Fantastic Fourth at the Rock, By the Numbers
Just for fun, a look at one of Stone Mountain Park's busiest weekends, The Fantastic Fourth Celebration, by the numbers.
Just for fun, Stone Mountain Patch asked the park to give us an overview, by the numbers, of what a typical Fourth of July weekend is like at the rock. Here's what they said:
33 million: Total number of people who have seen the fireworks over 44 years.
100,000: Number of attendees last year.
35,000: Bags of ice used.
15,000: Pieces of fried chicken consumed.
8,000: Slices of pizza sold.
6,000: GLO Necklaces sold.
2,000: Funnel cakes eaten.
1,200: Hot dogs cooked.
700: Amount of bulk candy devoured.
55: American flags displayed.
44: Number of years the Fantastic Fourth Celebration has taken place.
3: Nights of fireworks at the park (July 2,3,4).
2: Lasershows shown on July 4 (insider info: first one starts at 9:30 pm and the second one is shown around 10:30 p.m.)
Many thanks to park spokeswoman Jeanine Jones and other folks at Stone Mountain Park for providing these numbers.