View Full Version : I will design a haunted attraction for you for FREE

10-30-2007, 04:15 PM
Hello, my name is Austin, and i have been designing haunted attractions for four years now, and all of its been for free, and i will design yours for free, then i will post the designs here. So just reply to this and tell me if you would like me to design one for you. Or you can PM me, and give me the specs. Just reply to this or PM with the specs and what you do and dont want ect. and ill design it for you and post it here for you to build and enjoy. i will have it done within two days of you requesting the design, and if you dont like it, ill redesign it no problem.


10-31-2007, 11:17 AM
We have talked about adding true 3D, not just glowing stuff to our play, but since I don't see 3D it's hard for me to get the feel for it.

What would you requiment for the minimum space requirement for a good 3D area?

10-31-2007, 03:51 PM
um well it depends, would you like to transform your whole haunt into 3D? if so how big is your haunt? or will it just be a certain area of your haunt?

11-01-2007, 08:05 AM
Hi, I need some help in the design of my upcoming (hopefully next year) haunt. the problem is I live in Sounth Africa and around here there is no fright fair, so I have no place to "learn" from.

I have no idea were to really start design wise (should I carry the same theme to all the rooms?, what should the average room size be?).

I have a tent of the following spec's that i will use: 33 X 29 X 10' (Approx. 900 SQ FT). It's basically square and I can create rooms in it with movable particians, so there is no existing floor plan.

Thanx in advance



Out-There Entertainment
11-01-2007, 12:50 PM
Hi, I need new plan for next year because since our first year went so well we are going to expand...Up to four times bigger. We are moving from our garage to the old town hall or two rentable business fronts downtown. The size for the Town hall at max is around 35' x 25'. I need to check about the downtown slots but even a design for the town hall would be nice.

My Theme is An old Asylum that the we abandoned many years ago until recently opened for tours of the facilities. Now those who were forgotten many years ago want revenge on all who pass through.

So what i need is something that can do many fears. Spiders, small spaces, darkness, stuff like that. If you can design one for me that would be great.

P.s. Almost forgot there is a stage in the town hall that is 9'x16' just in case you needed more space.

11-01-2007, 05:38 PM
cool, sounds good, qorking on both of your guyses now!! ill post them here when there done


Greg Chrise
11-01-2007, 05:42 PM
Is qorking legal?

Mr. Haunt
11-01-2007, 06:30 PM
Qorking? Not sure if it's legal, LOL. Anyway I to would like to give you some information and see what you can come up with.

11-02-2007, 01:55 PM
hey, i did my haunt in my garage slash enclosed porch for about 5 years now, just kept making the garage more of a constant walkthough no true rooms, just hallways that were themed.
Now that was about a 20 by 20 garage and a 10 by 20 porch im mean we plit it up so much that it took like 4 minutes to go through,

Now, this year we want to start earlier, i mean febuary early, and its really hard to build props in the haunted house its just do a room, completely reorganize the garage and move stuff out back, then do another room, a real pain
So this year we want to move the whole haunt out into our back yard

Now we have a very very small budget, our back yard is about 100 by 75 feet of unoccupied space. IT all flat and the only problems are that we have a septic sytem underneath so we cant put anything more than like 6 inches deep. so we cant dig holes for support beams. I want this haunt to have the feel of an indoor attraction. Personally i don't want them to know they are outside/ with a few exceptions.

Now this year i realized the only problem with outdoors is the fact that the black plastic would probably not be an option, because it only stayed up for a day when it was really well suported. I mean we used a roll of duckt tape and half a box of staple on a 10 foot long hallway, cause it kept tearing down,

So if you could design me a haunt that is going to fit in this area, and make it feel like an indoor attraction. Im going for liek a house of tje Dead type feel.

Now im not sure what other information you need, i just want to see what you had in mind and then we can talk about how much something like this might cost.

Thanks. nick

11-04-2007, 02:33 PM
i am working on the other ones right now, and about the backyard haunt, i will design one, but i will give you some tips here, for my haunt, , which is also in my backyard, feels like an indoor attraction, half of it is themed Dead Silence, and half Texas chainsaw masscre. But make sure you have at least 2 emergency exits in your haunt, make sure that your actors, sliders ect come close to the guests, but do not touch them, have plenty of fire extiguishers ready and in reach. And a solution for your black plastic, is to do what i do, use plywood, build the walls out of plywood, and paint them black. for supports use 2 by 4's

11-04-2007, 02:38 PM
I am currently working on the two other haunts, and undertaker i answered most of your questions in the post above. The cost for something like this with all of the props, fog machines, strobe lights, costumes, storage ect. would probably be over $100,000 dollars for a space as big as you have listed. But that all depends on how detailed you want your scenes to be, and how well you want the guests to be scared, heres the haunt design sumone asked for, its the onee for the 25' by 35'space, enjoy

