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GATES OPEN at Lake Lanier Islands Resort!

Monday, April 21st, 2014

THIS WEEKEND ONLY (April 25-27, 2014) we’re opening our gates for FREE ENTRY into Lake Lanier Islands Resort!!

 

Ladies and gentlemen, you’ve been hearing the buzz all winter long, and now it’s time to see what’s new at Lake Lanier Islands! THIS WEEKEND ONLY, come on through our wide open gates for FREE! We’ve got something really special planned for you as you come to the coolest spot on the Lake this weekend.

What’s happening on the Islands? The In-Water Boat Show will be the place to be this weekend, where top dealers will bring all the coolest boats from all over the United States! Hang out at Sunset Cove Beach Club & Cafe and try our new and improved menu items, sit a spell on the beach with a drink in hand, or dance it up by the Sunset Stage to live music all weekend long!

Come see all the new projects we’ve been working on since the Williams family acquired the Lake Lanier Islands lease in August 2005. Nearly every corner of the property has received some form of make-over, and we’re eager for you to see it all! So come on by this weekend only, as we open the gates for everyone, and plan your next big family vacation by seeing everything we have to offer! Stop at the gate to receive your super special coupon sheet and cruise through our picturesque islands to begin your adventure. Stop by Harbor Landing for a great day out on a pontoon boat, or swing by the Stables for trail and pony rides, and learn about our Summer Horse Camp from our Stable Manager! While you’re having a great weekend, don’t forget to drop by the Boat Show at Sunset Cove and Big Beach!

With the summer season coming up, you’ll want to begin gathering your family deals and memberships. Be sure to speak with our concierge about your Family Fun Package! This is the weekend you’re going to want to stop by Breezy’s gift shop to pick up your new club memberships, too, for great benefits all summer long! In keeping with this special weekend, we’re offering these memberships at an even deeper discount than usual!

Holy guacamole, there’s more! While you’re here, you won’t want to miss out on our Land & Sea Buffet at Windows Restaurant in the Lodge from 6-9pm.

Feast like a king at Windows in the main level of Legacy Lodge every Friday and Saturday this summer as we roll out the Land & Sea Buffet at Windows! You’ll enjoy succulent shrimp, freshest finest fish, savory snow crab, and plenty of turf options for you non-surf eaters. Check out our “Cooked-to-Order” Action Station with delicious new creations every week! At the end of your meal, be sure to fill up on an amazing array of cakes, pies, parfaits, cookies and more!

This weekend only, we’re opening the gates just for you, and we can hardly wait for you to come and visit with us! See y’all real soon!!

Easter Sunday at Lake Lanier Islands

Monday, April 21st, 2014

It was a beautiful Sunday for Easter Brunch and an egg hunt here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. The clouds parted and the rains dried up as the sun finally greeted us with a warm smile and a hug. Families came out in their Sunday finery and we saw so many lovely dresses and charming suits! Guests raved about our brunch, featuring an extensive buffet menu and so many desserts it seemed all the little boys and girls temporarily forgot to be upset at their Easter clothing, and instead stared open-mouthed at our chocolate fountain and decorate-your-own cupcake station! Guests could choose from a wide variety of breakfast items like bacon, grits, sausages, pastries, muffins, and even a customized omelette made fresh to order! Additionally, several varieties of exotic and local cheeses were placed with nuts and berries next to our build-your-own salad station. Kids could snag their favorites from a miniature buffet line tailored just for them, while the adults looked forward to a carvery featuring garlic-infused beef, maple-glazed ham, and tender lamb with rosemary and mint. Everything was very festively decorated for Easter, and as guests moved about the Plantation Ballroom where our buffet was spread, they were delighted with giant chocolate bunnies, beautiful floral arrangements, and even two gorgeous ice sculptures aglow with soft light. Families were treated to an elegant environment in Grand Ballroom with live music and wait staff to care for their every need. Baskets full of Easter Eggs hinted at the great egg hunt to come after a sweet dessert.

