Traveling with Special Needs to Hershey Park...with a Giveaway!

May 15, 2017
*I was given a sponsored trip in exchange for my honest opinion.*
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New this year, the Hershey Triple Tower

As I mentioned in my last post about Hershey, I was utterly surprised by how awesome it is.  Not only is it a small town full of nice people, but we were given access to some of the movers and shakers in the Park.


Our group interviewed Laura Woodburn, and she knows everything there is to know about the operations at Hershey. Her title is Hospitality Services, and she is in charge of making sure that the rides are safe for all types of riders.

Over 21,000 folks enrolled in their Access Ability Program last year.  Past the stroller rental area, (you will find a kiosk? office? person? ) where you will fill out a form called the Ride Accessibility Questionnaire.  This link has the information you need.  You answer essential safety questions regarding trunk control, grasp, transfer ability, and others. The system compares your responses to the guidelines for each ride.  This information generates a boarding pass which lists every ride that is compatible with your needs.  Isn't that awesome?

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A courteous Hershey employ will give you a yellow wristband. This wristband identifies you for fast track entry (also available to all guests with purchase), security identification for lost children, and entry through the ride's exit. The last item is an option for guests who physically or emotionally can't wait in even the fast track line. Hershey goes the extra mile to ensure you have the access you need to have a safe, fun time.

A total of four guests are allowed with each Access guest, though the Hershey staff assured me that they are flexible with larger parties.

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Water Park in Hershey Park

You guys...No TIMED ENTRY.  You just go, so no more meltdowns because you have to wait after approaching the ride.  They also do rider swap, for those guests with strollers.   Honestly, it seems as though they have gone above and beyond to consider the happiness of their guests.

Each Hershey property has a quiet room.  The park has THREE.  Should I repeat that for the cheap seats?  How awesome.

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Service dogs are welcome.  They can be housed in the park "Barking Lot" or rides where they are allowed.  During my meeting with Laura, I mentioned having crates available for rides where dogs aren't safe, and you know what?  She listened.  Astounding.

Last year Hershey gave over 25 million rides at its park.  Will you be one this year?  I have teamed up with Hershey to give away some goodies from my visit.  Check out my video for what's included!

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