Over the weekend, my husband, Mike, and I decided to see just how "spectacular" the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the MN Zoo actually was.
Turns out...it lived up to the hype.
And it's not just for the kids, either (Although, they'll be mesmerized by the ground-to-treetop lanterns literally everywhere you look! And it's pretty cool to stay up late and do something like this after dark).
Mike and I were in awe of the artistry and intricacies of how these pumpkins were transformed into pieces of art. I don't want to give away too much, so I'll just leave you with this: It's worth it. Definitely go, if you get a chance.
*A couple of questions I got:
Q. Is it too scary for little kids?
A. I don't think so. Being scared isn't really the theme for this event. So even though it's a Halloween-type exhibit, it's way more about the "wow factor" and the illuminated pumpkins than it is about ghosts and goblins.
Q. Is there a wait time to get in?
A. Yes. And this is the only downside. We got there around 8:45PM, and waited for 45 minutes before getting on the trail. Friends of mine went on Saturday night, and had to wait for an hour and a half. So be prepared for that. Once you're on the trail, you'll be glad that they don't let everyone go at once. It works out in your favor, so once it's your turn, you can really take your time to take it all in.