Hersheypark Amusement Park announced one year ago today their plans for Hershey’s Chocolatetown, an expansion packed with new culinary and shipping experiences, where guests can play, eat, shop, and gather starting in summer of 2020! Today they announced more details on the exciting offerings you will find in this new region of Hersheypark.
Check out a few of the new year-round dining and retail experiences opening in Hershey’s Chocolatetown. They are all inspired by the vision of chocolate entrepreneur and founder Milton S. Hershey!
The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio, the largest themed restaurant in Hershey with one-of-a-kind views of Hersheypark and Candymonium, its 15th coaster;
Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor with personal Ice Creamologists serving up exclusive ice cream creations;
The Sweeterie, a new scratch confectionery kitchen; and
Hersheypark Supply Co., a premier 10,000-square-foot flagship store.
According to a recent press release, The Chocolatier will be Hershey’s largest full-service restaurant and bar with seating for approximately 300 indoors and approximately 100 outdoors. Innovative fare with hints of chocolate will be served from an open kitchen while bartenders craft cocktails behind a Carrousel-themed bar. Perfect for chocolate lovers, right?
Plus I just love that the decor of The Chocolatier will feature past and present pieces from the Hersheypark ride collection, one-of-a-kind views of neighboring attractions, dining with Hershey Character breakfast options and a second-story patio and bar. Hersheypark has provided so many sweet memories for my family and I. I can’t wait to see a restaurant that embodies all those memories!
On the first floor of the building, Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor is a nod to one of Milton S. Hershey’s earliest ventures in sweetness – a malt shop on Philadelphia’s Spring Garden Street.
The vintage-style ice cream parlor will serve up scooped-to-order sundaes and shakes with a new-fashioned spin. Expert Ice Creamologists will craft unique custom creations from more than 12 rotating flavors of house-made ice cream, an impressive selection of Hershey’s candy toppings, decadent sauces, and more with a sharables menu featuring classic snacks.
Located next door, The Sweeterie will be a scratch confectionery kitchen led by Chef Cher Harris, the Corporate Pastry Chef at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. Guests are invited to watch as the team of Confectioners creates mouth-watering sweets right before their eyes.
Guests can enjoy more than 50 hand-crafted confections including chocolate-dipped treats, artisanal baked goods, signature hand-crafted fudge, and more will be made with love in Hershey’s Chocolatetown!
And in the same building, Hersheypark Supply Co. will offer the largest collection of apparel, gifts, toys and more exclusive to Hersheypark as part of a new 10,000-square-foot flagship store.
The $150 million transformational expansion will open in summer of 2020. Not only will Hershey’s Chocolatetown feature Candymonium, the tallest, fastest, longest and sweetest coaster around, but also a new arrival experience and front gate; a signature Kisses Fountain; and a Starbucks store just to name a few.
If you want to learn more, check out the virtual rendering below!
Make sure you follow the hashtag #HPChocolatetown for updates!
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While Hersheypark Season Passes and accommodations were provided by Hershey Resorts and Entertainment, all opinions are 100% my own.