Growing up, I only got to go to Hersheypark once. It was our 8th grade field trip. Andrew says he only remembers going two, maybe three times. It was always weird to me that neither of us have been more often, because we both have such fond memories of our minimal experiences. Hersheypark is such a sweet place (pun intended), that I want to make sure that our girls experience it often. Last year, when we went, the baby was really too little to do anything, but Serenity had so much fun that she has brought it up dozens of times since last year, always wondering when we are going back again. It’s a much larger park than we were used too, so even with two days last year, we were all exhausted. We needed a re-do.
Planning the Sweetest Day Trip
Andrew’s work schedule has left minimal summer fun time available so far this year, but when we had a mid-week break, we went for it and drove to Hersheypark. We didn’t tell the kids until we were getting into the car and they were so excited. The baby still doesn’t really know what was going on, but her sister’s excitement got her really happy. I love seeing them enjoy thing together and I knew this year would be such a treat.
Tip: Before we headed out, I downloaded the Hersheypark app onto my phone. It makes finding rides that the girls can do a breeze and I love seeing if there’s wait time before we head in any one direction.
The night before we left, we planned out our trip and decided on what we absolutely must have the girls do together. We picked the perfect day. It was literally gorgeous weather and we were so excited to do the water and dry rides together. Serenity grew a few inches over the past year, so she was able to ride the SooperDooperLooper ride, her first looped roller coaster, and her reaction didn’t disappoint. We are so incredibly blessed to be able to make these memories together as a family.
Hersheypark Just Got a Little Sweeter – Introducing BBLz™
We always like to splurge a bit when we take trips like this. For example, the girls always get to pick some type of treat that they don’t regularly get to have at home- they usually pick cotton candy. This year, before we even went, I knew what our special treat would be. Pepsi, a proud sponsor of Hersheypark, introduced a new installment this year – BBLz™ (pronounced “bubbles”). You can easily find it directly across from Hersheypark’s newest ride – Hershey Triple Tower.
Bubble Makers (soft drink mixologists) create a unique one-of-a-kind beverage experience unlike anything you’ve tried before. Unique flavors and ingredients, including foam and candy, arend whimsically blended together for a fun treat! Each person in our family got their own BBLz™ creation.
We thought they were such a fun and unique way to combine the Pepsi brand with the sweetness of Hershey. We definitely think everyone should have the unique experience of having their own BBLz™ too!
Even though BBLz™ are only in one part of the park, you can still enjoy delicious, refreshing Pepsi beverages throughout the park! Try to check out the PepsiSpire digital beverage fountains where you can customize your own flavor creation with hundreds of different options! Of course, there’s Aquafina, too, which is especially refreshing on those extra hot days!
We can’t wait to hear what you do at your next Hersheypark vacation and what you think of the BBLz™ beverage experience.