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Title: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: MosheS on August 25, 2009, 02:42:36 PM
Does anyone know of a nice hotel with good rates for a 2-3 night stay with a family in the Lancaster, Amish town, Dutch Wundeland area? any itinerary would be appreciated. Thanks
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA
Post by: Charles The Govenor on August 25, 2009, 04:15:33 PM
There is also actually a yeshivah out there.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA
Post by: jack on August 26, 2009, 08:06:16 PM
BESTWESTERN EDEN RESORT is great.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA
Post by: jack on August 26, 2009, 08:07:09 PM
there is another hotel that has an indoor waterpark that i've heard about but never stayed there - try tripadvisor.com for info.
Title: dutch wonderland in the summer
Post by: zalman123 on June 07, 2010, 11:35:06 PM
im thinking of taking my kids in the middle of aug to dutch wonderland any advice were to stay and extra to do around there?
Title: Re: dutch wonderland in the summer
Post by: shlepper on June 11, 2010, 01:47:37 PM
There are many hotels close by to Dutch Wonderland. There is a Quality Inn right across from Dutch wonderland, this is a cheapish hotel and there are minyanim there during Bain Hazmanim. The Eden Resort Best Western is 5/10 minutes away it is a beautiful hotel and they have some larger suites which you can rent. There they also have miyanim during Bain Hazmanim. There are a lot of options.

There are many beautiful places you can go in the area. I’ll list some of them which my kids enjoyed.
Dutch Wonderland – great place for younger kids, you can buy discounted tickets by the kosher food stand.
Kreiders farm - excellent place, you actually see a modern farm where they milk the cows, cholov yisroel
Pennsylvania Rail road museum – my kids loved this, no admission for kids when I was there
Cherry crest farm – full day activities
Herr’s Potato chip factory – also a nice place about, not so close
Hershey’s chocolate factory
Drive around in the Amish areas
Title: Re: dutch wonderland in the summer
Post by: abe1 on June 11, 2010, 02:10:50 PM
any spg hotels ?
Title: Re: dutch wonderland in the summer
Post by: zalman123 on June 11, 2010, 02:13:49 PM
Thanks much appreciated! Is there a *wood hotel around or a hotel that I could transfer Amex MR into? Thanks
Title: Re: dutch wonderland in the summer
Post by: shlepper on June 14, 2010, 09:08:28 AM
I beleive that there is no wood, my friend once stayed in Harrisburg with his wood points. That is probably 45 minutes away from Dutch.
Title: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
Post by: Mikeoracle on August 19, 2011, 10:44:59 AM
Anyone plan on being in the Hershey park area 9/4-9/5?

Maybe we can hook up for minyanim, we will probably be 5 men.
Title: Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
Post by: elikay on August 19, 2011, 11:06:11 AM
I don't know about 9/5 but during the summer you don't have to ore-arrange. Either way the shul in Lancaster should have a minyan.
Title: Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
Post by: Mikeoracle on August 19, 2011, 11:13:52 AM
The shul in Lancaster davens at 7am + 1/2 hour drive from our hotel = not my idea of a vacation getting up at 6am  ;D

Looking to arrange somethin at a more civilized hour...

Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 21, 2011, 12:47:50 AM
Does anyone know of an hotel that could accommodate a couple with a bunch of kids ( 2 room suite or adjoining rooms) that doesn't smell like BO or who knows what.

The Eden and Doubletree are full next week and the only other place I found was the Country Inn and Suites I found a review which complained about the smell of the room. They also complained about the orthodox jews so maybe....

Any personal experience would help
Title: Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
Post by: lunatic on August 21, 2011, 12:49:35 AM
I think they have minyanim at one of the hotels near dutch wonderland, not sure about details. Maybe call the kosher stand and ask them
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on August 21, 2011, 12:52:27 AM
I actually just booked at the Country Inn and Suites. What did you find out about it?
Title: Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
Post by: yaakov s on August 21, 2011, 12:54:01 AM
Which Hotels are u guys staying I need something decent and clean.

http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=1128.msg115522#msg115522
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on August 21, 2011, 12:54:49 AM
There is one in Manheim, about 20 minutes away, and it looks like it has much better reviews
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 21, 2011, 12:59:41 AM
I actually just booked at the Country Inn and Suites. What did you find out about it?
I'm quoting 2 recent reviews on Tripadvisor .

Oh and when u check in they ask u which Minyan you want a wake up call for :)

I'm talking about the one by Dutch Wonderland I think there is another one by the Milk Farm.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 21, 2011, 01:01:20 AM
There is one in Manheim, about 20 minutes away, and it looks like it has much better reviews
One what? Country Inn...

Will check it out when I'm by a computer. Where are you getting reviews from?
Title: Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
Post by: Deal Guy on August 21, 2011, 02:05:35 AM
Anyone plan on being in the Hershey park area 9/4-9/5?

Maybe we can hook up for minyanim, we will probably be 5 men.
You can post it on godaven.com under temp minyan.
Title: Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
Post by: Mikeoracle on August 21, 2011, 10:40:23 AM
We will probably be staying at the Sheraton Harrisburg.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on August 22, 2011, 12:34:32 PM
Yes, another Country Inn
Getting reviews from trip advisor
Title: Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
Post by: yaakov s on August 23, 2011, 10:11:25 AM
The shul in Lancaster davens at 7am + 1/2 hour drive from our hotel = not my idea of a vacation getting up at 6am  ;D

Looking to arrange somethin at a more civilized hour...
On Monday 08/22 there was a minyan at 8 and at 8:30 at the shul. I know that's not late enough to be considered civilized :) but its getting there.

But then there's the drive
Title: Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
Post by: Yisha on August 23, 2011, 11:02:11 AM
just spoke to a friend that was there, he said that if you go down in the lobby of the hotel it looks like a big shul with minyunim every 15 min  :)

I'm not sure what hotel he was, I can try to reach him and ask him,
Title: Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
Post by: Deal Guy on August 23, 2011, 03:23:17 PM
just spoke to a friend that was there, he said that if you go down in the lobby of the hotel it looks like a big shul with minyunim every 15 min  :)

I'm not sure what hotel he was, I can try to reach him and ask him,
Please find out which hotel. thanks.
Title: Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
Post by: Simcha89 on August 23, 2011, 11:09:56 PM
any good hotel deals?

Im looking for a hotel with a nice pool
Title: Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
Post by: Yisha on August 24, 2011, 12:11:52 AM
Please find out which hotel. thanks.
I PM'ed my friend, now waiting for his respond, hope to post it as soon as he will answer me.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on August 28, 2011, 08:57:58 PM
Does anyone know about a minyan in Lancaster tomorrow morning?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: elikay on August 28, 2011, 09:38:55 PM
http://godaven.com/list.asp?city=Lancaster
Title: discounts/coupons for attractions in hershey/lancaster
Post by: blue eyes on June 19, 2012, 04:36:32 PM
if anyone knows of any coupons or discount codes for any attractions in hershey/ lancaster please post a link or code!
attractions that im interested in:
hershey garden
hershey zoo
boating or water activities
train museum
amish town
horse buggy
corn maze
bowling
laser tagging
mini golf
kosher restaurants
 good ideas welcome!!


Thanks!

Title: Re: discounts/coupons for attractions in hershey/lancaster
Post by: blue eyes on June 20, 2012, 11:23:38 AM
bump
Title: Re: discounts/coupons for attractions in hershey/lancaster
Post by: JEWDA on June 20, 2012, 11:49:27 AM
Save $12 on tickets to hershey park. Use Code 16061
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on July 20, 2012, 12:35:40 PM
Is anyone going to be there over the summer? What is the situation with Kosher food?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: zeev on July 23, 2012, 12:32:49 PM
if it possible to get around Lancaster without taking my car?
just with public transportation
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: elikay on July 24, 2012, 12:42:22 AM
Is anyone going to be there over the summer? What is the situation with Kosher food?
Not much, but there is a Giant supermarket there I think. They have a kosher section with matza balls and grape juice :)
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: elikay on July 24, 2012, 12:43:15 AM
if it possible to get around Lancaster without taking my car?
just with public transportation
horse and buggy (sorry, I just had to :) )
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on July 24, 2012, 12:46:14 AM
Not much, but there is a Giant supermarket there I think. They have a kosher section with matza balls and grape juice :)
Price chopper?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: elikay on July 24, 2012, 01:14:25 AM
www.giantfoodstores.com
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on August 06, 2012, 12:07:38 AM
Anybody being in Lancaster area this week?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on August 06, 2012, 12:08:37 AM
Anybody being in Lancaster area this week?
Dates? Time? Hotel?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on August 06, 2012, 12:11:16 AM
Dates? Time? Hotel?
Ok
Title: Re: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on August 06, 2012, 03:42:32 AM
Dates? Time? Hotel?

Huh?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: elikay on August 06, 2012, 10:32:17 AM
@Chaim'l
+1
Title: Re: Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on August 06, 2012, 10:46:53 AM
Huh?
@Chaim'l
+1
See Here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13397.msg274188#msg274188)...
Title: Hershey Park
Post by: Entrepreneur on August 15, 2012, 01:02:34 PM
Looking to spend 3 days near Hershey park.  Asides from the actual amusement park, what else would you recommend doing?
Hershey Chocolate world has a "make your own candy bar" anyone know if it is kosher?  Any recommendations on where to stay?

Thanks
Title: Re: Hershey Park
Post by: elikay on August 15, 2012, 01:44:45 PM
Looking to spend 3 days near Hershey park.  Asides from the actual amusement park, what else would you recommend doing?
Hershey Chocolate world has a "make your own candy bar" anyone know if it is kosher?  Any recommendations on where to stay?

Thanks
See also Lancaster threads...
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=17276 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=17276.msg245250#msg245250)
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1128 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1128)
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9589. (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9589.)
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: rochel on August 19, 2012, 01:17:44 AM
anyone know which hotels lobby would have a minyan for this Monday
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Entrepreneur on August 21, 2012, 10:45:45 AM
Are there any kosher eateries in Hershey (the park or city)?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on August 21, 2012, 04:14:47 PM
from monsey to hershy any spg hotels?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Entrepreneur on August 24, 2012, 10:49:10 AM
We are traveling to Hershey PA on Sunday from NYC.   Any ideas of kid friendly activities/stuff to do on the way to Hershey?

