Pumpkin Town kicks off season after arsonists target attraction
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- It was a day of firsts at Pumpkin Town. It is their season opener, first day of Fall and the first day back in business since being targeted by an arsonist last year.
"Well for the third year in a row we have come out to Pumpkin Town, my kids love it and we always pick out a pumpkin to start out the season," visitor Lisa Dennis said.
Pumpkin town, celebrating its 18th year, features attractions like a cow train, farm animals and the brand new Thunder Mountain -- a steep slide that was burned down last December.
Fire officials say someone intentionally set fire to Thunder Mountain. Debbie Bridges, the Pumpkin Town manager, says they never found the people who did it.
"It was kind of devastating to us," Bridges said. "We were kind of sad but we knew we would get it rebuilt and make it a lot better."
A new building, slides, fresh paint and one more added feature mark this latest year.
"We've got a new slide that goes down the back of it," Bridges said.
Pumpkin Town also added extra cameras for security, a bouncing pad and singing chickens, a favorite for Dennis and her two kids.
"It is family friendly, it is safe, it is clean and there is a lot to do," Dennis said.
Pumpkin Town is open through Oct. 31.
Pumpkin Town is located at 6060 S. Garnett Road. They are open Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.