How do kids trick or treat safely this year? It’s a question that many people are asking.
The Meade family in South Park has used their considerable engineering and artistic skills, as well as their creativity and many hours of labor, to create the TransylVending Machine, a huge, contact-free Frankenstein-themed candy dispensary.
This candy dispenser, which is the size of a small room, is curbside in their front yard. It’s completely unique and will be a Halloween highlight if you visit. It has to be seen to be believed.
The TransylVending machine essentially works like this: When you get there, you’ll see a phone number to text.
After you text, you’ll be asked to text the four digit code that you see on a screen in the TransylVending Machine (to make sure that people aren’t texting remotely) and then the number of candy bars that you want (up to four.)
The dispensary will then deliver the requisite number of candy bars, which you can collect from a bowl. It’s not just about getting the candy, though. It’s a show. So it takes a couple minutes. Watch the video here:
Once the transaction is finished, the machine self-sanitizes for the next customer.
The dad and the teenage sons engineered and built the whole thing, and the entire family added the artistic effects.
The TransylVending Machine is open every evening through Halloween, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., or until they run out of candy! They’re at 4225 Wild Partridge Road, Charlotte.
Please keep in mind that this attraction is at a private home, so please be very considerate to the family and their property, as well as to their neighbors. And please drive very carefully on Halloween, as there will be children trick-or-treating.
Some more homegrown Halloween fun:
- Terror in Riverwood — an elaborate haunted house built in a backyard in Steele Creek
- Hammond Family Halloween Lights — elaborate (there’s that word again) light display, synched to music, in McAdenville
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