Hershey's Chocolate World sweetens experience with 4D show
The Hershey's Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D features digital technology from Jim Henson's Creature Shop. The new show also offers a unique real-time experience with over 100 possible outcomes, as the audience determines the direction of the story.
Premiering in May 2013, Hershey's Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D allows audience members to help their favorite characters, Hershey, Reese and Kiss, as they embark on a mysterious adventure.
Audience member views a scene of the new Hershey's Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D experience at Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction on Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Hershey, PA.
Developed over a two-year period, the one-of-a-kind show features real-time interactive, fan-favorite characters.
The Hershey Company developed the new experience over a period of two years, working with the Oscar award-winning character and effects company, Jim Henson's Creature Shop, and Ty Granaroli of Granaroli Design & Entertainment.
The Henson Digital Puppetry Studio is a proprietary technology that allows the company's puppeteers to perform animated characters in real-time, which creates a level of spontaneity and interaction between the audience and Hershey characters.