The Egg Hunt out at Legacy Pointe was a clear favorite for all children. With dozens and dozens of eggs hidden in the grass, bushes, woods, and along the distinctive stonework of the Legacy Pointe arbor, every child filled his or her basket in no time, while proud parents took picture after picture. The Easter Bunny could even be seen keeping an eye on the festivities and giving out hugs at every opportunity. In fact, the Easter Bunny was invited to visit the kids at Lake Lanier Islands by his close personal friend Bucky Beaver, who even joined in on some light-hearted dancing and posing for pictures!

As families counted their eggs in their baskets, children were next treated to pony rides and an adorable petting zoo! All your favorite horses, like Famous Fred, Casper, Joe, and Black Jack, offered rides to excited kids for several hours. The petting zoo was another favorite, with baby goats clambering all over stacked hay bales, chickens softly clucking in their pen, a bunny and a pig rooting around for treats and pats, and even baby ducklings chirping from under warm hands! Even Bucky and the Easter Bunny got in on the love!

All in all it was a perfect Sunday, and while we said goodbye t0 the Easter Bunny for another year, we can hardly wait for our next big event to host all our favorite guests once again!

COMING SOON!

Don’t miss out on our next big event: Mother’s Day! Call our concierge today to book your reservations – 770.945.8787

NEW! LanierWorld Season Pass Family Pack

Monday, March 24th, 2014

 

Announcing great news for families of three or more! Lake Lanier Islands is excited to introduce the all new LanierWorld Season Pass Family Pack! Just in time for Spring Break, now the family that vacations together, saves together! So come on out to LanierWorld this summer, and bring the whole family!

What comes in a LanierWorld Season Pass Family Pack, you ask? First and foremost, you’re getting unlimited access all summer long to LanierWorld, including parking. You’ll get to enjoy all water rides and attractions, including all of our water slides, the South’s largest wave pool, each of our Dive-In Movie Nights, and so much more! You’ll also get unlimited  access to all LanierWorld beach attractions, including Sunset Cove, Big Beach, Aquatic Adventure, and all live shows on the Big Beach Stage! Additionally, you’ve got unlimited access to all carnival rides and attractions at the Boardwalk Fun Zone! Take a spin on our Ferris wheel and get the lay of the land (and the lake!), pick up some great food at one of the Boardwalk eateries, or play one of our fun carnival games to win prizes! Finally, you’ve got access for one to every single one of our Full Moon Parties, normally a $15 cover charge! Now, take all of that, and multiply it by three - that’s the Family Season Pass Bundle!

AND we’ve got this great option now with the Family Season Pass Bundle where you can purchase additional Season Passes for family members for only $60 each! Again, that’s the Early Bird Special, so after May 1st, those additional passes will be $70 each.

And now you’re asking, “how much does this amazing LanierWorld Season Pass Family Pack cost?” Currently, we have Early Bird pricing still in effect for ALL LanierWorld Season Passes. You can check those out here. Specifically, the new LanierWorld Season Pass Family Pack, which includes 3 Season Passes with unlimited parking and access to LanierWorld water, beach, and carnival attractions, comes in at $199.99 during the Early Bird Special. Starting May 1st, they’ll be $229.99 per Bundle, so get yours today and save $30 more!

Now the whole family can come hang out at LanierWorld over and over again all summer long! Vacation has never been so fun!

All purchases can be made online at http://tickets.lakelanierislands.com. OR, go to www.lakelanierislands.com and click the “tickets” link at the top of the page.

Spring Break Staycation Package

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Spring Break Family at the Pool

Get ready to enjoy the best Spring Break Staycation ever! Our Spring Break Staycation package offers luxurious overnight accommodations, kids programs, Resort Cart rental, Sunset Cove beach access, and a delicious buffet breakfast for two adults & two children, where kids 12 and under eat free.*

Then, the kids are really going to have a blast this Spring Break with our newly launched Legacy Kids Program, featuring indoor and outdoor activities, including games & more at our brand new heated saltwater lounging pool! We’ll have movies on the lawn, unlimited Pop-Ice, and all kinds of great stuff all summer long! Join the Legacy Kids, and start enjoying the coolest summer you’ve ever had!

