Behind the Scenes of Spectacular Jack O’Lanterns Display

PHOTO: Pumpkin carvings are on display at "RISE of the Jack O Lanterns" display in Secaucus, New Jersey.PlayABC News
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Pumpkin carving is taken to the next level at “RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns,” a Halloween display that features 5,000 intricately carved pumpkins at locations across the country.

ABC News took a behind-the-scenes tour at the “RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns” exhibit in Secaucus, New Jersey.

“This is the creative genius of our owner Mike,” "RISE" spokeswoman Colleen Leonard said of executive producer Mike Pollock. “He had this idea to start this Halloween trail.

PHOTO: Pumpkin carvings are on display at RISE of the Jack O Lanterns display in Secaucus, New Jersey.ABC News
Pumpkin carvings are on display at "RISE of the Jack O' Lanterns" display in Secaucus, New Jersey.

“It started outdoors ... this year we’ve decided to bring the show inside so we can have people see the show all during the day and all at night,” she said.

What makes the pumpkin carvings at “RISE” particularly unique is that multiple pumpkins are used to make large sculptures like giant dinosaurs.

Multiple artists work on each pumpkin display, with some taking up to 20 hours to complete. Nearly all the pumpkins are real, not artificial, and each is lit with an LED candle.

PHOTO: Pumpkin carvings are on display at RISE of the Jack O Lanterns display in Secaucus, New Jersey.ABC News
Pumpkin carvings are on display at "RISE of the Jack O' Lanterns" display in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Visitors to “RISE” -- also on display in Los Angeles, New York City and Boston -- are encouraged to touch the pumpkins when exploring the exhibit, which is kept at a cold temperature to keep the pumpkins fresh. More than 100 pumpkins on display at the New Jersey location top 100 pounds each.

This year’s “RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns” pays homage to the 2016 election with a special section featuring the faces of political figures.

Other pumpkins feature carvings of celebrities, famous movie characters and more.

Watch the video below for tips from a pumpkin-carving artist on how to elevate your own Halloween pumpkin carving.

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