TULSA, Okla — A Bishop Kelley High School senior built a haunted ride attraction in his family's garage in Broken Arrow.
Disney's Haunted Mansion inspired 17-year-old Nick Creider to start work on the elaborate display back in July.
"Since it's my senior year I decided let's kind of go out with a bang before college," Creider said.
He's had a passion for creating synchronized light shows with special effects since he was about 10 years old. In July, he started work on his latest project, a four-and-a-half minute Gastley Manor experience at his home.
"The most challenging thing, I'd say, is all the programming that goes into making sure the ride operates smoothly," Creider said.
His skills in design, coding, woodworking, engineering and welding for this project were all self-taught.
WATCH: Check out this video of the ride in action
The ride features a self-constructed car that slowly creeps up a track passing moving props powered by an electric winch. All in all, he wrote about 550 lines of code to run the ride alone. There are even more for the lights and props.
Creider plans to pursue engineering in college and maybe even do theme park work in the future.
The ride will be running at the home near 101st and Aspen on Halloween night and Friday night from 6:30 to 9.
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