View Full Version : Behind the scenes tour updates/darkness

01-17-2009, 06:31 PM
Okay folks I'm going to offer updates on the Behind the Scenes tour because this event is going to sell out.

We have only been selling the tickets for about 18 hours and we've already sold 89 tickets to the behind the scenes tour. This will sell out fast. Its POSSIBLE I could add more to this event but first we have to see how many tables we can fit into our new open room space.

We are going to figure this out on Monday. We will supply tables and chairs for people to sit down and eat. Once I know how many people we can seat we'll adjust the number up or down.

We might also try and seat people up in the museum space as well if that is possible. This is the event that has had the MOST interest.

Here is the agenda:

1) Dinner at 7pm sharp with drinks

2) We will start letting people into the attraction at 8pm

3) You will have over or around one hour to walk around and through the entire attraction. I will have my whole staff onsite to answer any questions about say the moving swamp house scene, the dropping floor effect (something we are building now), to answering detail questions, theming questions, whatever.

4) During dinner I will have one of my detailers show you how to make gory dinner settings... He will talk during dinner and show you how this is done as seen on Modern Marvels but a lot more detail. This will start at 7:15pm and once he's done everyone can get a close up look of the table.

5) Larry Kirchner will speak to everyone and try to answer any questions directly at 7pm.

6) We will keep the room open down stairs for people to hang out and chat until 10pm.

HERE IS THE DETAILS OF EXACTLY how you will see things and what you can do...

1) You can take photos

2) The Darkness will have all show lights ON, but also will have overhead lights on as well. It will be semi dark semi light. All animations will be ON!
All sound will be ON! There will be NO FOG! On Saturday there will be FOG for the live actor tour.

3) There will be a gift store but we don't know if this will be complete by the time this tour rolls around same goes for the museum and terror visions. However our goal is to get them all done in some form. If we get the gift store open you will be able to buy tshirts and other things.

This tour is sponsored by: Interactive Ticketing, Rogues Hollow, Brainstorm Studios, Hauntworld Magazine and Haunted House Association in addition to Transworld Exhibits.


01-17-2009, 07:38 PM
I bought mine. I am BEYOND excited!! Thanks Larry.

01-18-2009, 07:43 AM
Awesome, we CANNOT wait for this tour! hahahaha.... thanks for the update! I'm glad John is going to show us how to do that table, so excited! -Tyler

01-18-2009, 08:08 AM
Dang it. I would love to come to this. But of course, I'm too young to travel by myself (in my mom's eyes). Well, I hope it all turns out to be as great of a success as it sounds like it will!

01-19-2009, 03:19 PM
Tell your mom to come with you... how old are you?

UPDATE: there is only 110 tickets left to the lights on tour.

Unless we can figure out how to add more people, this is all that is left.


01-19-2009, 03:46 PM
Where can i buy the tickets for the tour?

01-19-2009, 06:50 PM
go to the web site http://thedarkness.com

Where can i buy the tickets for the tour?

01-19-2009, 07:07 PM
Tell your mom to come with you... how old are you?

UPDATE: there is only 110 tickets left to the lights on tour.

Unless we can figure out how to add more people, this is all that is left.


Bringing her with me is the last thing I'd want to do. XD
She'd freak out on the Saturday tour. She gets scared way too easily. Actually, she would be a treat for your actors. They could sneeze and she would probably jump.

01-19-2009, 11:56 PM
Isn't that how all moms are? I mean the only mom that probably doesn't jump at scares is Larry's mom or Warfield's mom. I member one time all I had to do was tell my mom that there was a dead mouse in her bed she squealed and wouldn't go into her room till I cleared it out(of the fake mouse).

01-20-2009, 08:03 PM
Hey not sure if this has been posted somewhere but is transportation provided? Is it within walking distance of the show? Just grab a cab?

Haunted Illinois
01-20-2009, 09:02 PM
If I remember right, the Darkness is about two miles away from the Convention Center, so you should probably grab a cab.

