Hershey’s chocolate universe celebrates its 50th anniversary throughout the year. On Friday, Hershey’s Paradise opened a new attraction called Hershey’s Great Candy Expedition that takes visitors on a simulated train ride through Hershey’s Candy Land. Also on Friday, nearby Hersheypark announced that its new hybrid roller coaster, Wildcat’s Revenge, will open June 2. When it opens, Hersheypark will have the most roller coasters of any park in the Northeast.
Hershey’s Chocolate World and Hersheypark are within walking distance of each other in Hershey, PA, making it easy for fans to visit both. Here’s what travelers need to know.
What is the difference between Hersheypark and Hershey’s Chocolate World?
Hershey’s Chocolate World is a standalone attraction owned by the Hershey Company. Admission is free, but fees apply for experiences like the Make Your Own Candy Bar and the new Grand Candy Expedition.
Hersheypark is a 121-acre amusement park owned by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. It includes more than 70 attractions as well as a water park and a zoo included in Hersheypark admission. Day admission is just under $59 for visitors between the ages of 9 and 61. Just under $55 for children ages 3-8 and adults 62+.
What’s new in the world of Hershey chocolate?
The all-new Grand Candy Journey is a simulated train ride. Guests begin their journey at Hershey’s Chocolate World station, which is inspired by the trains Milton Hershey himself rode to discover and find ingredients to make candy. They then make their way to Platform 73 of the Sweets Expedition Co., a nod to the inaugural year of Hershey’s Chocolate World, before boarding the Hersheyland Express.