1. Needs no explanation; we all know how I feel about crowds:
2. We got nickel and dimed for EVERYTHING. $3.00 for a maze that took 3 minutes. $3.00 for a swing ride on the Nina, the Pinta, or the Santa Maria, and...3 bucks to slide down a slide. Granted, it was a tall, long slide, but I firmly put my foot down to paying $12.oo for the children to do something they can do FOR FREE at any local park, thankyouverymuch.
3. The food lines were obnoxious. One had to stand in one long line for chicken tenders and fries, another line for a pretzel, another line for a turkey leg, a different line for a Coke, a different line for ice cream. Lots of fun with 4 kids who all want something different.
Things I Liked About the Renaissance Festival:
1. Cool shows.
2. The squeals of delight emanating from the Princess and the smile on her face as she rode the $3.00 Santa Maria swing.
3. We brought our lunch, so we had the freedom to wait until the lines had dwindled down to nothing to buy special treats and snacks.
4. The petting zoo was free.
5. We had about a half an hour of having the place to ourselves after the school groups left and before the festival closed.
6. The acrobatic show was great. And funny too.
7. We had a great time with friends.