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Hershey Pennsylvania was our next pit stop to help break up the long drive from New York to Florida. As you may have guessed, Hershey is the home to Hershey Chocolate. The company has built Hersheypark as a leisure park for their employees in the early 1900's. Then, they decided to open the park to the public. The park itself features 60 rides and attractions including 10 roller coasters. Since the opening of the park Hershey has also built a museum, a stadium, and an arena on the property. This is the kind of company I want to work for!
Being from Florida visiting a theme park is no big deal. We had no intentions on spending a full day here so we did the "Chocolate Tour". The tour lasts between 10 and 15 minutes and is done via a slow moving ride. It simulates the process of making chocolate from it's stage as a seed to the final product of delicious candy. At the end of the ride you are given a complimentary piece of candy and you are dumped out at a large gift shop. The attraction is free and is a great way to break up a road trip.