Thanks
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Mordy2 on August 24, 2012, 06:29:44 PM
Are there any kosher eateries in Hershey (the park or city)?

http://centralpaskoshermart.com/
There are some dairy and meat kosher booths at the major attractions under Baltimore's Star-K Hashgacha.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: good sam on June 24, 2013, 01:04:26 PM
This thread is all questions, no answers.  Seems like plenty of ddfers have been to Lancaster, can anyone comment on their hotels?  Most of the local hotels seem pretty dinky.  Is it worth is to stay at the Four Points in York, PA (30 minutes away) or the Sheraton in Harrisburg (about 40 minutes away)?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: waterpri on June 24, 2013, 09:49:05 PM
stay at the best western Eden. Very nice hotel and very large suites.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on June 25, 2013, 09:55:04 AM
stay at the best western Eden. Very nice hotel and very large suites.
how clsoe is that to Hershey?

any discounts on Hershey Park for August
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on June 25, 2013, 11:24:11 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16889.msg524909#msg524909 hershey tix (good the night before as well)
3 hour parking free in hershey world -but $35 for the day
hershey park $12/day- (if you come in the eve before save the stub for free parking next day)
chocoworld free (imax recommended only for 12 and under)
also sheraton harrisburg is only 10 minutes from shachris 6.45 am
Kesher Israel Congregation
2500 N. Third Street
Harrisburg, PA  17110
(717) 238-0763
www.kesherisrael.org
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on June 25, 2013, 11:28:02 AM
This thread is all questions, no answers.  Seems like plenty of ddfers have been to Lancaster, can anyone comment on their hotels?  Most of the local hotels seem pretty dinky.  Is it worth is to stay at the Four Points in York, PA (30 minutes away) or the Sheraton in Harrisburg (about 40 minutes away)?
no minyan in lancaster (bein hazmanin)
kosher food iin hershey pizza and burgers
you can get a 45 minutes pass into the park
mincha in hershey 6pm upstairs of the kosher food (mariv when store closes 9-930)
mincha this week in harrisburg 8.15
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on June 25, 2013, 02:13:19 PM
is that code good for August?
how far is harrisburg from the park
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: elikay on June 25, 2013, 02:26:58 PM
no minyan in lancaster (bein hazmanin)
kosher food iin hershey pizza and burgers
you can get a 45 minutes pass into the park
mincha in hershey 6pm upstairs of the kosher food (mariv when store closes 9-930)
mincha this week in harrisburg 8.15
I don't know about 9/5 but during the summer you don't have to ore-arrange. Either way the shul in Lancaster should have a minyan.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on June 25, 2013, 04:41:57 PM
is that code good for August?
how far is harrisburg from the park
yes about 20 m away
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on June 25, 2013, 04:43:17 PM

call first as we drove 50 miles to harrisberg last time
this time i called and the rabbi said no minyan
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: waterpri on June 25, 2013, 08:51:06 PM
no minyan in lancaster (bein hazmanin)
kosher food iin hershey pizza and burgers
you can get a 45 minutes pass into the park
mincha in hershey 6pm upstairs of the kosher food (mariv when store closes 9-930)
mincha this week in harrisburg 8.15

Lancaster has a minyan during the summer, often multiple minyanim
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: elikay on June 26, 2013, 08:25:05 PM
Lancaster has a minyan during the summer, often multiple minyanim
+1 IME
Maybe the Rabbi meant no minyan until after tisha beav.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Kvending on June 26, 2013, 08:41:18 PM
Anyone live in Lancaster?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on June 26, 2013, 09:44:00 PM
stay at the best western Eden. Very nice hotel and very large suites.
+1. I'm there now - it's pretty nice.

I believe the kosher place in the amusements park is now closed but I got some kosher food (there's fresh steaks) at Weis Markets on Fruitville Pike 5 minutes away.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on June 27, 2013, 12:35:14 PM
can you let us know definitivly if the kosher stand in the park is closed?

so the 2 hotel options that are recommended are the best western-eden and the sheraton in harrisburg
are they both close to the park? any other choices?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on June 27, 2013, 01:44:43 PM
can you let us know definitivly if the kosher stand in the park is closed?

so the 2 hotel options that are recommended are the best western-eden and the sheraton in harrisburg
are they both close to the park? any other choices?
http://centralpaskoshermart.com
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: waterpri on June 27, 2013, 01:53:59 PM
can you let us know definitivly if the kosher stand in the park is closed?

so the 2 hotel options that are recommended are the best western-eden and the sheraton in harrisburg
are they both close to the park? any other choices?

Which park are you referring to?  Hershey Park is about 30-40 minutes from Lancaster and thus the Best Western Eden.  Kosher stand in lancaster is closed but the one in Hershey Park is still open. 
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on June 27, 2013, 02:03:19 PM
i was talking about hershey
so what is the best hotel near hershey, closer than 30 or 40
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on June 27, 2013, 10:08:58 PM
i was in hershey today it was open!
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on July 09, 2013, 06:40:40 PM
anyone stay at Best Western Premier in Harrisburg? anyone know hpw far away that is from Hershey Park?

Also any coupons for Hershey park in August
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on July 09, 2013, 10:16:18 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16889.msg524909#msg524909
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on July 09, 2013, 10:57:29 PM
That code expired
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: dovy2 on July 10, 2013, 05:20:01 PM
speaking of harrisburg, there's a pointbreak's there. (it wasnt booking online - said it's all filled up, but I called and got a room)
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on July 11, 2013, 03:47:48 PM
So many ppl seem to go here

And no good advice


I need a place a family of 6

I am allways hasttent about vrbo.com

a place with 6 reviews they can all be fabricated
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: good sam on August 07, 2013, 03:42:17 PM
Staying at the Eden next week. Anyone else gonna be there?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on August 07, 2013, 03:45:38 PM
just went to Hershey and had a great time.
the kosher stand in the park is open and they have a minyan for mincha at 6
stayed at the best western in harrisburg- was there for 1 night and the hotel was very nice.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: ashers on August 07, 2013, 04:08:51 PM
just went to Hershey and had a great time.
the kosher stand in the park is open and they have a minyan for mincha at 6
stayed at the best western in harrisburg- was there for 1 night and the hotel was very nice.
Who certifies it?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on August 07, 2013, 04:48:27 PM
star-k
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mb1 on August 08, 2013, 05:52:01 PM
Staying at the Eden next week. Anyone else gonna be there?

I have a friend that will.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: bades on August 08, 2013, 11:34:48 PM
Any hyatts near Hersey
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on August 08, 2013, 11:56:28 PM
Any hyatts near Hersey

No
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: good sam on August 12, 2013, 03:20:44 PM
At Doubletree now. Very decent place and kid-friendly. Most people come with kids so we're not getting any nasty looks when our kids are being kids. They have indoor water playground (open until 11pm), crafts/activities throughout the day.  Last night they had an outdoor screening of Cars.  Great location- 10 minutes from the shul, 20 minutes from DW.  Highly recommend for vacation with kids.

DW Kosher stand reopened across the street at the Tanger outlet mall.  Not sure about minyanim there.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Kvending on August 12, 2013, 03:42:27 PM
I know someone who is looking for work on a farm/agriculture & he would consider Lancaster PA if he can find something.

If you have or know any leads, please let me know. Much appreciated. Thanks.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: elikay on August 13, 2013, 10:12:39 AM
I know someone who is looking for work on a farm/agriculture & he would consider Lancaster PA if he can find something.

If you have or know any leads, please let me know. Much appreciated. Thanks.
Has he been in touch with the Rabbi there?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on August 13, 2013, 03:44:39 PM
Is there still a mincha at dutch wonderland
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: yoruel on August 14, 2013, 01:55:22 PM
Any minyanim 4 shachris in Harrisburg this time of year ?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: good sam on August 14, 2013, 05:54:25 PM
Is there still a mincha at dutch wonderland
Not officially but when I was there, a mincha/maariv was arranged, seemed to me it was standard practice.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: good sam on August 16, 2013, 01:46:47 PM
Great find in Lancaster- the Darrenkamps supermarket across the street from the Doubletree carries Cholov Yisroel milk.  Look for the Kreider's Farm bottles with a hebrew date in the bottom right-hand corner of the bottle.  It's not overpriced either.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: MaaYanky on April 02, 2014, 07:01:10 PM
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Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on June 24, 2014, 11:45:39 AM
I heard that there will be some type of kosher food in Dutch Wonderland in August. Does anyone here have more info? Also, what are good point options in the area
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on June 24, 2014, 11:46:37 AM
Also, what is cheapest way to get tickets
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: AtallD on June 24, 2014, 01:52:46 PM
I heard that there will be some type of kosher food in Dutch Wonderland in August. Does anyone here have more info? Also, what are good point options in the area

http://centralpaskoshermart.com/dutch-wonderland.php
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: joed25 on July 08, 2014, 07:57:36 PM
Anyone stay at the Doubletree recently? It's like $250 a night when I would like to go next week. Should I rather wait a few days and stay at the Eden when it's available? Any other recommendations? Thanks
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: joed25 on July 09, 2014, 07:51:41 PM
I booked in the Best Western Eden. I have a choice of a villa suite or king suite in the main building. Anyone know which one is better?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: DansDealsLover on July 14, 2014, 10:41:40 PM
Looking to go to Lancaster (Dutch Wonderland) next week with my wife and 3 kids under 6yrs. I know I'm very late, but both Eden resort and Doubletree have no suites available. I really don't like the looks of the Country Inn (looks old and basic, and even perhaps dirty?). Does anyone have pics of the bathrooms in those double queen suites?
Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: GAJ2303 on July 14, 2014, 10:56:23 PM

Anyone stay at the Doubletree recently? It's like $250 a night when I would like to go next week. Should I rather wait a few days and stay at the Eden when it's available? Any other recommendations? Thanks

The doubletree is nice. Haven't stayed at the Eden recently. See if you can pay the double tree with Hilton gift cards through Amex and get the $50 back.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on July 15, 2014, 09:45:38 PM
Looking to go to Lancaster (Dutch Wonderland) next week with my wife and 3 kids under 6yrs. I know I'm very late, but both Eden resort and Doubletree have no suites available. I really don't like the looks of the Country Inn (looks old and basic, and even perhaps dirty?). Does anyone have pics of the bathrooms in those double queen suites?
Any other suggestions?
I was at the country Inn and suites a few years ago. Nothing special.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: AtallD on July 16, 2014, 04:46:27 PM
Looking to go to Lancaster (Dutch Wonderland) next week with my wife and 3 kids under 6yrs. I know I'm very late, but both Eden resort and Doubletree have no suites available. I really don't like the looks of the Country Inn (looks old and basic, and even perhaps dirty?). Does anyone have pics of the bathrooms in those double queen suites?
Any other suggestions?

