View Full Version : Name all the tourist spots with haunts...HELP!
07-10-2008, 01:17 PM
Can someone name all the tourist spots in the US/Canada that have year around haunted houses for example...
07-10-2008, 01:24 PM
The Ravens Grin is 10 miles from the incredible State Park on the Miss. River, the Palasades and 45 miles from Galena, Ill. "Home to Gen. Grant"
Other than these things it's in the middle of nowhere........open every night.
07-10-2008, 01:25 PM
Haunted Grimm House-Old Town, Orlando. The only year-round haunt still operating in O town.
I don't believe they're year 'round, but I believe that there are some seasonal haunts in Wildwood and Mrytle Beach that are open for pretty long seasons ... as well as Ghostly Manor in Sandusky.
Aren't some of the Ripleys places open year round?
07-10-2008, 02:06 PM
There's at least a partial list posted from Nov. 5, 2007 at:
07-10-2008, 02:36 PM
There is that haunt done by Rilpley's in Gatlinburg, TN.
That's all I got.
07-10-2008, 03:52 PM
Jim I thought you were closed on Wednesday nights? So you can call out the numbers at Bingo night at the Jehovah witness hall?! Ha!
07-10-2008, 03:53 PM
LOL! That makes me think of some weird story you might post about bible toating people knocking on your front door. Boy would that be interesting! ha ha ha!
The "Dungeon Haunted Ride in 3D" is open from March thru October every year. It's not totally year round but pretty close. Nobody wants to travel on icey roads in the winter around here :)
07-10-2008, 05:09 PM
Damon you Demon! You aren't supposed be blabbing !
Now everybody knows I'm in the Jehovah's Wittless Protection Program!
As far as any person showing up on my doorstep with a Bible, this happened before I lived in this house and the guy living here looked out the window and recognised the Sunday-suited bible guy as the biggest substance abuser former co-worker he had ever known, so as he opened the door he almost screamed at the poor guy, "What theHell are YOU doing here?"
The novice soul-saver guped, turned and ran away. I guess he needed some more lessons and another pep talk to restore his confidence?
Around 1970 a local college sent students door to door to talk to everyone about Veitnam. I asked him "What about China?"
"What about China?"
"They are now a nuclear power."
"But they don't have any missles to deliver an atomic strike."
"Read a newspaper sometime, they had a succesfull launch just a week ago."
"Oh! I didn't know that!"
"Before you go out beating on people's doors you better know what you are talking about."
I made him feel real dumb and I was not his professor, just a guy working in a factory for $1.95 an hour. (and all the rice I could pick up with a magnet)
Mephisto the Great
07-10-2008, 05:27 PM
I know of a couple of places with year-round haunts. One in California and one in Florida. I think the place is called Dizneeland or Dizzyworld or something, but don't quote me on that.
07-10-2008, 09:37 PM
Out of curiosity, why do you want a list of year round haunts? I have a plan for one on the table, and an investor ready to go. I just need to finish the market research to see if it will fly. My research thus far has proven that tourist don't like to be surveyed.
07-11-2008, 12:10 AM
Some tourists take years to make up their mind, save their money or whatever? To finally , actually go to see something they discover in a book or newspaper article.(They fold those articles, file them away in their wallet or purse, take them out Years later!) Then they might at best only return once every three years.
I tour bus driver told me the 3-year thing.
Once every three years the tour busses are packed taking people to Galena, Illinois ("Home of General Grant!") Which is also a trully antique-looking town where numerous movies have been filmed because of the settings there.
Galena is 45 miles from Mount Carroll. Mount Carroll is also an old looking antique looking town famous for General Confusion.
07-11-2008, 12:36 AM
Dizz Knee Land. Isn't that where the Knights of Knee are? That's east from Texas, just on the other side of Arkansas and Lousiana Just south of Canada. I'm not sure if below Canada there might be North and South Narnia but they are rather small. I think North Narnia took over Mister Roger's land of Make believe.
The only year round haunts I know ( and witnessed ) that are succesful, are Rippley's Haunted Adventure in San Antonio. Which happens to literally be across the street from the Allamo. just up one street from the River walk. Man what a location. The other would be the Raven's Grin Inn in Illinois.
Even the billion dollar location might see only 300 people on a unique Saturday night. They aren't concerned with through put limitations. I can't figure out how even with higher math can pay the rent. Rippley must have a sugar momma or be in cahoots with the Knights of Knee.
07-11-2008, 02:07 PM
Haunted Helen in Helen,Ga- http://hauntedhelen.com/
Nightmare Manor in Panama City Fla- no website
Mephisto the Great
07-11-2008, 03:06 PM
Concerning Ripley's Museums - the only one I've ever visited was in Oregon, and nothing (and I mean NOTHING) has een changed in that place in probably 15 years. My assumption on overhead is that they have an initial investment and then spend verrrrry little on operating costs afterward.
I'm being a little silly, of course, but I am curious about all-year haunts; do they change as much as seasonal ones do? It seems fairly par-for-the-course for most October haunts to make changes each year to keep fresh.
07-11-2008, 04:42 PM
Maybe the seasonal "freshness" has more to do with ripping everything apart each November and sometimes landing in a different location in which the previous layout of things won't fit?
Much of The Ravens Grin is constructed using fairly permanent materials attached to one another using permanent methods. Concrete, rebar, steel welded and sometimes bolted together, masonary work, real bricks, real rocks, mortared together and when I get done...somehow it has a real look to it?
If a customer says something doesn't look real, then they are wrong!
(I really don't like having to repair stuff, the real materials can take alot of use and abuse.)
I have a year-round haunted house because I'm the biggest haunt-junky I guess?
I usually get a very large kick out of performing for people every night.
Most tours through this house will go on for 90 minutes, me leading the tour AND picking up and resetting afterwards.(My Wife helps often too, selling tickets and handling customers, along with some of the behind the scenes stuff. In the fall she really works harder than I usually do because I am delegated to only seeing the customers in one room for ten minutes of their 90 minute show, because the rest of the show is carried on by employees that she hires and directs.
Junky-Jim misses Haunting during the fall...
08-07-2008, 01:00 PM
Just checking old posts while I was gone.
Was in Canada and found a new one:
Haunted Mansion in Kensington, PEI
Many of the Wisconsin Dells are inacurate, anyone gone lately?
(ADventures & Mass Panic are gone)
08-07-2008, 08:00 PM
The Grimm House in Old Town Florida, it's a year round haunt.
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