View Full Version : Oblivion Haunted House Opening Weekend

10-04-2010, 10:10 AM
Oblivion opened to the public this past weekend with a HUGE BANG! We had great attendance on friday, even with the cold and drizzle! Numbers Saturday were slow in the beginning but then jumped to top our friday numbers!

The reveiws and comments have been outstanding. I highly reccomend placing a gift shop at the end of your haunt. Not only do you get to see more of the excitement and reactions, but it lets their guard down for one last scare when they walk outside!

We sold a ton of stuff back there, as well! Concessions however are not doing so hot. Hopefully that picks up for us.

A few minor glitches, blew an amp, some lighting issues and ofcourse - actors pooping out on us.

Friday night we had 72 actors and Saturday we had 66. These were all volunteer actors and they did a FANTASTIC job! Cannot wait for this weekend.

Hope everyone is doing well!

10-04-2010, 11:21 AM
great to here its going well for you guys!! yen and i were checking the posts all weekend to see an update from you guy on how the haunt was going... can you post a pic of the gift shop you have in back, would love to see it and a few other pics... we hope next weekend is even bigger and better for you guys... thanks jay and yen

Kelly Anderson
10-07-2010, 12:02 PM
Made the trip to your area last weekend. So I got to see two haunts on their opening nights. Oblivian ROCKED!! and thats an understatement. I really loved the detailed work you did throughout the haunt. The actors did a great job!! and all of them were vollunteers! You got a HELL of a cast. NICE job to you and you staff!

10-08-2010, 03:40 PM
Sounds like things are off to an awesome start!

Best, - Lee

Bradenton Haunted Trail
10-08-2010, 06:55 PM
Sound like the reasoning behind Disney's gift shops at the end of every ride does work after all hmmmm....... Congrats on your success!! What where your number of guest?

chuck weber
10-12-2010, 05:11 PM
post more photos if you have any. hope your season is great thus far. keep us all posted.

freak 'n' stein
10-13-2010, 10:50 AM
We sold a ton of stuff back there, as well! Concessions however are not doing so hot. Hopefully that picks up for us.

So I guess the general consensus for haunts is Gift Shops do better that Concession stands? I guess it depends on the type of event you run. If it's just one haunt where guests stand in single file to enter your attraction, I assume the option to buy food/drinks is pretty limited to before or after the event. I've been to a few events that have the "Scream Park" type set up where guests can spend a few hours simply roaming from haunt to haunt and enjoy entertainment while they're there. Maybe concessions do better at multi-element events? We attempted concessions last year and they didn't do so well. This year we've allowed the Animal Protection League to set up concessions and keep 100% of what they make and this past weekend was our opening weekend but from what I observed, they sold little to none. Heck, the only sales I saw were from our volunteers!! Best of luck to you guys though! I wish we had the time to visit :)

chuck weber
10-13-2010, 11:19 AM
promote that haunt !!!!!! girls like big sizes. they use them to lounge around and for bedtime. big guys will buy a couple if you have them in big sizes. (I know I do) at least 2 for me....because they are usually hard to get.