We were in the same situation last year - both Eden resort and Doubletree were booked. We ended up staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Revere Inn & Suites and it was pretty decent. Nothing fancy, but clean and free breakfast (fruit, kosher cereal and yogurts),  a pretty central location, and a great price.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: waterpri on July 16, 2014, 05:28:49 PM
Stayed at the homewood suites 2 years ago and was really impressed.  Nice size suites (not as big as Eden).  Very clean.  Only drawback is there was no outdoor pool - only indoor.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Blazer on July 23, 2014, 11:48:50 PM
I'm planning to head down with my kids to Dutch Wonderland, I heard there are ways to get cheaper tickets to get in (it's now around $35 per ticket) anyone has any ideas.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on July 24, 2014, 12:10:16 AM
http://centralpaskoshermart.com/dutch-wonderland.php
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: pharmdear on July 30, 2014, 03:31:53 PM
Guys if you need a place to stay look for Vacation Property rentals. They are less than a hotel room (about 150-200/night), lots of room(usually 3-4 bedrooms, 2 baths), great for families.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: acercomp on August 25, 2014, 11:51:27 AM
Does anyone know what time mincha/maariv is at the kosher stand in Hershey Park?
thanks
Title: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on August 26, 2014, 01:46:44 AM
I did Lancaster last week with my family so Here is the TR

We went with 3 children oldest 7yrs
we stayed at the "Doubletree" {5*} 2qn + sofa room. There was no availability so I  kept checking everyday and finally I got this one. Very expensive but I made sure to get about 7.3 UR points per dollar spend (UR mall gave me 5 (5.5)points for buying thru Hotels.com and I used my sapphire to pay the hotel 2.14)
The room was a nice size and clean, the kids loved the pool with the slides open till 10pm every night.

We decided to drive down motzei shabbos so we could have the full day Sunday,

Sunday: "Hershey Chocolate" we did the "4D show" {3*} and the "Chocolate Tour"{2*}, Kids didn't really liked both. We wanted to do the "Create your own Bar" but it was sold out for the day. Then we went to "Dutch Wonderland" {5*} about 6pm (Note: "DW" has a hidden policy that if you come the first day less then 3hrs before closing they will stamp your ticket and you could come the next day again, it's called "preview") park wasn't so full anymore and we did a lot of rides in short time, there is a picnic area where you could grill if you like to, there was constantly minyunim mincha-Mariv @ the kosher stand area, I didn't eat their food but it looked decent,

Monday: we went to Amish Town on a Buggy Ride we went with "AAA Buggy Rides" {4*} there is a coupon on their site for $2 off per adult, we did the 60min tour they took us in to someone's house and farm and drove us around town. Then we went to "Herr's Food Factory" {5*} reservation is needed in advance for good timing, we saw how they are doing Pretzels, Tortilla chips and potato chips you see the whole process up close and then they gave us hot fresh potato chips right of the machine and then they gave everybody 2 bags of chips after the tour (Tour is FREE). Then about 4pm we arrived to Dutch W. Again.

Tuesday: "Cherry Crest Farm" {2*} they have like a small peddling zoo and you could hold Baby Chickies and a tractor ride and a corn maze and a giant slide.

For the best ticket pricing and kosher info check out Centralpaskoshermart.com

I marked everything {*} on the rate the kids enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on August 26, 2014, 05:52:42 AM
I did Lancaster last week with my family so Here is the TR

We went with 3 children oldest 7yrs
we stayed at the "Doubletree" {5*} 2qn + sofa room. There was no availability so I  kept checking everyday and finally I got this one. Very expensive but I made sure to get about 7.3 UR points per dollar spend (UR mall gave me 5 (5.5)points for buying thru Hotels.com and I used my sapphire to pay the hotel 2.14)
The room was a nice size and clean, the kids loved the pool with the slides open till 10pm every night.

We decided to drive down motzei shabbos so we could have the full day Sunday,

Sunday: "Hershey Chocolate" we did the "4D show" {3*} and the "Chocolate Tour"{2*}, Kids didn't really liked both. We wanted to do the "Create your own Bar" but it was sold out for the day. Then we went to "Dutch Wonderland" {5*} about 6pm (Note: "DW" has a hidden policy that if you come the first day less then 3hrs before closing they will stamp your ticket and you could come the next day again, it's called "preview") park wasn't so full anymore and we did a lot of rides in short time, there is a picnic area where you could grill if you like to, there was constantly minyunim mincha-Mariv @ the kosher stand area, I didn't eat their food but it looked decent,

Monday: we went to Amish Town on a Buggy Ride we went with "AAA Buggy Rides" {4*} there is a coupon on their site for $2 off per adult, we did the 60min tour they took us in to someone's house and farm and drove us around town. Then we went to "Herr's Food Factory" {5*} reservation is needed in advance for good timing, we saw how they are doing Pretzels, Tortilla chips and potato chips you see the whole process up close and then they gave us hot fresh potato chips right of the machine and then they gave everybody 2 bags of chips after the tour (Tour is FREE). Then about 4pm we arrived to Dutch W. Again.

Tuesday: "Cherry Crest Farm" {2*} they have like a small peddling zoo and you could hold Baby Chickies and a tractor ride and a corn maze and a giant slide.

For the best ticket pricing and kosher info check out Centralpaskoshermart.com

I marked everything {*} on the rate the kids enjoyed it.
When you went the second day at 4, was that another preview? Or your admission
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on August 27, 2014, 12:26:05 AM
It was admission at 4. The reason I didn't go earlier because it was loaded with people and long lines. So late afternoon there is very little wait time on all the rides.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: curly on October 12, 2014, 12:53:37 AM
Anyone going for chol hamoed ? What's to do on sunday is the turkey hill tour worth the time / money
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: MaaYanky on October 12, 2014, 08:16:31 AM
Anyone going for chol hamoed ? What's to do on sunday is the turkey hill tour worth the time / money
We're planning on going today through Monday but still unsure of the exact plan. Any ideas?
So far we have the Please Touch Museum today, Sheraton tonight and Hershey tomorrow. We're looking for additional ideas and of course, any discounts we can get :)
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: MaaYanky on October 12, 2014, 09:17:34 PM
Hershey Chocolate World was nice. Sheraton Harrisburg is decent. Traded a corner room upgrade for a club floor upgrade but still would have liked to get one of the 3 suites (they were all taken by the time I got there). Skipping Hershey Park to do Please Touch Museum, as the kids would probably prefer that.
Hope you all have an amazing chol hamoed!
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: curly on October 12, 2014, 09:53:31 PM
Hershey Chocolate World was nice. Sheraton Harrisburg is decent. Traded a corner room upgrade for a club floor upgrade but still would have liked to get one of the 3 suites (they were all taken by the time I got there). Skipping Hershey Park to do Please Touch Museum, as the kids would probably prefer that.
Hope you all have an amazing chol hamoed!


Anyone know if there are any Indoor attractions in case it rains tomorrow and hershey is not an option
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on October 12, 2014, 10:28:52 PM
What are minyan options besides for the 8:15 & 9:15 at Hershey Lodge?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on October 12, 2014, 11:04:50 PM
What are minyan options besides for the 8:15 & 9:15 at Hershey Lodge?
there is a 730 and 830 in some shul in Lancaster

Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: DoGo on October 13, 2014, 12:16:04 AM
there is a 730 and 830 in some shul in Lancaster
any more info on this shul?
Mincha?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on October 13, 2014, 09:12:26 AM
any more info on this shul?
Mincha?
degel israel
Lancaster pa
Mincha 610 Marriv 630

Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: DoGo on October 13, 2014, 11:49:31 AM
degel israel
Lancaster pa
Mincha 610 Marriv 630
thanx
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 12, 2014, 02:25:42 PM
It was quite a few years ago, but we went to Lancaster and had a blast. Kids ranging from 2-7. We aren't big hotel people because we hate being squished in a small room. We rented a small house on a farm - I would highly recommend it. Not only did the farm provide entertainment (corn fields, animals, treehouse) but we had tons of space. We brought along a charcoal grill and invited a few other families staying in Lancaster to join us for a BBQ/b-day party for my son, it was wonderful.

Here is the farm we stayed at, but there are lots of other options. It was significantly cheaper than 2 hotel rooms and the owners gave us a discount because we stayed 4 nights.

http://hersteinvacation.com/
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on March 22, 2015, 03:08:04 AM
Will there be minyunim Shachris this upcoming Chol Hamoed like 8-9AM? Not interested in getting up 6am.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: elit on March 22, 2015, 08:31:04 AM
Will there be minyunim Shachris this upcoming Chol Hamoed like 8-9AM? Not interested in getting up 6am.
Theres a oesach program at lanaster host resort. Pesachinlancaster.com
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Sport on March 22, 2015, 09:14:03 AM
Will there be minyunim Shachris this upcoming Chol Hamoed like 8-9AM? Not interested in getting up 6am.
For Hershey ?  Afaik They're not open on c"h.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on March 22, 2015, 10:34:47 AM
For Hershey ?  Afaik They're not open on c"h.
Why shouldn't they be open?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Sport on March 22, 2015, 10:38:00 AM
Why shouldn't they be open?
It's too early in the season. I believe they're only open in weekends in early April.
ETA: http://www.hersheypark.com/hours/index.php
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on March 22, 2015, 11:03:11 AM
Thx.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on March 23, 2015, 09:54:02 AM
Looking to stay in Sheraton Harrisburg. Anyone know where there will be the closest minyan on chol hamoed Pesach? Thanks
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on March 24, 2015, 12:25:46 AM
Will dutch wonderland be open on Chol Hamoed?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Sport on March 24, 2015, 07:17:10 AM
Will dutch wonderland be open on Chol Hamoed?
Nope, don't think so.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on March 24, 2015, 09:41:15 AM
Nope, don't think so.
confirmed. not till may
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on March 24, 2015, 09:48:49 AM
Any ideas of places to stop on way from Monsey to Lancaster?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on March 24, 2015, 11:09:27 AM
Nope, don't think so.
confirmed. not till may
Thanks. So I guess that's out...
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on April 06, 2015, 10:03:07 AM
Any ideas of places to stop on way from Monsey to Lancaster?
anyone?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: elit on April 06, 2015, 10:50:48 AM
anyone?
Something to do or place to stay?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on April 06, 2015, 10:51:47 AM
Something to do, with a one and half yr old so can be a nice park or something....
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: happinessNsunshine on April 06, 2015, 10:55:21 PM
Looking to stay in Sheraton Harrisburg. Anyone know where there will be the closest minyan on chol hamoed Pesach? Thanks

Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: happinessNsunshine on April 06, 2015, 11:01:35 PM
Im here with 5 ppl for minyan
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on April 07, 2015, 06:58:36 AM
Im here with 5 ppl for minyan
Coming there today iyh. Let me know if u got a minyan.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: avadah on June 18, 2015, 04:07:30 PM
Is there anything in Hersheypark for a 2 year old?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on June 18, 2015, 04:11:56 PM
Is there anything in Hersheypark for a 2 year old?
Go to Dutch wonderland
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on July 29, 2015, 02:19:39 PM
any place to get discounted tickets at dutch wonderland?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Banillareloads on July 29, 2015, 02:28:00 PM
http://www.centralpaskoshermart.com/
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on August 10, 2015, 04:58:10 PM
Any hotels in Lancaster?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: jackofall on August 10, 2015, 05:11:42 PM
Anybody ever stayed at the Fairfield inn and suites?
Tia
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: yoruel on August 10, 2015, 05:12:38 PM
Any hotels in Lancaster?
Many, on the same block as Dutch Wonderland.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Ephraimh on August 10, 2015, 05:14:04 PM

Any hotels in Lancaster?
Amish view in and suits gorgeous Reasonably priced
Title: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Banillareloads on August 10, 2015, 05:37:33 PM
There's a Hampton 15 mins from Dutch Wonderland that opened about a week ago. 149/night for a suite.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: nathan13 on August 11, 2015, 03:32:57 AM
There's a Hampton 15 mins from Dutch Wonderland that opened about a week ago. 149/night for a suite.
More details pls. Thanks
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Banillareloads on August 11, 2015, 07:52:53 AM
Hampton Inn & Suites Mount Joy/Lancaster West
URL: http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/hampton-inn-and-suites-mount-joy-lancaster-west-LNSMJHX/index.html
Phone #: +1-717-653-5515
2301 Strickler Road
Manheim PA 17545
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Adam101 on August 11, 2015, 08:46:09 AM
Will be in Hershey Park later today.  Anyone around?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: gogreen on August 11, 2015, 12:59:13 PM
Kids (2-7 yrs)  really enjoyed Hands-on House; had a blast at Cherry Crest.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Banillareloads on August 11, 2015, 01:05:05 PM

Kids (2-7 yrs)  really enjoyed Hands-on House; had a blast at Cherry Crest.
How much time do you recommend for each?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: gogreen on August 11, 2015, 06:44:33 PM
How much time do you recommend for each?
HoH - abt 3 hrs, besides for the indoor part, there's also a play area outside.
Cherry Crest is a full-day trip. They're open 10-5
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Banillareloads on August 11, 2015, 07:05:55 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: good sam on August 11, 2015, 07:09:44 PM
Anyone stay in Four Points York? Too far?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on August 11, 2015, 07:15:40 PM
Anyone stay in Four Points York? Too far?
Not so close
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Aben on August 12, 2015, 12:34:06 AM
Which hotel would anyone recommend, Sheraton Harrisburgh or Double Tree? Spending time in both areas...children are 6 and under.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: yitzf on August 12, 2015, 12:58:46 AM
HoH - abt 3 hrs, besides for the indoor part, there's also a play area outside.
Cherry Crest is a full-day trip. They're open 10-5
Just FYI Cherry Crest is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on August 12, 2015, 01:05:02 AM
Double tree. It has a small indoor water park for kids. Or if you could get a room at the Eden Resort
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on August 12, 2015, 07:36:36 AM
Used to be a nice hotel right across from Dutch wonderland... Country Inn and suites...  Lots of Jews stay there (some consider it a plus and some dont)  but certainly very convenient
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: DansDealsLover on August 17, 2015, 08:19:17 PM
I'll be at that hotel 8/18-20. Supposedly sold out for those dates. Anyone else being there? How about an 8.30 shacharis?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: HowYaDoin on August 17, 2015, 08:36:10 PM
I'll be at that hotel 8/18-20. Supposedly sold out for those dates. Anyone else being there? How about an 8.30 shacharis?
Any shachris tomorrow?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Yammer on August 17, 2015, 08:39:45 PM
Which hotel would anyone recommend, Sheraton Harrisburgh or Double Tree? Spending time in both areas...children are 6 and under.
Sheraton Harrisburg has one floor that they save for people who book through Hotwite etc... Be aware...

The Sheraton has its pool situated in a place where it can be seen from the Lobby
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on August 18, 2015, 09:21:55 AM
Sheraton Harrisburg has one floor that they save for people who book through Hotwite etc... Be aware...

The Sheraton has its pool situated in a place where it can be seen from the Lobby
Harrisburg is too far anyway.... Stay closer
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: jackofall on August 19, 2015, 12:37:32 AM
Anybody ever stayed at the Fairfield inn and suites?
Tia
Bump
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: good sam on August 21, 2015, 11:27:47 AM
Staying at doubletree Monday and Tuesday. Anyone else going?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Banillareloads on August 21, 2015, 11:44:55 AM
🏼 not at the doubletree though. Any shachris minyanim at a humane hour?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on September 27, 2015, 12:20:42 AM
thinking of going to lancaster for chol hamoed,

how much time does it take to tour the amish areas & any specific things to see?

can I access hershey park for free to get kosher food
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Ephraimh on September 27, 2015, 12:40:06 AM

how much time does it take to tour the amish areas & any specific things to see?
Anywhere from 1 hour to 2 days..
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on September 27, 2015, 12:42:19 AM
Anywhere from 1 hour to 2 days..
If I want to do amish in one day what are the must do's
Title: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Ephraimh on September 27, 2015, 12:51:54 AM
If I want to do amish in one day what are the must do's
With kids?
ETA:
Small kids: cherry crest
Older: Kreider farms, 1 hour Amish tour
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on September 27, 2015, 01:19:45 AM
With kids?
ETA:
Small kids: cherry crest
Older: Kreider farms, 1 hour Amish tour
Small kids, thanks
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: ejb123 on February 02, 2016, 08:54:00 AM
May be stuck in Hershey over Shabbos. Any suggestions for activities? Any free museums that are open or any other thoughts of places nearby that would be shabbos friendly.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on February 10, 2016, 10:28:21 AM
May be stuck in Hershey over Shabbos. Any suggestions for activities? Any free museums that are open or any other thoughts of places nearby that would be shabbos friendly.
Will most probably feel a bit odd,  but I think Herr's potato chip factory might be done.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: VacationLover on April 25, 2016, 09:51:10 PM
For those going to Hershey's chocolate world,  beware that the (free) tour is now closed due to maintenance
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on April 26, 2016, 07:55:17 AM
For those going to Hershey's chocolate world,  beware that the (free) tour is now closed due to maintenance

That's a shame. That's the best part ;)
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on April 27, 2016, 03:45:09 AM
Groupon now has a discount on Kreider's Farm.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on May 06, 2016, 12:34:24 PM
I have a night at a hotel near Hershey for the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend that I'm looking to sell. PM me if interested.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on July 08, 2016, 12:53:34 PM
thinking of going to amish ina few weeks. also want to do hershey. which hotel is good for both locations? in amish whats the best place to visit?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on July 21, 2016, 07:17:40 PM
besides for the shul in the wiki are there any other and if they have daily minyanim?
godaven.com seems to have more,dont know the status of them,
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Tovia on July 24, 2016, 10:43:13 PM
besides for the shul in the wiki are there any other and if they have daily minyanim?
godaven.com seems to have more,dont know the status of them,
I stayed in Lancaster a few times and always used Degel Israel, in the peak summer days they have many minyanim in the morning.

http://godaven.com/detail.asp?Id=2332&City=Lancaster&State=PA
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: chopapeih on July 28, 2016, 10:48:09 AM
Any hotel recommendations in close vicinity of hershey park?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on July 28, 2016, 02:22:34 PM
Anywhere to get cheap hershey tickets other than the kosher mart? They want $50 per ticket in august
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Dywert on August 08, 2016, 11:18:39 AM
Did anybody ever go to Refreshing mountain ziplines? Their website makes it look amazing (if a bit pricey) and it is very close to Lancaster. Thanks!
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Dywert on August 22, 2016, 12:49:45 PM
Please change the Wiki - Kesher Isreal is a shul in Harrisburg PA. Degel Isreal is the shul in Lancastor Pa.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: joe1234 on August 22, 2016, 09:04:57 PM
Did anyone stay by the Lancaster arts hotel? How is it?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 23, 2016, 03:38:35 PM
Doubletree is booked solid for the next few days. Any other good options using points that aren't to far from Lancaster itself ?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: emak on August 23, 2016, 03:44:16 PM
Check awardmapper.com
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 23, 2016, 08:27:10 PM
Doubletree is booked solid for the next few days. Any other good options using points that aren't to far from Lancaster itself ?
Managed to get a room 😀
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Lakewood750 on August 25, 2016, 09:21:44 AM
Is there any way to get cheap tickets to Dutch wonderland, I have to pay for 7.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: keemster26 on August 25, 2016, 09:29:38 AM
Anywhere to get cheap hershey tickets other than the kosher mart? They want $50 per ticket in august
Which kosher mart sells it?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on August 25, 2016, 09:46:39 AM
Which kosher mart sells it?
the one I the wiki
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: keemster26 on August 25, 2016, 09:50:20 AM
the one I the wiki
Thanks. My bad. Should've looked at the wiki
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: gogreen on August 28, 2016, 01:19:55 PM
Which hotels have minyanim on premises this time of year?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Ephraimh on August 28, 2016, 01:25:35 PM
Which hotels have minyanim on premises this time of year?
Don't think you'll find minyanim in a hotel, several hotels are a 15-20 minute drive from Degel Israel with daily minyanim this time of the year.
1120 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
https://goo.gl/maps/5B5YEJdFZ752
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: keemster26 on September 04, 2016, 11:31:25 AM
Anyone know of any free Amish tours in Lancaster?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: curly on October 10, 2016, 11:42:33 PM
Is hershey open this chol hamoed? I didnt see any ads this year
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 11, 2016, 11:51:05 AM
Is hershey open this chol hamoed? I didnt see any ads this year
Check their website. They have a calendar.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on October 19, 2016, 01:02:56 PM
What's the best Hyatt, Hilton or IHG Hotel options?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Ephraimh on October 19, 2016, 01:12:43 PM
What's the best Hyatt, Hilton or IHG Hotel options?
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Lancaster
2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on October 19, 2016, 01:21:06 PM
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Lancaster
2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602
Fully booked
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: lowvoltageguy on October 19, 2016, 02:41:47 PM
What's the best option to book a hotel for one night with either SPG or Chase UR?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on October 19, 2016, 07:37:57 PM
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Lancaster
2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

