If it were me putting it together, I would just put plastic everywhere. But maybe it's David's construction background that requires wood - a lot of wood - to build anything.
And every haunted house needs a sewer to crawl through! What a great idea!! This is how they put the sewer/tunnel together. Tables to lead them and plywood over the whole top. Not sure what Don is doing there, but I'm sure he was working hard:) Kevin & Eric also worked hard, screwing all the wood so it wouldn't topple.
Here we are getting a little closer to being ready. JR was the bloody victim getting his leg drilled. He was so good at yelling "Help Me!" Bishop & Don were bloody construction workers with power tools chasing people into the sewer.
Jessica was in the tunnel and would scream as the visitors would crawl through. When she screamed, all the girls would scream too. That would trigger the floppy rat with red eyes.
There was also a dead baby (prop) that you can see in the back of my car. That was in the tunnel as well. When people would crawl by it, it's head would spin and eyes lit up, and made a creepy noise.
The wooden box that you see has a hole cut out and a picture of Freddie Krueger is lit up as they come through the end of the tunnel. There's a bat that activates that drops down and was pretty awesome too, and of course a few monsters in corners. Kevin was in the last room with some sort of power tool (can't remember) scaring people as well.
As the people left the room, they were relieved that it was over...until they saw monster Ian with a chainsaw. Screams and running out of the building! Awesome!!!
It was a super busy day. Lots of prep time for David, setting up from everyone for about 5 hours, and back at the haunted house and then clean up for another 4 hours. Our only problem - too many power tools!!! (saws, air guns, with tons of strobes, fog machines, and the big light on Freddie's picture) We kept blowing fuses and had to try to get that worked out, so unfortunately there was about a 20-30 minute delay.
There was great feedback and the youth had a lot of fun. The adults were all exhausted Sunday, but smiling and having lots of laughs about the previous day.