11-04-2007, 03:12 PM
k, wow um well im not even going to spend anywhere close to that. Now it dosent have to be all of the area. THats just the max. Which means that rooms can be very roomy. I was going to get a tent. but decided it wasnt neccessay. What i was going to do was build room or areas of the haunt during the summer, with plywood walls, and make them freestanding. THen store them, and put them all togethor like the middle of october. WHat is the cheepest walls you can possibly design. They only have to last one day of abuse. and if one falls down we can just replace it with black plastic in baout 5 minutes. If worst comes to worse

THe way i see it is that im a junior and i will be a sophmore the year i do next years haunt, and more than likely i wont do one senior year. And in college i would like to attempt to go proffesional, and make some money.
So i want to go all out next halloween- for what could be- My finaly home haunt.

Jim Warfield
11-04-2007, 03:46 PM
You don't have to worry about a free standing wall falling, unless it falls on top of somebody! (Odds are it will)
Overhead cross-bracing creates "Free-standing" walls that can take more abuse, but they really aren't free standing then are they?
To provide enough entertainment and rooms to take up enough of the customer's mind and time to make them feel that the admission price accurately reflects what they are getting from you is tricky and once people begin moving quickly many feet of walls get passed by very quickly..so how many wall sections will you be needing? And how much will all these building materials cost?
It all becomes very costly and energy-consuming Very Quickly.
"Ahh! If only it was all only smoke and mirrors!"

11-04-2007, 03:57 PM

yeah, really the only reason i am not using plastic is that it does not stand up to the wind. Is their any other ways to make walls other than plastic. Im guessing just plywood, i have pallets in some rooms, but cant store them.

Dr Spooktakular
11-05-2007, 03:37 PM
i sent you a pm txchainsaw, can't wait to see what you come up with.

Jim Warfield
11-07-2007, 04:17 PM
A big fog machine, lazer beams, there are your "walls".
When every UFO within three countys start landing, well then don't say that I didn't warn you!
Have FUN!

Greg Chrise
11-07-2007, 05:42 PM
Do you charge more for aliens? Because they traveled farther and need translators or do they all have a mind connection that they know what you are saying, thinking, really thinking, wether you have that not so fresh feeling?

11-07-2007, 08:00 PM
um well it depends, would you like to transform your whole haunt into 3D? if so how big is your haunt? or will it just be a certain area of your haunt?

No I'd never do a whole haunt in it. I'm thinking a couple rooms or our clown tent.

damon carson
11-08-2007, 09:54 AM
Jim you seem to have a fasination with aliens. Even more so than ghosts! I hope youve never been probed. Talk about turning towards to the Darkside. Who's your father now Jim? Wait would'nt that be Captain Kirk? What the hell ever use the Force Jim!

Jim Warfield
11-08-2007, 11:12 AM
Around 1961 I attended a classmate's birthday party at their house located on Cemetary Hill here in Mount Carroll.
The birthday boy told me how our Chief of Police was afraid of him and his brothers!
"Everytime he's on duty, he stops at the bottom of the hill (where there is no stop sign) rolls up all the windows and locks the doors on the squad car before driving the rest of the way up the hill."
Later the Policeman's son told me that his Dad had seen a UFO landing in the graveyard, it scared him nearly to death and that was why he rolled up windows and locked doors when patrolling Cemetary Hill!
For this man to admit any kind of fear to his son was very much out of character for him, so I think it really happened.
The cemetary is pretty much all by itself, surrounded by a creek and cliffs on three sides, then city park and cornfields beyound that, a pretty lonely place most of the time.
As I look out my west windows the cemetary is my neighbor on the next hill across a small valley. 6,400 cold, hard stones and a whole lot of dead people.
The tallest grave marker up there has my last name on it, "Warfield", and it belongs to my Great-great-Grandfather. (That must be where he spent All of his Money, on that stone!)
I know maybe as many as 20 other people who claim to have seen very strange things in that cemetary.

11-23-2008, 07:19 PM
hey can u draw one up for me the max i have is 48 by 80 it does not have to use all the space. also i have a 30 by 20 space that i am thinking of doing a kids one with cob webs as the walls. if u could draw them i would really like that a lot.

11-29-2008, 12:03 AM

email me pictures and drawings of the space that includes any of limits areas, doors, and windows, and any intrusions into the room.

my email is Austin_White76@yahoo.com


12-04-2008, 04:01 PM
it is my back yard it is wide open that i can fit a 40 by 80 have some landscape but we can walk over that so it is wide open and my side yard is a little and a slant but that is the kids haunt20 by 30. and i have a 10 by 20 tent to u can use somehow. u dont have to use all the space. really no off limits. the home haunt i had this year is going to be the same just adding on.