There's a Halloween spectacle just three hours from Utica that might be worth a road trip. One small detail: you might need a reservation to see it.

A home on Oakwood Avenue in between South Grove Street and Walnut Street in the Buffalo suburb of East Aurora is going viral and has been featured on national TV.  Due to its popular Halloween display, the owners of the house have been forced to actually schedule viewing times for people to come visit and gawk.

The centerpiece of the spooky display is a giant animatronic spider crawling up and down an enormous web. Here's the cool video, with both daytime and nighttime visuals, straight from the homeowner's Facebook page:

The man who owns the home is a retired toy engineer who used to work for Fisher-Price. David Moomaw started building the spider in May to have it ready for Halloween.

"With so much going on this year I thought Halloween wasn't going to be the same and I felt if there was ever a time that we needed something other to look at it was now," said Moomaw told Buffalo's 7 Eyewitness News WKBW.

This kind of good news story is the perfect antidote to the COVID-19 pandemic and offers a great solution for 2020 Halloween.

The East Aurora resident claims he's going to step up his game for Hallowen 2021, but isn't giving any clues about the nature of the spooktacular surprise coming next year.

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