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Hershey Park during Halloween- is this more kid friendly?

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Hershey Park during Halloween- is this more kid friendly?

is this amusement park more geared to kids with halloween then anything? I been reading amusement park reviews and they said hershey does not get that scary. any recs or reviews on Oct events is good

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1. Re: Hershey Park during Halloween- is this more kid friendly?

Most of the park is very kid friendly without anything scary at all. In the past, they have set up a "haunted field" type area for those that are also interested in that aspect of Halloween - not sure if they do that any more. Hersheypark in the Dark is a lot of fun and all rides that don't have water are open.

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2. Re: Hershey Park during Halloween- is this more kid friendly?

I would agree that Hersheypark at Halloween is very kid friendly. For kids 12 and under there is also Hershey's Trick or Treat Adventure throughout Chocolate World and the park.

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Yep, they did the scary stuff in 2004, and that was it. They created a mad farmer named Cornelius Fields who ruled over psycho scarecrows and 3 haunted areas.

They called it Hersheypark's Haunted Harvest. It was really well done and quite scary.

Back in the 1930s, the farmer, who lived in Hershey and spent years quietly tending his crops, went mad.

The story goes that he planted a field of corn in an old cemetery and the disrupted residents below were not pleased. They began talking to Cornelius and soon were ordering him around.

Mysterious things began happening. Farm hands disappeared, years passed and Cornelius' farm fell to wrack and ruin. The tractors and the old cars rusted out; the smell of mildew infected the air.

The cemetery dwellers ordered Cornelius to take those farm hands and create a community of psycho scarecrows called Cornstalkers .

When the good people of Hershey realized what was happening, they locked Cornelius away.

But now, just as October chills fill the black night and the dried out corn stalks wave in the howling wind, Cornelius is back at his farm, rallying his legions of Cornstalkers.

In the first area, the Fear House, visitors will see the illusion of a 1930s farmhouse from the basement to the attic, though all the sights are on ground level to make Fear House accessible to all.

Once you've been creeped out in the Fear House, you'll head over to Scream Acres, where every shadowy bale of hay and stalk of corn will hold potential horrors.

As creepy as these two areas will be, it's the Dread Shed that will be the most intense. It's been said the shed is where Cornelius did his most evil deeds. There may even be a few body bags fluttering in the wind.

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4. Re: Hershey Park during Halloween- is this more kid friendly?

Hershey is definitely family friendly. You can read reviews of past seasons at www.amusementparkmom.com . If you are talking about younger kids, such as 8 and under, then Dutch Wonderland and Idlewild are two other options. Knoebels also is not scary.

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5. Re: Hershey Park during Halloween- is this more kid friendly?

I was there in two different years in the past, and the chocolate characters were dressed in Halloween costumes for HersheyPark in the Dark. It was very cute and family friendly.

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