dutch winter wonderland a final time

And so it came to pass, that the Olsen five have had their last Dutch wonderland visit. A Dutch Wonderland decked out for the holiday season, but DW nonetheless. We brought my mom and my brother and his family along as well, all to celebrate the season. And as Mikayla and Dominic are now such sturdy walkers they can go on quite a few rides. I love a baby's first!!

The weather couldn't have been nicer for a December. Sunny and in the 60's. Unheard of for Lancaster county! We got there right as it opened so we could avoid the worst of the crowds. The babies did wonderful on their own on the rides, I think having an older sibling/cousin along helps take the edge off any nerves. We stayed for one viewing of the light show, our fourth year running!!! Fourth, and final!!! Tear. 

Each ride I said okay kids say goodbye to the dozers! Say goodbye monster trucks! And as we walked out from under that castle one final time Letty and I turned around and said goodbye Dutch Wee (that's how long we have been coming here, since Letty couldn't say Wonderland and so said Wee)! And Letty whimpered a little but really... Hersheypark will have way better thrill rides for you my dear! 

And because no trip with Ashley is complete without amazing photos here are some of hers of the night as well:

Past Dutch Winter Wonderland's here, and here!