Hersheypark: Sweet Memories

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This one-hour documentary is a vintage tour of the transformation of HersheyPark from its beginnings as a small picnic grove to its growth into a world-famous attraction. Using archival film footage, historic photographs, home movies and first-hand accounts, this program also presents a sweet ride through the chocolate factory, and the town of Hershey, enveloped in the smell of chocolate, with candy- shaped street lights that look good enough to eat. It traces the park's origins to the turn of the century, when chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey wanted to provide his employees with a place where they could come with their families and indulge in a Sunday picnic or a stroll by the stream. After building a merry-go-round, which on its first day earned $87 at five cents a ride, Hershey knew he was on to something. The program also looks at the park today and the updates that were made in honor of its 90th anniversary.

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