A few years ago they had kosher breakfest too.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: rookie on June 05, 2017, 03:53:40 PM
Anyone ever been to Lancaster over Shabbos? Is there a minyan?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: keemster26 on June 05, 2017, 03:59:51 PM
Anyone ever been to Lancaster over Shabbos? Is there a minyan?
Maybe with the Amish
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: myi on June 25, 2017, 01:03:25 PM
Can one find a minyan for shacris/mincha/maariv at this time of year? Tia

Eta; thanks for the wiki.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on June 25, 2017, 03:07:54 PM
Can one find a minyan for shacris/mincha/maariv at this time of year? Tia

Eta; thanks for the wiki.

I'm not sure about Lancaster, but there's Kemp Mill Synagogue in Silver Spring, MD, hotels are usually cheaper there too, and it's not too far away.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on June 26, 2017, 07:19:31 PM
Harrisburg, PA is near Hershey and has a Minyan.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: joe1234 on July 11, 2017, 09:03:33 PM
Any way and is it worth it to book best western primier with points?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: yudamaan on July 30, 2017, 12:48:55 AM
Anyone know where I'd be able to get cheap tickets to Dutch Wonderland? Or is there a way I can buy using points?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: keemster26 on July 30, 2017, 01:12:10 AM
Anyone know where I'd be able to get cheap tickets to Dutch Wonderland? Or is there a way I can buy using points?
I know there's a "giant" in Pennsylvania that sells Hershey tickets. Not sure about Dutch though
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: itreu001 on August 08, 2017, 03:56:58 PM
We spent 2 days in the Hershey Area, and just wanted to give a mini TR.

We got to Hershey at 3pm on Sunday. We stayed at a motel (La Quinta) where we have stayed before. We went to Chocolate World, did the tour, (got free chocolate) and then against our better judgement paid for the 4d show (got more free chocolate afterwards), and the tasting. We have taken the kids to the 4D before, and its the same show. Its okay. Its not really worth the money. Then we did the chocolate tasting (all the chocolate they gave was kosher).  We were expecting to eat lots of chocolate. Instead its a 30 minute show about how to taste chocolate, and they give you 4 miniature pieces of chocolate to eat.  Complete waste of time and money.  The bonus was, that we got free parking, since Chocolate World parking was full, they just let us park for free in the regular lot which we stayed in the rest of the day.

Then we did the preview for Hershey Park. They let you in 2 1/2 hours before the park closes (If you stay at a Hershey resort they let you in 3 1/2 hours before) on the day before you go in to the park.

We were there from 730 to 10pm. We first went to the kosher stand, and had delicious food. We have been coming to Hershey for years, and the food has gotten better with each year. Its not cheap, (but not much more expensive than the non kosher food) but there is something for everyone, and it is good.and there are healthy options as well. You get to eat kosher food in the park like everyone else. Remember, if the few tables that the kosher stand has are full, you can use other tables at the other eateries up the hill.  The stand closes at 9pm. Its not a great idea to show up until the very end, as they will have little to no food left and will close, as the employees have worked there all day, and their day is over.

They no longer have the option that you can enter the park, eat and leave without park admission, but you can go to the front gate, and order food before 8pm, and it will be delivered to you. Remember the kosher stand has a strict deadline of 8pm for deliveries, so if you don't place your order before 8pm, you won't be able to get it.

We realized that it was supposed to pour the next day, so we made great use out of our time for the kids. Hershey park is for many reasons, but they always place kiddie rides next to "adult" rides, so when my older one went on the Super Dooper Looper, the younger ones went on kiddie rides.  We stayed until the park closed at 10pm.

Normally Chocolate World is open an hour after the Park closes (in this case Chocolate World closed at 11pm).  You can go to the free ride at this time, but there will be long lines for it, as the entire park empties out now.

The forecast was for rain, so we did not go to Hershey Park the next day. Instead we got free breakfast at La Quinta (waffle mix is OU), went swimming and went to the Turkey Hill Experience, in Columbia PA, which is about 45 minutes from Hershey.  It was packed. You MUST order tickets to the tasting before you get there, or it will be sold out. You can do it online from your smart phone.  It does not pay to go to the place unless you go to the tasting. 

There are two parts to the Turkey Hill Experience. The museum, and the Tasting session. Admission to the museum is about $10pp, with another $5pp for the tasting. You cannot go to the tasting without museum admission.

The kids loved this. There was cute exhibits about ice cream and ice tea. Some interactive stuff. But there is unlimited iced tea, and unlimited ice cream to eat (for free).  This is stuff that kids dreams are made of. All of the flavors were kosher.

The tasting is a 45 minute show in which you make your own ice cream, flavor, toppings, and candy to go in it.  Almost everything there is kosher, except for 3 toppings which are kept separate.   

I have to say, in all the years that we have been going to museums, and activities for kids, the Turkey Hill people were the most considerate of kosher. When they saw my kippa, they came over to me, and explained in detail what was kosher, how it was kosher, and what was not. They were nice, considerate, and wishing to help our family have a great time.  Each container they use there has what hashgacha it is. Each flavor and topping as well.
The kids and us, made our own ice cream to our design and ate it. By the end of the day we had eaten more ice cream than we have eaten in years. We spent about an hour an a half in the museum, and then another 45 minutes with the tasting. Our kids had an amazing day, even though Hershey park got washed out.  Important note, it was packed, because of the rain. Its an indoor place.

We then went back to the NYC area, and it took us about 3 hours with stops to get home.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on August 09, 2017, 02:53:32 PM
Great info, thanks! Did you come across anything at Turkey Hill that wasn't kosher? Their website says all of their products are OU...
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: itreu001 on August 09, 2017, 10:49:59 PM
The only things that were not kosher were 3 add ons at the make your own ice cream/tasting. They were gummy bears, graham crackers, and actual marshmellows. But the marshmallow flavoring is kosher (probably because it probably doesn't contain any marshmallow). All the free ice cream they served was kosher along with all the free iced tea.

Once again, at the ice cream tasting I have never in my life been so impressed with the accommodations for kosher and how the employees are trained to deal with it.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on August 09, 2017, 10:52:43 PM
The only things that were not kosher were 3 add ons at the make your own ice cream/tasting. They were gummy bears, graham crackers, and actual marshmellows. But the marshmallow flavoring is kosher (probably because it probably doesn't contain any marshmallow). All the free ice cream they served was kosher along with all the free iced tea.

Once again, at the ice cream tasting I have never in my life been so impressed with the accommodations for kosher and how the employees are trained to deal with it.
Great, thanks! Going in two weeks...
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: yudamaan on August 15, 2017, 01:22:35 AM
We spent 2 days in the Hershey Area, and just wanted to give a mini TR.

We got to Hershey at 3pm on Sunday. We stayed at a motel (La Quinta) where we have stayed before. We went to Chocolate World, did the tour, (got free chocolate) and then against our better judgement paid for the 4d show (got more free chocolate afterwards), and the tasting. We have taken the kids to the 4D before, and its the same show. Its okay. Its not really worth the money. Then we did the chocolate tasting (all the chocolate they gave was kosher).  We were expecting to eat lots of chocolate. Instead its a 30 minute show about how to taste chocolate, and they give you 4 miniature pieces of chocolate to eat.  Complete waste of time and money.  The bonus was, that we got free parking, since Chocolate World parking was full, they just let us park for free in the regular lot which we stayed in the rest of the day.

Then we did the preview for Hershey Park. They let you in 2 1/2 hours before the park closes (If you stay at a Hershey resort they let you in 3 1/2 hours before) on the day before you go in to the park.

We were there from 730 to 10pm. We first went to the kosher stand, and had delicious food. We have been coming to Hershey for years, and the food has gotten better with each year. Its not cheap, (but not much more expensive than the non kosher food) but there is something for everyone, and it is good.and there are healthy options as well. You get to eat kosher food in the park like everyone else. Remember, if the few tables that the kosher stand has are full, you can use other tables at the other eateries up the hill.  The stand closes at 9pm. Its not a great idea to show up until the very end, as they will have little to no food left and will close, as the employees have worked there all day, and their day is over.

They no longer have the option that you can enter the park, eat and leave without park admission, but you can go to the front gate, and order food before 8pm, and it will be delivered to you. Remember the kosher stand has a strict deadline of 8pm for deliveries, so if you don't place your order before 8pm, you won't be able to get it.

We realized that it was supposed to pour the next day, so we made great use out of our time for the kids. Hershey park is for many reasons, but they always place kiddie rides next to "adult" rides, so when my older one went on the Super Dooper Looper, the younger ones went on kiddie rides.  We stayed until the park closed at 10pm.

Normally Chocolate World is open an hour after the Park closes (in this case Chocolate World closed at 11pm).  You can go to the free ride at this time, but there will be long lines for it, as the entire park empties out now.

