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Nicole

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The entrance has been moved to the side of the Festhaus. I think the new location is better. Also, it is pretty with the lights.

Edit: Having now been through it twice, this attraction makes perfect sense to me. It has craft stations for kids based on several religious and cultural holiday traditions. I think it is a good addition.
 
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Projection mapping would be amazing but also cost an ungodly amount of money for a walkway that narrow, with trees lining it and with that capacity of guests.
 
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It seems like most of their Christmas Town mazes cost as much as or less than their Howl-O-Scream mazes. I would think it should be more for CT, considering that Christmas is usually supposed to look glitzy and glamorous.

I understand that their goal is essentially to make something look as good as it possibly can, on the smallest budget possible, but that doesn’t work as well with Christmas. The same budget as HOS applied to CT just ends up looking cheap/tacky.

Edit: I still enjoyed the traditions maze.
 
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Ok I can see the penguins but thats extinct and the Santa meet and greet is a queue.
 
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I hope no one from BGW is reading this because I can see it now...."New for Christmas Town 2020 the Verboltern holiday trail, stand in line for over a hour while taking in the breathing views of thousands of lighted Christmas Trees lining the banks of the Rhine River".
 
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I feel like the entrance by the Festhaus is the best but having to walk to the far side to enter is odd. If the reversed the maze and had the exit there it would make more sense.
 

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They clearly didn't use all the decorations they purchased in the tree maze.

Clearly visible behind the temporary wall.

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They clearly didn't use all the decorations they purchased in the tree maze.

Clearly visible behind the temporary wall.

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The Festhaus Parking Lot is a staging area for all of Germany and that building is the shop where most of the decorations for the entire park would be refurbished/created. So I wouldn't say that those are necessarily all for the maze. In fact the majority most likely aren't. They are most likely backups to replace other decorations should the lights or other elements need to be replaced
 
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I've yet to go to CT this year but an observation of this "new addition" based upon what I've read -

Obviously the majority of guests are repeat visitors making their annual trek(s) to take in the lights, Santa, etc. So when BGW promotes something "new" these folks are naturally going to gravitate to see this addition. So, to me, it behooves BGW to focus on completing this at the onset of the season. Now, weeks into the promotion, and they're still completing it. Yes, I comprehend BGW's long standing tradition of "playing catch-up" setting up decor, but a more concerted effort towards new elements would make sense.
 
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