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- Roller Coasters and Candy
- Delicious Rewards at Hershey’s Chocolate World
- Solve Chocolate Mysteries in the 4D Chocolate Movie
- Experience the Hershey’s Chocolate Tour
- Create Your Own Chocolate Bar
- Taste the Flavors at Hershey’s Unwrapped
- Discover More about Hershey on a Trolley Tour
- Indulge at the Hershey’s Chocolate World Food Court
- Special Offers at Hershey’s Chocolate World
- Hershey’s Chocolate World Hours
- Hershey’s Chocolate World Ticket Price
- Hershey’s Chocolate World Locations
- The Hershey Story Museum
- Where to Stay Near Hershey’s Chocolate World
Once upon a time in the pastoral landscapes of Pennsylvania, Milton Hershey transformed a charming little town called Derry into the sweetest destination on earth, Hershey. We’re exploring Hershey’s Chocolate World and all the delicious experiences associated with it. From making your own candy bar to chocolate tastings, you’ll find plenty to satisfy your sweet tooth here.
Roller Coasters and Candy
Visiting Hershey with my grandkids, Katherine and Marshall, the day started with Katherine convincing me to ride Candymonium. Located in the newly-themed section of Hersheypark called Hershey’s Chocolatetown, this steel roller coaster is the tallest and fastest in the park. First, there’s a 210-foot ascent up the tallest hill in Hersheypark. Then, it dips into thrilling drops including 7 camelback hills. To say I screamed is an understatement.
Next, we headed to the bumper cars. There it seemed every child aimed to knock me around. After trying out several additional thrill rides, we found our way to the Hershey Triple Tower. Again, the grandkids convinced me to strap in, rise to the top, then plunge down in a stomach-churning drop. Through it all, I persevered knowing that plenty of Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and more awaited me at Hershey’s Chocolate World.
Delicious Rewards at Hershey’s Chocolate World
Conveniently located adjacent to Hersheypark, Hershey’s Chocolate World remains open year-round to satisfy the needs of chocoholics everywhere. Create your own chocolate bar. Then, enjoy an animated 4-D Chocolate Movie. Next, learn about bean-to-bar chocolate with chocolate tastings. Entertainment abounds at Hershey’s Chocolate World.
Part attraction, part candy store, the Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction displays an unimaginable array of sweet treats. Looking for Jolly Rancher’s? No problem. Prefer Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? You’re covered. Kit Kat bars calling your name? Hershey has that too. A highlight for my grandkids was the wall of candy. A showcase of Hershey’s products, Katherine and Marshall grabbed a couple of bags and filled them up with their favorite sweet treats.
Solve Chocolate Mysteries in the 4D Chocolate Movie
Chocolate mysteries await in the chocolate factory and the 4D Chocolate Movie reveals the stories. An ever-changing show, this unique movie experience puts you inside the fun. Through digital animation and special effects, you’ll interact with the Hershey characters to help solve the chocolate mysteries.
Experience the Hershey’s Chocolate Tour
This 30-minute Hershey’s Chocolate Tour ride takes you on a journey with the cocoa bean as it transforms from bean to bar. Running continuously during opening hours, this free attraction concludes with free chocolate. Yay!
Create Your Own Chocolate Bar
Do you prefer milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate? It’s your call as you choose your favorite ingredients to create your own chocolate bar. Then, design your own wrapper in an authentic Hershey’s Chocolate factory experience.
Taste the Flavors at Hershey’s Unwrapped
Unwrap and taste your way through the bean-to-bar process of making your favorite Hershey’s products. First, Hershey’s Unwrapped presents an engaging theatrical experience filled with learning and laughter. Then, you’ll open your box of treasures for a delicious chocolate tasting.
Discover More about Hershey on a Trolley Tour
The story of Milton Hershey and the Hershey company comes to life on the Hershey Trolley Tours. From the Historical Trolley Tour to seasonal favorites, you’ll discover the stories of Hershey’s past and present as performing trolley conductors entertain and inform. The Historical Trolley Tour lasts about 75 minutes.
