Visitors to the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA get to enjoy 30,000 square feet of splashing good times featuring Twizzlers Twists water slides and Reese’s Water Walk. Fun interactive water features including our zero entry pool, sand castle spray zone, lighthouse tipping bucket, basketball hoops, provide water play fun all year round.
Hershey Lodge, an official resort of Hersheypark, has always catered to its guests’ desires for fun, offering VIP tickets to the amusement park, “Sweet Start” early admission and first access to cabanas at the waterpark. So, when guests asked for more water fun and fitness activities, their wish was granted with a new Reese’s Water Walk.
“We take guest feedback very seriously,” says General Manager Jason Heath. “We knew that we needed to provide an elevated fitness and indoor pool experience for our guests to enjoy with their families year-round.”
On May 26, 2016, guests got their first look at the new Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge, which includes something for every guest, such as the Twizzler Twists Water Slides and the Reese’s Water Walk.
“The feedback from our guests has been tremendous,” says Heath. “We are hearing wonderful comments about the pool complex, the fitness center, the arcade and our food and beverage offering. We have a very loyal following of guests that return year after year and they are amazed at the transformation. Watching the expressions on our returning guests’ faces as they enter Hershey’s Water Works has been very rewarding.”
Soft Play created the Reese’s Water Walk for the new water complex. Soft Play’s turnkey water walk systems engage kids of all ages and are finished with UV- and chlorine-stable, abrasion-resistant, HydroTuff™ coatings.
“Reese’s Water Walk is definitely one of our most popular attractions at Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge,” says Heath. “It’s fun to watch guests of all ages enjoying themselves as they try their luck attempting to cross the peanut butter cup pads to the other side of the pool.”
With one-of-a-kind slides and play elements, Water Works at Hershey Lodge really is a one-of-a-kind water play experience.
“Any hotel can offer an indoor water complex, but only we can offer Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge,” says Heath.
The opening of the water complex was big news for nearby media outlets. Check them out below:
Opened in 1907 by Milton S. Hershey as a picnic and pleasure grounds for his employees, Hersheypark is a 121-acre theme park with more than 70 rides and attractions, featuring 13 roller coasters and more than 20 kiddie rides. In 2015, the Park welcomed Laff Trakk, the first indoor, spinning glow coaster in the country. Included in the one-price admission of Hersheypark is The Boardwalk at Hersheypark, a waterpark with nine unique water attractions and 29 private rental cabanas; and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, an 11-acre, walk-through zoo that cares for more than 200 animals representing more than 60 species. In addition, the Park features live daily entertainment and a variety of food and beverage offerings are served at 46 locations including Moe’s Southwest Grill, Chickie’s & Pete’s and more. Retail shopping is available at 26 locations and 41 family games are located throughout the Park. The Park has started to tease its 2017 attraction on all social media channels.