Monday, October 19, 2015

10/12/15: Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular The People's Choice

Last night we went to the Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular with the theme The People's Choice.  We go every year and I am always in amazement what they come up with.
 When we arrived we walked along a path to the Harvest Buffet and saw the largest pumpkin we ever saw.  After eating we went over to see the elephants and a minion.
On weekends there is a Harvest Buffet.  You go in at 5 pm and get VIP entry to the Spectacular.  You can find more information here on the Harvest Buffet.  It runs on Friday-Sundays through October 30th.  The food was good with options of hot dogs, cheeseburgers, turkey, pulled pork and sides.  Everyone found something they liked.  Plus there were many drink options and apple crisp or a brownie for dessert.
If you can't go to the Harvest Buffet I highly suggest you go on a weekday.  Attendance is much lighter during the week and the quality is the same as daily they are fixing any pumpkins that need fixing.  When we left last night on a Sunday of the holiday weekend at 7:15 the line was about two hours long.  Roger Williams Park Zoo was posting updates on their Facebook page so tune in there for updates.  We started on the path in light but then it darkened as we went on.
“The People’s Choice” theme featured subjects the public especially loved throughout the past 27 years of shows.
They had some wonderful pumpkin carvings as always.
 I love the themed areas.  Here was this cool undersea area.
This was one of my favorites!  Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
Here is a sampling of more awesome carvings.
 I loved the Sleepy Hollow area also with Jack-O-Lanterns hanging from the trees.

 Gorgeous reflection of carved Jack-O-Lanterns.
Loved this area also.
My favorite part is always the Laughing Tree.  It is the most amazing sight and is so hard to capture with pictures.  I have some video at the end of the post also.
Totally gorgeous!
There was lots of smoke coming from this big Jack-O-Lantern.  Plus he changed colors.
Here are some more details:
The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open 6pm - 11pm, with the last admission at 10pm.
On Saturdays, admission will be extended an hour, with the last admission at 11pm, and the trail closing at 12am.
Monday - Thursday are $14 adults, $12 seniors and $11 for children ages 3 – 12, with children under three admitted for free.
Admission prices on Friday - Sunday are $16 adults, $14 seniors and $13 children ages 3 – 12; children two and under are admitted for free.
 This is an absolute must see!
Here is some video of the Laughing Tree:

 It continues till November 1st!
 Check them out on Facebook: 
Disclosure: I was provided tickets to the Harvest Buffet for my family and I in exchange for promotional review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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