CHRISTMAS CANDYLANE 1995:
The main entrance back when they actually outlined it with Christmas lights. I'm guessing as they began to expand further into the park, they recycled some of the lights as the main entrance gate is currently no longer outlined during Christmas Candylane.
Hmmm we didn't have Milton yet, but we had two gigantic toy soldiers dominating the entrance into Candylane.
I want some Dunkin Donuts! Oh wait....the Dunkin Donuts isn't there, nor will it be for another eleven seasons.
Remember Comet Hollow BEFORE Great Bear?
The first GCI woodie to ever debut in all of its splendor!
How about that big splash....an nothing else around it.
Let's take a ride on the Dry Gulch Railroad. Wait a second, we don't have an Intamin rising into the heavens about our peaceful train journey.....
Now let's take a drive around the park. Hmmm, I wonder where everything is? Wait, our beloved GCI woodie IS the only everything that exists....for right now.
Sure, a new constillation may have landed in Hershey, but let's take a look at some other things:
Walking back out to Midway.
Haven't seen a milennium flyer fly past me yet. Hmm...I guess we have to wait for two more seasons.
What's here now? How about an ENTIRE Boardwalk!
More of our beloved GCI woodie.
A county fair has set up shop within the park, bringing us five brand new rides.
And here you go, the Hersheypark Fair, that is!
I don't see those duelling lift hills back there yet.
Frog Hopper in its proper location.
Some Wild Mouse madness.
How about some 1999 aerials to bring back some memories.
Looks like some lightning and thunder are in the forecast for the new millennium.
Remember the old parking entrance? Well, there you go!
Look, no water play structure to obstruct the view.
Lightning Racer overview. For all of you CRR enthusiasts, you'll be happy to see that it's there and better than ever with the new "Canyon Pass" behind it.
And I leave you with two remembered rides that will never be forgotton - GIANT Wheel and Cyclops.
I'll be at the park this Sunday (2/6) and will have an off-season photo update to share with you all. For right now, enjoy this look back in time!