Hershey's Chocolate World

Sweet Reasons to Visit Hershey's Chocolate World


HERSHEY'S Great Candy Expedition

1.) Explore candy worlds.

Check out the new HERSHEY'S GREAT CANDY EXPEDITION, the first fully immersive, interactive experience of its kind in North America.

The cinematic experience is a 30-minute adventure that will usher guests of all ages through an exploration of colorful candy worlds inspired by Hershey's beloved brands including HERSHEY'S KISSES, REESE'S, JOLLY RANCHER, KIT KAT®, TWIZZLERS, and ALMOND JOY & MOUNDS. "All aboard!!!."



2. It smells like chocolate in there!

From the moment you walk in the door, the pleasant aroma of cocoa greets your senses. You might be wondering if you’re imagining it, but with so much chocolate in one place, we assure you it’s real! Even the lobby gives you a sweet welcome to enjoy a delicious day.  Did you know? Entry to Hershey’s Chocolate World is always free. 

Chocolate World Retail Space

3. You’ll learn something new about how chocolate is made.

On the Chocolate Tour ride, you’re invited to see inside a Hershey’s factory and follow the confection from roasted cocoa bean to wrapped candy bar! Not only is this activity completely free, but you also receive complimentary chocolate at the end of your journey. Sweet!

4. It’s your chance to be an apprentice chocolatier.

They’ve got a chocolate bar with your name on it! No seriously, they can do that! Don your hair nets and get creative with an immersive chocolate factory experience – Create Your Own Candy Bar. Choose your ingredients, design your own wrapper, and follow your bar along the conveyer belt!

5. Give a personalized gift.

“A chocolate bar? For meeeee?” That’s what your family and friends will say when you put a personal touch on a Hershey’s Chocolate World souvenir. With Sweet Personalization, you can choose your favorite brand, upload a photo, and create something unique to celebrate a birthday or special occasion. Or make one to keep for yourself!

Create Your Own Chocolate Bar at Chocolate World

Chocolate World Character Photo

6. There’s a good chance you’ll spot a life-size candy bar.

It’s not uncommon to bump into a life-size candy bar while visiting Hershey. The Hershey’s Characters roam around Hershey’s Chocolate World, Hersheypark®, and The Official Resorts of Hersheypark® welcoming guests, giving hugs, and posing for photos.

7. Take a unique trolley tour through Hershey

Continue your chocolate adventure through town and back in time on an old-fashioned trolley! This historic and family-friendly trolley tour of Hershey includes scenic sights, chocolate samples, and a glimpse into the inspiring story of Milton S. Hershey.

8. There’s no better place to find sweet Hershey’s souvenirs.

Let all your friends at home know you’ve been to The Sweetest Place On EarthSM with a trinket from the store. Reese’s coffee mugs, smiling plush toys, Hershey Chocolate Syrup banks, and more. You can also shop snackable souvenirs, gifts, and hard-to-find Hershey’s products in Hershey’s Largest Candy Store. Fill a bag with different kinds of Hershey’s Kisses or bring home the World’s Largest Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar (it’s 5 lbs!).


Hershey Trolley

9. They have delicious options for lunch, dinner, and of course, dessert.

With so much ground to cover at this huge attraction, you'll work up an appetite! The Food Hall has enticing seasonal entrees, quick bites like pizza and sandwiches, and sweet treats that’ll keep you fueled and ready for more fun. Here’s where you can try a famous, Instagram-worthy Hershey’s Chocolate World milkshake or get your fingers a little messy “smooshing” a Hershey’s Double Chocolate S’more!


Chocolate World bakery

10. Their bakery is filled with candy-inspired grab-n-go treats.

Locals know where to go to find mammoth chocolate cupcakes, candy-coated cookies, and more sweet bites. The Bakery at Hershey’s Chocolate World has homemade desserts inspired by Hershey’s chocolate and made fresh daily.

11. Bundle packs save money and guarantee fun.

When you do more, you can save more. And who doesn’t want to try it all if you’ve got the time? Check out Hershey’s Chocolate World Adventure ticket bundles and customize your sweet trip.

12. It’s open year-round for climate-controlled fun!

You can beat the heat or come in from the cold. Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction is open year-round and offers the best indoor family entertainment in Hershey. It’s also a great place to visit during the year’s best chocolate-gobbling holidays like Halloween, Christmas, and Easter when their calendar is packed with seasonal family events.

13. Parking is free and easy!

If you're visiting short-term, there is never a fee to park. If you're planning to stay longer, extended stay parking fees are in effect during summer season, holidays and special events at Hersheypark and HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLDWays to save: If you’re hoping to do it all, it’s free to park all day when you purchase certain Adventure Bundles. Check out the FAQs for more visitor tips, like electric car charging.


14. It’s next door to Hersheypark®, Hersheypark® Stadium, and Giant CenterSM

Hershey’s Chocolate World is a nice way to begin, take a break in between, or end a day of fun at one of its nearby attractions. You can grab something to eat, shop, or squeeze in an activity or two before heading off to your next adventure.


Chocolate World Exterior


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