- From: 07/11/2015
- To: 19/02/2016
- Place:Helexpo - Marousi
- Website:Visit Website
Is there anyone who does not eat chocolate? Who can resist chocolate temptation? Probably not! This dominant instinct was the inspiration for the Chocolate Factory and Museum in Thessaloniki, the first theme park for the most beloved candy of all, chocolate!
The historic Pavilion 1 of the TIF, with a total area of 2,500 square meters, was transformed into the most original, impressive, fairytale and … delicious Chocolate Factory and Museum and welcomed 320,000 visitors in 6 months!
The theme park for chocolate was breaking news from the first day of its announcement. The reviews and comments of the thousands of visitors who came to the Chocolate Factory and Museum were more than enthusiastic.
The tour started from the Museum where there were real cocoa beans and cocoa fruits as exhibits, continued in the Aztec Temple and the Jungle of the rainforest – with real tropical conditions – and the Amazon hut. Then visitors could see the process of the chocolate and biscuit production in the ION Chocolate Lab and the Papadopoulos Biscuit Lab.
The tour continued in the Quality Control and Demonstration Room, where professional confectioners prepared chocolate sweets, delicacies and chocolate artworks.
The Labyrinth and the time machine, challenged visitors in search of the big, chocolate surprise: following the correct route, they reached the Biggest Chocolate Waterfall!
After the Waterfall, the older and more daring could … dive into Green Bath for a booze, chocolate photo! For adults, a tasting contest was held, and winners were awarded as “specialty cooks”. In the Training Room straight on visitors learned more about oral hygiene. Choco Art Gallery hosted original chocolate artworks that visitors could admire from a a very close distance.
The frenzy that the theme park caused in Thessaloniki led to its transfer to Athens. For 4 months, thousands of visitors passed through Helexpo-Maroussi and were able to live the unique experience. The theme park with its high aesthetics, originality and flawless operation, for a total of 105 days, broke all the records of traffic and surpassed all predictions: 435,000 visitors visited the 3,500sqm. Of the Chocolate Factory and Museum at HELEXPO MAROUSSI’s premises.
The huge success was sealed with award as the Best Event of the Year at the “Event Awards 2016”.
A production of the Helexpo TIF with tremendous success and unmatched record of traffic.