Whatís Halloween without a good yard haunt? Canyon Trail Cemetery has to be one of my favorite displays and any Halloween lover will not be disappointed. Even if you are just a passer-by, itís immediately obvious that countless hours of labor went into this display, and that whoever designed it seriously loves Halloween!
The lighting is very well done. All of the props are beautifully lit and can be seen from your vehicle. I highly recommend getting out of your car so you can take in all of the hard work and dedication. There is so much to look at and you donít want to miss it!
The display wraps all the way around the front of the house, itís fairly large, and no corner is left unfinished
Letís start with the props. Majority of the props are on a motion sensor and were spot on. Every prop reacted right when I walked by Ė perfect timing.
Practically all of the props are pneumatic, which is something that we donít get to see very often in a home display.
I really loved that all of the props here represented classic Halloween. After all, what is Halloween without the evil jack-o-lantern, a flying witch, an evil spider, and a spooky gravesite? The good news is, this yard haunt has all of that and so much more, but I want to talk about a few of my favorites.
First off- the spitting spider. Thatís right. I said spitting. I walked by the spider expecting it to jump out at me, which it did. But, what I did not expect was to get sprayed in the face with a blast of water. It totally caught me off guard, and I really appreciated the unexpected startle.
Secondly, a huge cement grave is present in this haunt. I was expecting the predictable skeleton to jump out at me, but what actually happened was far more subtle and wonderfully creative. When you walk by, the tomb begins to slowly open and close. Green lights appear from inside the grave, fog starts to spewing out and skeleton hands appear to be creeping around the top of the cement tomb. This wasnít a scare factor, but the way it was presented was so creative. I really enjoyed this and walked back several times to see it.
Lastly, the infamous flying witch. Outside of a jack-o-lantern, I canít think of anything that is more classic Halloween than a flying witch. Canyon Trail did not disappoint here!
A menacing green witch sits propped up on her broomstick. Even if she didnít move, I still wouldíve been happy to see her there. The best part of this is that she really appears to fly! Once the motion detector is set off, the witch and her broomstick fly into the air, and she ascends evil cackle and all.
Not only is Canyon Trail Cemetery a great yard display with a timeless representation of Halloween, they also are family oriented. I highly recommend jumping in the car and visiting this attraction.
There is the perfect amount of fright and scare in this display to please everybody. Adults will appreciate the classic vibe and kids will view it with a wide open imagination. I couldnít really ask for more out of a Halloween yard display. In my opinion, one of the best displays in Illinois!
Great job Canyon Trail!
P.S. They give out real sized candy bars on Halloween, none of that kid sized nonsense. ;)
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