I think Hershey Park should be renamed PMS Park. Because that is SO where I’m going to want to go next time I’m PMSing. You can smell chocolate everywhere, and the Chocolate Factory Tour is enough to make any hormonal woman want to jump out of the moving car and into a vat of luscious chocolate.
I know I said I’m not an amusement park person, but I have to admit to being thoroughly impressed with Hershey. Next to Disney World, it is the cleanest, most pleasant park I’ve ever been to. And considering we had 2 mothers, 1 teenage mother’s helper, and 7 kids — ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 (I think I got that right. Kim, correct me if I’m wrong) — I’d say it went pretty well.
It was a bit of a challenge, corralling seven kids in a crowded amusement park, but we managed to make it through the day without losing anyone (at least not for very long, ahem).
There were rides for everyone. The boys enjoyed the roller coasters and the whirly-twirly rides. Fortunately our teenage mother’s helper was glad to ride with them. The little ones had a blast on the kiddie rides, and the older girls could ride both the whirly-twirly rides and the kiddie rides.
Then there was the inordinate amount of sugar we all consumed. Line of the Day goes to Kim — “We can find a shady spot to sit and feed ’em sugar.”
I could go on, but these pictures say it all.
Doesn’t Kim look thrilled to be squished in that tiny train?
Future blackmail material. Bwa-ha-haaaa!!!
Cotton candy nirvana.
The girls purposefully stood in the splash path of a nearby ride. Can’t say I blame them. It was HOT.
The kids pose outside of Chocolate World.
Moose and D help operate a pretend Hershey Kiss factory line.
C also gets to package a box of Hershey Kisses.
And because I have SUCKER stamped on my forehead, I bought both of those boxes of chocolate for $8.99 each. What a racket. By that time, I was too tired to say no, and honestly, the kids had been SO good all day. But learn from my mistake. Do NOT allow children to participate in the Hershey’s Kissworks attraction unless you don’t mind spending $18 for $2.50 worth of chocolate.
We really did have fun, and no one wanted to leave, even though we’d been there for 7 hours. I’m pretty sure we will be making this an annual event.