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Monday, May 28, 2012

Chocolate ~ Chocolate Everywhere♥

Hershey Chocolate World is the place to be and we had a GREAT time....

We arrived early in the morning so we could beat the crowds but since the amusement park was not opened yet we didn't really have to worry about it too much.  I figured that people would be rushing the place just to get to the chocolate.  Anyways when we arrived the first thing we did was purchase our tickets for the events that they had... there were several to choose from and we decided on the 3-D show, Create your own Candy bar, The Great American Chocolate tour and the Trolley Ride.

The first thing we saw was the Hershey's Really BIG 3-D Show ~ Joining the resident chocolate historian, Professor D.P. Quigley on a magical journey through HERSHEY'S entertaining history. This stunning, digitally enhanced 3D animated musical adventure was so much fun as HERSHEY'S Product Characters virtually jump off the big screen and come to life with surprising in-theater special effects. Danny Divito was the voice of the main character and was this ever a cute movie.  The special effects were GREAT!
Next we moved onto the Trolley Ride

The trolley tour is a historical overview about Milton S. Hershey, the town of Hershey and the Hershey company. The tour was led by 2 conductors dressed in period clothing who put on a number of funny skits about Mr. Hershey’s life.
On the tour we learned about Milton S. Hershey. We learned about how he had a number of failures before he eventually succeeded. We learned that he didn’t just build a company, he built a town. We also visited and learned about the Milton Hershey School, which offers housing and schooling for underprivileged children. We were also given quite a few more samples of Hershey’s candies. The tour was approximately 60 minutes long.

The First trolley car rolled out October 15th, 1904 ` rolling through landscape which would grow to become Hershey. It started out being used to transport milk from local dairy farms to the Chocolate Factory,  later included passenger cars transporting workers to the factory, students of the Hershey school to their classes, and families to Hershey Park. By the time World War II ended Americans had shifted from railway to highway travel and the trolleys had past their prime and stopped running on Dec 21, 1946 ~ in 1988 they were restored and put to use once again as a guided tour through Hershey.

This was the Create your own Candy Bar ~ We had to put on aprons and hair nets ~ then we went into a room with computers and selected what kind of Chocolate bar we wanted and what we wanted inside of it ~ next we moved onto designing our box ~ After designing our box we went in and watched our candy bar be made.  This was really fun and I am looking forward to eating my designer bar. It is Dark Chocolate with toffee and nuts inside.

We had a GREAT day at Hershey and we ate way too much Chocolate ~ YUM!

Have Fun, Travel Safe & Stay Healthy!!!


Sue and Doug said...

what a fun day!!!!..love the smell of chocolate!!

Travels with Emma said...

When my kids were little, we used to take them to Hershey Park. I think you can gain weight just smelling the air in Hershey. :)

kenpratt said...

We didn't make it to Hershey when we were there a few years back. I am hoping to go back after retirement. I look forward to chocolate anytime, anywhere...

Jim and Sandie said...

I really need to go buy some chocolate.

Karen and Al said...

You're having such a great summer!

Bob and Jo said...

We had to have Tillamook chocolate peanut butter ice cream after reading this post.


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