Holiday Fantasies Come To Life
Halloween Yard Haunt Display
1505 N. Valley Street, Burbank
2020 Dates & Hours: To Be Announced if any
202o Theme: TBA
Holiday Fantasies Come to Life: Overview
Holiday Fantasies Come To Life is, as the name suggests, not limited to Halloween. Rather, proprietors Tina Schaefer and Arnulfo Padilla decorate their home for both October and December, utilizing a different theme every year.
Halloween 2018 offered a spectacular take on Pirates of the Caribbean. Far more than a few skeletons and some skull-and-crossbones flags, this stupendous Halloween yard haunt resembles a pirate galleon parked where a house should be, with a skeleton at the helm, ghosts peering down, alligators lurking in a "swamp," and numerous blood-thirsty scalawags posed to recreate memorable images and scenes from the Disney ride and the feature films.
Beyond the ship facade, the Pirates of the Caribbean yard haunt is filled with cleverly arranged mannequins, props, and decorations: a gangplank leads to the entryway of the captain's cabin, with decor not visible from the sidewalk; audio snippets from the ride echo through the night; red light glints in the cannon barrels as they "fire." These small details create an amazing cumulative effect. (The basic facade was retrofitted with new decor to create a Peter Pan theme for Christmas 2018.)
Halloween home haunts do not get much better than this.
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