Hershey’s Chocolate World is located next to HersheyPark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. You can get to this family attraction by going down the hill from Hotel Hershey and Hershey Gardens. It is just down the road from the Hershey Chocolate Factory. This would be an excellent place to visit if you’re traveling with your kids. Here are some of the exciting activities you can try while at Hershey’s Chocolate World:
1. Take a tour of Hershey’s Chocolate Factory
There came a time when the actual factory tours at Hershey’s Chocolate World were getting a lot of crowds. The popularity of this attraction was the reason behind such overcrowding. So, Hershey’s came up with the idea of building the Great American Chocolate Tour Ride.
Located in a building next to HersheyPark, this tour is ideal for children as well as adults. This Disney-style tour does an excellent job of teaching everyone the making of a chocolate. What could be more better than getting a free chocolate at the end of the tour!
2. Solve a chocolate mystery
The basic premise of this show is helping all those talking Hershey’s candy bars save the factory. The villains here are Victor Von Sour and his No-Bots. Both these evil characters try to destroy the Hershey’s Chocolate Factory. This show is pretty impressive as it incorporates live user interaction.
There are more than a hundred possible scenarios. The staff asks you some friendly questions before the beginning of the show. These questions have a good chance of coming up when the show is in progress. Of all the attractions at Hershey’s Chocolate World, the Great Chocolate Mystery 4D Show is the most kid-friendly.
3. Create your own candy bar
The Create Your Own Candy Bar attraction at Hershey’s Chocolate World is probably one of the most thrilling spots. You’ll get to unleash your creative side as soon as you step into the studio. Here, you can do everything from designing of the wrapper to picking the ingredients for the candy bar. The entire process is digital and there are several options to ensure that you’re successful in finding something delicious.
Once you make use of all your options, proceed to the factory and watch the making of your candy bar. It’s fun to watch the making of your candy bar along the conveyor belt. After the preparation of your candy bar, you’ll get to see the printing of its packaging. Once this is done, you’ll get your candy bar in an attractive metal tin.
4. Experience the chocolate tasting tour
If you want to understand chocolate better, check out the Chocolate Tasting Adventure at Hershey’s Chocolate World. This chocolate tasting tour lasts about 25 minutes. Of course, it guides you through the entire process of the making of a chocolate. Additionally, it also shows you how to taste the chocolate to discover its flavors. This would be quite similar to the wine-tasting or beer-tasting tours.
After learning a great deal about your chocolate, you will receive five pieces of chocolate. You’re required to taste slowly by placing them on your tongue and allowing the piece to melt. You might’ve never done this while eating a chocolate before. The activity would show you how letting the piece melt in your mouth brings out many different flavors. This is especially true in case of darker chocolates.