Thursday, September 21, 2023

Hersheypark debuts Dark Nights with help of industry partners

Thanks to a four-acre addition, Dark Nights at Hersheypark, opening September 17, 2022 will include three new scare zones and four haunted houses as part of the integrated thrill experience at Hersheypark.

To bring the event to life, Hersheypark has partnered with industry companies, including the following:

RWS Entertainment Group
Hersheypark has tapped RWS Entertainment Group to provide casting and production services for their Halloween and Dark Nights programming. RWS is auditioning the park’s “Scare Crew,” producing haunting live entertainment and creating costumes and makeup that will make Dark Nights guests shiver, shudder, and scream.

Adirondack Studios
The Adirondack Studios team and Hersheypark came together to develop the design, fabrication, and installation of the haunted houses for Dark Nights.

Illuminated Integration
Illuminated Integration partnered with Hersheypark to design and integrate entertainment technology systems that communicate four thoughtful, intricate, and thrilling stories.

Zeitgeist Design & Production
The Haunted Coal Mine, Creature Chaos, and Twisted Darkness houses as part of Dark Nights were conceived and designed in partnership with Los Angeles-based experience design studio Zeitgeist Design & Production.

EPIC Entertainment Group
EPIC Entertainment Group used its decade of haunt expertise to deliver an immersive, chilling haunted house experience, The Descent, and a captivating scare zone, Midway of Misery, located in the darkest corner of the park. As a Production Design Partner, EPIC Entertainment Group is consulting in design, production, costume, make-up, and talent. As an Operating partner, Epic will serve as boots on the ground in Production Stage Management, Technical Direction and Show Operations Management.

TAA Group
TAA together with Hersheypark is bringing the Midway of Misery to life with four larger-than-life and hauntingly detailed set pieces that will transform the Midway into a thrilling adventure. 

Brainstorm Design Group
Brainstorm worked alongside the team at Hersheypark to create unique logo designs and imagery for Dark Nights.

An overview of Hersheypark Dark Nights can be found HERE.

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