Hershey’s Chocolate World

We love visiting Hershey, PA, the small-town feel, beautiful and chocolate attractions make it a must-visit. One of the highlights of a trip to Hershey is taking some time exploring Hershey’s Chocolate World.

Admission to Hershey’s Chocolate World is free and there is a lot of fun to be had exploring the chocolate world.

What is Hershey’s Chocolate World?

Hershey’s Chocolate World is essentially a gift shop and factory tour. The Chocolate World is not an operational factory but they have a tour of how chocolate is made as well as other Chocolate based activities.

Things to do at Hershey’s Chocolate World

Admission to Hershey’s Chocolate World is free but it does cost extra to do some of the activities. Depending on the time of year parking is free.

Chocolate Tasting

Chocolate tasting is one of the extra activities you can do. The experience lasts about 30 minutes. During the experience, your hosts will help you unwrap and taste your way through Hershey’s Chocolate.

Free Chocolate Tour

The Free Chocolate Tour has some techie displays and videos following cocoa beans. On the tour, you will see, feel, hear and smell the transformation of the cocoa beans. Plus at the end of the ride, you get a free sample!

Create Your Own Candy Bar

Create your own candy bar is an activity that costs extra and it’s one of our favorites. It’s not something we do every time we visit, but if you’re only visiting once it’s definitely something you should consider doing.

In the experience, you will choose your ingredients, design your wrapper and watch as your candy bar is created. This activity takes about 45 minutes.

4D Chocolate Movie

Help solve the mystery in this interactive 4D family show. The show has over 100 different possible variations so you can experience it multiple times without seeing the same show. This is also an activity that costs extra.

Trolley Tours

Trolley Tours are a unique way to tour the town of Hershey Pennsylvania. Board the trolly outside the main entrance of the chocolate world attraction.

The is Original Trolly ride where the conductors share the sights and the story of Milton Hershey. This ride goes from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During Halloween, there is a Trick or Treat Trolly and during the holidays there is a Holly Jolly Trolley.

Hershey's Chocolate World

Eat

Hershey’s Kitchen food hall has a variety of different meal and snack options. with everything from sandwiches and milkshakes to sit-down meals. Seasonal items can also be found in Hershey’s Kitchens.

One of our favorites treats is getting a milkshake after our free chocolate tour ride.

Shop

Shop Hershey souvenirs with branded items of all kinds. Also, don’t forget to shop the candy selection. With huge selections of everything Hershey, you will be able to find some unique items and hard to find flavors.

The huge 2 lb Reeses cups are a fun treat and we always love trying different flavors of the classic Hershey’s Kiss.

Seasonal Events

During the Holidays you can have Breakfast with Santa and enjoy some other special holiday activities.

How to Save Money at Hershey’s Chocolate World

If you’re planning to do multiple activities in your day at the chocolate world then be sure to check out the bundle options. Bundling activities together can save you a lot of money, instead of buying each experience separately.

Tips For Visiting Hershey’s Chocolate World

Parking:  to avoid parking costs visit Hershey’s Chocolate World during the offseason or spend 0-3 hours at the factory. If you’re planning on going to Hershey park as well make sure you park in the Hersheypark parking, not the Hershey’s Chocolate world parking lot.

Get Tickets Online: Get your tickets for the activities online and save a couple of dollars, as well as time standing in line. If you visit on a busy day you might not be able to do the activities you want to if you haven’t purchased tickets in advance.

Visit During the Week: If you want to avoid crazy crowds and be able to do all of the experiences try to visit during the week. Summertime, weekends and Holidays are often the busiest times to visit.

Leave the Stroller Outside: Stroller parking is outside the building so you might just want to leave it in the car. If you have a little one consider using a baby carrier instead of the stroller.

You can bring strollers into the building but they aren’t allowed into/on the attractions and you will have to go back outside to park it.

Stopping at Hershey’s Chocolate World is always a good idea. It’s a great place for a full day of fun or just a quick ride and an afternoon snack.

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