CALIFORNIA FOCUS / RECAP: Rise of The Jack O' Lanterns
5,000 JACK O’LANTERNS CARVED FROM REAL PUMPKINS!
At The RISE, we’ve always had a mixture of jack o’lantern art hand-carved from both fresh real pumpkins and from life-like carveable artificial pumpkins. We’re going to continue that tradition this year because there are certain things we can only do with real pumpkins and certain things we can only do with artificial ones. However, for the first time in 2016, we’re planning on carving and lighting 5,000 FRESH REAL PUMPKINS each weekend at each location! We’re planning on bringing in hundreds of carvers over a 2-day period prior to each weekend at each location to get all the work done! The RISE is the only jack o’lantern event in North America that comes close to carving 5,000 real pumpkins each weekend at each location (and doing it on two coasts simultaneously isn’t a walk through the pumpkin patch either!)
This year, they are DOUBLING the number of intricately carved 100+ pound pumpkins on display which our artists spend 10-15 hours on per pumpkin to illustrate and carve to perfection. We’re also bringing back our iconic multi-pumpkin structures that consist of dozens of illuminated jack o’lanterns assembled into life-sized pieces of art. You’ll see classic fan-favorites like life-sized dinosaurs, dragons, and safari animals, as well as a number of new structures featuring time-honored characters from some favorite movies, including one that will make you feel like you’re in a galaxy far, far, away.