State police confirmed tear gas from their training drills infiltrated part of Hersheypark on Wednesday evening, causing the park to close three rides.
Hersheypark spokesperson Quinn C. Bryner said Thursday that the park received complaints of coughing and sore throat localized to their Midway America area.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we closed the rides where complaints were reported,” Bryner said. The rides closed were Music Express, Whip and Laff Trakk. The rides were closed until the source of the irritant could be identified.