One of my absolute favorite things to do during October is a theme park visit. The weather is cooler and the crowds are thinner. And, no sweaty people in tank tops!
Kansas City hosts Halloween Haunt at Worlds of Fun. Filled with spooky costumes and characters, it's not unlike Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens in Denver.
I love the feel of the event.....the fog.....the mysterious music.....the smells of kettle corn and funnel cakes.....excitement and suspense in the air.
Lots of new props out.....all in the name of Halloween fun.
The Peanuts characters are in costume. Camp Snoopy is decked out with plenty of toned down Halloween spirits. And speaking of, what is that mysterious blip above Snoopy's head? Interesting. The camera doesn't lie, folks. Ghosts everywhere!
The kiddie coaster.......always a hit.
Love the character pumpkin additions.
One of my favorite parts of The Great Pumpkin is when Lucy declares everyone should dress as something that differs from his own personality. So, she's a witch. Brilliant.
The costumes far exceeded what we were used to at Elitch's......so much more elaborate and there must have been 20 times as many cast members wandering the park. There are intricate trails and parts of the park sectioned off for chilling adventures. Carter loved it all. (Me, too!)
This little girl was so cute.
Nothing phases our big boy.....probably since Caroline and I have been dragging him to haunted hotels and historical ghost tours since he was 5. That's normal, right?
I can almost hear Lainey, "Back it up, freak show!" (note: Most of the characters were very respectful of the little ones and didn't approach them. Their mission is not to frighten toddlers!)
My favorite part......on the train.....look at the characters from Little Red Riding Hood.
We'll be back this weekend for a longer visit....more daytime hours and then for a while after the 7pm transition. While these spookier events are not for all families, they work for ours.
Sometimes being weird works!