We saw the lights before we saw the town. The entire place was lit up with lights of green and purple, setting the mood early for the mystical night ahead.
We walked through the gates of Evermore and were immediately met with all kinds of magical creatures. Pumpkin spiders lined the walkway as a pony walked down the street. We stopped for a moment to talk with the ponies owner about the town and what lies ahead while Peanut and Bubba got to pet and talk to the cute animal.
We said our goodbyes and immediately ran into a unicyclist. Peanut was fascinated by his unicycle and he kindly offered to let her sit on it. She was too nervous so we continued on our way.
Fire pits were everywhere. There were plenty of townsfolk eating their holiday treats and enjoying the night. We made our way through the garden admiring the time and effort that went into every detail of this place. We had come early-we had heard that mysterious creatures came out later in the evening and we didn’t want our bitter ones to get scared.
There was nothing too scary for them. There were a few “things” that popped out, but they were far and few between. We kept an eye out for them and avoided them or distracted our kids as we walked past.
We made our way through crypts and bars, following the wandering path, picking up some popcorn for peanut along the way. We watched the archers and ax throwers compete and made our way to the market at the center of town.
In the market, we ran into a dragon trainer who had a baby dragon with her. She was so kind and let my daughter pet her baby dragon (who looked incredibly realistic). She told us all kinds of interesting things about the dragon while we talked.
After we made our way to the Aviary where they had all kinds of bird trainers who would tell you all about they’re magical creatures. There were also a few fairies outside helping some of the townsfolk complete quests.
Some knights ran through the town at one point announcing that some mystical creatures had been spotted on the outside of town. We stayed about an hour after the town transitions into its scarier version. It was easy to avoid the scary creatures by not going into graveyards be crypts. Any other scary people were kind and avoided my kids as they passed.
We spent some time around one of the fire pits enjoying the atmosphere and warmth before gathering our things and heading home for the night.
Tips for Your Visit
- + If you wondering if Evermore is too scary for kids, the short answer is no. Make sure to get there as early as possible if your kids are little. The town is “safe” from opening until around 8:15. They do a big announcement to let families know that the park is transitioning, so you won’t be surprised when the monsters come out. If your kids are easily spooked, avoid the back of the park where the crypts, graveyards, and garden are. Most of the scary creatures spend their time there. Do the back of the park first when you get there, and then make your way forward to avoid running into any scary creatures.
- + Bring lots of layers. The entire park is outside. There are heaters and fire pits everywhere, which keeps it a bit more comfortable, but when the wind picks up it gets cold.
- + Dress Up. It’s fun to get in character. Get your kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes and consider dressing up yourself. There were tons of people completely decked out in costumes that weren’t working at the park. Create an entirely new character identity and interact with the other townsfolk.