Today we're back with another holiday update, this time from the Zoo Lights at the Los Angeles Zoo.
In it's 4th year they've made a few changes to the event and the holiday cheer is evident all around.
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to the Zoo Lights!!
Monkeys are awesome!!
Some of the new lights for 2017
Aww, they were tired. =)
More new lights
Two Swans a-sleeping ...
For some reason this looked like celery to us
The Tunnel of Lights!! Always a highlight
These are new, snowflakes with different animals
The Flaming-O Musical notes. Not new, but in a new location.
The water show was back, check out a video and slideshow of it below. It's a lot of fun
Overall it was another great year for the Zoo Lights. It's a great family evening in Griffith Park.
We will say though, it's probably time for them to change some things up next year. 4 years and most of the lights were the same as year 1. We'd love to see them expand this deeper into the zoo as well as it can get quite crowded. But overall a really fun family event that we look forward to every year.
We go to a LOT of Halloween events. This is, without a doubt the busiest time of year for us when it comes to events that we cover.
So it takes a LOT to impress us sometimes, it's just the nature of the season. But Saturday night we had our first visit ever to the Ghost Train at Griffith Park and it's easily one of our favorite events of the year so far.
Photo's by Coastermatt
Video and Words by Gregg Condon
Before we get started we wanted to give you some info on the Ghost Train. You can find all the information about the event here. It's strictly run by volunteers and it is a $15 donation. But it's TOTALLY worth it. You can read more about where the donations go and the causes they support on their website.
The event is also a family event, so don't go in expecting to get scared, but do go in expecting to have a tremendous amount of fun on the ride which is about 25 minutes long.
Our suggestion, get to the event early or towards the end of the evening, it get's busy. And there are families who know how to do this event. We saw people with folding chairs waiting in the line eager to do the ghost train.
We'll start off with our video of the train ride, which even with cutting down a few things is about 18 minutes long. We also had to cut out a couple of songs due to copyright but hopefully it's not TOO noticeable. ;)
The entrance to the Ghost Train
The loading area, very well done and starts the fun off with a great little song.
Get off my lawn!!!
Feed me Seymour!!
Awesome graveyard scene near the load/unload. You get to pass by this twice.
Dead Men Tell No Tales
Dia De Los Muertos
Lots of great lighting, which is no surprise as this is the same group that does the lighting at ScareLA.
Clever play on words ...
Awesome Tesla Coil!!
Blocks should say "Creepy Bear".
Clowns selling fireworks, always a good idea
Hi everybody, can you pick me up on your way back around? I've been here awhile
Is it just us or does the guy in the picture look like Neil Patrick Harris?
There's only 2 weekends left to experience the awesomeness that is the Ghost Train, so be sure you head out to Griffith Park and have a great time. You won't be disappointed. Grab your kids, nieces/nephews, brothers/sisters, whoever.
Just remember, this is a family event, so go expecting to have a great time, don't go in expecting to get scared. But it's definitely a can't miss event. We can't wait to go back next year!!