Grand Carnivale, Haunt, and WinterFest X-Pert
- Jul 26, 2014
I think what CP is going to do on Millennium Island is going to be a HUGE hit because of that, and that it's going to become something they expand to all of their parks.
As I’ve said before, this NEEDS to come to KD ASAP! Hoping its success will lead to that.
I think it’s pretty clear that Kings Dominion (and Cedar Fair overall) is focusing on experiences a lot more, which I absolutely love! I think we’ll see Grand Carnivale expand to more parks in 2020 as it seemed to be very successful at both Kings parks (KD in particular did an amazing job at creating those immersive experiences with the decor alone... the whole event was so cool and I’m excited to see it return next year!). WinterFest being added to at least one park each year is also a good sign.
I’m happy that CF finally saw that new rides aren’t enough. Yes, they’re fun, but they get to be the same old stuff after a while. The experiences and events keep guests interested and with so much to do, it’s hard to do everything in one night. This results in multiple visits to multiple events, which keep numbers growing that could result in even better experiences down the road.
Speaking of experiences, another one I want KD to get is the Peanuts Celebration that happens at a few parks. The Peanuts fan in me would love to see the entire park decorated with Charlie Brown and Snoopy in mind!