Boney Island

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Raised by 18 people in 5 months
Tucked away in a small corner of California is a magical place that comes to life every Halloween season. There’s nothing scary here, instead, a whimsical aura pervades as lights, music, and laughs from guests of all ages are seen and heard throughout the grounds. Boney Island is a Sherman Oaks community landmark that offers a family-friendly safe Halloween experience.

In recent years, the massive extravaganza has taken on the theme of Halloween Magic, and all of Boney Island’s skeletal residents partake in illusions, from climbing rope tricks and levitating through hoops, to flying carpets and shadow puppetry. There are sideshow type gags such as knife throwing, and a host of other oddities, including singing shrubbery and flowers & bushes that blossom right before your eyes. Look up, or you'll miss the bantering spiders.

The centerpiece attraction of Boney Island is a mind-blowing water fountain show that takes place every 15 minutes, featuring an animated skeletal host, Maestro Maxilla and a cluster of mischievous cauldrons that have minds – and attitudes – of their own. Glowing ultraviolet water dances and leaps from the cauldrons as music plays, in front of the four-story Boney Island Treehouse, which comes to life with lights and a wide assortment of grinning Jack-O-Lanterns, all synced in time with the music!

Our goal is to have a Halloween celebration that creates lasting memories for everyone. Because our family-friendly approach has been so successful, the crowds at our house have grown tremendously. We now need to have traffic officers surrounding Boney Island to help alleviate the congestion and keep everyone safe. While it is a lot of work and a labor of love, we have been self-funding the project for 19 years. We’re completely volunteer run but other costs involved are becoming extremely high for us to sustain this tradition, so we’re offering you some pretty sweet incentives to help keep Boney Island thrilling young and old alike.

All items available for pick-up at Boney Island. Shipping available at additional cost.

$75 - Be a Magician for one hour. Become a part of the magic as you fool the audience with some of the magical displays on hand.

$100 - Be a Fortune Teller for one hour. Unleash your inner comedian and entertain an audience that will be mesmerized by your interaction with them. We’ll let you in on the magical secret of how the illusion works. ( 21 & Over)

$250 – Limited Edition 4' x 3' Magic Banner from Boney Island. Get one of your very own banners seen in the Boney Island display. The large graphic is printed on heavy vinyl and will glow under blacklight. Click here to view: https://www.facebook.com/boneyisland/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1178265705545422

Email us through GoFundMe and let us know which banner you would like.

$750 - Reserve the four-story Boney Island Treehouse for you and nine guests for one hour. Hang out with friends and watch the glowing water show from a different perspective. Boney Island will be providing non-alcoholic refreshments.

$2200 - Reserve the four-story Boney Island Treehouse Sunday through Thursday for three hours, 6-9pm for up to 10 guests for the evening. The ultimate unique experience! Have your own private party as you overlook the crowds at Boney Island. Boney Island will be providing lite fare and non-alcoholic refreshments. (Limited Offers)

$3000 - Reserve the four-story Boney Island Treehouse Friday or Saturday for four hours, 6-10pm for up to 10 guests for the evening. The ultimate unique experience! Have your own private party as you overlook the crowds at Boney Island. Boney Island will be providing lite fare and non-alcoholic refreshments. (Limited Offers)

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Thank you again for your love, support, patience, and donations. It still saddens us to have to end Boney Island. Many of you were kind enough to contact us to say keep your donation to help defray costs incurred so far this year. Please know how deeply grateful we are for your generosity!

If you're anticipating a refund, I'm working with reps at gofundme today and you should expect to see your refund in 3-7 business days.

Again, many, many thanks!
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The outpouring love and support has been amazing since the news of our closure. Thank you so much to the donors that have offered us to keep their donation to help pay for the expenses incurred so far. WOW!

If you would like us to use your donation to help cover this year's expenses so far, please send Carla an email at polizziof4@att.net or text her at (818) 395-9288 so we can alert GFM.

Otherwise, your donation will be refunded with no action on your part.

Again, we really appreciate your support and thank you so much!
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We want to thank all of our phenomenal donors and supporters, but we have some disappointing news to share.

In light of events our world has been experiencing, keeping the public safe from harm in an outdoor setting has become stricter and cost prohibitive with permit fees, road closures, and police protection.

For a neighborhood event like Boney Island, it’s too far out of our reach and therefore, we have no other option than to close our doors for good. We are blessed to say we have had an amazing 19 year run
of a whimsical tradition for so many individuals and families, creating magical memories that will last a lifetime!

Thank you again for your heartfelt donations and know that we will be working with GoFundMe to reimburse everyone for their generous 2017 donation.

As Maestro Maxilla would say . . .
“Go have the greatest Halloween ever!”
Rick, Carla, Hannah and Bryce Polizzi

PS: If you’d like a piece of Boney Island, we’ll be posting items on Ebay very soon. Check our Facebook page for updates at www.facebook.com/boneyisland.
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