We haven’t forgotten about the adults, either! We are including an 8-hour Resort Cart rental, as well as a day-pass to Sunset Cove for 4, so you can book and enjoy all these extra activities to maximize your staycation. Check out Legacy on Lanier Golf Club and course, horseback riding, ziplining, and miles of walking and hiking trails! And now you can let Fido come along for the ride, as we are now a pet-friendly resort!**

• Package is valid for stays between April 1st and 13th. Breakfast gratuities included. Kids 12 and under eat free when accompanied by an adult under the Staycation package
• Details at a glance:
◦ Luxurious overnight accommodations
◦ Breakfast buffet for two adults – gratuities included – kids 12 and under eat free when accompanied by an adult under the Staycation package
◦ Legacy Kids Program activities
◦ 8-Hour Resort Cart Rental
◦ Access to Sunset Cove for 4

Whether you stay for just one night or the whole week, we’ve got you covered!

*Kids 12 and under eat free when accompanied by an adult under the Staycation package.
**Read about our new pet policy here.

Our Spring Break Staycation Package for one night starts at $199.

Book one night here!

We know you’re going to want to stay once you set up your lounge chair by the pool, so book a second night for only $129/night! OR, upgrade and include the Buffet Breakfast for Two for only $149/night.

Book two or more nights here!

Contact our concierge at 770.945.8787 for more information.

Full Moon Party Recap

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

It was a beautiful Saturday for a fantastic Full Moon Party! The weather was balmy, the skies fairly clear, and the music kept everyone swaying and stamping their feet! Guests enjoyed a moonlit stroll on the beach, where they could relax around the bonfires, try a shrimp, chicken, or beef kebob or two, or join in on a game of pickup volleyball. There were a few pups on the premises as well (Lake Lanier Islands Resort is now pet-friendly!), taking it all in and playing a little fetch on the sand.

 

Our guests loved the dance area right in front of the stage, easily accessible from the Sunset Cove Restaurant, beach, and our volleyball court which had been transformed into a sand-bottom seating area. Wild applause broke out for both the Cupid Shuffle and the Wobble – always fan favorites – and upwards of 50 guests dipped and swayed together. Another fan favorite, this time a live band, played music all night long. Haywire put on quite a show, running through rock classics, country hits, and even taking a few requests from the crowd!

By far one of the most crowd-pleasing moments came when Jimmy Pyro made an explosive return to Sunset Cove with his fire-breathing tricks and stunts. The crowd parted and gave him plenty of room as he twisted and turned with his fire batons whirling dangerously in rhythmic motions. Moms and Dads kept their camera phones recording as Jimmy interacted with enthralled kids, giving them the hottest of high fives and posing for pictures.

Many of our guests could be spotted taking group pics and selfies while completely decked out in glowing necklaces, bracelets, and balloon hats. And those weren’t the only things lighting up the night! Our stiltwalker juggled flashing bowling pins, tossing them around his back and even down to guests. He even did the Cupid Shuffle way above everyone on the dance floor!

When guests weren’t dancing or playing volleyball, they could sit for a while in the main volleyball court, hang out around the giant fire pits, relax by the beach bonfires, or grab a bite to eat from Sunset Cove Restaurant. Our new beach grill was also very popular, serving up beef, chicken, and shrimp kebobs with grilled peppers and onions! Many guests could be seen walking around munching on kebobs while rocking out to Haywire!

At the end of the night, our fireworks spectacular delighted the crowd gathered on the beach and around the Cove. Boaters blew the horns appreciatively as the night came to an end.

Thank you to everyone who came out for our first Full Moon Party of the season! It was a ton of fun and we can’t wait to see you all out there next month when Banks & Shane are headlining! Tell your friends Sunset Cove is the place to be Saturday, April 12, because Full Moon Parties at Lake Lanier Islands are better than they’ve ever been!

Team Building in Georgia

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Did you know Lake Lanier Islands has over 75 team building activities for corporate or otherwise?? MORE THAN SEVENTY FIVE. Can you even name 10? Besides the trust fall, we mean – you’ve done that since you were ten. These aren’t your middle school summer camp activities, though. Imagine watching that shy girl from the corner cubicle take charge and direct the construction of a cardboard boat Christopher Columbus would have been lucky to have in his fleet! Magellan? More like Majealous, amiright? And then imagine your boss setting sail in the Cardboard Regatta and racing across the Legacy Pool in the boat that you all literally just taped together!

