A Look into the Past: Hersheypark Postcards from the 1970’s and 1980’s

Because of Spring Break, I won’t be able to get another Skyrush construction update until next Monday. In the mean time, let’s have a little fun and take a look at what once was.

Last fall, I managed to stop at Knoebels’s Phall Phun Phest, which is a big coaster enthusiast gathering that is a LOT of fun! I seriously reccomend this. While I was there, they had an awesome buy/sell tent set up in front of the Phoenix that sold just about every coaster book or souvenir imaginable. I ended up buying a retro Sooperdooperlooper pin, several brochures, a block of wood from the Raven at Holiday World, and more. Several of the items were these.

The Twin Turnpike Antique Cars. Interesting fact: the car that they have on display during CCL still has the old logo and canopy on it.

The Kissing Tower. I found that you can still take this photo in front of the fountain.

This might be a flashback. Cyclops was where The Claw is today. When it first opened it’s color was blue.

Back in the late 1970s and 1980’s, Comet used to have red trains. You can also see the Sky Ride in the background as well.

Here’s what Hersheypark used to look like back in the mid-1970’s. Comet was repainted to it’s current color towards the end of the decade. you can also see that the Sooperdooperlooper wasn’t built yet.

Hope you enjoyed this brief trip back through memory-lane. There might be another one in the next few days. Like I said above, I’ll be back with another Skyrush update on Monday!

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Keystone Thrills started in the summer of 2009 when the fansite Hersheypark Crazy and a lesser-known site called ccron10 media joined together. The site first started out as a community forum group and has grown from there. Today, Keystone Thrills is dedicated to providing it's readers with the latest updates and news from parks such as Knoebels, Hersheypark, Dorney Park, and many more.

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