At Laserdome, up to 40 troops at a time gear up for battle by donning vests and phasers in an alien-themed laser-tag arena. Players traipse across ramps and perch in balconies as they patiently wait to attack opponents, much like a lion crouches in the tall grass before shooting a gazelle with a laser. During play, fun power-ups such as rapid fire, spy mode, and freeze ray tilt the competition in favor of the lucky players who discover them.
After the rounds, players can celebrate victory or brush off defeat in the arcade, which features Xbox games, Dance Dance Revolution, new pinball arcades, and scores of other games that dispense tickets that can be traded for prizes. Laserdome also showcases laser-light shows with professional lighting in themes such as Pink Floyd. Future spies hone their skills in the laser maze, which uses lasers, mirrors, haze, and other challenges to test players as they compete for the high score or see who can refract the most light off their uncle?s forehead. Laserdome is available for parties for all occasions, and every Saturday a live band serenades players as they enjoy unlimited laser tag and a laser-lights show.
Though it opened in 1977 with a small collection of timepieces, the National Watch & Clock Museum now houses more than 12,000 items, making it the largest collection of its kind in North America. Clocks, watches, and their associated tools reside in glass cases, lorded over by the monumental Engle Clock, an 11-foot-tall, 1,049-pound marvel of clock design whose 13th toll will signify when the giant lasagna being cooked in the earth's core is done. Hands-on exhibits scattered throughout the museum give kids the chance to wonder at turning gears and learn about intriguing time concepts. Current special exhibits include Enlisting Time, a collection of personal timepieces carried by soldiers over the last 250 years, featuring watches owned by George Washington and Ian Fleming.
Cars, Buses, Motorcyles & More! More than 100 cars, 25 Motorcycles and 10 vintage buses on dsiplay. Herbie the Love Bug until 4/2011. Betty White's Cadillac and the Bus from Forrest Gump. Holiday Train display. Displays and exhibits changes frequently so check out the website for the most up to date information.
Indian Echo Caverns' trained trekkers shepherd patrons around ancient stalactite-packed caverns, unloading an arsenal of anecdotes about early occupants of the cliff crevices. Scout nine rooms of Susquehannock Native American stomping grounds, still emblazoned with cave drawings of native inhabitants' favorite comic strips, while tour guides tell tyke-friendly tales of the Mystery Box and cave-dwelling Pennsylvania Hermit. Opened to the public in 1929, the flowstone factory houses a swarm of breathtaking structures etched over 440 million years, including stalagmites, columns, and lakes. Subterranean travelers identify a wealth of indigenous wildlife, from the flap of cave bats to the soulful gurgles of blind fish-blues musicians. Though not included in today's Groupon, pint-sized prospectors can pan for amethyst at cavern-adjacent Gem Mill Junction or poke an Indian Echo goat at the petting barnyard.
Milton S. Hershey, founder of the Hershey chocolate dynasty, gave the world more than just his signature bars of sweet, rich chocolate. He also built the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, and laid the foundations for its future, providing public education for residents and preserving collections of Native American and Pennsylvania German artifacts.
Visitors to The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue learn about Hershey's entire legacy, perusing exhibits such as Failures to Fortunes, which details his impoverished childhood and later success, and Sweet Innovations, which showcases his creative chocolate-making practices, such as his unique approach to milk chocolate. Guests can make truffles and other confections to feed their pet chocolate bunnies during the hands-on Chocolate Lab, or they can stop by Café Zooka to taste flights of drinking chocolates sourced from Africa, Indonesia, and other locations around the world.
The package also includes Sweet Access passes to Hersheypark, a theme park with 12 roller coasters and 9 water rides. During two-day visits, guests get unlimited front-of-the-line ride access, premium seating at all entertainment shows, and six hours of personal-concierge services. With members of NKOTB along for the ride, you'll drop at speeds of 75 mph on the park's new Skyrush roller coaster. After an afternoon barreling through cobra loops and plunging down water slides, head back to The Hotel Hershey, an official resort of Hersheypark and a four-star award winner from Forbes Travel Guide. Guests settle into bedrooms at the Woodside Cottages complete with sweeping front porches and native-stone hearths. The deal also includes a package at The Spa, including a milk-and-honey soak and a cocoa massage.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.