Published: July 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM

My family and I have season passes and live about 2 hours away from the park. We love going but you are right that in the evening it really had nothing to push you to stay. We have seen all of the illuminights mini-shows and they were totally cool. (plus my nephew is a chef in the parade.) My daughter, as well as all the other children make it a game to collect confetti (streamers, butterflies, etc.) from each of the shows. For younger kids especially, the shows are just short enough to hold their attention. The acrobats in Italy are very talented, the parade in France is hysterical, the cuckoo clock is really neat, and the story in Kilarny is awesome. The fireworks display every night is the best. (MY nephew got to see them from the top of Griffon on the first night.) A really good reason to stick around after dark. Also, if you want to catch on of the shows and eat dinner, Grogan's Grill is reasonable (2 adults and 2 kids in my family and dinner was $40)and it is a good spot to hang out while waiting for the show in Kilarney.
Rod Whitenack

Published: July 16, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Actually, your postion behind Griffon during the fireworks gave you a spectacular shot that is worthy of the cover of a Rollercoaster book. Nice job.
Shannon Beauchemin

Published: July 17, 2010 at 7:24 PM

I was there on July 6. You must be at each location early or you will miss the 2 to 6 minute shows. The living clock in Germany is Very short. I arrived at four after the hour, and it was already over. The fireworks are nice and last seven minutes.
Joshua Counsil

Published: July 18, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Very cool. I know we've discussed this before, but maybe "IllumiNights" wasn't the best choice for a name.