Sunday, December 1, 2013
Santa's Magic Kingdom, Eureka
5300 Fox Creek Road
Eureka, Missouri 63069
Dates/Hours: See website, mid-November thru early January
Cost: $20/car, $30/larger vehicles (2013 season)
I think my husband describes Santa's Magic Kingdom best, "It looks like someone started decorating for Christmas in the mid-60s and never stopped."And that is exactly what brings us back year after year. During the warmer months, Santa's Magic Kingdom is home to Jellystone Park Campground, but after the summer travelers leave, it's transformed into a unique holiday drive through attraction. You can see the lights from hwy-44, and once you enter the park, you'll see elves climbing trees to their club houses (little tikes playhouses!), Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, light tunnels, light waterfalls, falling elves, dinosaurs, dolphins, frogs and the gateway arch.
Cheesyness aside, don't bother setting your radio to the parks Christmas station, it's mostly a commercial for their general store and santa stop located in the park, that is, when it actually comes in and isn't full of static.