Magic Mountain Holiday in the Park preview
As if our tour of Twisted Colossus this week wasn't enough, the park also showed us a peek at the all new "Holiday In The Park". We were originally only supposed to see the DC Universe and Full Throttle area's, but because everybody was feeling the Holiday spirit, we got to see all four area's.
But what we saw was only a preview and we can't wait to go back and see all of it.
If you thought the park took a major step forward when it came to Fright Fest this year, I think you are going to be blown away by their first Holiday In The Park.
I had taken some daytime Holiday in the Park pictures, but I think you'd all rather see it in all it's glory, so we'll just share a couple from the front of the park.
Below is a scan of the Holiday In The Park map with all of the special foods, hours and locations for everything. You can click either picture to make it bigger.
The event kicked off in DC Universe "Rockin' Universe" where Scott and Marc told us a bit about the set up for Holiday in the Park and you could tell just how excited they were.
Marc grew up in operations at the park, and it's so great to see a long-time employee work his way up at the park he loves. He's a good dude.
And with a flip of a switch (possibly) we have lights. A lot of lights!!
The show is really 360 degrees so you are going to want to walk around and take everything in. Or watch the shows multiple times from different angles.
Lots of twinkling lights in the dark (yes, I know I need a new camera) =)
A look down towards Superman, this will be filled with people in a few days, which it should be.
Below is a video we took of the DC Universe light show. This is only 1 of 3 shows, so you've gotta promise to stay and watch all 3. Something tells me you are going to want to.
Below is the "Tree of Heroes" which will honor local American Heroes.
Moving on to "Snowy Nights" in Full Throttle Plaza. I had no idea these trees would light up like this and change color.
They were rehearsing for the show and what we saw was really fun and fitting of the Full Throttle area.
Now most parks have a Christmas Tree as their main entry icon for the Holidays, and Magic Mountain is no different. But it wouldn't be Magic Mountain if they didn't take it "Extreme". =)
This is a Christmas Tree made out of water, that will have lights to make it look like a tree, that will move around and change colors. They didn't show us this, but I'm really excited to see it.
Lots of lights in the trees at the park entry
This is going to be a nice shot with the tree
The Holiday Cheer Carolers were also rehearsing, and sounded really good. More of a contemporary a cappella style, but it was fun.
Last, but most certainly not least is Winter Wonderland, which is more of the "Traditional" holiday area. We were all just blown away.
Even walking through this area during the day doesn't do it justice. The show lighting is fantastic.
This is the type of product placement we are totally for. Cute and makes me want a Coke.
Lots of Reindeer and snow. Actually, all of the snow, we found out ... made out of paper. Imagine that.
Santa's Workshop, home to the Krumpus ... I mean Santa.
After leaving Santa's Workshop the kids will get to go with Mrs. Claus and do arts and crafts at the nearby tables.
I really love the Snow Leopard.
That's going to wrap it up for our preview of Holiday In The Park.
The event begins this Friday (November 28) and runs through January 4. Each night the event begins at 5pm and runs until park close.
Be sure to find the time to head out and see it, it's going to be really great.
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