HERSHEY, Pa. Our debut at HersheyPark was not so sweet, but that had nothing to do with the park itself.
As we approached the gate, delighted by the Tudor-style structures resembling a small village and the smell of chocolate in the air, Madeline, 8, began complaining of stomach discomfort, so much so that it brought her to tears. So we ducked into the guest services building. Two paramedics examined her, and then took her and her mom, Jodie, on a motorized cart to see a nurse (some way to enter the park, huh?). From there, a paramedic took Madeline and Jodie by ambulance to an after-hours pediatric clinic called Good Nights. It was determined Madeline had a urinary tract infection, so she received a prescription and then was transported, along with her mom, back to the park. The ambulance rides and nurse visit at the park cost us nothing, and the care at the clinic was outstanding. It should come as no surprise that this town would have good facilities for children. Its founder, although he and his wife could not have children, adored young ones. Hershey even built an orphanage/school and left his vast fortune to it.