Roger Williams Park Zoo kicks off drive-through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Starting Thursday, guests will be able to enjoy the thousands of intricately carved pumpkins at the Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.

Rather than the traditional walk through the zoo, guests will be able to enjoy the view from their cars.

The event will run through Nov. 1 at the Roger Williams Park Zoo and will be open every night from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The trail will wind through the zoo’s parking lot and into the admissions plaza, as well as a portion of the zoo.

Tickets will be sold for half-hour time slots and will be available to purchase online only. The cost is $45 per vehicle for zoo members and $50 for non-members.

More information on Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular »

The zoo asks visitors follow the guidelines listed below:

  • Large commercial or over-sized vehicles, motorcycles, open side vehicles and recreational devices (bicycles, scooters, skateboards, etc.) are not permitted
  • No buses
  • Minivans and pickup trucks are permissible
  • Roofs must be on Jeeps and convertibles
  • No honking! Maximum speed 3 mph
  • No passing
  • Guests may not exit their vehicle during the duration of the tour
  • Tailgates, doors, and hatchbacks must be closed
  • Objects may not be thrown out of a vehicle’s window
  • Smoking and alcohol are not permitted within the zoo
  • No pets are allowed in vehicles

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