Saturday, October 26, 2019

Winterfest Prep (WOF)


It's already starting to look like Winterfest at Worlds of Fun.  The Emporium has already changed over to the Mistletoe in the Front Street Shops

The store is already full of Winterfest souvenirs





SteelHawk has already been converted into a Christmas tree of lights

The trees around the Americana Star Fountain Plaza area decked out with lights

Europa probably has the most prep completed of all of the sections

They have at least covered the lights with burlap to help disguise them

The smaller of the two trees is already up in Europa

More lights near the Taxis

Deja Vu is closed and is in the process of being converted to Tinker's Toy Box

Lots of work already done in Planet Snoopy

Stars installed on the Africa bridge

Lights in the Orient disguised

Winterfest opens November 23rd at Worlds of Fun

Patriot (WOF)


We have some exciting news to share

Patriot is receiving new paint

You can see the very obvious difference between the new paint and the faded old paint

Here you can see a completed support and a support that is still awaiting its turn

Here's the lift that they've been using to repaint Patriot

While the completed section isn't very large yet, we cannot wait to see the entire ride repainted in time for next season

Halloween Haunt (WOF)


We finally made it back to Worlds of Fun for the final night of HAUNT for this season

The main reason why we are here, is so that we can experience Khaos Unleashed in its new location.

Khaos was not ready for Opening Weekend of Haunt earlier this season, so we made a special trip back just to see it (we also visited 2 of our favorite mazes as well)

Our opinion on Khaos?  It's still a work in progress.  We think that it is way too bright in the maze and there is definitely not enough fog.  It also seems to lack a real "story" something that all the other mazes have.  It's fun, just not really scary.

We are definitely sad that HAUNT is already over for this season.  This Fall really flew by quickly.

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Pumpkin Nights (SDC)



Welcome to the all-new Pumpkin Nights at Silver Dollar City

The festival takes place almost exclusively in the Grand Expo section of the park

You really have to pay attention or you might miss some of the extremely detailed pumpkins that they have light up all over the area.

This house made of gourds was really neat.

The main sculpture welcomes you the festival near the Red Gold Heritage Hall

A pile of pumpkins by the swings

A large owl near the Electro-spin

There are a lot of smaller carvings around the larger sculpture

The main gazebo is surrounded by pumpkins

There are even more on the roof

Next to the Tea Party is a large spider sculpture

Don't miss the baby spiders also in the area (you might have to look up)

A giant cat sculpture next to the Galleon

Some traditional pumpkins near the entrance to the Tea Party

Another stack of pumpkins next to the Elephant Parade

The all new area being billed as the Pumpkin Plaza features special booths with food, photo ops, face painting and souvenirs.  There is also a DJ and dance party.

It's hard to miss this huge display of inflatables.

There is one final part of the Festival that we need to explore

There is a new pathway between the Pumpkin Plaza and Boatworks Theater that features lots of pumpkin carvings

Don't miss the hoot owls flying overhead

Really take your time when exploring the pathway to check out all of the different animals that are displayed on the pumpkins

Turtles!

A very cool campfire scene

Pumpkin Nights is awesome and makes the Fall another "cannot miss" season for the park.  Don't miss out on this new tradition.  It will run at SDC through October 26