All pump(kin)ed up: Halloween Tivoli

All pump(kin)ed up: Halloween Tivoli

As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, I love Halloween Tivoli! I also love Christmas Tivoli, and summer Tivoli, but that’s a story for a different day – you can be sure, though, that a post on Christmas Tivoli is definitely coming up!

It had been raining like crazy last weekend, but we were hopeful that it would stop come Monday (doesn’t it always?!), so a friend and I headed out Monday afternoon to take a look. As expected, the Tivoli decorator teams went completely berserk, and we loved it! First of all, pumpkins EVERYWHERE! Second, spooky decorations. Skeletons, zombies, spider webs, you name it, it was there.

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They also have a special haunted house called Hotel Scary, but since we’re both huge sissies (okay, it’s me. I’m the sissy), we decided not to enter. I should say that I’m probably the easiest person ever to startle and scare, so I tend to stay away from haunted houses and the like. I’m too young to die of a heart attack!

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“The perfect way to ruin a good date”

There’s plenty of fun things to do for kids as well, and since we’re just big kids, too, we happily stirred in the witch’s cauldron for a photo op.

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Did I mention that there were a lot of pumpkins?

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HUGE pumpkins!

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GIGANTIC PUMPKINS!

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If you feel you’re in need of a break from all the pumpkin madness, why not treat yourself to a nice hot chocolate at one of the cafés – doesn’t this look super cozy?

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We rewarded ourselves with a huge portion of churros with caramel sauce, and continued to wander through the spooky atmosphere. I really love the way they put these pumpkin-head figures together in little scenes!

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We left before it went dark, but I can only imagine that the park will be even more awesome (and spooky!) when darkness has fallen and all the undead rise! On the way out, I did indeed almost suffer a minor heart attack – one of the park attendants was wearing white face paint and white contact lenses – eek! After dark, there are even more costumed staff roaming the walkways, so I will obviously only go back with my Viking to protect me!

Have you been to Halloween Tivoli yet? And did you dare to enter Hotel Scary, or chicken out, like I did?

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