Construction of Hersheypark’s Chocolatetown in Hershey, Pennsylvania, has been resumed, though an opening date for the park’s 2020 season remains unknown.
The $150 million expansion of Chocolatetown includes the installing of a number of new attractions. The extended area will be home to Hersheytown’s 15th rollercoaster, Candymonium. The ride promises to be the theme park’s largest and faster rollercoaster.
New facilities are being added to the park, including restaurants, food vendors and shops. Fountains and the Hersheypark Carrousel are also being relocated to the new area.
Construction of the extension was suspended at the beginning of April due to the coronavirus outbreak. Garret Gallia of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, commented on the decision to commence building work: “Given the guidance and permission from the Commonwealth, construction on the Chocolatetown project resumed as of May 1st.
“All enhanced health and safety processes and necessary operational protocols set by the Governor, CDC and the construction industry are being carefully followed to ensure the safety of our team members and the contractors onsite,” Gallia added.