Machesney Park, Illinois Family Hopes To Attract Record Crowd To Their Haunted Yard
There's something special about people decorating their property for holidays like Halloween. The more creative the better, in my opinion. Not only does decorating bring a little more joy to the neighborhood but, depending on the amount of attention it draws, it may even be a good thing for the community. A great example of this is the "Stranger Things" home in Plainfield, Illinois.
You can read all about the drama involving this display and a nearby neighbor, which has since been resolved according to a local tv station. There's a home in Northern Illinois that attracts families around the area and this one has neighbors who support the hosting family.
What Makes Halloween Decorations Special?
There are multiple reasons a home's Halloween look might be special. First, there needs to be more than one display on the property, not just a few either. If you want your home to be the Halloween headquarters of your neighborhood you had better go all out. Go big or go home, as they say. A home in Machesney Park, Illinois is bringing back its own "Tunnel of Terror" and hoping to attract more people than last year. Oh, it's FREE, by the way.
(This is only a sample size of what you'll find if you dare.)
The "Tunnel of Terror" and haunted yard are not only decorated, there are scaractors too. If you're concerned about your little ones being scared to the point of peeing their pants or needing therapy, they are cognizant of this.
Facebook Fan: "Will this be too scary for a 3-year-old?"
Answer: Well it depends. There are props throughout the tunnel and people too. We have the actors tone it down whenever there are littles but sometimes kids are still scared of the props.
Last season, the Tunnel of Terror welcomed 800 people, this year they are hoping for 1,000.
Where Is Arvidson Tunnel of Terror and When Can You Check It Out?
- Friday, Oct. 21, and Oct. 22, 7-10 pm
- Friday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Oct. 29, Sun., Oct. 30, 7-10 pm
- Halloween, 5-8 pm.
[h/t Steve Shannon]