Year round parks and holiday decor.

Tuesday, December 24, 2002 11:06 AM

Just a question to those that frequent the year round parks.

When Halloween ends and all the seasonal parks close up shop , do the year round parks put up Thanksgiving decor during November and Christmas decor during December? How about Easter decor as well?

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Tuesday, December 24, 2002 11:21 AM
Well, I know Disneyland puts up Christmas decor and so does Knott's. Knott's also puts up some Easter decor during Easter time.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2002 11:23 AM
I'm not sure. But I would guess some parks that you cannot drive by and are hidden away by trees etc. might not. But alot of parks are having Christmas events so they might.
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Tuesday, December 24, 2002 11:31 AM
Kennywood typically puts up a Christmas tree of lights on PR's lift hill, but this year they have it on Pitt Fall.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2002 11:43 AM

At Knotts, they begin assembling the mazes in July, full swing in August/september, and then they put up all the decorations in september. Then they take all that stuff down in a few weeks (Curse of the spider was just disassembled 2 weeks ago). For Thanksgiving they just have a lot of choices for dinners. They begin theming for christmas just before Thanksgiving, and take it down in January. For Easter they have a few kiddie mazes, not much at all. Then the big summer theme comes into town, last year Red White and Cool, in past years it has been stuff like Xtreme summer, etc.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2002 1:03 PM

Sea World installed a Norman Rockwell themed display throughout the Orlando park. Its was very tasteful. USF had many nice decorations in the New York section, and IOA was decked out across the boards.

Of course Disney MGM had the 5 million lites display by Star Tours, and the other parks had many decorations. The Boardwalk was exceptional, with a beautiful merry go round model and plenty of other holiday decorations in the hotels and boardwalk.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2002 2:46 PM
While I've never been to it myself, SFOT has Holiday In The Park (they might as well be a year-roud park). They put lights similar to Pitt Fall's on the Chute Out and a big star on the tower. They also have some lights and other Christmas dec. around the park. Oh yeah, they have a snow hill, too.

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*** This post was edited by The Shy One on 12/24/2002. ***

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Tuesday, December 24, 2002 3:50 PM
Hershey isn't year round but they do Christmas in Hershey!
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Tuesday, December 24, 2002 9:30 PM
SFGAm has a Christmas Tree on top of The American Eagles helix during Christmas time.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2002 10:02 PM

Silver Dollar City has an amazing christmas display! If I remember correctly, they said they had over 4 million christmas lights throughout the park! The employees are deckedout as elves, there are christmas decorations everywhere, and they even have carolers! It really made the trip totally worth it, even if I wouldnt've been able to ride the coasters!

I love that park :)

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Corey
"I make it a rule never to get involved with possessed people. Well, it's more of a guideline than a rule." - Dr. Pete Venkman/Bill Murray

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Wednesday, December 25, 2002 5:58 AM
That Kenny Wood Pitfall tree is nice, Ive never seen that before.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2002 6:49 AM
Not a year round park, but Carowinds turns its Skytower into a giant Christmas tree every year. It looks pretty neat. I've got a few photos that I will post later.
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Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:07 AM
Does SFOG still have their Holiday in the Park event?
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Thursday, December 26, 2002 10:20 AM

Efteling, Europa-Park and Phantasialand have a special winter opening. During two months the parks are completely re-themed in winter style. Efteling looks pretty good to me, and I'm going to Europa-Park next week.

Efteling winter pictures..

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Friday, December 27, 2002 1:21 AM
Sea World, Disney and Universal all put up Xmas stuff. No such thing as Thanksgiving anymore. Only Xmas for 6 months out of the year now.

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Friday, December 27, 2002 8:12 AM

At MIA they always light a giant Christmas tree on Timbers' lift. I've determined that its impossible to get a perfect balance of day/night in the photo, but here's a shot of it in the total dark.

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Friday, December 27, 2002 8:16 AM

IoA/USF are pretty highly decorated....I especially like the kiddie rides that (it seems) have been permanently installed at CityWalk...

If we ever get our stuff posted somewhere, we have LOTS of pics of the *theming*, rofl...

Here's where I put in a shameless plug for the TR, coming soon..."sledding in Orlando"....;)

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