This is to address the comment from Mandy. I cannot believe that you feel the way you do about Santa's Wonderland. Apparently you must have had a REALLY bad day, because even if I have a bad day, I forget it all when I see those beautiful Christmas lights! Ridiculous price, you've got to be kidding, have you not gone to the movies or any other entertainment park? There are many amentities at Santa's Wonderland, some great shops (they have gifts that I have had to drive to Houston, Dallas, or Austin to find), the Texas size movie screen, where I can relax with my grandchildren for a short while and watch a classic Christmas movie, we certainly enjoy all the beautiful lights of town & see so many happy children and adults having a great evening seeing friends or meeting new ones (I must say, that I always meet new friends when I go), Santa, Mrs Claus, & Prancer are so exciting, we are still in awe of the 52 foot tree of lights that thrill us as the lights are synchronized to the most glorious Christmas music, and the food court has a great variety of food to suit just about everyone's tastes (my grandchildren love to make their own smores and roast the hotdog over the pit). If you enjoy relaxing and listening to Christmas music or the tunes that take you back to an easier, slow-paced time, where could you find the great entertainers that are there each night? And believe me, I have seen as many children, as adults, having the best time singing & dancing while they are being entertained by these talented performers! Yes, there is an extra fee to visit the petting zoo, go on a pony ride, or to ride the mechanical bull, these are vendors that are providing a little something extra to make for a fun evening for all ages! Santa's Wonderland has a website and there are articles that are written each year describing what is available at Santa's Wonderland, so you should not of been surprised by what you found. I'm sad for you and your family, I think you must be a very unhappy person to see so much negativity in such a beautiful place that was meant to bring Christmas Joy into the lives of those who visit. I'm not saying that you don't have a right to your opinion, I just don't understand it. I'm sure that your son would not of been so sad about the petting zoo, if you had been better prepared, even if he didn't get to go inside the pen, the animals can be seen, and I don't know why you object to a charge of $3(a cup of food is provided) to go in and play with the animals. Where can most children see these precious babies, touch them, and feed them? Lastly, the Trail of Lights, are so beautiful! They give me such a peaceful spirit, my heart still almost skips a beat. I always see something that I missed on a previous tour, a joyous, thrilling, exciting ride that I look forward to each year. I am sad for you that you did not come to realize and thoroughly enjoy what so many do each & every year. I do wish your family to be blessed with a wonderful Christmas.
The lights were nice to drive through. The price is ridiculous. The town was nothing more than a glorified food court. You have to pay a steep price for a large family and then you have to pay more money to do any activities. My son was so upset with the petting zoo wasn't even free. Very disappointed overall. Will not go back. Even drove awhile to see this.
I took my 2 grandaughter last year and it was Absolutely Beautifull! We went the Saturday after Thanksgiving, had bought tickets on line, got there right at dusk, people were just arriving. After viewing the options on what would be the best way to view and completely enjoy the lights, I decided on the hay ride and it was Magnificent! Specially after seeing the enormous lines to drive thru.. why would anyone prefer to be in a car with no overhead view.. after all is this not the reason to go there? Took a ton of pics, the weather was perfect, and my babies loved it.. so hopefully and God willing I will take them again this year.. Merry Christmas to all!! Granny Rose
Addressing the complainer that had to sit in line for 2 hours to get into Santa's Wonderland.
Did that not give you enough time to figure out that the long wait was because people love
to continue going there every year to see over 2 million lights and scenes one can't see for
hundreds of miles around College Station. People go and tell others, and they go. It is also
a wonderful place to take children because there is no obsenity and no alcohol allowed on
the premises. The people there are friendly, and do their best to see that every person that
works there treats the visitors by guidelines set up by Christian owners. Sir/Mam, the reason
that people were stopping and taking pictures of every scene (your words, not mine) was
because they loved what they saw enough to want a picture to put in their own memory book
and show friends and family. You would not find it would take you 2 hours to drive through if
you went on a less busy night. Weekends are the busiest and the closer it gets to Christ-
mas the more traffic. You know Sir/Mam, our troops are fighting and dying for the right for
you and others to have the freedom to go to Santa's Wonderland... at a time when this
Country is in chaos, unemployment, high crime, drugs, etc., and I will use that right as my
husband and I made our 10th year as a visitor to Santa's Wonderland. We have always
enjoyed the park and have seen it grow to over 2 million lights, entertainment, music, shops,
etc. For awhile, anyway, one can go there, blocking out all things that have gone wrong
with the world and enjoy the freedom that many people have never known and never will.
God Bless America!
What a waste of time and money!!!! We waited in line to enter the park for over two hours in our car. Once you enter the park they suck 22 dollars out of you to drive through the lights. Which takes you at least another hour to drive through since everyone has to stop at every display and take a picture. Then once you finish the 3 hours of sitting in your car, you can park and listen to loud music and over-priced homemade craft items that you can get at the Texas store at the mall for the admission price of 5 dollars per person. This is definitely not something I will be going to ever again since I value my time instead of sitting in traffic and watching people use the restroom on the side of the road. The whole time from start of sitting in traffic until we exited the park was 4 hours.
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