Like recent years, Googleween now includes a full metal detector and prohibition of any costume items that look like weapons, including lightsabers and plastic swords. That's a bit over reacting in my opinion, but oh well. My costume of course thoroughly failed the metal detector, but looked at the guy with "what are we doing here, I work here", and he said "you probably don't have IEDs" and he let me in.
Once in, the decors and attactions were well done. They also did a reasonable job of handling the crowd loads so that you didn't have to stay in line for too long:
They had a haunted house which wasn't very big, but was well done and had good actors:
Then was time for the costume contest:
I didn't compete as my light outfit didn't look like much in the sun, so we went back to see the animations and games:
you could actually make wine
sun was finally setting, giving my outfit a better chance to shine :)
As I put this page together, I realized that Jennifer and I didn't get a good picture together with my outfit in the dark, small oversight which we will hopefully fix next time.
By 19:00, the event was over and we were nicely escorted off the premisses :)