Summer isn’t complete without a few trips to nearby amusement parks, and there’s good news on that front: As New Jersey and surrounding states continue to lift COVID-19 restrictions, summertime staples like Pennsylvania’s Hersheypark are getting ready to reopen.

Hersheypark will reopen on Friday, July 3, with exclusive days for season pass holders on July 1-2. The 121-acre theme park also boasts a water park and a zoo, and will open with new safety guidelines.

Hersheypark will frequently sanitize high-touch areas and add sanitizing stations throughout the park. A new reservation system will help Hershey keep to state guideline capacities, along with  the addition of social distancing signage, ground markings and redesigned guest spaces. Visitors over the age of 2 will be required to wear face masks, except while dining and on certain attractions, and will be required to undergo a touchless temperature screening. Social distancing on rides will be determined on a ride-by-ride basis.

In addition to debuting new safety procedures, Hersheypark will also open Candymonium, the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in the park. The coaster’s max speed is 76 mph and has the most airtime of any coaster in the park. It’s located at the new entrance of Hershey’s Chocolatetown.

Hershey’s ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park will open on Monday, June 22 with exclusive days of annual pass holders June 19-21. The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort are now open with new safety enhancements. The Spa At The Hotel Hershey and MeltSpa by Hershey will open Friday, June 19.

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