published Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Fairytale Nights begins at Rock City - March 28

Snow White is among the characters to be found along the Enchanted Trail during Fairytale Nights at Rock City.
Snow White is among the characters to be found along the Enchanted Trail during Fairytale Nights at Rock City.
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

IF YOU GO

■ What: Fairytale Nights.

■ When: 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 28-Sunday, April 20.

■ Where: Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain.

■ Admission: $22.95 adults, $12.95 children 3-12 Thursday-Saturday; $19.95 and $11.95 Sunday-Wednesday. Additional charges, generally $3 to $9, apply for some activities, as well as Enchanted Tea Time April 5-6.

■ Phone: 706-820-2531.

■ Website: www.seerockcity.com.

Look for Rock City to become even more enchanted as it debuts Fairytale Nights, a kingdom inhabited by princesses, knights, fairies and other beloved fairy-tale characters.

Set to become an annual event, this land of adventure will open Friday, March 28, and run nightly through Sunday, April 20.

Guests arriving at the castle entrance will find magic at every turn as they begin their journey along the Enchanted Trail. They can get a photo with Cinderella and go on a carriage ride. They'll meet the Fairy Godmother, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and her prince, plus help Little Red Riding Hood escape the Big Bad Wolf. A note of caution: You'll want to avoid the Evil Queen.

Children of all ages can train to be a knight by scaling a castle wall and learning basic archery and sword-fighting. Those completing this training academy are knighted by Queen Guinevere.

Guests can stop along the way at the Stone Forge Tavern for a turkey leg or hot stew and listen to stories from the Troll King. There's also a chance to see a falcon show, visit the Fairest of Them All Tailor Shop and pan for gems at the Seven Dwarves' Mining Co. (Some activities have additional charges.)

Reservations can also be made for Enchanted Tea Time with Alice and the White Rabbit 3:30 p.m. April 5-6, with special appearances by Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. The three-course menu includes crumpets, sandwiches, fresh fruit, desserts and beverages. For tickets, go to www.seerockcity.com/fairytale.

Rock City is partnering with Emily's Power for a Cure Neuroblastoma Foundation during Fairytale Nights. The foundation was started in 2006 by Wendy and Jonathan Ransom in memory of their 2-year-old daughter, Emily, who passed away after a four-month battle with the deadly pediatric cancer.

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