After the big storm hit Arlington, my daughters sleep away camp was canceled. It was very emotional for us, as we sat in our air conditioned house and decided what on demand movie would best ease the pain.
Once the movie was over, we decided to leave the next day for Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The plan was to watch my son’s regional soccer game and head to Hershey Park.
Once the soccer game was finished, we left for Hershey Park. As we headed toward the park, we noticed that they had a water park. Unprepared for the water park aspect, we went to the outlets.
Luckily, the outlets are right next to Hershey Park. We went to the Gap outlet and bought some really cute suits. Then we ate some lunch, before we got to the park.
When we finally arrived at Hershey it was 1:00. There were two parking options, general parking for $12.00 or VIP parking for $20.00.
With a quick glance to the right, I noticed the trams taking people to the park from the general parking area. I asked the parking guy just how close I would get with VIP.
He said, “As close as you want to get.”
As the horns honked behind me, I pondered, should I spend the extra $8.00 and get as close as I want to get? I was worried that all the really good VIP parking would be taken, it was getting late. I decided to go for it and handed the guy $20.00. He handed me a special pass and told me to turn on my flashers.
As I drove, parking attendants were waving me along. I was driving closer and closer to the entrance. I parked my car as close as I could get.
My oldest daughter said, “This isn’t a spot!”
It was time for driving lesson number one: “Just because you don’t see white lines, doesn’t mean it’s not a parking spot. As long as cars can get around you, it’s ok.” For the record, if she ever gets towed, I’m not paying. My parking spot was about 50 feet from the main entrance.
Bottom line, if you get to a park late splurge for VIP parking.
We headed to the gate bought our tickets and used some coupons for a discount. Hershey Park was packed and that means long lines.
Our first stop was guest services; I had to see if there were any fast passes that I could get to avoid those lines. Turns out you can buy fast passes at Hershey.