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Great Pumpkin LumiNights at SDC?
« on: October 08, 2017, 08:07:33 PM »
So Dollywood pioneered a new festival this year, "Great Pumpkin LumiNights". It's a whimsical, family-friendly take on halloween. What I think is really interesting about this event is that it splits DW into two areas: the modern halloween area with rides and the "old" park with the DW's version of the Gospel festival and the crafts. This is right in line with how DW is set up, it's already much more of a compartmentalized park with different areas with their own themes and ambiance. 

It begs the question though, how long until SDC tries to follow suit? By all accounts the event has been a massive success already, with the biggest problem being the massive crowds and DW's small pathways. Harvest time is SDC's "calm before the storm" ahead of Christmas. It's traditionally a time for the older patrons to come back and enjoy the things that originally made the park great like the various craft and gospel fests that have been tried at this time throughout the years. From what I hear though, visiting craftsmen are getting harder and harder to bring in, and we all know that halloween stuff of any kind is so, so hot right now. Just makes sense to go after something like this. The whole backside of the park from the Lumbercamp to FL would be perfect for it.


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Re: Great Pumpkin LumiNights at SDC?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 11:35:44 PM »
I wouldn't mind it at SDC if it is kept towards the back corners of the park or more ideally at Firemans Landing or Grand Expo.


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Re: Great Pumpkin LumiNights at SDC?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 09:05:32 AM »
We plan on visiting Dollywood around this time next year, one of the reasons is this.


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Re: Great Pumpkin LumiNights at SDC?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 12:46:12 PM »
What would ideal would be to set it up in the parking lot between FL and GE then itís not even in the park 😉