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The Sweetest Summer {Intern} Bucket List

By Brooke Saharovici (2018 summer communications intern)

As Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) summer communications intern, I find myself working on a wide range of projects and properties day to day. Today, I may be taking photos for social media at MeltSpa by Hershey, tomorrow I may be enjoying shows in Hersheypark to write a story hub about them. As I visit and learn more about the various properties, I keep thinking to myself, “Wow, I need to try that!” or “That is something I HAVE to do before I leave Hershey, PA.” From this sentiment, my bucket list was born. Below you’ll find my top to-do’s now through August 1.


  • Experience the new attractions, Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer

    • This was on my bucket list before I even stepped foot in Hershey. I love water, coasters and competition -- Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer are right up my alley! Additionally, this was the first item on my bucket list I checked off. I (quite literally) dove head first into my internship on Whitecap Racer on my first day!

  • Ride all Hersheypark coasters

    • You can’t spend a summer working on Hersheypark social media and not ride all 14 coasters, right?!

  • S’moosh my s’more

    • When I heard about this seasonal signature dessert, I knew it was a must. A full Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bar, special graham crackers and custom-made marshmallows? Count me in!

  • Feed an animal at ZooAmerica

    • I’ve always considered otters to be my “spirit animal,” so I was over the moon to find out you can feed them at ZooAmerica! Plus, how could you not want to feed ZooAmerica’s otters Ethyl and Link?! They’re so cute!

  • Complete a Cocoa Beanery punch card

    • Once my coworkers heard I’m a coffee connoisseur, they immediately recommended Cocoa Beanery. Since then, I’ve found myself there for afternoon pick-me-ups, study sessions and breakfast runs. Each time, I’m sure to get my punch card punched -- a few more lattes till I get a free cup of joe!
  • Work in the Hershey Community Garden

    • One of my favorite aspects of HE&R is its selfless spirit of service. This manifests itself in a strong commitment to employees, guests and the greater community. A great example of this is the company’s plot at the Hershey Community Garden, where HE&R employees plant, grow and harvest crops for local food banks.


  • Watch all in-park entertainment shows

    • Did you know the talent for our in-park entertainment comes from all over the country?

  • Have a Hershey’s Dark Chocolate treatment at MeltSpa by Hershey

  • Attend a Summer Concert Series concert

    • Between Zac Brown Band, Maroon 5 and Macklemore, I’m having a tough time choosing which show I should attend. Maybe I’ll go to more than one!
  • Jam out at Live On The Lawn at Cocoa Beanery

    • Lawn games, music and grilled goodness -- oh my! Few things sound better than this combination on a Friday night in Hershey.

Must-Eats (and Drinks!)

  • Try a King Size shake

    • One look on Instagram and I knew this was a must. The real question is, how do I choose which one to try?!

  • Try a Chocolate World shake

    • On TripAdvisor, some even claim Chocolate World has the “World’s Best Chocolate Milkshake.” By the end of the summer, I will be able to confirm or deny this claim -- stay tuned!
  • Enjoy half priced appetizers at Fire & Grain happy hour

    • Everyday from 4-6 p.m., Fire & Grain at Hershey Lodge offers half off all appetizers. This brings some starters down to as low as $4! Personally, I’m eyeing the avocado crab toast and bacon macaroni and cheese.

  • Try a cheesecake pop from The Hotel Hershey

    • After a staff meeting at The Hotel Hershey, my coworker and I made a quick stop at Cocoa Beanery. While we were there, The Hotel’s General Manager pointed out a must-try delicacy in the case: chocolate-covered cheesecake pops! Perfectly portioned and almost too pretty to eat, I cannot wait to indulge in this sweet treat.

Which items on my bucket list should I complete first? Is there anything I forgot to include? Comment below!