01-20-2009, 10:48 PM
I tracked it last week... 1.6 miles from the hotel. Walk and get some exercise! LOL

No seriously it really is that close!

FYI... ONLY 104 tickets remain for the behind the scenes tour. Also Visa/MC/Discover is deactivated as a card until we can get them working again. Hopefully later today those cards will be back working.

Also one more update on this... we found out that the space will only hold about 260 people with round tables and about 300 with straight tables. If we raise the amount of tickets we'll probably serve dinner in two waves, one wave goes into the attraction for lights on while the other eats, and then the next group so on so forth.


01-21-2009, 05:36 AM
Shouldn't 250 people enough? Raising the number of tickets sold and rushing people through their meal and tour would suck....Make it exclusive I think....


Dr Spooktakular
01-21-2009, 09:10 AM
I agree, keep it exclusive; however, stuff has to be paid for, and if more want to come, sell more tickets. Instead of rushing, which may or may not happen, maybe extend the time of the entire event, so some may not feel like they were rushed, got screwed, etc..., you know someone will complain about something!! LOL!!

01-21-2009, 09:14 AM
If there's going to be "shifts" for the tour/dinners... when will there be the demo on the gore/dinner table detailing? Just wondering! -Tyler

damon carson
01-21-2009, 01:14 PM
Sell more tickets this type of thing only comes once a year. Hopefully it comes back next year but you never know? I go with the extend the time of the event too.

01-21-2009, 02:52 PM
There is ONLY 74 tickets left to the behind the scenes tour...

We are working with the table company to try and figure out how we can get a few more places for people to sit but they claim 260 is max. So we are going to try a configuration with straight tables instead which might increase the number we can hold.

Also if I go with a system where only X amount of people go through the attraction at a time we can add a few more. But still this tour will be sold out this week for sure no matter how many we raise it to because we can't raise it that much.

The system is taking all forms of cards again so get your behind the scenes tickets today if you want to go to that event.


01-23-2009, 12:37 PM
JUST FYI... ONLY 48 behind the scene tour ticket remain. If I can add more people to this event we will be it would only be something like 50 or so more tops. Just fyi!

Once it is sold it its sold out!


01-23-2009, 02:02 PM
You live in Missouri. You can go anytime to the Darkness I would think. Be honest you want it kept in St. Louis because it will be cheaper on you and have less traveling expenses. I mean if it were in my state I would say the same thing. Come on now be honest no one is gonna be mad or blame you. Shane and its Damon do you want to give up your ticket so someone out of state Shane this time.

01-23-2009, 02:35 PM
If you read the email from Larry, there are still tickets available for the behind the scenes tour of the Darkness. Why would Damon give away his ticket when there are tickets left to buy? Pay the money and buy a ticket. I bought two.

damon carson
01-24-2009, 10:03 AM
Actually I thought about buying a ticket but Ive seen the Darkness top to bottom side to side. Larry and Jim have been very kind over the years and let me see this practically anytime I show up or called. I have paid to go to see the Darkness countless times way back when it was in the old Welsch Baby Carriage Factory back in the mid 90's. Many times more than once during the Halloween season. Ive been to the old Terror Visions & Elvira's Nightmare when it was on Washington St. Scream World/ Silo X, Fearfest when they called it that and Creepy World. I have offered to act and do makeup for Larry on Saturday. I will get more enjoyment out of that than anything, helping them out if I can. They have always been very nice and always helped me. Oh and I forgot Tombstone haunted ghost town. Other than the Darkness it was one of my favorites! It was wicked!
Thanks, Shane
And its telling it like it is this time Damon.

01-27-2009, 02:34 PM

On Monday I will find out exactly how many more we can add with a table reconfiguration. I think MAYBE we can add another 40 or 50 but not sure yet. So if you want tickets for sure you better get them now...



03-03-2009, 05:43 PM
i so wish i could come!!

but i'm in Ontario Canada, and i'm also to young to travel by my self, and my parents would freak if they were to come!! (there even afraid to come into there own basement!! ((my reptile are down there!!)) )