Stone Mountain holds spring break festival

STONE MOUNTAIN - For people stuck in town for spring break, an adventure can still await you at Stone Mountain Park.

The park has planned a Spring Fun Break event from Saturday to April 12, the week Gwinnett County schools will be closed. And a family of four can get Adventure passes and meals for $109.

During the nine-day festival, families can experience the park's Sky Hike feature, a ropes course open for the second year, and view a 4-D movie about dinosaurs.

"With today's economic challenges, Spring Fun Break is a great way to celebrate the warmer weather," said Gerald Rakestraw, vice president and general manager of Stone Mountain Park. "With Sky Hike, the all new Journey to the Center of the Earth 4-D Movie, other exciting attractions, two on-park Marriott hotels, Georgia's largest campground and two 18-hole championship golf courses, Stone Mountain Park proves to be a valuable stay and play spring break destination."

The park also has a Backyard Circus show, VeggieTales sessions and arts and crafts, on top of traditional attractions such as the scenic railroad, antebellum plantation and skyride to the summit of Stone Mountain.

A preview to the summer's Lashershow Spectacular will be presented Saturday to April 11.

SideBar: If you go

· What: Spring Fun Break festival

· When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday to April 12

· Where: Stone Mountain Park

· Cost: Adventure Pass: Adults $26/$21 children 3 to 11 (tax not included); Mountain Memberships: Adults $52/$42 children 3 to 11 (tax not included); Family Value Pass: 4 one-day Adventure Passes, 4 meals $109 (tax not included) purchase online only.