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Amusement Park Travel Tip #19 – Know your child’s limits

Visiting with the dragon egg at Dutch Wonderland Traveling to amusement parks with small children can be a great deal of fun or it can be a disaster, sometimes it is both in the same trip! A good rule...

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Mom’s are free at Hersheypark on Mothers Day with this link

Just found a link through Macaroni kid that lets you print out a buy one ticket get one free for mothers day.  Check it out here. This must be used with a full price admission so you can’t do this in...

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Free Ticket to Hersheypark for Dad on Fathers Day – Coupon link 2013

This link was posted on Hersheypark’s Facebook page so if you have trouble, head there to see it in person.  This is a coupon for a free ticket for Dad with the purchase of one regular price (junior,...

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Knoebels Opening Day Trip Report 2013 – Fun with DAFE and ACE

Hi folks.. this trip report is very late since I went back in April, but I am having technically difficulties with my photo files.  I’ve been holding it (and all my other posts) until I could get the...

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Travel Channel Top 10 Amusement Parks includes two of Pennsylvania’s own

In this article, the Travel Channel website ranks the top ten amusement parks for visiting this summer.  No surprise to us locals, but Knoebels was number 2 on their list (ranking BEFORE all Disney...

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Chevy Days at Hersheypark 2013

For the past several years, new Chevy owners have been able to get tickets to Hersheypark as part of their purchase deal.  There are certain days set aside in the park as Chevy days in late July and...

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Rider Safety in Pennsylvania – A Park’s Top Priority and YOUR Responsibility...

Delgrosso’s Act 1994-58 sign Ever seen the sign above in a Pennsylvania Amusement park?  Did you ever stop to read it?  Bet you didn’t, but you really should. What is displayed on these signs is PA Act...

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Dutch Wonderland Discount Tickets – $33.00 Through the PA Dutch Boy Scout...

Dutch Wonderland Discount Tickets I got great news from my contact Duane at the PA Dutch Boy Scout Council this week.  Finally we have a discount for Dutch Wonderland! They have arranged a deal with...

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08/24/13 Hershey Gardens and Chocolate World Trip Report

Hershey Gardens Entrance This has been one of the busiest summers I’ve had in a long time and as I reviewed this website I realized I’ve posted NO (that is zero!) trip reports this summer. Shame on me....

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Pittsburgh Dad visits Kennywood – great video

I have been hesitant to add much YouTube content to AP Mom in the past but you’ll see that change in the next few months.  There is so much good footage out there of the parks and the rides that I want...

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Patriot News Clipping 10-13-2013 Hersheypark Flooding Photo

10-13-13 Patriot News photo of flooded Hersheypark

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Dutch Wonderland Auction – Bye Bye Ferris Windmill and Statue of Liberty

Dutch Wonderland Auction Sign I was at Dutch Wonderland today to catch Happy Hauntings before it closes for 2013 and I noticed on the one entrance sign they were announcing an auction for November 4th....

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Dutch Wonderland changes Bumper Car Height Requirements to 42 inches –...

Bumper Cars New Height Restriction Notice on ride sign 11-2-13 I noticed on Dutch Wonderland’s website that they have changed the minimum height requirements to ride the bumper cars to 42″ which is the...

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Hersheypark in The Dark Mini-Trip Report – November 1, 2013

HPITD 11/1/13 – Directional Sign When I visited Hersheypark in the Dark back on the first day I really didn’t think I’d make it back. Thanks to a lightened schedule and an understanding husband I did...

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Amusement Park Mom is under contruction for 2014…

Winter has to end sometime so we are reorganizing the site for the big openings in April – adding new information and updating posts for 2014 to get ready for Springtime in the Park at Hersheypark and...

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02-01-14 Patriot News Article about Knoebels new rides for 2014

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Hersheypark Springtime in the Park 2014 Discount tickets at Giant

The Kissing Tower May 2012 Hooray!  We have made it through the winter of 2013-2014 and the good news is Hersheypark will be opening for Springtime in the Park in a few weeks.  The bad news is that...

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Dutch Wonderland 2014 Entertainment – Coming Soon

Come back soon after we make our first trip to the park in 2014 for details on DW entertainment.

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Get children measured and a candy brand wristband before they ride at...

Measuring up at Guest Services Hersheypark’s ride rating systems uses a series of candy brands to determine who can ride which rides. A huge time saver for parents of kids that don’t like to stand...

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Hersheypark Springtime in the Park crowds – what are the best days to go in...

Founders Circle on Good Friday 2012 Every year I make predictions about the crowd levels at Hersheypark’s Springtime in the Park and most years I feel pretty good about my predictions.  This year is...

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