Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

October 5 - November 5, 2017

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The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, presented by Citizens Bank, is back October 5 through November 5, delighting audiences of all ages.  This year we will travel through time and visit with dinosaurs, explore the ice age, and peek into the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Rome.  Wander the Feintstein Junior Scholar Wetlands Trail and will delight in the history of the Middle Ages, discover the New World, and be fascinated by major inventions like cars, planes, space travel, and the computer.  Infused throughout will be the art and music associated with each era.  Imagine our planet's history reflected on more than 5000 intricately carved pumpkins.  Mark your calendars now!

Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open.  There will be no refunds or rescheduling. Read below for details on pricing, parking, and our weather and membership policies.

Details & Pricing
"Most beautiful thing I have ever seen! Thank you." – Fascinated first-timer.
PRICING

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Pricing:

  • Prime Nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): Available for purchase ONLINE ONLY and timed ticket entry requires pre-registration. 
    • Adult $18; child $15 (ages 2-12) | Current RWP Zoo members save $2 off adult and $1 off child tickets.
    • Trail open 6:00 – 11:00 pm. LAST TICKET SOLD AT 10:30 PM
    • Children one and younger are always admitted free.
  • Value Nights (Monday through Thursday): Sold online and at Zoo admissions.
    • Adult $15, child $12 (ages 2-12) | Current RWP Zoo members save $2 off adult and $1 off child tickets.
    • Trail open 6:00 - 10:30 pm. LAST TICKET SOLD AT  10:00 PM
    • Children one and younger are always admitted free.
  • AAA Member Discount (Tuesdays): Available for purchase at Zoo admissions ONLY.
    • Current AAA members save $2 off adult and $1 off child tickets.
    • To receive the AAA discount, tickets must be purchased in-person and members must show a valid AAA membership card and a matching photo I.D. 
  • RWP Zoo Membership Discount:
    • To receive the member discount for online tickets, all members must log into their online member account and the discount will automatically apply at checkout.
    • Value Night ticket attendees may also purchase discounted member tickets in-person with a valid RWPZ membership card and matching photo I.D.
    • Reciprocal memberships do not apply.

Group Savings:

  • Host a Private Event: We offer the opportunity for organizations to host private events any night during our Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.  No matter how big or small the event, we can provide you with an exciting evening. For more information please contact: gsales@rwpzoo.org.
  • Purchase Discounted Tickets: Group discounts are available to parties with 25 or more paying guests. These discounts are available exculsively on Value Night tickets.  For more information please contact gsales@rwpzoo.org.
Soaring Eagle Zip Ride: Details & Pricing - Opens September 1, 2017!

To take part in the evening Soaring Eagle Zip Ride experience, all riders must also purchase a same-night Jack-O-Lantern ticket.  Tickets for the Soaring Eagle are ONLY available at the admissions gate.  If Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular tickets were purchased online – the ticket must be shown at admissions window in order to purchase Soaring Eagle tickets. Guests will enter the ride at the end of the pumpkin trail. 

Please note: Open all seven nights of the week - weather permitting – will not open in heavy rain and/or high winds.

Pricing:

  • $15 per rider | $13 for current RWP Zoo members
    • Tickets are on a first come first served basis
    • No advanced reservations accepted.
    • Between 6 – 10:30 pm, only 40 tickets sold each hour for this exciting new ride. Soar over the Zoo with a beautiful nighttime view of the area! 

Important Information:

Riding the Soaring Eagle is at the discretion of the patron.  Soaring Eagle restrictions include:

  • Minimum height of 42 inches (3.5 feet).
  • Maximum combined weight of 450 lbs.
  • We strongly recommend that anyone with a heart condition, prosthetics, neck or back injuries or pregnant NOT ride the Soaring Eagle.
  • We remind patrons that you ride at your own risk. The employees, management, and owners of the Rhode Island Zoological Society/Roger Williams Park Zoo are not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur.
  • We expect all patrons to listen to instructions given by Soaring Eagle operator, and to read any posted instructions.
PARKING

Parking is free, but we are offering OPTIONAL premium parking for $10 per car nightly in the lot next to the show entrance and exit gates. This is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Important tip: Traffic coming off Route 95 at Exit 16 (Rt. 95 heading north) and Exit 17 (Rt. 95 heading south) can be heavy and slow from 5:00 - 8:00 pm on these nights.

Parking Tips to make your visit enjoyable and safe.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, please contact Judy Lockard at Jlockard@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 318.

Thank You to our 2016 Sponsors!

Weather & Membership Policies
Weather Policy

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open.  There will be no refunds or rescheduling. 

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo (RWPZ) management will close the event if there is a threat of heavy rain and high winds.  Only when RWPZ cancels the show, patrons who purchased advance tickets will be reimbursed or may come another evening. Please call in advance, check the website or visit Facebook for updates.  If the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open during heavy rain, and the Trail is difficult to navigate on a Prime Night (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) we will NOT reimburse guests who purchase a timed entry ticket.  Those guests may attend any value night with their same tickets.
Membership Policy Discount

Active Roger Williams Park Zoo members save $2 off adult and $1 off child tickets nightly for the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.  

  • To receive the member discount for online tickets, all members must log into their online member account and the discount will automatically apply at checkout.
  • Value Night ticket attendees may also purchase discounted member tickets in-person with a valid RWPZ membership card and matching photo I.D.
  • Reciprocal memberships do not apply.