Sarah's Staycation Day 1 - Hershey Park

This week Jared was off and, for the first time in a while, we didn't have a million things that we had to do; just plain nothing. We decided to take advantage of the local things we never see and to sleep in every day!

Our first stop was Hershey Park. I will admit that I was hesitant since every time we have gone to an amusement park Maya has been too short to ride half the rides. She is on the small end of the spectrum but has the fearlessness of Super Woman! On a recent trip to an amusement park she was barely able to go on any ride and, while she took it like a champ, you could see the disappointment in her eyes. This time we did research!

Hershey Park had TONS of rides for her size. They make the signs visible from afar so you can easily steer the kids away if they are not the right height. 
We found discounted tickets here that are good through July 30, 2013. It made our family of four, with one under 3, about $107! We started out at Hershey's Chocolate World and went on the free tour. We got mini chocolate bars at the end and I heard they change what you get each day!

When you're at the park please do yourself a favor and go to the Pratt Falls Saloon! It's shaded, right near bathrooms and there is food. They have a fantastic musical show, much more than I would have expected. (And this is coming from a former theatre person!) It's a chance for everyone to relax and sit and the kids had a blast. They have shows at particular times which I'm sure you could look up when you get there. Judging by that I'd say check out any show they offer!
At the end of the day we went back to Chocolate World and, to my kids delight, we fed them ice cream and candy before dinner. Needless to say dinner was not a huge success but my goodness were the kids happy! And anyone who says that sugar does NOT make kids hyper should have driven in our car on the way home...their minds would be changed. They were happy and super funny until they went to sleep at 10:45pm!

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