Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey, PA is so fun! Read our guide for information about its attractions, ticket prices, hours, and parking.

Hershey’s Chocolate World In Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania is so fun! Read our guide for information about its attractions, ticket prices, hours, and parking.

 

Hershey’s Chocolate World

To say that we were excited to visit Hershey’s Chocolate World is an understatement. We practically skipped to the front doors, and not because it was starting to drizzle lol! Besides going to Hersheypark, with it’s fun roller coasters and games, visiting Hershey’s Chocolate World is one of the top things to do in Hershey.

 

Hershey's Chocolate World
Hershey’s Chocolate World
There's a fun photo op as soon as you walk in to Hershey's Chocolate World
There’s a fun photo op as soon as you walk in!
Milton Hershey truly wanted to make the world a better place
Milton Hershey truly wanted to make the world a better place

 

There are quite a few activities at Hershey’s Chocolate World, and we were able to do almost all of them. We spent the day learning about Milton Hershey and how delicious Hershey chocolate is made. And of course, we ate plenty of chocolate!

 

Hershey Chocolate World Ticket Price

Admission into Hershey’s Chocolate World is free, as well as the Hershey’s Chocolate Tour. All other activities require a ticket. Depending on what activities you want to do, there are various ticket bundles you can choose from.

 

Hershey’s Chocolate Tour

This was the first activity we did, and we’re glad because it gave us a bit of background information about cocoa beans and about the process of making chocolate. It’s a cute ride and lasts about 30 minutes. It runs continuously so just get in line when you’re ready to ride. It is wheelchair accessible and, as we mentioned earlier, it’s free to ride. And they give you a complimentary piece of chocolate at the end!

 

Hershey's Chocolate Tour ride
Hershey’s Chocolate Tour ride
Learning about the process of making chocolate, including the milk used in Hershey's Chocolate World
Learning about the process of making chocolate, including the milk used

 

Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting Experience

We were really impressed with the chocolate tasting experience! It’s like a wine tasting, but with chocolate! We were shown how to use all of our senses to distinguish between different kinds of chocolate. So taste isn’t the only way to tell the difference (although the most fun). The tasting experience lasts about 30 minutes and you’ll get plenty of chocolate to try.

 

Getting ready for our Hershey's Chocolate Tasting Experience
Getting ready for our Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting Experience
Chocolate has diverse flavor profiles
Chocolate has diverse flavor profiles

 

Hershey Trolley Works

Hop aboard an old-fashioned trolley! On this tour, guests are taken around the town of Hershey and learn more about Milton Hershey and his inspiring work as a chocolatier and philanthropist. Our conductor was hilarious and knew so many interesting facts about Milton, the town, and the company. And not surprisingly, lots of chocolate is handed out during the tour that lasts just over an hour.

 

The Hershey Trolley Works operates rain or shine!
The Hershey Trolley Works operates rain or shine!
Our conductor made the history of Milton Hershey come alive!
Our conductor made the history of Milton Hershey come alive!

 

Create Your Own Candy Bar

This was absolutely our favorite part of the day! After you don your apron and hairnet, you head in and use interactive monitors to pick the ingredients of your chocolate bar. You pick the kind of chocolate bar (milk, dark, or white), the filling (chocolate nibs, pretzels, etc), and if you want sprinkles. While the bar hardens, you also get to design the wrapper of the metal tin it comes in.

 

You shuffle along to see each stage of the process and your name is shown on different machines so you can easily track your candy bar. This will take the longest of all the activities (about an hour). Everyone has their phones out and they’re trying to take photos and videos of their candy bar. We get it; we did it too. The only frustrating part was when some people took longer and then backed up the line and you missed your candy bar going through one of the machines.

 

Buddy is ready to make a candy bar at Hershey's Chocolate World
Buddy is ready to make a candy bar!
Vicky rocking the hairnet and apron at Hershey's Chocolate World
Vicky rocking the hairnet and apron!
We chose to go with a white chocolate candy bar at the Create Your Own Candy Bar activity
We chose to go with a white chocolate candy bar
Various stages of the candy bar making process at Hershey Chocolate World
Various stages of the candy bar making process
Designing our wrapper at Create Your Own Candy Bar
Designing our wrapper
Our finished candy bar from Hershey's Chocolate World
Our finished candy bar!

 

Hershey Chocolate World Store

Shop at Hershey’s Largest Candy Store! You’ll find all kinds of sweets, but you’ll also find awesome souvenirs and gifts. We recommend doing your shopping early, as the lines get incredibly long towards the end of the day. You do have the option to check your bag of purchases for free, so you don’t have to walk around with it all day.

 

The Hershey Chocolate World Store has so many fun goodies!
The Hershey Chocolate World Store has so many fun goodies!

 

Hershey’s Kitchens

At Hershey’s Chocolate World, there is a food court and bakery. There are sandwiches, pizzas, soups, and of course many chocolaty food items. We had some coffee and a chocolate and peanut butter scone. It was delicious!

 

Hershey's Chocolate World has many meal options in the Food Court
Hershey’s Chocolate World has many meal options in the Food Court
Hope we didn't drool on the glass at Hershey's Chocolate World food court
Hope we didn’t drool on the glass… lol!
Coffee and scone at Hershey Chocolate World Food Court
Coffee and scone

 

Hershey Chocolate World Hours

Hershey’s Chocolate World is open most days of the year and most days it is open pretty late, but their hours vary by month and day. We recommend checking their calendar before your visit.

 

Hershey Chocolate World Parking

So how much does it cost to park at Hershey Chocolate World? Parking is free for up to three hours. However, most likely your visit will be more than three hours. The cost of parking between three and five hours is $15 and anything after five hours costs $40. However, if you purchase tickets to the following four activities, you get free all-day parking: 4D Chocolate Mystery, Create Your Own Candy Bar, Chocolate Tasting Experience, and Hershey Trolley Works.

 

Pro Tip: Also check out these Fun Things To Do In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Final Thoughts On Hershey’s Chocolate World

Visiting Hershey’s Chocolate World was such an amazing experience!! Everything was fun and well planned out. It’s a place where kids and adults can have fun and everyone was so nice. We wish we’d gotten a chance to see the 4D movie, but that just means we’ll have to go back. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey, PA is so fun! Read our guide for information about its attractions, ticket prices, hours, and parking.

**A big thank you to Visit Hershey & Harrisburg for providing us with complimentary tickets. As always, all opinions are our own.**

 

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7 Comments

  1. Who doesn’t love the Chocolate! I mean especially me! Thank you so much for this interesting post! And I really like your little Monkey.

    1. Aww, thanks so much Emma! That means the world to us! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I see that YOU and your ‘buddy’ had fun. Hershey is a great town. There is much to do there even when Hersheypark is closed. I only live a few hours away. I know that you had plenty of chocolate. There are a few other things there too like the Hershey Gardens and a great bus museum.

    1. Hi John! Yes, we went to the gardens as well. We’ll be writing about them soon on another post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. How fun! This was something we wanted to do when we were on the East Coast but never made it! Hopefully next time.

  4. Oh man, now this is my kind of travel destination. As a lover of chocolate, I know I would have a great time here. That’s so neat that you got to design your own chocolate bar. What a great experience. This place is definitely going on my must-visit list.

    1. Sweet!
      See what I did there?? Haha!
      I think you’ll really enjoy it Sarah, especially if you’re a chocolate lover.

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