We were all pretty excited about going since the girls & I had never been there & the last time Joe had been there he was a kid. We left Thursday afternoon figuring we could beat the traffic, get to The Hershey Hotel, have dinner & relax the 1st night. Mission accomplished.
We had dinner at the Harvest Restaurant at the hotel. It was ok, we ended the meal with shot glasses of various desserts (sorry no pic).
The next morning we had reservations for the Hershey Park Character Breakfast. We took the shuttle bus over to the park & upon arrival we saw the characters.
At breakfast they served a fruit & muffin/bread platter with chocolate butter. Sounds better than it was (can't believe none of us liked it). Meanwhile the characters walked around dancing to music by a singing guitarist (there was also a juggler entertaining everyone). I personally thought it was cheesy but as long as the kids were happy who am I to argue?
In a "Nocturnal Animal" building this fox was hysterical. He was behind glass in his habitat dashing back & forth like a ping pong ball.
After we left the park we walked over to Chocolate World. Now that's my kind of place! First you see the iconic factory chimneys.
Then there's the Sweetest Place on Earth!!
The next day we hit the waterpark, but I didn't bother with pictures. That night we went to "The Fountain Cafe" in the hotel, named after this....Outside the cafe was a verranda with a beautiful view of the park & the flower gardens. We relaxed here awhile. Gianna was trying to look innocent when we know all about her flower picking obsession.
Marissa wasn't into my taking her picture so I didn't get a lot of her as I would've liked. She's hitting the "TWEEN" stage hard!View of the hotel from the parking lot... The next day was our last day so after check out we headed to the park for more rides. Gianna had the ride to herself. Marissa declared herself too big for this one & thought it was kiddie-ish. **sigh**We went on the Monorail that took us around the park & outside by the factory.We got to see the Hershey Kiss lamp posts. There are wrapped & unwrapped Kisses around the streets of town.Had to hit one last ride which we made Marissa go on with her sister, & despite the attempts at looking cool she enjoyed it too!
Believe it or not, despite my mocking the park a little we did have a good time! It was 3 days of family time which you just can't get enough of...tantrums and all! LOL!
Next up our Hershey Gardens experience!