Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hershey's Chocolate World

We stopped at Hershey World in 2011 (see Blog post 2011, May, The Sweetest Place on Earth).

In 2011 we went on the Trolley ride and went through the Chocolate Tasting Experience.  We did not go through Create Your Own Candy Bar and I was disappointed to learn that that section was being remolded and we would not be able to create our own candy bar this time.

From what I could remember it looked like a lot of remolding had been done since 2011.

We had a lot of fun on the Chocolate Tour Ride last time so that is where we started our tour.

You get on the cars while they are still moving.  Getting on isn’t hard.  Getting out of them while they are moving is a little harder!

Hershey World is not the Hershey factory.  It is a simulation of  how chocolate is made.  

The ride starts out with a very cute talking cow.

Around the corner there are more cows that are singing.  They are singing a different song than they were in 2011 and there are twice as many of them.

Short video.  It's cute!

We went through the roasting simulation and it really did get a little warm.

It takes 270 cocoa beans to make 1 pound of chocolate.

The trip takes about 30 minutes and shows Kisses being made, candy bars being molded and wrapped, etc.

At the end of the tour we were given a tiny candy bar.

The tour ends in the gift shop.

I like the way they have large areas where they have all the same kinds of candy together.

Reese’s section

We know better than to buy any of these giant packages.

Kisses were hand wrapped until 1921.

There were flavors we have never seen before.

I’m not going to go into the life of Milton S. Hershey.  You can get that from my 2011 blog.  He was a very interesting man.

We bought a few things.

Good size for holding milk to dunk cookies in!

I bought a different magnet for this trip.

Mark found out that there is a disc golf course on the grounds of the Hershey Hotel.

The Hotel Hershey

On the way to the hotel we saw these fun street lights.  Kiss with wrapper on.

Kiss with wrapper off.

This is a 9-hole disc golf course.  There are some very long holes.

A few trees make the course interesting

If you haven’t been before I would recommend Hershey World.  If you have been, things have changed a little but not enough to make it as exciting as the first time.


  1. Interesting that in 2011 you got a full sized bar and just a tiny one in 2018! Looks like a fun time, both times!

  2. Why no big bag? Oh, I understand why. We wouldn't get one either. It is on the list for sure.