Entrance begins at the castle gates, as royal guests are announced in an opening ceremony. Once beginning the Enchanted Trail, girls become princesses and boys train to be knights. New characters this year include Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast and returning favorites: Cinderella, Snow White, Prince Charming, Little Red Riding Hood and Merlin (plus many others).
Additional activities include the knight's training academy where children are crowned by Queen Guinevere upon completion. Meet some live falcons at an interactive exhibit near the Stone Forge Tavern, and talk with a live troll named Ik! Enjoy story time and other kid’s activities like decorating a crown or the activity station with Jack at the Giant’s lair. And try some dragon wing stew at the Beast's Castle!
Reservations are also still available for a special Tea with Alice and the White Rabbit for April 10 or 11 at 4:30 pm. Cinderella, The Fairy Godmother, Snow White and other beloved characters are also attending. Enjoy a three-course tea menu including crumpets, sandwiches, fresh fruit, desserts and delicious beverages. Tickets include a souvenir photo and a gift. For reservations and discounted tickets to the knight's training, go to www.seerockcity.com/fairytale.
Rock City Gardens is proud to partner with Emily's Power for a Cure (EPFAC) Neuroblastoma Foundation during Fairytale Nights. This foundation was started in 2006 by Wendy and Jonathan Ransom in memory of their 2-year-old daughter, Emily. She passed away after a heroic four-month battle with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric cancer. The goal of EPFAC is to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for Neuroblastoma, while helping with the immediate needs of children and their families fighting this disease now. For more info, please visit www.emilyspowerforacure.com.