Philly Trip – Day 5, Part 1

From June 7 –

We had one goal on this day – to be one of the first people to arrive at Hershey Park.  Our goal was to get there early and stay until they closed.

I don’t think we were the only people with that goal.  It was a mess to get in right at opening time, there wasn’t any clear line strategy and there were a lot of field trips and other large groups.

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They had all these cute spots to measure the kids and see which candy they were – that way you knew which rides they were tall enough to ride.  Lilli was excited to be a Hershey Bar.

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Abbi was a Reeses.  And I was a Jolly Rancher.  Brent is adult height so he didn’t have a category. Ha!

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At first Abbi was pretty overwhelmed and scared to ride things.  I was hoping it wasn’t going to be a repeat of Dollywood, but once we found a few things she wanted to ride she warmed up.

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Then she got more and more adventurous.

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Of course she wanted to ride the semi trucks.  And Lilli is always a good sport and still small enough to want to ride a lot of these same things, too.

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Most of the time we didn’t wait more than a few minutes to ride anything, but the old timey and race cars were a bit of a wait.  Abbi was determined to drive the cars so we did wait in line for that, and it was absolutely one of her favorites.

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Lilli and I rode the Kisses Tower Drop together – they take you up to the top then drop you over and over again.  It was definitely frightening but we loved it! I could never talk her into working her way up to Reeses height though!

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And the characters – absolutely one of their favorite parts of the park! They’d see a character and just run over to meet them and take a picture.

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The joy in that face! She was having the time of her life.

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This little Frog Hopper was also a huge favorite of Abbi’s.  I’m not sure how many times she rode it.

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They did eventually ride some things without us.  I think after the big Hershey drop Lilli didn’t find this one nearly as interesting.

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They found Hershey! We were really not sure how many characters they had, so it was always really exciting when we saw one walking around.

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Abbi’s face says it all….

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And of course a Kiss.  To be continued…..

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