The Las Vegas Strip gets sweeter with Hershey’s Chocolate World opening June 3

It’s the sweetest announcement we’ve received in a while. Hershey’s Chocolate World has picked  Tuesday, June 3 as its opening date.

An 18-foot Reese's Peanut Butter Cup is installed on the Hershey's Chocolate World sign on May 21, 2014. Hershey's Chocolate World is scheduled to open on June 3.

The 9 a.m. June opening will include a Kiss for Las Vegas — actually 1 million Kisses. Hershey’s Chocolate World will give out the 1 million Kisses as part of the opening ceremonies.

The opening date announcement came the same day the store installed an 18-foot Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup as part of its signage on New York – New York Hotel & Casino.

Located between the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge on the hotel’s east side, the store will enjoy prime placement on the Las Vegas Strip. Inside, visitors will be able to buy all the Hershey’s brands, customize chocolate wrappers and even customize their own Hershey’s Kisses paper plumes. The two-story building will also offer tastings, photo opportunities and other interactive experiences.

The Hershey’s store is part of a previously announced construction at New York – New York and the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino that will lead into The Park,  a pedestrian-friendly district along the Las Vegas Strip, stretching back toward the rear of the two properties where a new 20,000-seat arena is under development.

Hershey’s Chocolate World will join other chocolate attractions and shops in Las Vegas including M & M’s World, Ethel M’s, Jean Philippe Patisserie at Bellagio Las Vegas and Aria Hotel & Casino, Vosges Haut Chocolate  at The Forum Shops at Caesars, the Chocolate Lounge at Sugar Factory and the recently opened Ghiradelli’s Chocolate at The Linq.


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