The ride caps off at the end with a free mini-chocolate bar. Needless to say we went on the ride twice. After that the kids did one of the paid attractions which was Hershey’sKisses Packaging.
They donned Hershey’s factory worker hats and went in and picked and packed their own kisses. This part was free. At the end they offer to sell you a custom Hershey container with a picture of your children on the front. And yes it’s filled with Hershey Kisses.
They also offer an attraction that allows you to make your own custom chocolate bar. It is called HERSHEY’S CREATE YOUR OWN CANDY BAR ATTRACTION. We would have done it for the kids but they make at least one adult pay. At $14.95 per person we found that to be a little too much. They should allow the adults to escort their kids without having to pay. We then went over to the huge gift shop where you can buy everything and anything related to Hershey’s. We got some gifts and my husband was happy to find sugar free Peppermint Patties.
The gardens had a butterfly house that was open when we visited. If you have never been to a butterfly house I suggest you go. It was amazing to be surrounded by all of these beautiful and colorful creatures. They flew around our heads, landed on our shoulders, and sunned themselves on nearby flowers. It was a truly beautiful experience. After that we walked around the many different gardens, ponds and other features. Their tremendous rose garden was in bloom and it was just breathtaking. I am really glad that we took the time to visit the gardens.