Hersheypark on Monday reiterated that
employees and guests of the theme park are welcome to use the
bathroom that they identify with.
In a press release, Hersheypark said
that transgender people can use the bathroom of their choice.
“Every year, the employees of Hershey
Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) welcome over 6 million guests
from down the street and around the world. We recognize that the more
perspectives we have within our company, the more welcoming we are to
all those who visit and seek employment here. In fact, our company
has four core values, one of which is 'respectful of others,' which
we define as treating all people with dignity, while respecting their
differences and ideas,” the park said.
“For decades, Hersheypark has been
dedicated to the safety and security of our guests and employees. It
is foundational to our brand. Additionally, the Park has and will
always strive to accommodate all guests and employees – including
members of the LGBT community – to ensure those visiting or working
at Hersheypark are comfortable and feel secure. To that end, the Park
will continue its practice of treating all guests and employees the
same no matter race, ethnicity, sexual identity, etc. Guests and
employees may continue to use the restrooms with which they
gender-identify, or are welcome to use the many family restrooms
available across the destination.”
The Derry Township, Pennsylvania park
has over 70 rides and attractions.