PHOTOS: Pumpkin Nights sends you through 8 creative, colorful lands of 3,000 jack-o’-lanterns

Your travels through Pumpkin Nights starts with a undertaking.

Keep the eyes peeled for the pumpkin symbols as you make your way through eight pumpkin lands made of more than carved pumpkins. One is hidden in each property (they stand out with colours and sparkles) for you to photograph. Decode your symbols to the magician and you won’t even only be heading home with pumpkin-filled memories (along with a LOT of Instagrams), you’ll be winning a prize, too.

Pumpkin Nights, which opens Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m., is now a immersive Halloween-themed experience that has now made the Denver region one of its four dwelling bases for 18 times (others are in California and Utah).

The experience that is family-friendly is a walking excursion through eight lands brought to existence special effects, by lights along with the wizard ’therefore challenge. (Try not to dwell a lot about those fairground pheromones.)

The Instagram-worthy minutes start right away from the Pumpkin Passage, a tube lined with 600 foam jack-o’-lanterns with 9-foot-tall Jack-o-lynn along with her grin waiting in the conclusion for you.

From that point, you will meet turtles and a 40-foot, smoke-breathing dragon at the Forbidden Pumpkin City; explore a property of sugar skulls from Maryville Lane; head into the Pumpkin Reef (this UV-lit playground, complete with a giant octopus, was a popular among the children); and experience the path through Pirate Cove until you hit on the creeptastic Spider Alley.

Have you ever been collecting your symbols? Just checking.

To the joy of Harry Potter enthusiasts anywhere, the Great Hall includes what seem to be floating that direct you to some live owl meet-and-greet.

You will complete your walking trip with the Monster Mash, a pumpkin park with seesaws big enough to send kids of all ages. Keep your eyes peeledThis is where you will see the magician to maintain your decoration that is hard-earned.

The tune wraps up in Pumpkin Central, in which grownups can discover boozy seasonal drinks and all may meet pumpkin artists carving giant rabbits dwell (there’s a 500-pound pumpkin to the basis ). There are fire dancers: sword-fighters, jump-ropers along with flame hula-hoopers. (You can pick your jaw up off the floor on the road out.) Be sure to dress warm and bring something to sit on, since the screening bleachers can become really cold.

Pumpkin Nights, Oct. 17-Nov. 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (closed on Halloween). Adams County Fair and Regional Park Complex, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton. General admission tickets $20, $16 for seniors and for ages 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. A family package with two general entrance and two kids tickets available for $60. And working late functions in your favor for after: Night Owl specials are available after 8 pm Tickets are sold for specific dates and times.

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