Travel Blog: Hershey Park & Gettysburg Pennsylvania

On a recent trip to Hershey Park and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, I encountered everything from dancing chocolate bars, to singing cows, to good ole Honest Abe.  I thought I’d share some pictures from my adventures with you:

> Hershey Park, Pennsylvania

Hershey Park

The first order of business at Hershey Park was to determine which candy bar I was! There were several candy bars, each of which corresponded to a different height range.  Each ride in the park had a list of the candy bars that were tall enough to ride.  At 4’11”, I was a twizzler =)

Hershey Park

Hershey Park

While I didn’t partake in any of the children’s rides, I did embark on two trolley and train rides that circled around the park, narrating different sites, including the one and only Hershey Chocolate Factory:

Hershey Park

Hershey Park

These pictures were taken from the top of the Kissing Tower ride – a large Hershey Kisses-shaped cabin that ascends 250 feet in the air and rotates to allow for an all-around view.

Hershey Park

Me failing to pretend to rest my arm on the seat

I’m not one for pictures, but if you read my Beauty Blogger Award post, you’ll know that I fancy pigs of all shapes and sizes.  On the side of the Rolling Rovers children’s ride, I saw this little guy and nearly died from excitement.  For this adorable little oinker, I had to have my picture taken.

Hershey's Chocolate World

Adjacent to Hershey Park was Hershey’s Chocolate World.  To be honest, as a young adult, I found Chocolate World to be more entertaining than Hershey Park.  Hershey Park is great for families with children – it has children’s rides, family rides, and a water park. Chocolate World is great for all ages, offering a tour inside a mock Hershey chocolate factory, a trolley tour around the area, and the opportunity to create your own chocolate bar.

Hershey's Chocolate World 2

Inside the “create your own chocolate bar” factory…was I allowed to take pictures in there? =/


> Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


Gettysburg 2



Statue representing the Sacrifice of the 1st Minnesota


Giant book. Must. Take. Picture.


Me trying hard not to fall off the canon

Random fact: we went to Chocolate World and Gettysburg on two different days.  When we went to Chocolate World, I saw a fellow traveler wearing the same exact dress that I had worn to Gettysburg the day before.  Good thing I wore my outfits in the order I did. What a fashion faux pas!


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