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Old 11-12-2015, 03:53 PM   #31
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We use the Jonestown KOA. 15 minutes from Hershey Park and they have shuttle that will take you there and back. Also it's near Fort Indiantown Gap and they have some nice outdoor military displays. Creekside sites are great. The Swatara Creek is perfect for kayaking.
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:23 PM   #32
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I do not mind paying if the location is great or has perks. $100 a day would not be bad with the free bus.. (figure $25 to park so $75 a day)... Cheaper tickets and so forth. When we just stayed at Disney it was $95 a day. Figure the shuttles and such, knock off the $20 a day parking.. It begins to get better. Now, 170 in the peak season... Yeah right!

It is $100 a day for Frontier Town in OCMD... But they have a water park and a free shuttle to downtown OCMD, so I guess it helps drop the cost... I do not know what Hershey charges for the area hotels, but it is prob more than $100.
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:26 PM   #33
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Just three weeks ago, we stayed at Hershey Conawego CG in Elizabethtown just 10 minutes from the park. Half the price of Hershey's park, but the bathrooms and showers were GROSS! The place needed a lot of maintenance. Put it on your "definitely avoid" list.
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:32 PM   #34
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$100.00 a night, I'll get a motel. Or Wal-Mart!
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:50 PM   #35
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$100.00 a night, I'll get a motel. Or Wal-Mart!
Oh I agree... I would not dream of staying there unless their offerings benefited us... I stay at the Hershey TT but without that I might stay to save on the tickets and transportation while I visited the park.. This is how we handled Disney.. Then we BAILED as soon as we were done in the park and found a cheaper solution down the road for the remaining trip.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:31 PM   #36
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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.
While there is a Hershey plant in Mexico (it is over 40 years old), their candy plants are still cranking out Kisses, Kit Kats, and Reese Cups full speed at the 4 plants in PA, 1 in IL, and 1 in VA. The newest plant in West Hershey, PA set the company back over 300 million dollars.

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Old 11-12-2015, 06:58 PM   #37
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I stay at Hershey in 2012 when they had Farm Aid there the price wasn't bad then can't recall how much I paid but I had water and elec site.You right about the trains but I use to them bc I have them behind my home.There is a state campground about 30 miles from there. What nice about it is the price is low plus you are only 30 some miles from Gettysburg and 30 some from Hershey.So if you have kids that a better place to camp.
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:45 PM   #38
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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.

The "preview" is available for anyone. You do not have to be staying at a Hershey owned resort/campground to take advantage. Just purchase your ticket and enjoy the park the night before for free.
Parking at Hershey Park is just $9.00/ day. Not sure that makes up for the extra $40 they're gouging us.
Also... Annual pass members enjoy free parking right up next to the entrance.


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Who in their right mind would pay $100 camping fee?
California state beach campgrounds have premium campsites that cost that much.
And they're booked up year-round, 6 months in advance.
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