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Old 11-12-2015, 01:03 PM   #21
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For what you get, I totally agree Myrtle beach is very reasonable even during the summer season. It's cheaper than ocean city Maryland.


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Old 11-12-2015, 01:05 PM   #22
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We have found campgrounds we used to stay at that gave us the Passport America rate, aren't doing it for 2016. So we'll find another place.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:12 PM   #23
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I am truly sorry that you're not happy with Hershey park. I won't to give hershey Corporation a single nickel anymore since they moved their production to Mexico.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:34 PM   #24
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I was booking some 2016 trips this morning and went to the Hershey Park Campground site to book our annual, 7-day summer trip. Site fees were a little on the high side for the sites they offer, but ok, i get it. It's the "Sweetest Place On Earth," right?
That sweet taste in my mouth soured a bit as i found the 2016 fees.
Full hook-up sites during the week went up $19/night... to $89/night.
Weekend fees went up $24/night... to $99/night!
They have also now added a holiday rate... only $109/night.
Hershey Park is nice, but it ain't Disney.
For those who haven't been to the campground, these are tight pull-through sites. If you're not in the pull-through section, you will be on the hill, and/or next to an active train that runs every 45-minutes or so, all day, all night.

We used to love this campground... clean, friendly, a little pricey, but still affordable. Now, i would recommend finding one of the other 3 or 4 nice campgrounds in the area at about half the price.
My family as well as my friend and wife has stayed at Hershey several times, but these prices are ridiculous! If enough people refuse to camp here and not go to the show because of it, maybe they might change their pricing, but I doubt it. Personally I will, as well as my friend, stay in Lancaster, it's only a short drive to Hershey and the price with a GoodSam discount will pay for the gas round trip, maybe buy dinner too.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:51 PM   #25
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Any camp ground around a major attraction is going to be expensive. I found it better to find a camp ground a little farther away and drive to the attraction. I went to Colorado last summer camps around Estes park and Rocky Mountain NP were running $80 and up per night. I stayed in Ft. Collins about 45 miles away for $35 and enjoyed the drive to the park.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:55 PM   #26
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If you are looking for an amusement park, go 1 hour further north to Knoebels Amusement Resort. 2 campgrounds and free admission to the park. Great food and prices.
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:33 PM   #27
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Location, location, location.
Even more, they offer the bus service that drops you right at the entrance. Plus if you stay @ the campground you get a "preview" day of the park when you check in at no added cost. And discounted tickets.
What we did is checked in @ 230 on a Friday and bought one day passes. We went to the park until closing the rest of the day utilizing the preview pass. We took a break for some local attractions on Saturday, then all day Sunday we spent in the park.
In my opinion if your staying there just to go to the park it may still be worth it.
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:02 PM   #28
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My family as well as my friend and wife has stayed at Hershey several times, but these prices are ridiculous! If enough people refuse to camp here and not go to the show because of it, maybe they might change their pricing, but I doubt it. Personally I will, as well as my friend, stay in Lancaster, it's only a short drive to Hershey and the price with a GoodSam discount will pay for the gas round trip, maybe buy dinner too.
We stayed in Lancaster a few times and liked it very much.
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:30 PM   #29
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The big 3 myrtle beach campgrounds have water parks and now all three will have lazy rivers. Can you believe it was one of the reasons we didn't stay there last year. My wife loves floating on a lazy river. We stayed at Lakewood and had a blast. Going back again this year.

Speaking of $100/night, just booked lake George rv park at $98 plus $9 for every child over 12. I got one of those so I'm at $107/night.


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King Phillips is about half that price. Definitely not as much going on at the camp but that's what I like. It's closer to lake George village and great escape which is where we spend all our time. I also stayed at lake George escape which is nice, and priced between rv park and King Phillips


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Old 11-12-2015, 03:42 PM   #30
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We have been to the area twice (both times to visit Hershey Park) and have always stayed a Twin Grove. MUCH cheaper, although no longer a KOA. More than close enough to Hershey Park.
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