Squad Ghouls: This Is A Great Place To Go After Halloween Too

LAST CALL...and you definitely don't want to miss this!

As pumpkin season passes, and the witches and gobblins hide for another 365 days, it's not too late to attend the famous Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo.

And post-Halloween is actually the best time to go.

Here's why:

1️⃣ The lines are not insanely long.

Every year, Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular has a different theme. This year, there are actually three, with the spotlight on myths and legends, superheroes, and historical figures who changed the world. With fewer people, you'll really be able to see all the beautifully carved pumpkins. (There are over 5K.) The detail is breathtaking. It's also very educational.

2️⃣ It's Instagram worthy.

From the pumpkins to the elephants (Definitely check out the elephants! We spotted one sneaking a nighttime snack.) to the food and souvenirs (We were this close to buying necklaces strung with ginormous candy corns that lit up.), you can feel a special celebratory energy in the air. Go with your favorite people and get some great pictures. And once again ty, the park has actually set up places (like the hay seat surrounded by skulls) that are Insta-worthy for you.

3️⃣ If you’re looking for a little added adventure and excitement…

This year, you can go Soaring! Yup, that’s right - the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride (with stunning views of the park and the surrounding areas of Providence and Narragansett Bay) is open during JOLS. (We passed by on our way out of the park.) So, if you’re feeling especially brave (tbh we weren’t), scoop up one of only 40 tickets RWP is making available for zipping every night of the event.

We love Fall. It actually is our favorite season. Nothing better than a brisk night (be sure to bundle up), leaves falling, and a hot beverage, surrounded by the people you love. 

Note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular runs thru Sunday, November 4th at RWP. 

Team Patty J


Photo Credits: Pics from the JOLS at RWP courtesy of PattyJ.com

*Updated and revised from a JOLS post that appeared on the blog last fall.