We’ve got pontoon treasure hunts, we’ve got charity drives, we’ve got 1Ks, 5Ks, and scavenger hunts, we’ve got a beautiful golf course, miles of walking trails, and even zip lines all over the Islands! We’ve got horseback riding and bicycles, we’ve got activities for small groups and large! You are absolutely guaranteed to bond as a unit when you come build your team at Lake Lanier Islands.

For the next few weeks, we’re going to be doing a blog series on all the different team building activities you can do, so stay tuned for information on how you can be the company that all the other companies want to be!

There’s so much room for activities!

1. The Cardboard Regatta

Skills used: Teamwork, collaboration, communication, listening

It’s actually pretty fantastic for how simple it sounds. You divvy up your large group into a couple small groups, and each small group constructs a boat out of cardboard and duct tape. After the boats are constructed, each team takes them out to the Legacy Pool to race against each other. Strategy is a huge component of this activity. Teams will need to plan out how they want to construct their boat as quickly as possible. Is a squared off stern better than a tapered one? Do you construct a paddle or use your hands? How much duct tape do you really need? Almost as important as strategy is time management. You have a limited amount of time to construct your float, so you’re racing against the clock too. Teamwork is a must in the Cardboard Regatta. Who will design, who will construct, who will direct, who will captain? Everybody can’t do everything, but everybody must do something. The Cardboard Regatta will challenge your team in a totally unique and ridiculously fun way.

2. The Islands Treasure Hunt

Skills used: Communication, creativity, problem solving, time management, teamwork

If sword fights, rum running, and shanties are commonplace in your office, then the Islands Treasure Hunt is definitely for your team. Lord Nelson Charters takes you a world away as you search deserted islands around Lake Lanier for buried treasure – finding and deciphering clues along the way. You’ll learn to navigate and work as a team, and teamwork is never so vital as when you’re a pirate on the open seas!

3. Masterpiece Mixers

Skills Used: Listening, concentration, relaxation, team bonding

If you’re looking for a gentler experience, then look no further than Masterpiece Mixers. There’s no swashbuckling here, unless you decide to paint a picture of the high seas in a calm group setting by the Legacy Pool or on the beach. Let a Masterpiece artist come demonstrate painting techniques (basic through advanced) as you all paint together. The really interesting thing here is that although you’re all painting the same picture, there are a hundred different ways to get there. Watch as your coworkers focus on different aspects of their paintings, learn from each other, encourage experimentation, and bounce ideas around in a way that will encourage the same team collaboration in the workplace. Plus, you’ll have some snazzy new artwork to hang up on your office wall!

If you’d like to inquire about team building at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, visit www.lakelanierislands.com or contact us at 770.945.8787!

Full Moon Party THIS SATURDAY!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

This Saturday, be prepared to experience the best summer kick-off party you have ever seen! Lake Lanier Islands’ Full Moon Parties were awesome last year, but this year we’re ramping them up to EPIC. Sunset Cove overlooks a beautiful stretch of beach, and this Saturday you’ll get to feast like Hawaiian kings as our chefs grill chicken, beef tenderloin, and Cajun jumbo shrimp kabobs right on the beach! Enjoy the rhythm of the steel drum band from 5-7pm before heading up to our totally decked out main volleyball court for Haywire’s live show on the Sunset Stage!

Since we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday, take a stroll around Sunset Cove and carouse like the Irish with stilt walkers, jugglers, our new Calypso girls, balloon artists, and of course, Jimmy Pyro will be making an explosive return with his incendiary fire-breathing stunts and tricks! How will you get your Irish on? How about with $10 Green Beer specials and $4 Guinness! And don’t just relax on the beach, pick up a cup of Bacardi Rum Punch at one of our bars – Sunset Cove, Tiki Hut, Dog & Draft, as well as special Full Moon Party bars along the beach! Then, as the full moon arcs into the cloudless sky (THAT’S RIGHT! ZERO PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN!!) and the party is winding to a close, find a comfortable spot and gaze out across the Lake as we bring you a breath-taking, dazzling fireworks show!

Come out to an exclusive party this Saturday and every full moon as we celebrate with the coolest people around – YOU GUYS!! Pick up your glow-in-the-dark wristband for credentials at the gate when you pay your $15 cover charge, and then head on into the Cove where an amazing, unforgettable night waits just for you!

