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Hershey's Chocolatetown Construction Update

Since we broke ground in early January, construction on Hershey's Chocolatetown has been in full swing!

Our construction teams have been hard at work despite the challenges of winter weather.

Major activities for the past two months have included:

  • Clearing and leveling the site to raise the elevation of the Chocolatetown development as much as 12 feet in some areas 
  • Adding 65,000 cubic yards of fill to level that ground, weighing approximately 60-80,000 tons
  • Trenching and installing more than 3 miles of underground piping for utilities
  • Preparing the temporary entrance for guests to enter throughout the 2019 season
  • Installing the first 12 of  our 140+ coaster piers - stay tuned for more coaster details this summer!
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As we announced last October, we are so excited about Hershey’s Chocolatetown and our $150 million transformational expansion.

Opening in summer 2020, Hershey’s Chocolatetown is a new region at Hersheypark where guests can eat, play, shop and gather year round as part of the development of 23 acres.

Hershey’s Chocolatetown will feature several marquee elements:

  • New Arrival Experience and Front Gate

  • 15th Coaster - Fastest, Tallest, Longest, Sweetest

  • Restaurant, Bar & Patio - Largest full-service themed restaurant in Hershey

  • Ice Cream Parlor and Confectionary Scratch Kitchen

  • 2,200-square-foot Starbucks® Store

  • Largest Kettle Corn location at Hersheypark

  • One-of-a-Kind KISSES Fountain

  • A new home for the Carrousel, turning 100 years old in 2019

  • Flagship Store with the largest collection of Hersheypark merchandise.

Stay tuned to www.hersheypark.com/chocolatetown for more details and updates! #HPChocolatetown


About HE&R: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) is a world-class entertainment and hospitality company dedicated to preserving the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. Founded in 1927 by Milton S. Hershey, HE&R and its subsidiaries own and/or operate the Hersheypark amusement park, Hersheypark Arena & Stadium, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, Hershey Bears AHL Hockey Club, Giant Center arena, The Hotel Hershey luxury resort, Hershey Lodge resort and convention center, Hersheypark Camping Resort campground, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa, MeltSpa by Hershey day spa, Hershey Country Club and Hershey Golf Collection, Hershey Nursery, and Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning. For additional information about HE&R, visit www.HersheyPA.com.

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