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Old 08-19-2012, 10:07 AM   #31
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Thank you for doing a great TR and posting so many wonderful photos

We love Hershey We went this summer for a couple days (stayed at a hotel though) and would love to go back next summer if we don't book a Disney or Sea World trip. My kids have always wanted to go camping and I've heard great things about Highmeadow so this would give us the opportunity to get both our camping and Hershey Park visit done in one trip
Thanks!

I actually took the pics not thinking that I would do a trip report....or maybe deep down I knew it was time! I have enjoyed so many over the years...it's about time I share the fun!

I will be back at Highmeadow during the second week of August 2013. We have already booked because the prime sites and cabins disappear really quickly. If you are thinking about going, select a date, pay the deposit and confirm your trip. The deposit is one night's stay. You can always cancel two weeks prior to the trip without a penalty and receive a full refund of your deposit. The balance of your trip is due 30 days before your arrival.

If you do decide to go...stay away from the sites and cabins that are close to the train tracks....it's way too loud over there.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:50 AM   #32
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It looks like a great place Candikayne.

Your kids (and DH) all look like they had fun.

Thanks for putting the time and effort into this TR.

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Old 08-19-2012, 12:51 PM   #33
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Thanks for your great report! The campground looks wonderful and the cabins look new.

I was wondering about the bus to Hershey. Was the schedule and bus stop convenient? We're going next year and considering an overnight.

If you get a group together next year, you may want to consider group tickets if your number is over 20. The savings are significant.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #34
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It looks like a great place Candikayne.

Your kids (and DH) all look like they had fun.

Thanks for putting the time and effort into this TR.

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We really did have a great time!! I can't wait to post my next TR!
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:10 PM   #35
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Cabins & Bus service

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Thanks for your great report! The campground looks wonderful and the cabins look new.

I was wondering about the bus to Hershey. Was the schedule and bus stop convenient? We're going next year and considering an overnight.

If you get a group together next year, you may want to consider group tickets if your number is over 20. The savings are significant.
I'm glad you enjoyed my first TR!!

The cabins do look like new. Some cabins were damaged in a flood last year...so there were refurbished...not sure if the one we saw was in that group.

The bus comes every half hour and stops at Chocolate World/Hershey Park. If you would like to visit the Hotel Hershey or the Hershey Lodge, you can transfer at the Chocolate World stop for a resort bus. The bus service was pretty regular and it was nice to save on the parking costs. Also, you get dropped off at the front gate...no need to ride a tram or walk a long distance to the park.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #36
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Does the train still roll thru every night at 10:30 pm ?
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:42 AM   #37
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So enjoyed your trip report!! You've made me want to plan a camping trip to Hershey Park!!! We are also a tent camping family...looking at travel trailers but haven't decided to take the plunge...I am the camping lover of the family not hubby, but working on him.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:54 PM   #38
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We're tent campers, but we don't rough it either! Double high airbed, EZ Up canopy and screenhouse...yeah, we like to be comfy! You made me want to go back to Hershey! In a few years, when Z's older, we'll go back. We're camping in the backyard tonight. Z always sleeps SO good in the tent.
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