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.