Cindy Jarrell

Cindy Jarrell’s Event Journal

Chinese Lantern Festival

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Saturday November 16, 2013 / 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Chinese Lantern Festival
2 tickets
General Admission - Adult
2 tickets
General Admission - Child (Ages 4-12)
3535 Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210

How was your experience?

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First in line, what a feeling! Had printout confirmation in hand. Waited 10 minutes, gate opens, told they do not honor Goldstar confirmations, only Groupon, and I will have to get in line across the way. Long line, finally get to front, only to be told they are only open for ticket purchases, because they do not have the website up that confirms GoldStar confirmations. Wait awhile, go back to first line. Ask them to just let us in, but they say no. So back I go to wait again. Finally they confirm who I am and that I paid through GoldStar, and they give me two tickets. I have to argue with them that no, I paid for four tickets. Finally get that mess straightened out, and beg them to not make us go to the back of the line again. Only a little forceful, we finally get in! Beautiful, the grandkids loved it. But I will say this - highly overrated and much over-priced. I totally did not expect to pay for food, but i DID expect that we would not have to be paying again to walk up a ramp a few feet to get a closer look at the boat on the lagoon. Not wanting to appear fussy in front of the grandkids, we sucked it up and paid the $8 for that less than a minute, few steps to walk to and from the ramp. Would we go again? Not at these prices. On the other hand, the baby grands sure did enjoy it.