Traveling With Teens To Hershey Park- My Family Story

Traveling With Teens To Hershey Park- Hershey PA

 

If your family is like mine, we travel. Hubby and I have traveled since before the children were born so we never let it stop us once our family began to grow. As you know, my kids are tween, teen and adult now so the road of travel has been long and forever changing for this family. We have been through traveling with tons of things including bottles, diapers and strollers and everything you can imagine. As for now I am happy to report that we can enter a theme park in the “NO Bag Lane” for the most part! Pure Joy!

But, kids growing up and travel does come with its challenges. All of a sudden it’s not about the baby rides and the mid rides and your day is centered around the biggest thrill rides you can find. Teens in their own right are a little off, but when you take them traveling you really never know what to expect. I do feel kind of lucky in the respect that my three kids LOVE to travel with us as a family. The one thing I really would never condone along the whole let’s split up and meet at the end of the day. To me, there is no point traveling together if we are just going to split and not even see each other. The entire trip is about making family memories.

So, here is generally how it goes with my family. We always start the day off with breakfast before we enter the park. This way we can chat about everyone’s ride goals for the day. As with any theme park, Hershey Park is huge and there are only so many hours in the day. On our last trip we entered the park at 10 am and left at 9 pm, full day! Our family always kicks off Hershey Park with a ride on the carousel. Yes, teens and adults do ride the carousel, especially the one in Hershey Park. That one hundred year old gem can you really give you a spin! We also ride The Scrambler because it’s right next to the carousel. Well, okay we do ride one more together before anything else happens- Reese’s Cup Fusion. The joy of Hershey Park is that there are plenty of family rides!

Then we head up the hill. Sometimes this is where we split off for a little bit. When I say little bit, we usually met up in about three hours at a lunch area. During that time I generally hang around with Emm going on her favorites while the guys take on the biggest coasters in the area. Since Emm and Mom are not exactly Fahrenheit material we enjoy the Pirate Ship and monorail ride around the park. We ride anything she wants and that list changes every year!

Before you know it it’s time to meet up! By the way, if you are traveling with teens it is SO worth it to purchase the All Day Dining and the Refillable Drink cup!

Most of the rest of the time we travel as a family. Hershey Park is set up very family friendly. There are different types of ride levels in each section of the park so no one gets bored while waiting for the coaster riders. We also love to play carnival games although we never have any luck winning on those darn skee ball machines! If you are traveling with someone that wants to win (because teens love prizes, too) our favorite winner every time stand is the PLYNKO! They have Hershey themed prizes including a plush Hershey’s Kiss, Hershey’s Chocolate Bar and others, you can even win headphones!

Five Tips For Traveling With Teens

Tip One: Be patient and try to make a plan before entering the theme park. Get everyone’s favorite ride choices!

Tip Two: Separate for a designated block of time (2-3 hours). Don’t spend the entire time apart but it is okay to split for a little while.

Tip Three: Purchase the Drink all day cup and the dining plan. Meet up for lunch to chat about how the day is going and to be a part of all the fun that has been taking place. Lunch is a great time to catch up and share stories and laughs.

Tip Four: Be sure to ride at least three rides as a complete family. You are there to make memories together.

Tip Five: Be flexible. The best days are the ones that we all just go with the flow. Enjoy your time traveling with teens!

Well, there you have it. Kids are growing older every day and the time crunch to spend time with them may be on but you can rest assured that when it comes to Hershey Park the kids ( and teens) will always want to come along! Here’s to creating sweet memories that last a lifetime!

Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids aross all social media networks. Post is a result of invited media event by Hershey Park. Thank you Hershey Park.

 

 

 

Where’d You Go, Bernadette Movie NYC Advance Free Screening Tickets!

Where’d You Go, Bernadette Movie- You Are Invited To

The NYC Advance Free Screening!

 

You Are Invited to the NYC Free Advance Screening of Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Where?

AMC Loews 34th Street

312 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

When?

August 13, 2019
Tuesday 7:30pm
(Have your pass ready to show at the door)

RSVP: http://uareleasingscreenings.com/FHzPD96600

What’s the movie all about? Based on the runaway bestseller, Where’d You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette’s leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery. Based on the novel written by Maria Semple

IN THEATRES AUGUST 16

You Are Invited To The NYC Free Advance Screening of The Peanut Butter Falcon!

You Are Invited To the Free NYC Advance Screening of

The Peanut Butter Falcon!

ADVANCE SCREENING:

Wednesday, August 7th @7:00PM

AMC Lincoln Square

1998 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

RSVP HERE: https://thepeanutbutterfalconnyc.splashthat.com/

*Please note the screening is first come, first served.

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church).  A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.

In Theaters: August 9, 2019

Rated: PG -13

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Zack Gottsagen

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You Are Invited To The NYC Advance Screening of The Angry Birds 2 Movie

You Are Invited To The NYC Advance Screening of The Angry Birds 2 Movie

 In theaters August 16th But you can see it at the NYC Advance Screening by hitting the RSVP link and grabbing some passes to enjoy the movie. Honestly, our family cannot be more happier than to see check out this movie in advance! Please remember that advance screenings are overbooked so please arrive early.

Get all the details here by clicking the link. Advance screening is August 10th at 11 am.

http://www.sonyscreenings.com/MZoBs32445

What’s the new movie all about? The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2!  When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck’s sister Silver and team up with pigs Leonard, his assistant Courtney, and techpig Garry to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Tiffany Haddish

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Dora And The Lost City of Gold NYC Advance Screening Free Passes!

Dora And The Lost City Of Gold NYC Advance Screening- You Are Invited!

 

Who loves Dora?! There was a big time in our house where Dora was the only show on TV in our living room! I can remember helping her out by yelling to her inside the television! Now, Dora is grown on has moved onto the big screen and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us. From the trailers it looks like this is going to be one awesome movie for all ages! I did see that Boots makes an appearance too! He’s definitely one of my faves.

I’m so excited to share the following free advance screening with you! I’ll be there, too, of course! How can I not be!?! Please tweet me at @3decades3kids to let me know what you thought of the movie!

August 03, 2019

Saturday 11:00am

AMC Empire 25

234 W. 42nd St.

New York, NY 10036

RSVP by clicking on the link below to claim your passes. Please remember that screenings are overbooked to ensure a full house so please arrive early! See you there!

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Synopsis: Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Directed By: James Bobin

Cast: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Adriana Barraza, Temuera Morrison, Jeff Wahlberg, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, and Danny Trejo

In Theaters August 9th

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