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One of my favorite things to do in the summer here in Atlanta is visit Stone Mountain.  We don’t go for all the attractions (which are fun, but pricey).  We go for the Laser Show!   The laser show has been around for years and years, i remember going as a kid while we vacationed here in Atlanta.  

We’ve been a few times with the kids.  Once a few years ago on Fathers Day weekend, we did the gondola ride to the top, rode the train and ate on site.  It was a pricey adventure, but still lots of fun.   We went again in the fall of 2009.  We took the gondola to the top and then hiked down the mountain.  Natalee was in a front pack baby carrier (she was 6 months old), and it was in the evening.  Once we reached the bottom, we did the train ride around the park.  At that point, we left the property and grabbed some McDonalds outside the park.  We went back in, and found a set on the lawn for the show.  Earlier this month, we took my mom while she was here for a visit.  

We went after I got off work on Friday, and  grabbed a picnic dinner from Publix.  Publix has the fried chicken family meals, with 2 sides & rolls.  We had packed a cooler with drinks & ice.  The only thing I wish I had brought was some baggies to use for the leftover chicken.  The basic laser show hasn’t changed in years, but it does have some new elements and current music.  It also has “Mountain Vision” now, where part of it looks very 3D, like the mountain is crumbling and water leaks and springing up.  The kids loved it!   They had some fireworks, which are very loud due to their close proximity to the mountain.   It was $10 for the admission to the park, and then the laser show is free.

How do you enjoy your summer weekends?

 

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  1. I grew up in Stone Mountain and it was a regular thing for us to wander the park and then eat a picnic dinner while watching the laser show. Hiking around the base and checking out the historic sites and trails can be an adventure for the day and just as much fun as the attractions (and certainly cost less).

  2. This is good to know! I always think of Stone Mountain as very expensive. They’ve added attraction after attraction, plus parking fees, etc. I’ll have to look up info on what we can do there cheaper. Amelia may be a little scared of the laser show at this age, but we’ll have to try it someday. I haven’t been in 10 years. Good info – thx!

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