Hersheypark's $150 million expansion called Chocolatetown will open summer 2020

Rachel Kurland
October 03, 2018 - 5:47 pm
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HERSHEY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The summer of 2020 is already looking sweet.

Hersheypark announced Wednesday its $150 million expansion of the amusement park with a new section called Chocolatetown.

The new region of the park, set to open in two years, will include shopping, an ice cream parlor, restaurants, the park's 15th roller coaster, a carrousel, a dedicated separate entrance for season passholders, and a Starbucks. Visitors can always watch how the chocolate gets made by the professionals.

Billed as the place "Where Fun Meets Chocolate," the new section will cover 23 acres. Officials say the expansion is the largest capital investment in Hershey Entertainment & Resorts’ history.

"We are incredibly excited to enter this next chapter in the rich history of Hersheypark," said John Lawn, president and CEO of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. "Chocolatetown will be a place where chocolate-inspired attractions will transform the guest experience in new and engaging ways."

The park will remain fully operational during the development of Chocolatetown.