Want to skip the cover charge? Have a look at our exclusive Clubs with tons of great benefits! Sign up for the Sunshine or Nautical Clubs and you PLUS a guest will get FREE ACCESS to ALL our Full Moon Parties, ALL season long! That’s an $80 value! OR, go for a LanierWorld Season Pass for admission for one (in addition to access to all that LanierWorld has to offer), or a LanierWorld Season Beach Pass for the same deal!

Check out our entertainment schedule for our first Full Moon Party of 2014 below:

11:15am – 1:15 pm DJ
5
 - 7-pm  Steel Drums
6-8pm  Calypso Girls
6-8pm   Balloon Artist
7 -9 pm   Stilt-walker/juggler
8:30 – 10:30  pm   Johnny Pyro – Fire-breather
7-11  pm Haywire (Sunset Stage)
11 pm Fireworks on the Lake

The ULTIMATE St. Patrick’s Day Getaway

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

 

Are you ready for the ULTIMATE St. Patrick’s Day getaway? It’s your lucky day because we’ve got a weekend package with your name on it packed full of fun and excitement!

Check in at Legacy Lodge on Saturday and collect your Lanier Isles Party Pack to begin your St. Patty’s weekend. “What’s in a Lanier Isles Party Pack?” We’re glad you asked! You’ll be starting off your day right in our lobby with two drink passes for our St. Patty’s Rum Punch! While one hand is busy holding that Rum Punch, kindly extend your other hand to receive a $75 gift card good during your stay for food & beverage purchases! Now that both hands are occupied, let us take care of your lack of personal decoration with some St. Patty’s party necklaces and glow sticks!

Have you set your things down in your deluxe accommodations for two yet? Because now it’s time to PARTY! Grab your Island Hopper Trolley Passes and head down to Sunset Cove for an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day celebration! You’ll get in to the Full Moon Party with your Party Passes and jam out to live entertainment by Haywire, enjoy Irish drink specials, play a little volleyball if you want to, cheer on the stilt-walkers and fire-breathers, chill on the beach by the fire pits, and at the end of the night, “ooh” and “aah” over a spectacular fireworks display!

Hop back on the Trolley to come back to the Lodge at the end of the night, and after the best sleep you’ll ever have, wake up and come to Windows, where a nice, quiet breakfast is part of your itinerary.

We’ll also be featuring authentic Irish dining favorites, such as Bangers & Mash, Guinness Beef Stew, Dublin Bay Scampi & more!

The $75 Gift Card must be used during current stay and cannot be used towards room rate, resort fee, gate fee or its related taxes.

Package Includes:

·      Deluxe overnight accommodations

·      Breakfast for 2

·      Lanier Isles Party Pack

o   2 drink passes for Rum Punch at arrival

o   $75 Gift Card for Food & Drinks*

o   Entrance into Sunset Cove’s Full Moon Party

o   Island Hopper Trolley Passes for transportation to and from Sunset Cove

o   St. Patty’s Party Necklaces

o   Glow Sticks

Click to book your ULTIMATE St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!

Plan your Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaway

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Picture it: rose petals, truffles, Champagne. You’re sitting in front of a roaring stone fireplace with the love of your life celebrating the most romantic day of the year. You’ve just finished a perfect four-course meal while listening to live music, and now you’re commemorating your experience with a professional picture, compliments of Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Your date is so overwhelmed and impressed she almost misses the long-stem tuxedo strawberries you’ve ordered special. You are the master of Valentine’s Day.

Do you have the general idea? Good. Now let’s talk details. You have some options, and if you really want to impress her, you’d better look over them and choose wisely. It’s not every man who can become a master of Valentine’s Day.

Dinner. Our chefs have prepared an incredible four-course meal for Valentine’s Day. Would you like wine or Champagne? It’s your choice. It really depends on what you would prefer to pair your selection with:

For an appetizer, choose between three amazing options. First, a mushroom, leek and goat cheese tart with cherry balsamic vincotto. Second, traditional French onion soup topped with Gruyere cheese crouton. Third, sausage- and spinach-stuffed Portabella mushroom with roasted tomato sauce. If these don’t get you salivating, you must not have tastebuds.

