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    Uhg. They don't say they even visited any of the...

    Uhg. They don't say they even visited any of the haunts on their list. It's probably just a college intern re-writing reviews they read from other websites to fill a monthly article quota.

    I...
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    One word that is infinitely easier to say than...

    One word that is infinitely easier to say than exercise: patience.

    I seriously doubt any haunt starts day one with the all star actor squad. I know we didn't. But remember: 80% of life is...
  3. Thread: How do you pay?

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    We don't pay until the end of the season. It's a...

    We don't pay until the end of the season. It's a business cash flow issue. However even in our first two years when I was losing money overall I still paid all my actors. I don't get paid until...
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    I think you're leaving an important part out. ...

    I think you're leaving an important part out. It's not magic. You can't just push a message to ANYONEs device. First you have to have you own app developed and this app has to be installed on your...
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    I'm in rural Georgia. If you live in the US,...

    I'm in rural Georgia. If you live in the US, Facebook is the nexus of social communication for every one older than 20. Not saying every single person is on it... but everyone is connected to it...
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    You have to know what you're doing but YES......

    You have to know what you're doing but YES... Facebook has the single greatest marketing tool potential for haunted houses since location, location, location. We are pretty much using it...
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    Hey, would you mind explaining what didn't work...

    Hey, would you mind explaining what didn't work out? I've considered this option before.
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    I agree 100%. Our first year on this 30 acres I...

    I agree 100%. Our first year on this 30 acres I thought "Let's use it ALL!" BIG Mistake! The second year I quickly reduced the footprint of our trail. Along with security issues, you gotta have...
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    This will be our fourth year, and I still do not...

    This will be our fourth year, and I still do not think we're established enough to warrant online ticket selling. As son-of-sam said, we use those physical tickets for ease of identifying paid...
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    For us the ideal size was 30 acres so that's what...

    For us the ideal size was 30 acres so that's what we looked for and found. We wanted the following breakdown:

    * 10 acres of flat space for parking or anything car related.
    * 10 acres of flat...
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    Please delete
  12. I have ordered about 100 of these pairs from...

    I have ordered about 100 of these pairs from various sellers on ebay over the past few years. You do have to read the fine print that it says "pair". I have always bought them for just under...
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    You know, post this question on any other website...

    You know, post this question on any other website on the Internet and you're going to jail. haha
  14. As a haunted farm with trail I have no interest...

    As a haunted farm with trail I have no interest in this happening on my property. I can't imagine the dangers of people walking around unrestricted: barbwire fences, holes, pointy tree limbs. And...
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    I was going to spend a couple of thousand...

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    I was going to spend a couple of thousand last year through a website order. I had a question about it, and twice filled out their website contact form and was never contacted. I don't care...
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    Disclosure: We have no local competition (yet). ...

    Disclosure: We have no local competition (yet). We are a little over an hour drive to a big market. Our attraction is a single outdoor haunted trail with a little side show stuff. We don't sell...
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    Life Time Passes?

    Anyone ever tried or heard of an established haunt selling lifetime passes to their event?
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    I just got back from Disney World. I went...

    I just got back from Disney World. I went through the Haunted Mansion about 10 times during the week. It was packed attendance the entire time. They have zero scare actors and only animatronics. ...
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    This is great business advice. Because haunting...

    This is great business advice. Because haunting is artistic in nature I think some of us tend to get wrapped up in the art itself. But what you need to do for a business to excel is not the same...
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    Are you a mind reader? Hehe. Yes, I badly...

    Are you a mind reader? Hehe.

    Yes, I badly want to. We wasted two hours in their office discussing our plans and hand picking each billboard by checking the availability on each. It wasn't...
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    Billboards and self-determination

    I have used billboards for the past two years with relative success. The problem now is that our local billboard provider (they have a monopoly on our area) won't let us choose billboards locations...
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    I can tell you why they might not want to. And...

    I can tell you why they might not want to. And this is just a theory. They only provide the seminars to lure you to the vendors to get you to buy things from the vendors. It tells me that the...
  23. Rope LEDs aren't a good idea for a long woodland...

    Rope LEDs aren't a good idea for a long woodland trail.

    * First, it's expensive at really long runs.
    * Second, the amp usage builds up so if you are like 1/2 mile long you are going to be...
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    Event is already over. Please ignore. Thanks.
  25. Thread: Silicone Masks

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    Silicone Masks

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