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Amusement Parks: Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction Celebrates 75 Million Visitors


Sharon O’Donnell becomes 75 Millionth Visitor and Kicks Off a Month Long Celebration in September

Little did Sharon O’Donnell realize that when she visited Hershey’s Chocolate World(R) attraction, she would become part of history! As Sharon exited Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour(R) ride, she was designated as the 75 millionth visitor to the attraction. As the 75 millionth visitor, Sharon received a prize pack valued over $1, 500, including a year’s worth of Hershey’s(R) candy, a five pound Hershey’s milk chocolate bar and tickets to various Hershey’s Chocolate World attractions, such as Hershey’s Really Big 3D Show(TM) attraction and Hershey’s(R) Chocolate Tasting Adventure. 

Although Sharon O’Donnell was the official 75 millionth visitor, all visitors can be a part of this monumental occasion! Hershey’s Chocolate World will be celebrating this historic milestone by hosting a month-long celebration in September, and would like to show its appreciation to all 75 million visitors who have helped reach this landmark with activities, promotions and special savings throughout the entire month.

Since opening on June 30, 1973, Hershey’s Chocolate World has been immersing visitors in sweet moments of Hershey’s happiness everyday and is the most visited corporate visitors’ center in the world – with now nearly three million visitors annually. "Welcoming 75 million visitors is such a meaningful high point for us, " said Lael Moynihan, Director of Hershey Retail Attractions. "We thought it was only fitting to create a celebration that honors all of our past and future visitors all September long!"

During the month of September, each day has a special offer uniquely designed to reward the loyal and first-time guests to Hershey’s Chocolate World. 

Before you plan your trip, be sure to visit and download the ’75 Million Visitor Celebration Sweet Savings’ flyer available only on the website. The exclusive savings card is the only way guests can enjoy the special September promotions and discounts commemorating our 75 million visitors such as 75¢ Hershey’s Chocolate World chocolate chip cookies and FREE child admission to Hershey’s Really Big 3D Show. In addition to these special offers, additional events have also been scheduled during the month to celebrate this milestone. For hours of operation for Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction, visit

About Hershey’s Chocolate World

Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction is the official visitor’s center of The Hershey Company and is the most visited corporate visitor’s center in the world. Start your visit to Hershey, PA at Hershey’s Chocolate World, featuring Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour(R) ride, Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting Adventure, Hershey’s Really Big 3D Show(TM) experience and an entertaining tour of the town on the Hershey Trolley. Open daily, year-round (closed 12/25). For more information, please visit

About The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and more than 12, 000 employees. With revenues of more than $5 billion, Hershey offers such iconic brands as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Kit Kat, Twizzlers and Ice Breakers as well as the smooth, creamy indulgence of Hershey’s Bliss chocolates. Hershey is a leader in the fast-growing dark and premium chocolate segment, with such brands as Hershey’s Special Dark and Hershey’s Extra Dark. In addition, Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hershey Company, markets such premium chocolate offerings as Scharffen Berger and Dagoba. For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making a positive difference in the communities where we live, work and do business. The Milton Hershey School, established by the company’s founder in 1909, provides a nurturing environment, quality education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need. The School is administered by the Hershey Trust Company, Hershey’s largest shareholder, making the students of Milton Hershey School direct beneficiaries of Hershey’s success. Please visit us at 

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