By Paula @ Holiday World

… well, not until next May, anyway.

Yesterday, we asked if anyone could guess exactly what Vanessa and Chris were up to in this photo:

Mystery photo

Let's pull back to see the full photo:

Christmas tree

Congratulations to Josh in St. Louis, who correctly identified that Vanessa and Chris were putting Halloween decorations on our big Christmas tree. (Not lights, just decorations.) Josh wins two tickets to Happy Halloween Weekends.

Here are some other photos from yesterday's decoration duties…

Instead of a Christmas star or angel, our Halloween Tree gets an eight-legged tree topper:

Spider tree topper

Even though Vanessa knows that's not a real arachnid, she's still not getting too close! And Chris looks like he's not taking any chances of that varmint getting away:

Spider tree topper

Here are just of few of the decorations Vanessa picked out for our massive Halloween Tree:

Decorations for Halloween Tree

Just a few more ghostly touches …

Decorating Holiday World's Halloween Tree

And our Halloween Tree is ready for Happy Halloween Weekends!

Halloween Tree

The ghosts look extra spooky when there's a breeze.

Are you planning to visit this weekend for the start of Happy Halloween Weekends? A crew from the Travel Channel will be here, and they're hoping lots of riders will be in Halloween costumes, as they're working on a show for 2013 called "Halloween's Scariest Thrills" (please click here for details). As of right now, the plan is to concentrate on Legend on Saturday and Raven on Sunday. Selected costumed coaster riders might even get a few extra in-the-dark rides. As Dan would say, "Sounds spooktacular!"

And do we have any guidelines for costumes in the park? Well, yes we do:

In keeping with our G-rated park atmosphere, we do have a few rules for costume-wearers:

1. Family-friendly only, please – no blood, guts, gore, or revealing costumes

2. No weapons (real or fake)

3. No masks

When riding rides, you will need to remove any capes, hats, wigs, handheld props/accessories and anything else that might change the shape of your body or height.

Hope to see you this weekend!

Leave a Comment

* indicates required field

  • (will not be published)