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Drive Thru Christmas Displays

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My wife and I are meeting next week with the Boy Scouts to reorganize a drive thru Christmas display. They had been doing it for years and stopped in 2004. http://www.cornhuskercouncil.org/lincolnlights/sounds.asp

Now we are meeting to get it going again. Has anyone done this before? Would you be willing to share your ideas with us?

Thanks

Jim

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Few questions that come to my mind having just worked up a proposal to do a DT display. Whats your budget and how much stuff do they already have? How much power is available in site? Music and getting a license to play it. If you want to talk specifics, feel free to PM me.

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My display is a Drive thru, They can be a LOT of work, because you have so much space to fill, not just your ordinary yard. I can tell you one thing every Drive thru needs is Lighted Drive Thru tunnel :D. Everyone loves driving thru them. How long is the Drive you would have to decorate? & How much stuff do you have to work with? If you have any questions you can PM me as well.:)

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There's one near Ft Hood in Tx that has all your usual stuff (great big wire frames, lighted tunnel, 50' mega tree, etc) and at the end as you drive out there are about 150 mini trees on each side of the road that do little chase sequences over and over that are a nice ending touch.

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The one near Fort Hood is the BLORA display (BELTON LAKE OUTDOOR RECREATION AREA) and is set up by Fort Hood. The majority of the displays used are sponsored by local businesses and each display has a sign with the business name. It grows some every year. Cost is $5.00 per car load.

Marilyn

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There used to be a nice one in Clear Lake, IA, but they haven't done it the last few years. It was mostly wireframes made up of C7 bulbs. They had a lot of "basic" animations consisting of 4-5 frames on a sequencer (like a golfer putting a ball, dolphin jumping over the road, etc. They had the drive-through tunnel, which was really cool (although I kept thinking how much cooler it could be if they'd use something Like LOR and a ton more channels (they probably only have 6-8 channels repeating down the length of the tunnel).

They had music broadcast, but nothing synced to it.

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THere is also another one in Tyler. Lori's did a lot of the frames for that one. Not sure of address but we were there a few years ago when Gene was delivering and setting up some of the displays and they were awesome.

marilyn

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