Hersheypark offers the best of two great family vacations
— a trip to the seashore and a day at a theme park —
all for a one-price admission. Besides its amusement rides, the
Hershey, Pa., park also features The Boardwalk, offering guests a
full waterpark experience with 14 different water rides.
Aquatic attractions include The Shore, a 378,000-gallon wave
pool; Coastline Plunge with four tube slides; Waverider, a
stationary surf machine; and Intercoastal Waterway, a lazy river
experience covering more than 24,000 square feet.
Team recruitment is conducted through on-site and off-site events,
as well as online. Once hired, team members must attend a four-hour
company orientation and an eight-hour operational orientation for
their specific job location. Lifeguards complete an additional
four-day certification process.
To keep guests safe and secure, lifeguards are first-aid and
AED-certified. All park managers are certified Pennsylvania State
Ride Inspectors and National Weather Service SkyWarn Certified
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts believes in preserving
natural resources, so management has adopted a number of
“green” initiatives. The most recent was the addition
of Dream Machines, made possible through partnerships with PepsiCo
and Waste Management. Guests can use the Dream Machines to scan the
UPC codes of their recyclables and earn points for each item
recycled. Those points translate to rewards in the form of
discounts or coupons for recognized brands, or the points can be
donated to charity.