China Set to Open Chocolate Theme Park

China Set to Open Chocolate Theme Park

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China Set to Open Chocolate Theme Park

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By Cari Martens

Sometimes it seems like China is on the verge of taking over everything. Now they’re building a giant Chocolate theme park in Beijing at the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium where the Summer Olympic Games were played in 2008.

And to think they don’t even like chocolate that much over there.

Nevertheless, the Chocolate Wonderland Park will open to the public January 29th with five pavilions:
â‹… The World’s Chocolate Hall
â‹… World’s Candy Hall
â‹… Wonderland Theme Hall
â‹… Sweet Experience Hall
â‹… Sweet Gift Hall

The 215,000 square foot park will also include two outdoor activity areas, the Sweet Stage and Sweet Shopping Street. Chocolate makers will be on hand to teach children how to make chocolate—and the kids will get to taste their creations along with their parents.

The Wonderland Park features made-of-chocolate miniatures of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, and life-size chocolate replicas the famous Terra Cotta Warriors.

Organizers say they hope to attract a million visitors to the park before it closes in April, when the weather will be too warm for the chocolate. It will then reopen in January with all-new displays.

If you can’t make it to Beijing, you might want to check out Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, Pa. They put on a good show there, too. Especially around Valentine’s Day.

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