Hersheypark Cabanas at The Boardwalk
Hersheypark is like an amusement park and a water park all rolled up into one. I see a lot of people bring in their swimsuits and beach towels in their backpacks in order to combine both parts of the park into one day. Now, we do like to mix our water play and coasters together, but sometimes it is nice to have a place to call “home” for the day and concentrate on the water park part of the park. That’s what makes the Hersheypark Cabanas at The Boardwalk a great option for a day at Hersheypark!
After arriving at Hersheypark, we walked back to the check in point for the cabanas. After checking in, we were escorted down to our assigned cabana. On our way, we passed the Cabana Grill on the left (red arrow) and the bathrooms/changing rooms on the right (yellow arrow). The grill and bathrooms are for guests of the cabanas only.
After we reached our cabana, we were each given an armband to wear that would show we had a cabana. This was important as we needed the armbands to get into the cabana area. We were also given the beach bag above, 4 towels, a small tube of sunscreen, and 4 cups with straws.
The cups make great souvenirs, but they are definitely useful with the soda station. Marvel Boy was happy (#HersheyparkHappy, that is…) to find pink lemonade to drink.
We also were given an armband for a locker. The locker area is right after the bathrooms and is a nice perk to the cabana. I really didn’t want to leave my wallet or phone in the cabana while we were out swimming.
I really must go back and mention the Cabana Grill. There was a menu in the cabana, and employees would stop by the cabana every now and then to ask if we wanted to order anything to eat. It was easy to open a “tab”, and the kids were able to get what they wanted throughout the day without asking us for money. We actually stopped by the Cabana Grill to order food, and the food was delivered to the cabana. Of course, we could also bring food back to our cabana from other Hersheypark eateries, too.
A cabana comes with a table with 4 chairs (green arrow), 2 chaise lounge chairs, and a refrigerator (yellow arrow). When we arrived, the refrigerator was filled with 12 complimentary bottles of water.
One of the best things about having a cabana is that it provides a place for the kids to take a break, especially, Marvel Boy. He was able to come back and unwind, eat in a semi-quiet place, and get out of the sun. This certainly wasn’t wasted on Songbird, either, who enjoyed lying out in the sun while reading her phone.
This was the view from our cabana. It was nice to be so close to the Intercoastal Waterway, but the view wasn’t the closest we would get to the lazy river…
The cabanas have their own private entrance to the Intercoastal Waterway. We were able to get in the water right away and then exit right by our cabana. This is a really nice perk as the line up to get on the Intercoastal Waterway at the regular entrance was at least 20 people long.
As I said earlier, Hersheypark does a great job of weaving a full-fledge amusement park with a water park. The water park part of Hersheypark, The Boardwalk, is surrounded by roller coasters and other attractions. When we get a cabana, we tend to spend most of the day at The Boardwalk; however, it certainly doesn’t have to be that way. It is easy to bounce back-and-forth. With the bathrooms that are dedicated to cabana guests, it is easy to change out of wet swimming suits and into clothes to ride the roller coasters.
Hersheypark cabanas are available to rent (does not include park admission) and can be reserved in advance. You can find out more about the cabanas and how to reserve them on the Hersheypark website. What do you think the best perk of renting a cabana for your family would be?