The forecast was for rain, so we did not go to Hershey Park the next day. Instead we got free breakfast at La Quinta (waffle mix is OU), went swimming and went to the Turkey Hill Experience, in Columbia PA, which is about 45 minutes from Hershey.  It was packed. You MUST order tickets to the tasting before you get there, or it will be sold out. You can do it online from your smart phone.  It does not pay to go to the place unless you go to the tasting. 

There are two parts to the Turkey Hill Experience. The museum, and the Tasting session. Admission to the museum is about $10pp, with another $5pp for the tasting. You cannot go to the tasting without museum admission.

The kids loved this. There was cute exhibits about ice cream and ice tea. Some interactive stuff. But there is unlimited iced tea, and unlimited ice cream to eat (for free).  This is stuff that kids dreams are made of. All of the flavors were kosher.

The tasting is a 45 minute show in which you make your own ice cream, flavor, toppings, and candy to go in it.  Almost everything there is kosher, except for 3 toppings which are kept separate.   

I have to say, in all the years that we have been going to museums, and activities for kids, the Turkey Hill people were the most considerate of kosher. When they saw my kippa, they came over to me, and explained in detail what was kosher, how it was kosher, and what was not. They were nice, considerate, and wishing to help our family have a great time.  Each container they use there has what hashgacha it is. Each flavor and topping as well.
The kids and us, made our own ice cream to our design and ate it. By the end of the day we had eaten more ice cream than we have eaten in years. We spent about an hour an a half in the museum, and then another 45 minutes with the tasting. Our kids had an amazing day, even though Hershey park got washed out.  Important note, it was packed, because of the rain. Its an indoor place.

We then went back to the NYC area, and it took us about 3 hours with stops to get home.
I disagree with that statement, we went there without doing the tasting tour and my kids had plenty of fun. Was very enjoyable! Otherwise very nice tr. thanks
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: joe1234 on August 15, 2017, 04:04:37 PM
Where can I find a place near cherry crest farm, to have a picnic with my grill?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: joe1234 on August 15, 2017, 05:26:59 PM
Where can I find a place near cherry crest farm, to have a picnic with my grill?
I found paradise park around 5 minutes away.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: BZ12 on August 23, 2017, 12:16:42 AM
What hotel/room would be most recommended in Lancaster for family with 5 kids?
Can be SPG
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on August 23, 2017, 12:19:19 AM
What hotel/room would be most recommended in Lancaster for family with 5 kids?
Can be SPG
Same question here, but with 2 kids and IHG...
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: tuliadler on August 23, 2017, 12:33:21 AM
I've had a very good experience in the amish view inn and suites was there last year and going back next week not sure about their point affiliation

The suite has two rooms and a whirlpool in the master bedroom with miles of rolling corn fields right outside the window
Nice kitchenette and a full size fridge
What hotel/room would be most recommended in Lancaster for family with 5 kids?
Can be SPG
I've had a very good experience in the amish view inn and suites was there last year and going back next week not sure about their point affiliation

The suite has two rooms and a whirlpool in the master bedroom with miles of rolling corn fields right outside the window
Nice kitchenette and a full size fridgeI've had a very good experience in the amish view inn and suites was there last year and going back next week not sure about their point affiliation

The suite has two rooms and a whirlpool in the master bedroom with miles of rolling corn fields right outside the window
Nice kitchenette and a full size fridge
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: BZ12 on August 23, 2017, 03:55:25 PM
Thanks
Any suggestions of what suite at amish inn would fit family with 5 kids?

And any DDF's familiar with Eden resort or doubletree, what room/suite is  most suitable for family with 5 kids?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: tuliadler on August 23, 2017, 03:58:29 PM
Most suites are a master bedroom and one more room with a sofa bed
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: BZ12 on August 23, 2017, 09:21:13 PM
Probably will go with Eden resort sounds more accommodating for our situation.

Does anyone know about minyan next week Thursday/Friday in Lancaster?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on August 24, 2017, 09:45:49 PM
Any Hilton with a suite? I wanna use some points
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on August 25, 2017, 11:29:47 AM
Any Hilton with a suite? I wanna use some points
Double tree is very nice and it has a small indoor water park. great for kids
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: good sam on August 25, 2017, 01:48:59 PM
Planning an itinerary for Harrisburg next week, going with kids aged 1-8. Staying at Sheraton.

Considering how many here visit Lancaster and Harrisburg, the wiki is severely deficient. Here are some options we're considering:

1. Lake Tobias https://www.laketobias.com/
2. Indian Echo Caverns http://indianechocaverns.com/
3. Crayola Experience http://www.crayolaexperience.com/easton
I've been to Crayola, wasn't crazy about it but apparently the kids love it. It's about midway between Monsey and Harrisburg, so a good way to break up the trip. There's also a Groupon available for $14 (website rate is $18, on location is $20). https://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-crayola-experience-easton-pa
4. Hershey's Chocolate World https://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/en_us.html

Anyone been to any of those places? Any reviews?
What are the minyan options? Kesher Israel has a 6:45. Does Chabad have minyanim during the week? Can i expect pick-up minyanim at the Sheraton?

Any info would be appreciated. I'll update wiki with the above attractions.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: saw50st8 on August 25, 2017, 02:40:47 PM
Planning an itinerary for Harrisburg next week, going with kids aged 1-8. Staying at Sheraton.

Considering how many here visit Lancaster and Harrisburg, the wiki is severely deficient. Here are some options we're considering:

1. Lake Tobias https://www.laketobias.com/
2. Indian Echo Caverns http://indianechocaverns.com/
3. Crayola Experience http://www.crayolaexperience.com/easton
I've been to Crayola, wasn't crazy about it but apparently the kids love it. It's about midway between Monsey and Harrisburg, so a good way to break up the trip. There's also a Groupon available for $14 (website rate is $18, on location is $20). https://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-crayola-experience-easton-pa
4. Hershey's Chocolate World https://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/en_us.html

Anyone been to any of those places? Any reviews?
What are the minyan options? Kesher Israel has a 6:45. Does Chabad have minyanim during the week? Can i expect pick-up minyanim at the Sheraton?

Any info would be appreciated. I'll update wiki with the above attractions.


Indian Echo Caverns is really fun! I personally hated the Turkey Hill Experience. It's pretty useless. Go to a grocery store and get a few tubs of ice cream instead.

There's a Harley Davidson Factory in York but kids need to be 12+ to attend tours.

On the way from NJ, we stopped at Hopewell Furnace (https://www.nps.gov/hofu/index.htm) which was amazing! Great demonstrations on iron smithing.

Crayola factory is fun if your kids like arts and crafts kind of stuff.

Kilgore Falls is about an hour south of Lancaster and it was a really fun hike to a waterfall. We went there on our way to Maryland.

Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: good sam on August 25, 2017, 02:54:28 PM
On the way from NJ, we stopped at Hopewell Furnace (https://www.nps.gov/hofu/index.htm) which was amazing! Great demonstrations on iron smithing.
What aged kids would you say would enjoy?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on August 26, 2017, 04:09:21 PM
Double tree is very nice and it has a small indoor water park. great for kids

+1, I was there once on Sukkos, and they had Kosher breakfast.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Yammer on August 26, 2017, 10:54:35 PM
Planning an itinerary for Harrisburg next week, going with kids aged 1-8. Staying at Sheraton.

Considering how many here visit Lancaster and Harrisburg, the wiki is severely deficient. Here are some options we're considering:

1. Lake Tobias https://www.laketobias.com/
2. Indian Echo Caverns http://indianechocaverns.com/
3. Crayola Experience http://www.crayolaexperience.com/easton
I've been to Crayola, wasn't crazy about it but apparently the kids love it. It's about midway between Monsey and Harrisburg, so a good way to break up the trip. There's also a Groupon available for $14 (website rate is $18, on location is $20). https://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-crayola-experience-easton-pa
4. Hershey's Chocolate World https://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/en_us.html

Anyone been to any of those places? Any reviews?
What are the minyan options? Kesher Israel has a 6:45. Does Chabad have minyanim during the week? Can i expect pick-up minyanim at the Sheraton?

Any info would be appreciated. I'll update wiki with the above attractions.
Did the Susquehanna glass factory although I hear that the tours are closed indefinitely.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Eliyohu on August 26, 2017, 10:57:51 PM


Planning an itinerary for Harrisburg next week, going with kids aged 1-8. Staying at Sheraton.

Considering how many here visit Lancaster and Harrisburg, the wiki is severely deficient. Here are some options we're considering:

1. Lake Tobias https://www.laketobias.com/
2. Indian Echo Caverns http://indianechocaverns.com/
3. Crayola Experience http://www.crayolaexperience.com/easton
I've been to Crayola, wasn't crazy about it but apparently the kids love it. It's about midway between Monsey and Harrisburg, so a good way to break up the trip. There's also a Groupon available for $14 (website rate is $18, on location is $20). https://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-crayola-experience-easton-pa
4. Hershey's Chocolate World https://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/en_us.html

Anyone been to any of those places? Any reviews?
What are the minyan options? Kesher Israel has a 6:45. Does Chabad have minyanim during the week? Can i expect pick-up minyanim at the Sheraton?

Any info would be appreciated. I'll update wiki with the above attractions.

Went to Lake Tobias about 10 years ago, I have no clue if it's the same now but was very enjoyable for kids and adults alike. Don't miss the petting zoo or "safari".
Iirc there's stuff to do on city island (?) As well.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Yammer on August 26, 2017, 11:02:14 PM



Went to Lake Tobias about 10 years ago, I have no clue if it's the same now but was very enjoyable for kids and adults alike. Don't miss the petting zoo or "safari".
Iirc there's stuff to do on city island (?) As well.

Safari in quotations?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Eliyohu on August 26, 2017, 11:26:01 PM

Safari in quotations?
Iirc the most dangerous animal that was roaming free there were emu maybe ostrichs, Iirc the ostrichs we're even caged. The "dangerous" animals are all caged. You're traveling in a school bus that the top was cut off, it's lots of fun and exciting to feed and touch the moose, deer (cow?) etc or if they try walking on to the bus (there's no door) it gets even more exciting. However it's not a safari in the classic sense.. nonetheless (or even more so) it's something that is enjoyable and will illict shrieks of joy and terror ;)
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Yammer on August 26, 2017, 11:34:17 PM
Iirc the most dangerous animal that was roaming free there were emu maybe ostrichs, Iirc the ostrichs we're even caged. The "dangerous" animals are all caged. You're traveling in a school bus that the top was cut off, it's lots of fun and exciting to feed and touch the moose, deer (cow?) etc or if they try walking on to the bus (there's no door) it gets even more exciting. However it's not a safari in the classic sense.. nonetheless (or even more so) it's something that is enjoyable and will illict shrieks of joy and terror ;)
Thanks, was told by a local that it's a great destination...
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on August 27, 2017, 10:37:04 PM
I know there's a Kosher Mart in Hershey with hot food, but is the Kosher mart in Lancaster open? And do they have hot food there?

