What started 17 years or so ago as a typical halloween decorated yard has grown over the years to an obsession that takes my family and several friends 8 to 10 weeks to build, of course that doesn't include side projects we work on through out the year. Most of the pictures you are about to see were taken during the day, night pictures are generally to filled with flashed fog to do any good and despite numerous attempts with different video camera's we were unable to get useable footage
Step 1: To the entrance
The past few years we have had large crowds on multiple nights so we set up a que, the front yard is decorated pretty much like the average home. Leading up to the Haunt entrance are several projects. props or decorations I'm not sure what they are considered. We have a couple of lolipop ghosts, my dragon and several mini haunted houses I created from discarded doll houses
Step 2: Thru the portal
Our working drawbridge only worked the first 2 nights then the poor old motor gave up, off to one side is a rose tree with eyeball centered roses, the 3foot wide by 10foot long tunnel is very dark and filled with machine generated fog
Step 3: To the saloon
Exiting the portal tunnel you turn left and enter our saloon room, the walls are privacy fence turned on the side, the rood is a portable carport mounted on 4x4" supports, the bar is made from bi-fold closet doors and an interior door, our drunken saloon dolly gives you conflicting instructions on how to survive and a "safe word".. no one caught on that the safe word just made the actors focus more on you. We had people screaming avocado, fried chicken or barking like dogs in my actors faces.. it was PRICELESS.
Many of the bottles are sporting labels we created and several had homemade "stoppers"