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    A Family Trip To Hershey Park Filled With Memories, Chocolate, And Laughs #hersheypark

    Here’s a video recap of our Hershey Park trip! See below for more photos, but I would love for you to check out our adventures above.

    Hershey Trip

    We had so much fun at Hershey PARK. It was one of those trips that you just didn’t want to end. Just a few hours away from NYC, we were transported into a chocolate wonderland. And I mean it. Almost everything we did involved a chocolate bar. It was hilarious. But let’s start at the beginning — a drive down to Hershey always has a pit stop at Cracker Barrel. I’ve been taking photos on these rocking chairs since Natalie was 2 years old. It’s a Sweeney tradition. It was such a pleasure to FINALLY get a few shots of Caleb playing with one.

    hershey lodge

    We checked into the Hershey Lodge and were greeted by a few friendly characters. I’m talking right in the LOBBY! How great is that? Knowing that you can run into a Hershey Kiss or a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup while walking around your hotel = priceless. There’s no major line to wait on either! You take pictures at your leisure. Loved it and it was such a surprise.

    Another amazing perk?We forgot our pack n’ play (woops) and called down for one from the front desk. They brought one up right away along with sheets, shampoo, conditioner and diaper cream. Talk about family service!

    hershey park

    We threw our bags down and hopped on a free bus to the parks. Both the Hershey Lodge and the Hershey Hotel offer this service for their guests. Within a few minutes we were at Hershey Park and the kids were THRILLED. There’s a place right in the front where children can measure their sweetness. 🙂 Their size determines what kind of rides they can go on. It’s an easy way to remember. Both Natalie and Liam were Hershey’s Chocolate. Caleb was a Miniature. LOL!

    Hershey Park RIdes

    Hershey Park RIdes

    Hershey Park Roller Coaster

    We spent the entire day hopping from one ride to the next. The lines are completely manageable which we were SO THANKFUL FOR!!!

    Hershey Park Zoo

    Oh and PS –if you are looking for a little escape, you can always head on over to Zoo America — a zoo that is right inside Hershey Park! In front of the entrance we found a wonderful introduction to a tortoise. Last time we came, there was someone outside with an owl. Always something new to learn and see at Hershey!

    Hershey Chocolate World

    Hershey Chocolate World

    The next day we headed to Hershey’s Chocolate World. There was SO MUCH TO DO THERE! We watched an interactive 4-D movie where scents would flood the room and vibrations would rock our seats every single time the movie warranted it. We also walked through a “Make Your Own Candy Bar” factory which was SO FUN! The kids got to create a custom-made design and then eat it. YES PLEASE. And then we even did a chocolate taste test and learned the difference between milk, dark, and white chocolate. Samples anyone???

    Hershey Park


    And then… it was back for more rides and games. Of course we ran into more chocolate characters. No one complained about that.



    End result? An amazing time had by ALLLLLLL. If you love rides, games, adventure and chocolate… Hershey Park is the place for you and your family. A trip filled with memories is a click away. LITERALLY!

    * I’m a Hershey Park ambassador. The company invited my family to visit the park this summer. Hotel and tickets were comped. All opinions are my own.

    Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


    1. Love the fact that you took a lot of photos of Hershey. We had a lot of fun when we went there as well.

    2. Loved this and your video! We just got back from our Hershey vacation and we loved it! 🙂 My boys 17, 12, and 7..had a blast!

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