Anywhere else in or near Lancaster to buy kosher food (pizza, etc.) without driving close to an hour to Hershey?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: BZ12 on August 28, 2017, 12:25:38 AM
Anyone have info if there's being a minyan in Lancaster this week Thurs 31st and Friday 1st? I have been unsuccessfully trying to reach out to the Lancaster shul for more info.
Degel Israel
1120 Columbia Avenue 
Lancaster, PA 17603 USA
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Ephraimh on August 28, 2017, 08:39:17 AM
Anyone have info if there's being a minyan in Lancaster this week Thurs 31st and Friday 1st? I have been unsuccessfully trying to reach out to the Lancaster shul for more info.
Degel Israel
1120 Columbia Avenue 
Lancaster, PA 17603 USA
They usually struggle end of the week, especially that late in the season, I doubt it'll be minyan on Friday, 10-20% for Thursday
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Am on August 28, 2017, 02:23:12 PM
Anyone have info if there's being a minyan in Lancaster this week Thurs 31st and Friday 1st? I have been unsuccessfully trying to reach out to the Lancaster shul for more info.
Degel Israel
1120 Columbia Avenue 
Lancaster, PA 17603 USA
Officially there are minyanim 7:30 and 8:30 for Shachris.
7:15 mincha
7:45 Maariv
Don't know if there'll actually be minyanim. Today and yesterday they had multiple minyanim it was packed.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Ephraimh on August 28, 2017, 02:28:02 PM
Officially there are minyanim 7:30 and 8:30 for Shachris.
7:15 mincha
7:45 Maariv
Don't know if there'll actually be minyanim. Today and yesterday they had multiple minyanim it was packed.
They can have 4 Miyanim per day during the week but on Friday it dies down and there's no minyan   
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: BZ12 on August 28, 2017, 03:21:58 PM
Thanks.

Which of the two is more recommended for children ages 10 and below, "Cherry Crest Farms" or "Lake Tobias"?

Both seem like a fun experience
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Ephraimh on August 28, 2017, 04:51:12 PM
Thanks.

Which of the two is more recommended for children ages 10 and below, "Cherry Crest Farms" or "Lake Tobias"?

Both seem like a fun experience
I've never been to Lake Tobias, but I've been to Cherry Crest several times, it's a great place to spend the day with children, pretty big variety of things to do.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: good sam on August 28, 2017, 08:11:11 PM
Thanks.

Which of the two is more recommended for children ages 10 and below, "Cherry Crest Farms" or "Lake Tobias"?

Both seem like a fun experience
Just came from lake tobias. Kids loved it.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on August 29, 2017, 10:07:14 AM
I've never been to Lake Tobias, but I've been to Cherry Crest several times, it's a great place to spend the day with children, pretty big variety of things to do.
+1
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on August 29, 2017, 10:45:15 AM
A couple of questions regarding lancaster :
How is the sheraton harrisburg Hershey suite in the hotel?
Has anyone been to barnyard kingdom?
Any other fun activites for a 2 and 4 yr old. Going next Sunday monday so a lot of attractions are closed due to labor day.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on August 29, 2017, 01:14:53 PM
2 tickets for Dutch wonderland $25 OBO
Each?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Yammer on August 29, 2017, 02:37:27 PM


A couple of questions regarding lancaster :
How is the sheraton harrisburg Hershey suite in the hotel?

Was there a few years ago ( not the suite ) they had 1 floor that was pretty bad, I had booked through Hotwire  and they refused to relocate me to a different floor.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Am on August 29, 2017, 07:56:06 PM
For the record, "Go n Bananas" is great, especially in the rain. It's like Chuck e Cheese and ice cream kids(Lakewood) on steroids. Cooler, Funner, Bigger etc.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on August 30, 2017, 11:41:33 PM
I see four points at york, pa is much less points. Has anyone stayed here ?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: good sam on August 30, 2017, 11:54:25 PM
I see four points at york, pa is much less points. Has anyone stayed here ?
Sheraton Harrisburg is where you'll have the minyanim,assuming it's not too late in the season.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: saw50st8 on September 04, 2017, 09:12:07 AM
What aged kids would you say would enjoy?

My and 5, 6 and 8 year olds loved it. My 3 year old enjoyed the animals but it was definitely not his favorite activity.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: BZ12 on September 06, 2017, 01:54:54 PM
Just came from lake tobias. Kids loved it.

We did Lake Tobias last weekend, Kids loved it as well, the safari, petting zoo and reptile show. (although it was an hour+ drive from Lancaster :()
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: good sam on September 06, 2017, 01:56:22 PM
We did Lake Tobias last weekend, Kids loved it as well, the safari, petting zoo and reptile show. (although it was an hour+ drive from Lancaster :()
I went from Harrisburg. About 40 minutes.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: GAJ2303 on September 23, 2017, 10:53:52 PM
Hershey park sukkot - you can get the ticket and Insurance (option to cancel) for the price of a regular ticket group rate. Use the code special.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on September 25, 2017, 12:18:39 AM
Does the Doubletree Lancaster have a picnic area to make your own bbq grils?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on September 25, 2017, 07:47:22 PM
Does the Doubletree Lancaster have a picnic area to make your own bbq grils?

I used a George Foreman in thier Sukkah, a few years ago, IINM someone else did a disposable grill outside. They have quite big grounds, call them up and ask.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on December 17, 2017, 09:20:35 AM
Is there a minyan in any hotel tomorrow ?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on December 18, 2017, 08:36:17 PM
Can someone add this to the wiki?
Kosher food.

I called the college which has kosher meals, but they are off now and luckily he mentioned about the Weis supermarket on fruitville road that carries packaged deli and cheese.

The deli came in really handy today!


Weis Markets
1700 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 397-8127
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: jackofall on December 19, 2017, 01:21:23 AM
Can someone add this to the wiki?
Kosher food.

I called the college which has kosher meals, but they are off now and luckily he mentioned about the Weis supermarket on fruitville road that carries packaged deli and cheese.

The deli came in really handy today!


Weis Markets
1700 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 397-8127
Done.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: chucks on March 15, 2018, 08:43:54 PM
Dutchland & Cherry Crest Farms Are still closed - Winter Schedule.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on March 19, 2018, 09:58:55 AM
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Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: ajs625 on June 18, 2018, 01:58:57 PM
Is there kosher food in Dutch Wonderland?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on June 18, 2018, 02:08:35 PM
Is there kosher food in Dutch Wonderland?
There wasn't last summer
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder11 on July 12, 2018, 02:33:34 PM
What is the best way to get the ultimate amish experience? Drive/walk around or with a tour? any tour recommendations? thanx
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: itreu001 on July 12, 2018, 02:34:03 PM
Become Amish.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder11 on July 12, 2018, 03:17:17 PM
Become Amish.

Very Cute.

Is the Horse and Buggy tour the way to go?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: itreu001 on July 12, 2018, 03:22:32 PM
Its like everything else, the more time you spend there and wander around, the more you get to experience it.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: US on July 12, 2018, 06:01:45 PM


Is the Horse and Buggy tour the way to go?
This.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder11 on July 13, 2018, 04:14:14 PM
Anybody stay at the Courtyard by Marriott on Chocolate Avenue?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: keemster26 on July 15, 2018, 10:46:22 AM
What is the best way to get the ultimate amish experience? Drive/walk around or with a tour? any tour recommendations? thanx
Don't go on a Sunday. You won't see anything and their stores are closed
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on July 16, 2018, 09:03:09 PM
Don't go on a Sunday. You won't see anything and their stores are closed
Good to know, thank you.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: keemster26 on July 16, 2018, 09:45:59 PM
Good to know, thank you.
No problem
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: joe1234 on July 23, 2018, 04:42:08 PM
Selling 2 nights at eden resort. King studio villa. This coming week Sunday July 29 and Monday July 30. At cost price $460
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: joe1234 on July 23, 2018, 04:43:09 PM
Anyone know where to buy discounted tickets to Dutch wonderland?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: keemster26 on July 23, 2018, 07:21:32 PM
Anyone know where to buy discounted tickets to Dutch wonderland?
Prob giant in Pennsylvania
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Jellybelly on July 24, 2018, 12:38:02 AM
When are you going? I heard that whole area is flooded now
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: saw50st8 on July 24, 2018, 06:48:08 AM
Anyone know where to buy discounted tickets to Dutch wonderland?

We got discounted tickets at the grocery store, Weis.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: keemster26 on July 24, 2018, 11:41:21 PM
We got discounted tickets at the grocery store, Weis.
We're they also selling to Hershey Park?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Yard sale on July 26, 2018, 09:07:29 AM
FYI:For those going to Lancaster,I was just by the shul, Degel Israel, and they have a room next to where they daven and that is basically a mini supermarket. They’ve got two fridges and a chest freezer stocked with all kinds of cholov Yisroel milk and dairy products, Yogurt leben, cottage cheese butter Pride of the Farm 1/2 gallon milks, chocolate milk iced coffee etc. and half gallons of just about every flavor of POTF ice cream for a really decent prices, actually pretty close, and in some cases below what I pay in seasons in Lakewood- $7 for ice cream, $1.25 for a pint of iced coffee or choc milk etc., and they have shelves of cookies, snacks, Gefen instant soups etc. and even some franks and buns. If I had known I would have travelled with a much smaller cooler :)
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: saw50st8 on July 26, 2018, 02:17:33 PM
We're they also selling to Hershey Park?

