Introducing the 2019 Coaster101.com Park Mania Champion: Hersheypark
How Sweet it is..and by Sweet, of course we mean the Chocolate!
We started with 68 parks. After more than 65,000 total votes cast, we’ve narrowed it down to the one winner of 2019’s edition of Park Mania: Hersheypark!
Originally opened in 1906 by Milton Hershey as a leisure park for the employees of the Hershey Chocolate Company, Hersheypark is now wholly and privately owned by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. The park has 76 total attractions, including 14 roller coasters. (And roller coaster #15 is on the way in 2020!)
Hersheypark defeated Canobie Lake Park, fellow Pennsylvania park Dorney Park, back to back Virginia parks in Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens Williamsburg, before knocking out Cedar Fair heavyweights Knott’s Berry Farm in the semi-finals, and Cedar Point in the final voting period to capture the 2019 title. In 2018, Hersheypark made it to the finals before being ultimately defeated by 2018 Champion Kings Island
“Since we opened over 100 years ago, we have had the sweetest fans! We are so honored by the support of each one – coaster enthusiasts, families and chocolate lovers who enjoy our 70 rides as much as we do,” Hersheypark said. “As we continue the next chapter of our history, we can’t wait to welcome everyone to Hersheypark to see our past and future come together like never before!”
Hersheypark joins 2017 Champion, Silverwood Park in Idaho, and 2018 Champion, Kings Island in Ohio as Park Mania/Madness Champions!