Nuts about the Lights

By June 20, 2011Reviews, Travel

Lights make me happy.  I adore all things bright and sparkly.  I kid you not, I tear up and get all dreamy and isn’t the world a wondrous place whenever a bunch of twinkling lights appear.

I also happen to be a lover of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang and also a giant amusement park fan.  So, it is no wonder that I jumped at the chance to attend a media preview of Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular at Carowinds.

Even better, I got to bring a date and I chose my daughter Sophia, who is just as impressed by glittering things as I am.  She picked out her prettiest white dress to prepare for the event.  In her words, “Mom, if this is a party I am wearing a party dress”.  She looks like a wonderful addition to the media in my humble opinion.

Sophia Media Star

We sort of have a thing for meeting characters and have been known to wait in line for hours to meet certain princesses with very long hair at Disney.  We make our own autograph books and they rock! I thought my husband might die in line.  It turns out at a media event there are no lines.  It totally rocked.  We met the whole peanuts gang!  I had a mom fail moment as I did not realize this would happen and did not make her an autograph book like we do for Disney.  She forgave me after I promised I would have one for the next time.

Meeting Peanuts

After s’mores and Sprite in snoopy cups and some fun times with Bloggy friends Lisa, Jen and Maricris, the light show began!

Bloggers and Peanuts

There were millions of sparkling lights all through Planet Snoopy and I was so happy.  While it was not the spectromagic parade I am in love with, it was really enchanting.  I must admit I am a Peanuts fan, so the character cut outs made me and Sophia smile.

Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular

We got glow necklaces that were a huge hit and still are, weeks later when we light them up in the house.

Sophia Glowing

There were spinning Peanuts shapes on the ground and fun music to dance to.  Yes, I always dance when music is played and my daughter is no different.  We shook our tail feathers!

So, Carowinds has gone all out with this Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular and even added a nightly fireworks show!  I. Love. Fireworks.

We’ve got our season passes and they have more than paid for themselves already.  Now we are just waiting for our next date night.  We will go at night, ride the biggest coasters and see the light show.  It will totally rock.

If you are coming through the Carolinas, consider a trip to Carowinds.  Thrills and lights and tons of rides for kids makes for a very good time!

Anyone else want me to be Media, because I loved my first real media event!

Disclosure: Carowinds invited me and a guest to the preview of the Snoopy Starlight Spectacular.  My opinions are my own.


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