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sanddunerider

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New ads? Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights
« on: September 12, 2019, 09:00:27 AM »
Live up here by Topeka, and am hearing radio spots all about the New SDC Event,  Craft days and Pumpkin nights.  goes into detail about all the stuff going on.. I heard, new walkway, Blacklight event?  Al sorts of extra things to do.

Have you heard the new ad yet?  where are you located?

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Re: New ads? Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 10:51:26 AM »
I was there yesterday and asked around about this event because I am not sure I want to stay for it or not. From what I was told there would be special eateries in the new woodland area with one way in and out. Dance parties and pumpkins everywhere. He stressed it was NOT Halloween and there would be no candy passed out or things of that nature. It was strictly about the pumpkin. Not Halloween. I walked back into GE and saw some of the pumpkins and the couple sculptures that are out. Its looking nice. Was also told the shops would be closed down as well as a majority of the eatin places. The bigger ones would stay open and the rides would be open.

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Re: New ads? Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 02:35:28 PM »
Interesting... I was at Dollywood last year on Halloween Day, and after school let out the crowds got a bit larger, but it was mostly just kids in costumes with their parents there to trick'or'treat - they gave out bags and candy along the loop to kids.

Honestly, I feel like Halloween has become secular enough that I think it's kinda dumb for Herschend to pretend that SDC is doing this whole pumpkin thing for Fall and not because Halloween is one of the most popular holidays at theme parks these days. I mean, Disney has it's own version of a Halloween celebration without needing to go the "horror" route like other chains.

Then again, SDC still emphasizes the Christian version of Yule for Christmas, so... I guess I shouldn't be so surprised.

Although the no-candy at SDC when Dollywood does still surprise me a bit. But maybe Dolly had some say in it and that's the difference...?

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Re: New ads? Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights
« Reply #3 on: Today at 08:36:48 AM »
I'm intrigued by Pumpkin Nights, and will be there in a few weeks to experience it. I'm nervous about the dance parties, though. I hope they aren't as obnoxious and out-of-place as the dance parties during Moonlight Madness. We took a first-timer to SDC this summer during Moonlight Madness, and he remarked that the street dance seemed out-of-place for a 19th century-themed park.

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Re: New ads? Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights
« Reply #4 on: Today at 09:32:50 AM »
I am just wondering how geared towards littles this is. I know pumpkins are for all ages, but this just seems more for little ones. Which is odd considering how late this runs. I am not sure if we will stay for the pumpkin scene. We dont go to MM because it does not fit SDC, IMO. I dont mind the onslaught of pumpkins either, but the kinda juvenile aspect of this does not appeal to me. We are going for the craft portion though! :)