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netdvn

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Jan 12, 2012
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I got to attend Christmas Town here for the very first time. I really enjoyed it. I didn't have time to see/do everything I wanted thanks to the crowds but I managed to get most of what I wanted in.

What I liked
- Lots of small live performances sprinkled all over the park.
- Multiple light shows throughout instead of just having one.
- Christmas Heart is probably one of the best live shows in Florida.
- Night rides on everything! Plus more of the rides are open.
- More of the park is decked out than most of the Orlando parks.
- They actually gave out glass ornaments this year vs the paper one they gave out last year.
- I'm glad its not a hard ticket event like VA's Christmas Town is.

What I didn't like.
- There's still a lot of sections where the park isn't as well decked out. Egypt and Pantopia come to mind here. Holiday Hills is especially disappointing when you compare it to Festa. All they did was string up a few trees, had a string of lights on the walls, added two billboards, and the giant Santa.
- Their Mistletoe Marketplace is a bit of a mess. Just a bunch of buildings thrown up in Gwazi Park. I didn't really see as many specialty shops either. Just mostly snack stands. The train setup in the back was really nice though.
- I've only seen 2 of the live shows here but I wish they had more. The ice show was ok - about on par with Sea World's. Doesn't really compare to Twas That Night though.
- Williamsburg still has the superior event overall. I think they do a much better job of incorporating the lights with the different areas of the park. Unlike Tampa, which seems to have a much more generic holiday theme

I'm gonna try to do one more trip out here before the end of the month so I can take in the rest of the event. It was a lot of fun for sure but I guess Williamsburg is spoiled by having a nicer Christmas event overall.
 
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