Four Reasons to Spend Your Day at Hershey’s Chocolate World
Temperatures are dropping like crazy in the Baltimore area, and we’re looking for indoor activities. We recently took our fall trip to Hershey and it was cold. We enjoyed Breakfast with Santa, enjoyed a magical ride through Hershey Sweet Lights, and spent the day at Chocolate World.
After our summer trip and creating our own candy bar at Chocolate World. I wanted to give some of the other attractions a try. After our breakfast with Santa at Hersheypark Place we headed to Chocolate World for some warm fun. My Hershey’s Sweetest Moms welcome package included tickets to the Create Your Own Candy Bar, The Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D, and the Chocolate Tasting Experience.
We really liked making our own candy bar when we visited in summer so the kids wanted to go back for sure. It’s super easy to do and the process lasts about 45 minutes from start to finish depending on the number of people participating. This time our time was shorter. Hold on to your ticket because you’ll need to scan it a few times during the attraction. You start by getting an apron, and your first ticket scan will get you your hair net. Next you’ll watch a short video about the process, then enter the first part in the process. Scan your ticket to choose your bar and inclusions, then wait to enter the second step. Next scan you get to see your candy bar on the assembly line and watch the inclusions get added to your bar. Next you’ll head into the design section to design the outer box, once you’re done there go see your chocolate bar arrive at the end and get packaged. Hand your ticket over and claim your candy bar.
The Create Your Own Candy Bar experience at Chocolate World at Hesheypark costs $17.95 per person. Kids 2 and under do not need a ticket if they are not creating a chocolate bar. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
This was our first time participating in the Chocolate Tasting Experience, and it was super fun. Our group was very small but we made the best of it. Our family had fun learning about chocolate, how it’s created, and tasting notes.
We had the opportunity to try different varieties of chocolate during this experience. We tried raw cocoa nibs to learn about where chocolate starts and how we end up with the delicious goodness we end up with at the end. The kids were huge fans of picking the tasting notes of each variety of chocolate included in the bag. We even learned the right way to taste chocolate and really enjoy it. At the end you get a certificate as an official Hershey’s chocolate taster.
Tickets for the chocolate tasting costs $10.95 for 13 and older, $7.95 for children 3-12, and free for kids 2 and under.
The most surprising experience for us was the Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D. I thought the strobe lighting and other special effects would bother our son with sensory issues but he really loved it. My husband commented on how he thought it was going to be just a short show but was surprised with the interaction and fun elements added in through out. Our oldest son even had a spotlight towards the end of the show for his reluctance to give the bad guy a second chance. LOL. It was very cool.
There are over 100 possible out comes for the show, so you see it multiple times and never seen the same show Tickets for 4D Mystery cost $7.95 for 13 and older, $6.95 for children 3-12, and free for kids 2 and under.
To learn about all the Chocolate World attractions visit their website. You can also purchase your tickets online for all the attractions.
After we enjoyed the three attractions we headed to the Bakery at Chocolate World to pick up some sweet treats. I didn’t realize how many goodies they offered at Chocolate World in addition to the candy.
This Red Velvet Cupcake was a treat that my husband and I both enjoyed. He also had a Berry Cheesecake that he ordered twice. He really liked it a lot.
This Hershey’s Hugs Cupcake was JB’s favorite. He picked it first from all the different goodies in the bakery case. I think it was all the frosting on top.