I think so, but call them to verify.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Banillareloads on July 26, 2018, 02:19:45 PM
Anyone was there this week? I canceled my booking because of the weather and am wondering how it was?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder11 on July 26, 2018, 04:03:58 PM
I went and had a great time. The park was closed the whole week though so pretty much everyone staying in the hotel were in sour moods (I stayed in the Courtyard Marriot on Chocolate Ave). Hershey Chocolate World and Hershey Museum were operational, also went to Lancaster and did Amish tour and Krieder farm. Weather was far from ideal but it didn't get in the way of my plans (I did not plan on going to the park).
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Banillareloads on July 26, 2018, 04:05:57 PM
I went and had a great time.
Wow you are a sport!
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder11 on July 26, 2018, 04:14:13 PM
Wow you are a sport!
Not about the hand your dealt.....its how you play your hand  :) :)
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on July 26, 2018, 11:11:29 PM
Not about the hand your dealt.....its how you play your hand  :) :)
100% :)
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: joe1234 on July 28, 2018, 10:49:16 PM
Is there a kosher stand at Dutch wonderland this year?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: joe1234 on July 28, 2018, 11:38:08 PM
Anything to do on Sunday besides Dutch wonderland?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: keemster26 on July 29, 2018, 02:25:22 AM
Anything to do on Sunday besides Dutch wonderland?
Hershey Park
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on July 29, 2018, 02:39:18 AM
I'm offering $25 for anyone that books a Marriott hotel cash price on my account.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on July 29, 2018, 08:15:09 AM
I'm offering $25 for anyone that books a Marriott hotel cash price on my account.
why are you posting in this thread?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on July 29, 2018, 09:18:41 AM
why are you posting in this thread?
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1128.270

In case anyone else is planning to stay in the Courtyard Marriott or other Marriott
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: joe1234 on July 29, 2018, 05:49:38 PM
Anyone coming in from Lakewood tonight or tomorrow? Pm me.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: keemster26 on August 04, 2018, 11:51:48 PM
Anyone going to Hershey Park tomorrow?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on August 05, 2018, 11:32:02 PM
Anyone know of a shachris minyan tomorrow morning?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Yard sale on August 06, 2018, 02:01:59 AM
Anyone know of a shachris minyan tomorrow morning?

Degel Israel Ashkenaz
1120 Columbia Avenue 
Lancaster, PA 17603 USA

Shacharis 730
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Shauly101 on August 20, 2018, 11:23:16 PM
is there anywhere near Dutch Wonderland that i can put up a grill?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on August 20, 2018, 11:31:27 PM
is there anywhere near Dutch Wonderland that i can put up a grill?
Are you there or planning to go?
I was there two weeks ago. Rented the perfect airbnb and had backyard for grilling.
Pm if you want the info.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on August 20, 2018, 11:36:38 PM
is there anywhere near Dutch Wonderland that i can put up a grill?

There is a picnic area right outside by the parking lot that you can grill at
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on August 20, 2018, 11:37:46 PM
There is a picnic area right outside by the parking lot that you can grill at
iirc it was roofed.. Are you sure they allow grilling there?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Shauly101 on August 24, 2018, 09:16:51 AM
iirc it was roofed.. Are you sure they allow grilling there?


was there. the picnic is roofed but right next to it they have grilling stands that you can use
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on August 24, 2018, 09:21:23 AM
Last year at the doubletree, there were minyanim, but I wasn't there on a Monday.

Does anyone actually bring a torah?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Bukboy on August 25, 2018, 11:06:39 PM
Last year at the doubletree, there were minyanim, but I wasn't there on a Monday.

Does anyone actually bring a torah?
I was there last Thursday and there wasn't a torah.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Banillareloads on August 25, 2018, 11:16:42 PM
Days of leining went to degel israel.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Zevwolf on September 25, 2018, 10:53:26 PM
Any sukkah at Crayola Experience area?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on September 26, 2018, 09:13:31 AM
Any codes for hershey tickets? The Eastern Union ones expired Before YT
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: frockaway guy on November 09, 2018, 09:34:28 AM
Anything to do in Lancaster during the winter?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: nirc on April 15, 2019, 01:13:40 PM
Will be in Lancaster for tues & wed of chal hamoed. Want to visit the Amish — best way/place?

Any other suggestions on where to go/ what to see (kids range from 5-15) excluding Hershey world?

Thinking about Strasburg railroad and echo dell caverns.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Banillareloads on April 15, 2019, 01:23:07 PM
I've been there a couple times and plan on going again. There is no real tour that I'm aware of that takes you into currently inhabited amish houses etc. There is some tour of a house, sort of like a museum, I don't recall the name although you can find it on tripadvisor etc giyf. However, I did do the buggy ride (abe's) where amish people take you in a horse and buggy into their neighborhoods while giving you a personal tour and answer your questions and explain stuff. Afterwards I just took my car and drove through those country roads myself and it was amazing. You get a self guided tour in breathtaking farms, scenery, country roads etc.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Tzfas on April 15, 2019, 05:21:40 PM
Any minyan in Lancaster over chol hamoed?
Recommend place to stay for one night?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Joel2 on April 15, 2019, 06:41:41 PM
Any minyan in Lancaster over chol hamoed?
Recommend place to stay for one night?
I went last year stayed one night at
Hampton inn and suites Hershey nothing special but clean.
The closest minyan (from Hershey) is at the Kesher Israel Congregation address is  2500 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: nirc on April 15, 2019, 06:56:39 PM
Any minyan in Lancaster over chol hamoed?
Recommend place to stay for one night?

Daven at any of the pesach hotel programs. If you call, they should allow.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: nirc on April 15, 2019, 07:00:05 PM
Any minyan in Lancaster over chol hamoed?
Recommend place to stay for one night?

What activities  are you doing? I would stay in closest hotel.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Tzfas on April 16, 2019, 07:06:12 AM
What activities  are you doing? I would stay in closest hotel.
Since most big attractions are still closed, I think we will just do Amish town some train ride around there etc. nothing confirmed yet.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: nirc on April 16, 2019, 08:07:52 AM
Since most big attractions are still closed, I think we will just do Amish town some train ride around there etc. nothing confirmed yet.

Sounds like what we are doing as well. Any particular place in Amish?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Le-Oh on April 17, 2019, 10:18:39 AM
Any minyan in Lancaster over chol hamoed?
Recommend place to stay for one night?

Chabad 1024 Harrisburg Ave.
8am shachris
730pm mincha
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Samijr1 on July 03, 2019, 04:33:56 PM
Myself along with 2 or 3 other families are looking to come up to Hershey area for a long weekend and was wondering if there are any hotels that have minyanim for Shabbos or one that is within walking distance? cans someone help us out?


Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on August 03, 2019, 11:57:59 PM
I must admit I'm shocked a search for "fireworks" returned zero results on this forum....

So I'm wondering if anyone has a lot of experience buying fireworks in eastern PA and can advise where is the best place to buy them?  And why is it the best?
I've bought them in PA several times but always feel like I'm just getting suckered in to the giant stores with the highway billboards.  They all sell similar items with their own branding and they are running constant "sales".  It's like Kohls... if it's not at least 50% off, you're paying more than you would at any other store.  I'll be taking a 5-7 day trip through Philly, Lancaster, York/Hanover/Hershey, and possibly Scranton area soon so I am willing to try just abot any fireworks store in these parts of PA.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Aben on August 04, 2019, 03:30:24 PM
I’m looking for a decent hotel in Lancaster area. We’ve stayed at Double tree a bunch of times and would like a change. Best Western (Eden) doesn’t have any rooms for our dates. I see there is a brand new Residence Inn by Marriot. Has anyone stayed there? Experience? Is it kid friendly?  Thanks
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: nirc on August 06, 2019, 09:51:56 AM
I’m looking for a decent hotel in Lancaster area. We’ve stayed at Double tree a bunch of times and would like a change. Best Western (Eden) doesn’t have any rooms for our dates. I see there is a brand new Residence Inn by Marriot. Has anyone stayed there? Experience? Is it kid friendly?  Thanks

stayed right across from Dutch Wonderland at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Samijr1 on August 06, 2019, 10:41:13 AM
looking for a marriot hotel with minyan or close to a minyan in lancaster for the shabbos weekend of august 23 and 24,c an anyone help with some leads?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Chaimk90 on August 18, 2019, 12:58:22 AM
Is there a daily minyan near Eden resorts this week?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on August 20, 2019, 11:30:58 PM
which amish tours do you recommend?
Ive seen abe's, aaa buggy, and the amish village tour.

also, I see most attractions are closed on sunday. Does Lake tobias run their sunday like all the other days?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on August 22, 2019, 02:43:47 PM
anyone?

Also, how many hours would you say we can spend in cherry crest farm and dutch wonderland?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on August 25, 2019, 11:43:15 AM
Has there been a minyan at degel Israel?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: kayef on August 25, 2019, 12:21:25 PM
Has there been a minyan at degel Israel?
Last week there definitely was. I would imagine this week as well
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: Ays on August 25, 2019, 01:29:44 PM
anyone?

Also, how many hours would you say we can spend in cherry crest farm and dutch wonderland?
Both ban be full day activities
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: barryspar on August 26, 2019, 04:30:59 PM
Is there a daily minyan near Eden resorts this week?

I will be going to Degel Israel. Shacharis 7:45, mincha / maariv b'zman.

Does anyone know of a later maariv near Eden? Godaven mentions a 10:15 at Degel Israel but the DI website doesn't mention it.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on August 27, 2019, 01:41:14 PM
Can anyone recommend where to go in Amish Town? Best tour, best shops etc?

Hotels will be done on Hotel Tonight, nice options.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: aygart on August 27, 2019, 11:26:36 PM
Has there been a minyan at degel Israel?
many packed minyanim
I will be going to Degel Israel. Shacharis 7:45, mincha / maariv b'zman.

Does anyone know of a later maariv near Eden? Godaven mentions a 10:15 at Degel Israel but the DI website doesn't mention it.
and 830 and 900 and others as there are 10 men. Same goes for mariv so there probably are more than listed, but the 1015 on godaven may be for the yeshiva there and not official over the summer.
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on August 28, 2019, 07:35:42 PM
Any nice hotel on my way to Hershey park tonight with 2 kids .?
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: yitzgar on August 28, 2019, 08:19:22 PM
Any nice hotel on my way to Hershey park tonight with 2 kids .?
Might be helpful to know where you are coming from
Title: Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on August 28, 2019, 08:37:40 PM
Might be helpful to know where you are coming from
Monsey