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Choc-a-bloc with fun: have you heard of America's very own CHOCOLATE theme park?!

A deal from , 17. Jul. 2018 10:58 am

Pirates, have you ever heard of the phrase "the best things in life are chocolate"?....No?

Well, aboard our ship it's a philosophy we choose to live by - and for those who agree, we're delighted to share that a whole theme park dedicated to the sweet stuff exists in Philadelphia, USA.

Hersheypark is located in the town of Hershey, the namesake of - you guessed it - the much loved chocolate manufacturer. It was built by Milton Hershey, the real-life Willy Wonka behind the company!

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Hershey opened the park in 1906, making it 111 years old. He originally created it for his workers as a leisurely spot to relax and unwind after work.

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Nowadays, the park is home to an impressive 14 cocoa-themed rollercoasters, including the Cocoa Cruiser for the little ones, the wooden Wild Cat rollercoaster, and the intense Skyrush, which climbs up to 200 feet in the air and flies up to 75 miles per hour.

There's no rush like a sugar rush, but this might come close...

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Of course, no chocolate theme park would be complete without plenty of the sweet treats itself! There's a bakery, a chocolate tasting experience and even a virtual Hershey's factory where you can see for yourself how the chocolate is created. The Hershey's Great American Chocolate Tour also gives guests the opportunity to make their own customised bar at the end.

That's one event we wouldn't want to be choco-LATE for.

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For those who want the chocolate fun to continue past the park, guests staying in the neighbouring Hotel Hershey can indulge in chocolate-orientated spa treatments, such as cocoa baths and massages, before enjoying a well-earned sugar coma....

Hersheypark: the sweetest place on earth.

Visit the HersheyPark site!

Choc-a-bloc with fun: have you heard of America's very own CHOCOLATE theme park?!