Hershey’s Chocolatetown is going to make the Sweetest Place on Earth a little bit sweeter. Opening summer 2020, this brand new addition will be the most trans-formative expansion in Hersheypark history. Let’s take a look at what we can expect from this new destination.
The details will continue to roll out through 2020 about this brand new addition to Hersheypark, here is what we know so far. Chocolatetown will be a place where guests can eat, play and shop in the Sweetest Place On Earth. If you haven’t been to Hershey in a while, 2020 is the time to plan a visit!
Chocolatetown will be home to the 15th coaster–Candymonium! Candymonium will span 7 acres at the new entrance of Hershey’s Chocolatetown. The thrilling 2 minute and 26 second ride will begin as soon as guests 54” and taller (Twizzlers height requirement and above) enter the Park’s most immersive coaster station to date with extensive theming.
This will be the tallest, fastest, longest, and sweetest coaster in Hersheypark. From the distinctive Hershey’s candy theme to the memorable thrills around every turn, the finest ingredients are being used to make this one of a kind B&M coaster.
While not a new attraction, the iconic, 100 year old Hershey Carousel will find a new home just inside the gates of Chocolatetown. What better start to your day than a ride around this classic attraction.
The Chocolatier Restaurant Bar & Patio– Hershey’s largest full-service restaurant and bar with seating for approximately 300 indoors and approximately 100 outdoors. Innovative fare with hints of chocolate will be served from an open kitchen while bartenders craft cocktails behind a Carrousel-themed bar. A restaurant that can only exist in Hersheypark, the decor of The Chocolatier will feature past and present pieces from the Hersheypark ride collection, one-of-a-kind views of neighboring attractions, dining with Hershey Character breakfast options and a second-story patio and bar.
I am really excited about this, the park has been long overdue for a really great sit down dining option. While there are great in park fast casual options, it’s nice to have a full service meal and take a break.
Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor- A nod to one of Milton S. Hershey’s earliest ventures in sweetness – a malt shop on Philadelphia’s Spring Garden Street. The vintage-style ice cream parlor will serve up scooped-to-order sundaes and shakes with a new-fashioned spin with seating for approximately 60 indoors and 90 outdoors. Expert Ice Creamologists will craft custom creations from more than 12 rotating flavors of house-made ice cream, an impressive selection of Hershey’s candy toppings, decadent sauces, and more with a sharables menu featuring classic snacks.
I have yet to meet an ice cream parlor I didn’t love, so this really excites me. And I absolutely love its vintage 50’s soda shop vibe.
The Sweeterie- This scratch confectionery kitchen led by Chef Cher Harris, the Corporate Pastry Chef at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. Guests are invited to watch as the team of Confectioners creates mouth-watering sweets right before their eyes. More than 50 hand-crafted confections including chocolate-dipped treats, artisanal baked goods, signature hand-crafted fudge, and more will be made with love in Hershey’s Chocolatetown.
Do you really go to Hershey and NOT have something sweet? Yeah, I didn’t think so! I cannot wait to see the fun menu items.
Starbucks– Hersheypark and Starbucks are bringing fun, chocolate, and coffee together in a sweet new way. Grab, order, and gather with friends and family in the all new indoor or outdoor seating areas.
Hersheypark Supply Company– This 10,000 square foot flagship store is sure to help you find the perfect keepsake to remember your sweet visit!
We also know that Chocolatetown will feature a one of a kind Kisses Fountain (the perfect spot for that instagram shot).
As more information becomes available about Hershey’s Chocolatetown I will update here, stay tuned for what is sure to be an amazing transformation.
All photos are renderings and courtesy of HE&R.