This is a guest post from Frank Cwikla, creator of Psycho Trail. If you would like to be a guest blogger for the Beachfront Blog, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have always loved Halloween, Haunted Houses etc. I have always been into rides, and especially dark rides.
Psycho Trail started when I was 12 years old in my old home. It was just simple set up in my driveway and yard. Each year after that it grew and grew, moving to different home locations to expand the layout. In 2002, it moved to my present home in Medford, NJ. It was also set up there in 2003 and 2004, attracting more then 2000 people to my back yard for the 20 min walkthrough. In 2005 ,I began the Haunted Prison in Mount Holly, NJ with a few other haunters. After taking 2006-2008 off to start a family, I began the present day Psycho Trail in 2009 at its current location in Lumberton, NJ at the Village Green Fairgrounds. Every year we get bigger, scarier and come up with new twists and turns.
Our haunt is different than most other haunts. It is a temporary haunt. Each year we have to set up and take down the entire haunt and put everything away in storage til the next season. We plan all year for the next year. We have already started to brainstorm and think of next year’s layout, new sets, etc… while setting up for this year. We always see what works and what can work better.
Check out this video from last year’s event.