Holiday Park Events

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 3:55 PM
With the announcement of Winter Fest, I was wondering what are some other park Hoilday Events? What are they like and at what parks are they at?

-Jake

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005 4:24 PM
Ones off the top of my head:

Hersheypark- Christmas Candy Lane
Silver Dollar City- An Old Time Christmas
Dollywood- Smoky Mountain Christmas
Wild Waves- Don't they have a Christmas event here?
Year round parks in Orlando (Universal's Grinchmas), So Cal (Knotts Merry Farm), and Wild Adventures do some Holiday stuff as well.

I've only been to the Hersheyparkand Dollywood events and both are really neat. Dollywood especially goes all out with the lights and decorations. Hersheypark only has limited rides open while both SDC and Dollywood run much more (minus water rides of course) as long as it isn't too cold.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005 4:30 PM
rollergator's avatar LOL, Heath...

At Wild Adventures they have "A Very Cheetah Celebration", where everyone takes sledgehammers to the trackwork...gets the ride *ready* just in time for the January event.... ;)

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005 4:39 PM
Dollywood is great during Christmas. We will be heading up again this November. If you can stand the cold (I'm a Floridian) then it is worth the trip. They even keep many of the rides open. Their shows are right up there, if not better than the Disney shows.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2005 5:20 PM
Mamoosh's avatar SFMM's "Christmastime is a Riot" event is rumored to be extended to be held all-year long.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2005 11:49 PM
As long as it is in the 30*s, all the rides and coasters operate at SDC during OTC. At this time they are planning on running PK during the event, but they are not sure how the compressed air will react in the cooler temps - I imagine it will do just fine.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 1:11 AM
rollergator's avatar Maybe they should rename the event?

Ice Cold 'Keg :)

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:44 AM
I froze my ass off on XLC a few years ago and I freeze it off on Power Tower at CP every fall.

I don't think there'll be a problem.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 10:53 PM
I've attended Holiday In The Park at Six Flags Over Texas the past two seasons and had a blast!

Lots of pretty lights, decorations, and Holiday entertainment, a sledding hill, and of course, coasters at night during my favorite time of year (Winter!) make this an event I'll keep attending every year!

About two thirds of the ride package is up for this event, and the ride lineup can change from year to year. Although my SFOT fave, the Texas Giant, was down the last two HITPs, my other SFOT favorites, Titan and Shockwave, were up both times I attended, so it was well worth it!

Riding Titan and Shockwave over and over again at night in 35-40 degree weather in 2003 was one of my favorite coaster experiences of all time! In 2004, the weather was a bit warmer, but still a lot more pleasant than typical southern summer weather.

I plan to also attend Dollywood's holiday event this year as cool night rides on Thunderhead beckon!

I absolutely love the night-oriented, cooler-weather Christmas and Halloween themed events as they allow me to significantly extend my riding season into the cooler half of the year (Sept 21 - March 21) that I like best!

Frontrider *** Edited 7/28/2005 2:55:19 AM UTC by Frontrider*** *** Edited 7/28/2005 3:45:31 AM UTC by Frontrider***

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Thursday, July 28, 2005 10:43 PM
I too was thinking about attending Dollywood for near christmas. I bet it is beautiful..and Thunderhead in the cold..mmm...I bought a season pass this year, might as well use it.

Only problem is getting the time off work, since im sure we have the same operating days as them at SFOT. Oh well. Can't hurt to try.

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