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Hershey Park, Hershey, PA

Posted by ustop20themeparks on April 10, 2009

Hershey Park

100 W. Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
hershey-park-1jpg
Picture source: http://www.ultimatecoupons.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/hershey-park-1.jpg

America’s 18th Most Visited Park of 2007

Interesting Info

http://www.buschgardensgroupevents.com/va/UserFiles/readerschoiceawards-2007.pdf
http://www.themeit.com/attendance_report2007.pdf

2nd in Favorite Park for Families with 13%

4th in Top Wooden Roller Coasters – Lightning Racer

ACCURACY & AUTHORITY – 3/5
TEA is the only non-profit organization representing producers of “compelling places and engaging experiences”, in this case, theme parks.

OBJECTIVITY – 4/5
Link obtained from BuschGardens

CURRENCY – 4/5
2007 information.

COVERAGE – 4/5
Considerably extensive information.

Main website

http://www.hersheypark.com/index.php

PROS
•    Provides information for the smoking visitor

•     List of rides matched according to height, for the children
•    Contains information for guests with disabilities
o    Downloadable guide for guests with disabilities, informing them the different rides that they can or cannot take
•    Comprehensive breakdown of price list for admission

CONS
•    Not all rides have full description and pictures.


ACCURACY & AUTHORITY
– 5/5
What other authority would be qualified enough to publish information with regards to Hershey Park  than Hershey Park itself.

OBJECTIVITY – 3/5
As the main website’s main interest is that of attracting visitors, it is likely that it is subjective and presented in an attempt to garner more visits.

CURRENCY – 5/5
Up to date and current.

COVERAGE – 5/5
Information rich.

Books

HERSHEYPARK: THE SWEETNESS OF SUCCESS  (1997)

By Charles Jacques Jr. <br><br> A 217-page book on the park's history with  over 500 photos and descriptions of the rides, landscape, and  people. <br><br>This history takes readers up to 1996 and includes The  "Wildcat" coaster.

By Charles Jacques Jr. A 217-page book on the park's history with over 500 photos and descriptions of the rides, landscape, and people. This history takes readers up to 1996 and includes The "Wildcat" coaster.

Picture source: http://www.amazon.com/Hersheypark-Sweetness-Charles-J-Jacques/dp/096143922X

PROS
•    Many pictures and illustrations

CONS
•    Very outdated since it only consists of information up to 1996

ACCURACY & AUTHORITY – 3/5

OBJECTIVITY – 1/5

CURRENCY – 0/5
Information is outdated. This is the usual problem with books; they become outdated quickly. This book has been around for 12 years since its first print in 1997.

COVERAGE – 4/5
Over 500 photos and descriptions of the rides, landscape and people.


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