Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

P. 988: "Christmas in Hershey" 2018 offerings announced!
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 2 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
A zonkey is a cross between a zebra and a donkey.
User avatar
 
Posts: 560
Joined: 03 Jan 2013
Gender: None specified

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Dr. M » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:20 am

If it's anything like the chocolate factory I work in, it's definitely not a world of pure imagination. More like a world of pure irritation. And hair nets.
-Dr. M

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 2584
Joined: 01 Mar 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Gender: Male

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:33 pm

jray21 wrote:I wish they allowed people to visit the real factory, like Jelly Belly does in CA. Of course, I'd probably try to break through the barriers and jump in a vat of chocolate!


They used to until I think sometime in the 70s. The dark ride factory tour is fun but it would be nice to see the real thing too.

Donkey eat mullet pump.
User avatar
 
Posts: 447
Joined: 13 May 2006
Location: Somewhere in Alabama
Gender: Male
Age: 50

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Jhcbiinoc » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:54 pm

Actually-Hershey operates a massive plant in West Hershey. The old plant that they are tearing down used to be a "bean to bar" factory-raw cocoa beans came in, were processed into chocolate liquor-and then that was processed into candy. Eventually, a new plant in West Hershey was built and gradually, more and more moved there. Over the years, Hershey then outsourced most of the chocolate making process, and (I just found this out last year) no longer roasts and grinds their own chocolate-they outsource the chocolate liquor from other companies and then process it into chocolate and candy bars.

They just completed the process of moving all production to the new plant last year: www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Manufacturers/Hershey-opens-doors-at-the-world-s-most-technologically-advanced-choc-factory.

I talked to a relative who actually DID tour the real factory-the one being torn down now, in the days pre-"Chocolate World", and they did have real tours up until the 1970's:

blog.hersheyarchives.org/2012/04/09/touring-the-hershey-chocolate-factory/

There USED to be a video online inside of the West Hershey plant, the modern one they use now, but the video was apparently pulled from being online. I did find this one, of the classic factory, though:



And as recently as 2008 when they started closing plants, you could actually tour the real factories in Oakdale, CA and in Smith's Falls, Ontario...the one in Ontario looked very interesting:

www.biline.ca/Ottawa/content/hershey.htm
Image

Don't put that donkey on the floor!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1634
Joined: 12 Jun 2005
Location: Cumberland, Maryland
Gender: Male
Age: 45

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby eddie200330 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:03 pm

New additions for 2014 includes coaster!!!!!!
Family Coaster
Tea Cups
Happy Swing


http://www.hersheypark.com/general_info/new_2014.php
family_coaster.jpg
Last edited by larrygator on Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:54 pm.
Life is a lemon and I want my money back????

He who farts in church sits in own pew.............

Don't make me kick you in the donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1947
Joined: 11 Jul 2012
Location: MA/PA
Gender: Male

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby TyRush » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:08 pm

Oh wow! Thats great they are adding new family rides! This looks to be a great add for the park! Very anxious to see everything come together.

They really are starting to create a very good Family vs Thrill factor within the park.
If Intamin made a donkey, it wouldn't be tame.....well for a year

Visit our Penn State Theme Park Engineering Group page! www.psuthemeparkengineering.com/

I prefer to mate with donkeys over humans!
User avatar
 
Posts: 2016
Joined: 15 Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, MD
Gender: Male
Age: 27

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby GwaziBSRider1 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:16 pm

Hershey really needed that small family coaster. Hopefully, they'll let us credit whores on it!
Image

Don't put that donkey on the floor!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1634
Joined: 12 Jun 2005
Location: Cumberland, Maryland
Gender: Male
Age: 45

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby eddie200330 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:39 pm

GwaziBSRider1 wrote:Hershey really needed that small family coaster. Hopefully, they'll let us credit whores on it!


If this ends up the same model/type as SFA then we are screwed. They have a max of 54" unless you are with child......but we know how credit whores roll. Do I see some bribery in the near future!! :lmao:
Life is a lemon and I want my money back????

He who farts in church sits in own pew.............

I prefer to mate with donkeys over humans!
User avatar
 
Posts: 2016
Joined: 15 Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, MD
Gender: Male
Age: 27

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby GwaziBSRider1 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:53 pm

^ I had no trouble with SFA. I waited 30 minutes for it (it was literally the ONLY ride in the park with a line) without a child and walked right on it. Unless they changed it since last August.
Image

Don't put that donkey on the floor!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1634
Joined: 12 Jun 2005
Location: Cumberland, Maryland
Gender: Male
Age: 45

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby eddie200330 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:08 pm

GwaziBSRider1 wrote:^ I had no trouble with SFA. I waited 30 minutes for it (it was literally the ONLY ride in the park with a line) without a child and walked right on it. Unless they changed it since last August.


I was going by their website.....it is Six Flags after all.
Life is a lemon and I want my money back????

He who farts in church sits in own pew.............

Online
Counts I305 as 32 credits...
User avatar
 
Posts: 6041
Joined: 22 Apr 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male
Age: 27

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:17 pm

It smells like Hersheypark picked up a ride package from Zamperla.
Image
Data entry nut for the official TPR coaster poll! https://coasterpoll.com/
Check out my theme park 3D visualization portfolio!
The opinions that I post on this forum do not necessarily represent those of the company I work for.

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 2 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron