Thrilling rides. A huge water park. An 11-acre zoo. And all permeated with the tantalizing scent of chocolate. Welcome to Hersheypark. Located in Hershey, PA, the park began as a place that Hershey workers and their families could go to have a good time. In its original form, the park was perfect for picnicking, playing ball and even watching vaudeville-style theater productions. The first ride, a merry-go-round, came along in 1908. Over the years, other rides were added to the park. A cafe was built and Hershey commissioned a zoo that housed his own animals. In 1971, Hershey Park began its transformation into the family-friendly amusement park now known as Hersheypark. Visitors to the park will still find rides for the brave (Fahrenheit roller coaster), the kids (Dinosaur-Go-Round) and the whole family (Ferris Wheel). They can still visit animals at the zoo. They can also whoosh down water slides and float down a lazy river. And most importantly, visitors can still find the delectable chocolate goodies that helped make Hershey a household name.