I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Hershey's Chocolate World

What: Hershey's Chocolate World

Where: 251 Park Boulevard
            Hershey, PA

Who: Everyone

Our view: If you are not on a diet, and you love chocolate, this is the place for you. Hershey has come a long way from the days when it was just an amusement park and a factory tour. Now, you cannot go into the actual chocolate factory itself at all, but there is so much more to do. There is a trolley ride. Young kids might be bored by the story of Milton Hershey that is told on the trolley. However, they should enjoy the costumes changes and funny antics of the actor playing Milton Hershey's mother and father and all the various other parts. Also, they will enjoy the candy samples that are given out on the ride. There is a 4D movie, there is not much plot to it and it is kind of stupid, but the kids will love it. There is a chocolate tasting. For adults and older children, it is interesting to learn about the different chocolates. For younger children, maybe not so much, but they will enjoy eating it. There is a chocolate tour ride reminscent of the original factory tour. While young children might be bored by learning about how the chocolate is made, they will enjoy the animatronics especially the singing cows and they will enjoy the ride itself. For adults, and older children the whole thing is enjoyable. There is a a place to make your own candy. While, very young children will probably need help with this, it is enjoyable for all and for many, the most enjoyable part of all. When you go be prepared to spend at least half a day to get the whole thing in. Do not expect to be able to do Hershey's Chocolate World and Hershey Park in the same day even though they are right next door to each other. Everything lasts at least a half hour to 45 minutes except the chocolate tour ride. Also, go at least a little bit hungry because you will be given chocolate samples everywhere you go. Also, if you are a chocoholic like me be prepared, aside from the samples, there is a large gift store and you will be bombarded by all kinds of chocolate and other candy for sale.They don't call it the sweetest place int the world for nothing.

For more about Hershey's Chocolate World see tomorrow's Talking Topic or go to http://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/default.aspx.