Well I sent an email to Carl. He said "We'll be sure to take a look at this." And the next day they were out on the steps again...same crowd issue.Imaginique said:I did have a near panic attack last year due to the same reason; carolers on the steps cause people to stop, others shoving, someone hopped over my small stroller with my child in it. It was a nightmare. I've complained about it on their FB page and through guest relations email. This year when I saw them singing there again it made that panic feeling come back. Though the crowd wasn't as bad, and we no longer use a stroller, it was still frustrating and it doesn't put me in a jolly exiting mood. Which is sad, because the carolers have lovely voices. I have fond memories of my kid dancing to the carolers when they were in front of Big Ben in 2012. Now I dread hearing them.Luke said:I too have been stuck there...literally every visit to CT (which has been almost every operating day....livid...they do need to move them over to big ben. I hate large crowds but I can usually just "deal" with it. However, there have been a couple of instances were I almost panicked. Everyone gets packed tightly in there. I could easily see someone getting hurt.
Hmmmmm so no one knows what time they start letting cars in to park?? I thought you folks knew everything there was to know about BGW.K9copinmd said:What time are they allowing cars in to park? I know the park opens at 2 but what time do they start to allow cars in.
Last year it was 1:30, and I would assume it is the same this year, but haven't been there yet.K9copinmd said:Hmmmmm so no one knows what time they start letting cars in to park?? I thought you folks knew everything there was to know about BGW.K9copinmd said:What time are they allowing cars in to park? I know the park opens at 2 but what time do they start to allow cars in.
I can confirm that he was there and was very happy about how things were going.CastleOSullivan said:I have heard from the "inside" that SWP&E CEO, Joel Manby visited the park this Wednesday. Supposedly he told BGW management "This is the best Christmas event ever!" Keep in mind that the chain has several other great Christmas events. Also, he came from a chain which is also well known for their Christmas events. I would consider that a compliment.
In other news, Park President, Carl Lum announced that Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer will be coming to the event next year. To my knowledge, no further information was given.