Now, to cleanse your palate and to add refreshment to the evening, you have two salad options. The first is a spinach and berries salad with candied walnuts, croissant croutons and an orange-raspberry vinaigrette. The second salad is made up of baby arugula with poached pears, dates, toasted almonds and Maytag blue cheese with a white balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!

Finally, we get to the entrees! You’re going to wish we served these special items every day, but our Executive Chef created these specifically for our Valentine’s Dinner, so if you want to feel the divine inspiration through your taste buds, you’d better call to reserve your spot. Here we go. You could go with the pan-seared halibut with red wine butter sauce, including baby carrots and fava bean on herbed polenta. And why wouldn’t you? We know why, because you looked at the next option: Porcini-crusted filet of Angus beef tenderloin, served with gratin potato, grilled asparagus and poached tomato. How can you choose between these two amazing options? Don’t bother. Go with this next entree instead: grilled lamb rib chops with a black cherry relish, match stick vegetables and white cheddar mashed Yukon potatoes. Lamb! Lamb, people! Do you even know the care and dedication it takes to make an incredible lamb dish?! If you think you can’t handle it, there’s still the red wine braised organic chicken with rosemary jus served over mushroom risotto with panfried green beans and carrots. Not that the chicken isn’t going to be superb – it is. It’s just not lamb. Finally, if your date is perhaps a vegetarian, we have you covered. Have her try the sesame-crusted tofu with grilled marinated baby Bok Choy, with bamboo rice and crisp vegetables. You would not believe what our chefs can accomplish with tofu.

And so we end on dessert. You’ll get to taste some of our chef’s personal creations at the end of your evening.

Take your time and relax a while before strolling over to our rustic stone fireplace for your complimentary picture. Set in a cozy nook in our lobby, the stone fireplace is one of our most popular settings for photos. Set your phone down and forget about Instagram for a minute – we’re providing a professional photographer just for you! That’s going to be something she can send home to her friends and family when she brags about how amazing her Valentine’s Day was this year.

You don’t have to book an overnight stay if all you’re looking for is a nice romantic dinner, but, if you do want an overnight stay, we’re running some fabulous special offers right now for this special day. Look for rose petals and truffles as you enter your room, and should you wish to enhance the romance, you can add long-stem tuxedo strawberries for that extra wow factor.

Breakfast will be ready when you are, until 11am the next morning, at Windows Restaurant. After such a wonderful evening, you may want to relax with a couples massage at Tranquility the Spa, or take some time and stroll the grounds along our miles of walkway.

Now is the time to begin your planning if you want to win her over this year. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with us Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th!

Reservations are strongly encouraged for Valentine’s Day dinner.

Dinner from 6 – 9 pm at Windows Restaurant

PRICING:

Dinner Only: $145 per couple

Includes a complimentary glass of wine or Champagne with dinner, featuring an elegant menu from our culinary team, and a couple’s picture from a professional photographer to remember your evening by.

Call today to make your reservations: 770.945.8787

Room Package: $379 per couple All inclusive

Includes a complimentary glass of wine or Champagne with dinner, featuring an elegant menu from our culinary team, and a couple’s picture from a professional photographer to remember your evening by, turn down of truffles and rose petals, and breakfast in Windows the next morning (6:30 – 11 am).

Add even more romance to your night with our Long stem Tuxedo Strawberries and Champagne for an additional cost.

Book your Room Package by clicking HERE.

Call today to make your reservations: 770.945.8787

Publix Weekend at Magical Nights of Lights!

Friday, December 13th, 2013

This weekend Magical Nights of Lights is sponsored by Publix!! And that means we’ve got some special treats lined up for you! The first 200 cars through the front gate ON BOTH NIGHTS will get a gift card to Publix, where shopping is a pleasure!! Then, on Saturday, we’ll be hosting a Day Skating Party from 11am-4pm. Only $12 per person (includes skates) for UNLIMITED skating!! $10 gate fee per carload applies during day skate hours (11 am – 4pm). At 4 pm, gate pricing changes to Magical Nights of Lights pricing. Holiday House opens at 5 pm.

Be sure to pack the car and head to the lake early so you can be one of the first 200 cars in on Friday and Saturday!!