November 12, 2012

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

By Andrea Hidalgo

On October 17th, seven NSO students joined Dr. Wilkinson in a haunted trip to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, held in Roger Williams Park Zoo.

After getting some delicious Halloween snacks, we enjoyed an hour of enchanted carved pumpkin displays, many of which were true works of art. This year the event was titled “All the World’s a Stage”, and let us experience the rich history of cinematics. There were over 5,000 pumpkins on display that day, from iconic movies like Gone with the Wind and science fiction blockbuster Lord of the Rings to the latest Disney movie; the show captured our imagination and our hearts. Amongst the group’s favorites were the pumpkins displaying King Kong and Avatar along with the extra large Titanic scene.

After our magical time at the zoo, we headed for an appetizing dinner at The Cheesecake Factory, as well as a spooktacular movie at Providence Place Mall. It was definitely an amazing evening, as we were able to bond with other NSO students and enjoy a world-class attraction at the same time. I am looking forward to the next NSO outing!