No. A four-day trial was held in September 2016, and Judge Marina Garciawood ruled a month later that the display itself didn’t threaten public safety. “There was no testimony or evidence that the Hyatts utilize their property in such a way that results in injury ... of the City or to its residents,” she wrote. Further, she concluded that traffic congestion was “being exacerbated by the City and the City’s police department safety zones, not the Hyatts.” So the Hyatts opened the gates in 2016 to much rejoicing. The ruling “almost brought me to my knees,” Mark Hyatt told the Sun Sentinel. For 2017, the Hyatts are, as Mark describes it, “taking our display to the next level.” They’re adding a fancy new movie-like projector to light up the one part of their house that has always remained dark—the windows. They’re adding a new feature outside too: Santa’s reindeer stables.