One of the greatest dark rides of all time is getting a facelift in the not-so-distant future. Hershey’s Chocolate Tour, which debuted in 1973, has been updated several times over the years and continues to be one of my all time favorite rides anywhere. The ride sits just outside of Hersheypark in a stand alone attraction called Hershey Chocolate World that I actually prefer over the park itself.
During my visit to Hershey Chocolate World, marketing manager Todd Kohr told me they were just starting the planning stages to upgrade Hershey’s Chocolate Tour. The last refresh took place ten years ago under the guidance of The Goddard Group.
One thing we do know is the ride vehicles will be upgraded and branded to look like various Hershey candy products. It stands to reason that in the near future, you might actually to take a spin a Hershey Kiss. While details are few and far between at this time, we do know that they are planning on keeping the ride free and those cows are sticking around in one form or another. For now, if you’ve never been on the ride before, click the video below to take a spin!
The ride is closed through the end of February and the refresh is expected to be completed by Summer 2016. We will keep you up-to-date on any information as it rolls our way!
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