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Hershey Lodge Announces New Pool Complex

Hershey Lodge Announces New Pool Complex

What sweet news! Hershey Lodge announced this week that it will open Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge, an innovative indoor pool complex, next spring.

The 30,000 square-foot complex is scheduled to open Memorial Day 2016 and will include two indoor pools, a fitness center, game room, food and beverage offerings including a full bar and wait staff, event space, whirlpool and bathrooms. The space can hold more than 750 people.

Of course, Water Works will showcase Hershey’s popular product characters and carry the feel of The Boardwalk at Hersheypark, which features a variety of water rides, including Waverider, Tidal Force and a spray ground. On a smaller scale, Water Works will keep guests cool with:

  • Two zero entry pools
  • Twizzlers Twists Slides
  • Reese’s Water Walk
  • Water play structure
  • Outdoor splash pad

“Our team is thrilled to announce the construction of Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge,” said Frank Gilbert, general manager of Hershey Lodge. “We take guest feedback very seriously and are excited to offer an upgraded indoor pool experience. With the new fitness facility and game room, we are confident our guests will enjoy the complex year-round.”

With an estimated budget of $13 million, Water Works will replace the current indoor and lower outdoor pools, but the upper outdoor pool is staying in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The fitness center is being moved during construction, and aquatic facilities will not be available for guests until the new complex’s anticipated opening date.

An official resort of Hersheypark, all Hershey Lodge guests enjoy the benefits of the Hershey Resorts Advantage, including the best prices on park tickets, complimentary shuttle service to and from the park, early admission and more. There’s also a spa offering chocolate-based treatments and a variety of restaurants on-site.

For additional information on reservations and rates, visit www.HersheyLodge, or like the resort on Facebook at


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Author: Linda DiProperzio has written extensively on parenting issues for Parents, American Baby, Parenting, and Family Circle, among others. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons. See More

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