersoaker?
How about food in the park? Any places I just have to try? Or what are the places that have the best food/value?
What hotels should I look at staying? I'd like to keep it at under $80 a night with breakfast.
I'm planning on having 21-22 hours over the 2 days to complete all of this and we like to soak up as much as we can. Thanks.