The 40-minute Trick or Treat Trolley Tour runs during October showcasing the joy of being a kid along with Mr. & Mrs. Hershey’s great love for children.
For the holiday season, choose from the Holly Jolly Trolley Tour with caroling, stories and a visit from a jolly old elf. Or, ride through Hershey Sweet Lights, a gorgeous magical holiday lights display. Along the way, the trolley conductors share entertaining, heart-warming stories. All trolley tours include plenty of free chocolate!
Indulge at the Hershey’s Chocolate World Food Court
You won’t go hungry at Hershey’s Chocolate World! Start the kids off with a savory lunch choosing from pizza, salads or deli favorites. The kid’s menu includes a cheese or pepperoni pizza meal with a chocolate chip cookie, Jolly Rancher fruit roll-up and a Jolly Rancher slush in a souvenir cup. Then, take on the sweet treats. Choices include milkshakes, s’mores, seasonal cupcakes and more.
Special Offers at Hershey’s Chocolate World
Hershey’s Chocolate World offers special seasonal experiences throughout the year. For Halloween, can you think of a better place to trick or treat than Hershey? I can’t! Here are a few of the new experiences on hand for the month of October. The Reese’s Candy Converter made a big impression in 2018. Now, it’s back beginning October 15th for weekend fun. Drop your unwanted candy into the Reese’s Candy Converter. Then, wait for your Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup to pop out! No money required.
Also, beginning October 15th, three spooky stops sprinkled throughout Hershey’s Chocolate World form the Trick-or-Treat Trail. For another frightfully tasty treat, join a baking class in Hershey’s Kitchens offered October 23 & 24. And you can ring in the New Year in Hershey – they drop a Hershey kiss at midnight!
Hershey’s Chocolate World Hours
Hershey’s Chocolate World in Pennsylvania is open year-round for attractions, shopping and sweet and savory treats. However, hours vary according to the season so be sure to check the website when planning your visit. For entry at your preferred time, reserving a free pass is recommended. Otherwise, you may have to wait in line.
Hershey’s Chocolate World Ticket Price
Entry into Hershey’s Chocolate World is free for shopping for Hershey’s products, visiting the food court or riding on the Chocolate Tour. 4D Chocolate Movie, Hershey’s Unwrapped, Create Your Own Candy Bar and Hershey’s Trolley Works require tickets. Ticket bundles are offered based on the attractions your family wants to experience. To determine what’s best for your group, visit the Tickets & Bundles website. The colorful grid offers an easy way to design your family’s adventure. An Adventure 1 Bundle purchased online is priced at Adult $44.80 / Child $37.80 and includes all four experiences.
Hershey’s Chocolate World Locations
If you can’t visit Hershey right away, consider visiting one of the other Hershey’s Chocolate World locations. In New York’s Times Square, the sweet treats include Hershey’s largest s’mores experience served from an authentic camper.
In Las Vegas, Hershey’s Chocolate World found a home in the New York-New York Resort & Casino. Design your own Hershey’s Milk Chocolate candy bar wrapper. Then, see it displayed on the big screen. In Niagara Falls, the chocolate experience includes a 4-story-high Hershey’s chocolate bar along with unique merchandise and souvenirs. And, in Singapore, Hershey characters greet you as you enter the Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction in Resorts World Sensota.
The Hershey Story Museum
Learn even more about Milton Hershey and his chocolate empire at The Hershey Story Museum. The museum explores the Hershey company’s history along with Milton Hershey’s philanthropic legacy. Interactive experiences keep the kids entertained.
A tasting of chocolate drinks was a highlight of our visit. The drinks began with higher cacao content and progressed to what resembled hot milk chocolate. We also enjoyed making our own candy bars in the Chocolate Lab. With 45-minute classes offered daily, you’re certain to find something fun to try…and taste!
Is anyone else craving chocolate now?