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Hershey Park Sweetens Up Halloween For Families

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Instead of trick-or-treating this Halloween, a trip to Hershey Park could be a spooky and fun treat for the whole family. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report.

At Hershey Park, visitors can make their trick-or-treat bags the envy of the neighborhood.

The birthplace of the Hershey's Kiss might just be the sweetest place to spend Halloween.

Hershey Park transforms into "Hershey Park in the Dark," where 10 out of 50 rides become “roller ghosters,” operating with all the lights turned off.

Even the zoo gets creepy, turning the animals into creatures of the night.

Make sure to bring along a flashlight to see the nocturnal habits of 200 native North American animals.

Kids 12 and under are in for a special treat.

Little goblins can begin trick-or-treating with three stops at Hershey’s Chocolate World, continuing inside Hersey Park to Treatville and collecting snack-sized candy at 8 more stations along the way.

Seasonal-themed menus are available at many park concessions, for those whose parents insist on saving dessert for last.

Halloween hotel packages are available at the kid-friendly Hershey Lodge, the new camping resort or the fancy Hotel Hershey, where massages in the spa are chocolate flavored. There’s even an edible facial.

Overnight guests get complimentary shuttle service to parks and attractions, as well as favorable pricing on park tickets.

Also, don’t miss visiting the museum on Chocolate Avenue to take in the Hershey story exhibit.

Here, visitors will learn about the extraordinary life of Milton S. Hershey, who left a very sweet legacy behind.

At the Chocolate Lab, visitors can try their hand at designing their own candy bar.

"Hershey Park in the Dark" takes place the last two weekends in October and the first weekend in November.

The town of Hershey is located in Central Pennsylvania, which is about a three hour drive from New York City.

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