When I was a little kid, getting to use a flashlight was a real treat.
I got a tiny one in my Christmas stocking one year and played with it endlessly. Before long, though, the battery did that nasty oozing thing and Mom made me throw it away.
I remember one year we had a special flashlight for trick-or-treating - it had a plastic jack-o-lantern bubble on the lighted end. This, of course, rendered the flashlight all but useless. But it was still cool and my brothers and I had to be reminded constantly to share. Constantly.
Nowadays, kiddos have glow sticks, glow necklaces and glow bracelets. It's another world.
The big kids have another world, too. Laser lights, for example. We've talked for years about how fun it would be to have a laser light show here at the park. The time has arrived: during Happy Halloween Weekends, on Saturday evenings at 8pm CT, we have a Halloween-themed laser light show.
The hands in the Applause Fountain look like they've been slimed, don't they? Yet they clap on ...