Gazette on the Go: Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular

Halloween is without a doubt my second favorite day of the year.

The first is Christmas.

But Halloween is just barely in second place.

Now, I don’t like the really scary stuff, like horror movies. That is not for me. I’m more of a spooky fun, Tim Burton, “Hocus Pocus” kinda person.

To that end, this year, besides binge-watching “31 Nights of Halloween,” I wanted to find something that would help me get into the spirit of my second favorite day of all.

So this year, I finally went to check out the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo.

It’s the 30th year that the zoo has done this, and this year they have over 5,000 carved pumpkins, with themes ranging from the real world to the fantastical.

Before you get to the pumpkins proper, there are some fun displays featuring skeletons. You can take a photo with a couple of them at a bench, but by far my favorite was the display with the komodo dragons. I mean, it didn’t work out so great for the skeletons, but komodo dragons are pretty cool.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

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It’s the 30th year that the zoo has done this, and this year they have over 5,000 carved pumpkins, with themes ranging from the real world to the fantastical.