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Hershey chocolate factory

It turned out more logical to stay at the motel for two nights in a row, to save the time for searching for another one again. America's Best Value Inn, well not exactly.

Ate breakfast at a quaint restaurant acros the street. This morning I had to get minor car repairs. My hood latch was loose, and a fuse was blown. On top of that I decided there was still just too much stuff in my car and had to mail more home. While waiting for my car I found a foot locker at KMart. The car repair was unusually fast, and inexpensive. They didn't bother to try and tell me I needed hundreds of dollars worth of other repairs the way mechanics do. I left feeling as if I'd forgotten something. After that I mailed home my footlocker, which also seemed much easier to mail than the others I sent off before my road trip began.

Kiss Lights

I still made it to Hersheypark very early, and alhtough my road trip was primarily to visit theme parks, this was the only one where I was able to stay the entire day. I have three videos posted here, part of the Chocolate World ride, Fahrenheit, and the Wildcat

This is an excellent park, also a hundred years old. It has eleven rollercoasters, including a wild mouse that you board while the cars are moving. They even have a place called Chocolate world with a long cheesy ride about chocolate as well as a trolley through town. At first I thought the tour was going to go through the actual chocolate focatory itself, but they drove around town while two actors told all about the history of Milton Hershey and the city and pretty much described the city as utopian.

This dark ride outside Hersheypark takes you on a tour of how chocolate is made
Also at Chocolate World is a 3D movie, and a place where kids can make their own chocolate. This park uses height requirement wristbands, how tall you are get a wristband named after some type of candy. They also have an incredibly large theater and were preparing for a Billy Joel Concert that weekend.  Next to the park is Zooamerica, a small walking tour of several zoo animals, included with park admission. So inside the park was this skyride that really went no where and had a long line so I passed it up. Later that evening after I had ridden everything else and the line was incredibly short I decided to go ahead and ride it. Right while my chair was coming up this guy with two kids walked past me, so I said 'excuse me I'm in line ahead of you'. Instead of just walking back to where he was he had to cop a constant barrage of attitude and tried to tell me where to stand so I finally pointed to the operator and said 'he tells me where to stand not you' and told the guy off right in front of his kids. He was rather quiet after that. Overall, definitely a place I would like to visit again.

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