Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Hersheypark originally opened in 1907. Industrialist Milton Hershey, founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company, wanted a park that created a fun, relaxing environment for his factory workers and area residents. Today, Hersheypark has expanded to offer over 65 rides and attractions, numerous games, and live entertainment. This seasonal amusement park stays open from May through September. When The Boardwalk opened, Hersheypark needed a sound system for its various ride announcements. For safety reasons, lifeguards also required the capability to direct customers when necessary. In an emergency situation, the loudspeakers function as a mass notification system.