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  1. Overall I thought the show went really well this...

    Overall I thought the show went really well this year. It did seem as though there were a lot of people that didnít look like buyers, but as Katie said you canít judge a bookÖ. My wife and I took...
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    Weíre fortunate that we havenít had any car...

    Weíre fortunate that we havenít had any car break-ins at our haunt. Our lot is very well lit. We do take precautions; we have security cameras focused on the parking lot and a police officer at the...
  3. Larry, the Legendary Bus tour is Nov 12 - 14. ...

    Larry, the Legendary Bus tour is Nov 12 - 14. Wouldn't you still have Creepyworld set up from the season? If you did a lights-on tour during the day on Saturday Nov 14, you wouldn't need to fully...
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    Why not consider adding a 3 minute escape room? ...

    Why not consider adding a 3 minute escape room? We did an operations test in December during our HorrorDays event and it worked out great. We set it up outside our Funhouse exit as an extra...
  5. Creepyworld in November???

    Hey Larry, why don't you contact TW about the November Legendary Haunt tour in Chicago. What if you did a lights on tour during the day on Saturday? The haunt would still be up from October and you...
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    A group of my actors drove to Cleveland to tour...

    A group of my actors drove to Cleveland to tour Factory of Terror and the Fear Experience. They said both did a great job and were busy with customers. I don't think we could afford to heat our...
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    I'm not sure why they haven't posted the price...

    I'm not sure why they haven't posted the price yet or opened it up for registration, but they may still be gathering costs. I did the planning for these tours for nearly 10 years and it takes a lot...
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    You might check the web site again and refresh...

    You might check the web site again and refresh the page. They have the pre-con bus tour posted for Thursday. It's going to the Cleveland area and touring four haunts. Should sell out quickly, the...
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    I really like the Dark Hour web site and the way...

    I really like the Dark Hour web site and the way you list your off season events. That's been our plan for several years (open one weekend a month) and someday we hope to be hope year round in...
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    Thanks Sean. I've posted the link on our haunt...

    Thanks Sean. I've posted the link on our haunt web site. Hopefully it'll help the haunts that are open attract more guests this weekend. I wish the haunts good luck with customers this weekend,...
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    Valentine's Day haunts

    So who's open for Valentine's Day. Looking for haunts to tour in Ohio this weekend. Friday the 13th could be a good night to be open. There's another Friday the 13th in March and in November.
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    I’ve always used the drawing tool in Excel to...

    I’ve always used the drawing tool in Excel to design our haunt. Then I provide this to an architect who lays it out in CAD for submission to the city and fire marshal. I include an 6’ emergency...
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    In our city we arenít allowed to install our fire...

    In our city we arenít allowed to install our fire alarm system ourselves. We have to have our plans drawn up by an architect and they must be installed by a licensed fire alarm firm. We spent about...
  14. Thread: Escape Room?

    by Spikerip
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    Escape room worked great!

    We operated our Escape from RIPís Boxcar during our HorrorDays event at the ScareAtorium. It worked really well. About 20% of our customers purchased a ticket for the Boxcar. We couldnít have...
  15. Thread: Escape Games

    by Spikerip
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    Weíre making plans for an Escape room to test...

    Weíre making plans for an Escape room to test during our Happy HorrorDays event after Christmas. Itíll be set up just outside our Funhouse attraction. We'll charge a separate fee for participation....
  16. Thread: Escape Room?

    by Spikerip
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    Escape Room?

    Anyone on this group considering adding an escape room to their haunt? I saw this post in Facebook and Iíve been reading about it. My crew is trying to convince me to try it during our HorrorDays...
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    Overall we were up for the season. The first...

    Overall we were up for the season. The first weekend we were down, but weeks 2, 3 & 4 we were up and set records for attendance. Unfortunately weekend #5, Halloween weekend, we had severe storms...
  18. Thank you Charles and crew for taking the time to...

    Thank you Charles and crew for taking the time to visit the ScareAtorium and allowing us to share the history of our haunt. Our performers enjoyed the opportunity to entertain you too. Great job on...
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    If you are going to be in Columbus, Oh to see the...

    If you are going to be in Columbus, Oh to see the Hooch (which is a great haunt), you might as well start at the ScareAtorium. We open at 7:30 and the Hooch doesn't normally open until after 9:30. ...
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    MHC dates for 2015

    Reserve the dates now for MHC 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. The trade show will be Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31. Plans are underway for a two day (Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28)...
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    Thanks for touring the ScareAtorium

    The ScareAtorium opened its doors on Friday, June 6 for the Midwest Haunters Convention. We offered tours of the Northland Asylum and RIPís Funhouse in 3D. Also we provided a hospitality area with...
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    We offer compensation to our actors. There are a...

    We offer compensation to our actors. There are a couple people who volunteer their services. For whatever reason; they either donít need the money and want to volunteer their time or they canít...
  23. We're sending our Actor Trainer to your class. ...

    We're sending our Actor Trainer to your class. Looking forward to her sharing what she's learned at our next actor training class.

    Kelly Collins
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    Weíve had the trade show floor open at MHC to...

    Weíve had the trade show floor open at MHC to families with children for the past 10 years. There arenít many kids in attendance, but those who are there have not been a problem. The kids Iíve seen...
  25. What, Larry is going to travel out of St Louis,...

    What, Larry is going to travel out of St Louis, thatís incredible. Hah! Yes, Larry, I would like the opportunity to show you our haunt. Iíll call you later today.
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