The event's organizers also promise better trail lighting, faster check-in and entry, better traffic flow and professional parking, less visitors per hour, bigger pumpkins and bigger displays (including a 10-feet-tall by 22-feet-wide structure that will hold 200 Jack O' Lanterns), more restrooms, and more live carving demonstrations -- one of the carvers from this year's "Halloween Wars" on the Food Network will be on hand for a few nights, and Long Island's own Andy Gertler, star of Travel Channel's "Sand Masters," will return for a demonstration.
When: Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 17-20, 24-27; Nov. 1-3. Times vary by evening.
Where: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
(Note: The grounds are wheelchair and stroller accessible)
How Much: $18-$26; $16-$26 children ages 3-12 and seniors ages 65 and older; free for children ages 2 and younger when accompanied by an adult. (Note: Tickets are for a specific date/time and must be purchased in advance.) $20 for a VIP Orange Pass, valid for any date/time. Free parking.