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Hersheypark Now Open Daily For Summer Operations

The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio Opens This Weekend

Hersheypark amusement park, a 121-acre theme park with more than 70 attractions, a full water park and zoo, is now open for the unofficial start to summer with daily operations through September 6.

The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park and all-new The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio in the Hershey’s Chocolatetown region will open on May 29, 2021. 

New for Summer 2021: Largest Restaurant in Hershey

Opening May 29, The Chocolatier is an all-new, full-service restaurant, bar, and patio open year-round in Hershey’s Chocolatetown. The space features nods to past and present elements from the Hersheypark ride collection, one-of-a-kind views of neighboring attractions, and two bars including a second story patio with a bar that provides panoramic views of Hersheypark.

The largest restaurant in Hershey is located inside the same building as Hersheypark Supply Co. outside of the front gate. Guests do not need a Hersheypark ticket to visit The Chocolatier, open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily this summer.

The Chocolatier celebrates the life and legacy of our founder, Milton S. Hershey, by continuing to bring people together for happiness, fun, and of course, chocolate.

Only in Hershey Experience

A Fun to Table menu showcases classic family fare with a fun spin and hints of chocolate served from an open kitchen. 

Guests can enjoy a selection of shareables before their main course, including:

  • Ferris Wheel Sampler
  • Southwest Chicken Nachos
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Hummus, among other offerings. 

Big plates include: 

  • Cocoa-Dusted Beef Short Ribs
  • Chicken & Waffles (inspired by one of Mr. Hershey's favorite dishes and created in collaboration with Milton Hershey School)
  • Hershey's Cocoa Barbecue Ribs
  • Filet Mignon rubbed with coffee and Hershey's cocoa
  • Heath Bar Crusted Salmon and more. 
  • Guests can also choose from a variety of soups and salads, flatbreads, burgers and handhelds, such as the Hershey Triple Tower Turkey Club, Chocolatetown Burger, and Cocoa Cuban to name a few. 

Dessert offerings include:

  • S'mores Than Chocolate Cake & Ice Cream
  • The Chocolatier Kiss
  • Chocolate Fun-due 
  • Sooper Dooper Ice Cream Sundae, among others. 
  • Four over-the-top milkshakes will also be available.

Inspired by one of our most-storied Hersheypark attractions, The Carrousel Bar rounds out the “only in Hershey” experience. Guests can watch bartenders craft signature cocktails showcasing unique ingredients like Hershey’s candies and cotton candy. Cocktail offerings include White Lightning Racer, The Frozen Chocolatier, Reese's Cupfusion Old Fashioned, Jolly Rancher Green Apple Martini, Hershey's Signature Chocolate Martini, and more.

Panoramic Views of Hersheypark

Offering 290 seats inside and around 150 seats outside, The Chocolatier occupies the entire second floor and includes an adjacent outdoor patio and bar with never-before-seen views of Hersheypark. Guests can enjoy lunch, dinner, or drinks outside overlooking Candymonium coaster, the iconic Kisses Fountain and 102-year-old Carrousel inside Hershey’s Chocolatetown. Follow @TheChocolatierHersheypark on Facebook and @HersheyparkEats on Instagram.

Sweet Additions to Hershey’s Chocolatetown

The Chocolatier joins two other culinary experiences that opened in Hershey’s Chocolatetown this spring for guests seeking fun and chocolate:

  • Milton's Ice Cream Parlor is inspired by Mr. Hershey's early ventures in sweetness that came before his famous chocolate factory. Expert Ice Creamologists will craft custom creations from 100% local dairy house-made ice cream, Hershey’s candy toppings, decadent sauces, and savory shareables. 
  • The Sweeterie is a confectionery kitchen with a curated collection of mouth-watering confections including chocolate-dipped treats, decadent desserts, signature hand-crafted fudge, and more.

The 23-acre development of Hershey’s Chocolatetown also boasts Candymonium coaster, the tallest, fastest, longest and sweetest coaster at Hersheypark; an entirely reimagined arrival experience honoring the legacy of Milton S. Hershey and new front gate; the iconic Kisses Fountain; the first-ever Starbucks inside Hersheypark; Hersheypark Supply Co., a premier, 10,000-square-foot retail store with the largest collection of apparel, gifts, toys and more exclusive to Hersheypark; HP Collections store, a destination for fashion, lifestyle and home with premier brands; Hyperdeck, an immersive virtual reality experience unique to Hersheypark; and more. 

Three Parks in One

Hersheypark is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day followed by September weekends. Guests of all ages can enjoy three parks in one this summer with more than 70 rides and attractions, weather permitting; The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park (open May 29-Sept. 6) with one million gallons of water; and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park when accessing the zoo through the Hersheypark bridge during posted park hours. 

2021 is a special year for coaster lovers as the Comet coaster, the oldest at Hersheypark, turns 75 and Candymonium coaster, the newest, tallest, fastest and longest coaster, delights thrill-seekers for its first full year. Guests can also enjoy new entertainment offerings, including enhanced Hershey Character interactive experiences and photo “Sweet Greets” in new locations throughout the Park, as well as new Our Friends from the Sea experiences. Sea lions Colby and Ripley and seal Cocoa will be joined by two seal pups, Harper and Cobh, this summer in the Aquatheatre. Shows resume daily starting May 27, 2021, with a new Flippered Friends and Family offering to come in June where guests can meet and feed the animals, take photos and experience the magic of marine mammals up close. 

Plus, for a limited time, Everyone Pays Kids’ Price at Hersheypark. Guests who purchase tickets online can save and enjoy the sweetest thrills of the season for $52.95. 

The Official Resorts of Hersheypark

Guests looking to extend their stay in The Sweetest Place On Earth can enjoy savings with popular summer packages at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark: The Hotel Hershey luxury accommodation, Hershey Lodge resort and Hersheypark Camping Resort campground. 

The Kids Stay, Play & Eat FREE, 2-Day Stay & Play packages and more are available at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge resorts, and the Hersheypark Camping Package is available at Hersheypark Camping Resort. Free Resort Benefits for guests include Hersheypark Sweet Start access, free parking at Hersheypark, indoor and outdoor pools, resort recreation and activities, and more. 

As a reminder, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company continues to follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health, so everyone can enjoy The Sweetest Place On Earth responsibly. All guests two years of age and older who are not fully vaccinated must wear face coverings during their visit except while eating, drinking, or while on certain water attractions. For the safety protocols at Hersheypark, please visit www.Hersheypark.com/safety.php. For more information across Hershey, please visit www.HersheyPA.com/safety.