[quote="jeffdavis"]I'd say the general consensus on here is that Winterfest is already a big success. I was talking to a family with small children and they voiced a "wish list" item for the future, and I'm wondering if it's practical or if anyone agrees:
Could Winterfest open earlier on Saturdays and Sundays to better accommodate children with early bedtimes or families with longer drives home? Something like 3:00 on Saturdays and Sundays (not practical on Fridays due to student employees). I know the lights are fantastic and you need full darkness for their effect, but the decorations, rides, shows, skating, food, crafts, etc. could be enjoyed longer than the 5 hours and families could cover more ground and leave at a decent hour. In-park spending should increase.
Too early for a Winterfest wishlist? Too much labor overhead? Remember there will be more "to do" potentially after the gliders and carousel are relocated and Camp Snoopy is open.[/quote.
I do agree on Saturday and Sundays being open earlier. But still keep the same closing times (10pm) But I think and extra hour earlier would help the flow of things. Open the parking gate by 3:15, allow people to enter the park by 3:30, and open the park 4pm Saturdays and Sundays. But I believe more of Camp Snoopy, The Gliders, and maybe another additional coaster offering would be done next year.