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Pullen Park rides closed starting Thursday for Holiday Express

Posted December 6, 2011

Pullen Park's restored carousel.

I had to triple check this, but it's true.

Pullen Park's rides will be closed to the general public on Thursday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The rides - the carousel, trains and boats - will only be open during those days from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. to Holiday Express ticket holders. And there are no more tickets left. Tickets sold out Monday.

The rides will reopen to the general public at 10 a.m. Monday.

The city has also updated Pullen's holiday schedule. It will now be closed Dec. 23 to Dec. 26 and Jan. 1.

I've updated the Pullen Park hours post to reflect the new information.


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  • dwntwnboy Dec 9, 2011

    "Different mayor, same gov."- nice try but this was planned before the NEW mayor took office what? 3 days ago?

  • dwntwnboy Dec 9, 2011

    With the continued success of this- why don't they do it more than 4 days. I know LOTS of people who couldn't get tickets. Make the holiday thing longer- it's proven to be popular and bring in the $$

  • babbleon Dec 9, 2011

    I don't regret the Pullen tix - the hour long waits for the rides is no fun. Head over to Chavis if you want to ride a carousel - we have been doing that a lot the last year and it's a fine experience.

    The city should really spend a little time promoting their other great parks.

  • scotlandlover Dec 7, 2011

    Hey chairman of the board:I'm not bitter.I'm mad as hell.There's a difference!

  • piknowles4 Dec 7, 2011

    I appreciate your help Chairman. Your condescending way along with expert advice are a big help. We all can't be as perfect and plan ahead as you and jevansjr2. We'll try to do better next year. Merry Christmas.

  • Chairman of the Bored Dec 7, 2011

    I agree with jevansjr2 100% !!!

    People have to have something to complain about to justify their bitterness. Weekend crowds at the park are more than triple what they ever were on a statistical average. You can't anticipate that many people.

    Once again. Poor planning by people who have an expectation to do what they want at the last minute without hassle. Newsflash to you: Most stores close early on Xmas Eve too.

  • jevansjr2 Dec 7, 2011

    We bought our tickets two months ago. I know that some people are outraged but something like this you really should buy in advance. They even give you an incentive (7 dollars online, 10 at the door). You wouldn't go to a concert without buying tickets online first, why would you think differently about this?

  • piknowles4 Dec 7, 2011

    Why would anyone be surprised. It's the same old short sited Raleigh Gov. Different mayor, same gov. Never have been able to look past the ends of their noses to see the long range picture. I thought this was a public park. Just judging by the extremely large crowds since the reopening it seems like they would have anticipated this. WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • farrell nightrider Dec 7, 2011

    womp womp womp

  • luv2surffish2 Dec 7, 2011

    typical poor planning for so called gov't