The day Hangsman closes will be a sad day. I went through it with he Hauntcon tour this year and I was very impressed with what could be done with very little funds. What the volunteers did with just about $200 per room was very impressive. The made things from scratch and with hard work was professional quality. I truly hope that someone steps up to take over and keep this going in the future.
It's always sad to see any haunt go, especially one that has a great reputation.
But it does sound pretty dated, full of cliches and all the stuff you'd expect from decades past,
"The theme for the final Hangman’s is “Unhappily Ever After,” and returns to one of the most popular themes in Hangman’s history: “scary tales.”
There will be riffs on Pinocchio, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Wizard of Oz, Hansel and Gretel and other classic tales. And of course perennial favorites, such as the black-and-white checkered room, the scary clowns and the spinning tunnel, will remain. So will the 3-D Wonderland attraction and the Labyrinth maze. The attraction previously inhabited by scary hillbillies in “McDagenville” will change to an on-trend zombie theme of “outbreak.”
I wish her and the team there luck!
Dark I know it sounds cheesy but it really was a lot better than it sounds. Out of the 22 haunt we went to on the Hauntcon tour I would say that most like it a lot. It ranked in the top 5 or 6 we saw and for enjoyment factor I personally thought it was a great venue with band stand, a very good 3D haunt and it was very large. What they did with other people's leftovers was impressive and a testament of the dedicated crew they must have. I personally saw a lot Allen Hopps in the place you could tell they watch his YouTube channel. I wish them some luck it would be a shame if this place closes, but if they loose the land it's on it would too much to move and that may seal its fate.
Mike I agree I was very disappointed in Cutting Edge, I thought the best part was the que line band and the clown in que line actor. Hangman's was by far the suprise of the tour and just goes to show us that you don't have to spend lots of money to have a good haunt and that bigger is not always better. I hope Hangman will still be there on my next trip to Dallas.
I am sad to see hangmans come to an end !!! Hangmans has always been a traditional haunt here in TX. Down town Ft worth will not b the same !!!
Sad story to hear that this haunt will be shutting down......... I am not sure if anyone else caught it in the article but it said a good portion of the reason for shutting down was because for profit attractions are getting to advanced in their haunts that non-profits can't keep up.
If you ask me that is a realistic threat to non profit haunts and to me it's a little unfair because they are the ones that give 100% of their funds to a good cause and can make a big difference in their operations or keep them a float as their only source of income.
I'm not saying that for profit haunters should not be the best that they can be, but they should keep in mind of those other haunts that are local and depend of 100% volunteers through donations of time and money just to make it through every season. They don't have the abilities that for profit haunts have, maybe consider this thought if peoples egos are not to big the for profit haunts could make some sort of contribution to the non profit haunts........ this way this sort of thing does not happen especially for those non profits that have been around for years and have a good reputation.
If it were me as a for profit haunter, I know I would help them out as they are just as important to the industry as everyone else.
Just my 2 cents,
For those who might not understand what I just said above, say you have a non profit haunt that raises $100,000 for a charity every single season and requires $5,000 or so for operating costs to reopen every season, receives a gift donation from a for profit haunt that normaly gives that amount to another charity.........what more can I say "I the for profit haunt gives $5,000 to a non profit haunt that turns it into $100,000" to me that's what we all should be doing because for one it's good PR and it keeps the haunting industry strong.
I will say it again, I would do it hands down no questions........