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    Pokemon Go uses Ingress' database for spots

    I'm not sure if this is how it still works, but I know that Pokemon Go got its initial database of checkpoints from a game called Ingress. Its a kind of "capture the flag" with cell phones. We...
  2. Thread: Minions Webbing

    by Lcox
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    Minions Webbing

    Anybody know the Minions Web people? I bought a web gun at the show. It was supposed to be here in May and I don't think it ever shipped. They wont return my phone calls or emails. Please pass...
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    Thats what we do for our Corn walk, our trail,...

    Thats what we do for our Corn walk, our trail, and our hayride. Have a weatherproof box with the amp and controller. We use Carvins PM5 speakers. They're not quite loud enough on the hayride but...
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    Killjoy's Kastle

    My Sister and I run our place and she identifies as queer. I guess that technically makes her a haunter, but she runs front of house stuff and leaves the fun haunting stuff to me. Somebody sent her...
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    We did about 35% of capacity on Nov 1st. Totally...

    We did about 35% of capacity on Nov 1st. Totally worth being open.
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    Overall, up about 25%! Even with getting rained...

    Overall, up about 25%! Even with getting rained out 4 out of the first 5 nights! The weather was almost perfect after that. We're near in VA near Washington DC.

    We added a new attraction, so...
  7. 5 v crimp roofing

    Take a piece of 5-v crimp metal roofing, 2-3 feet long, hang it off of a ledge and smack it with a stick or pipe. crazy loud. Just watch the edges, they can be sharp.
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    http://www.amazon.com/Zitrades-Quality-Waterproof-...

    http://www.amazon.com/Zitrades-Quality-Waterproof-Floodlight-Different/dp/B00EN9MYCG

    These seem pretty fantastic. We are opening a trail in the woods this year (that means we don't have to take...
  9. Please send me the list as well. ...

    Please send me the list as well. Lucas@coxfarms.com. Thanks.
  10. Thanks Sean, I'll do that.

    Thanks Sean, I'll do that.
  11. Timed Ticketing to avoid lines, multiple attractions

    Hey everybody, I'd really appreciate some help and any ideas. Here's the situation.

    We have a farm with a corn field walk, a hayride, and a big midway. We have a ticketing system from...
  12. Timed Ticketing to avoid lines, multiple attractions

    Hey everybody, I'd really appreciate some help and any ideas. Here's the situation.

    We have a farm with a corn field walk, a hayride, and a big midway. We have a ticketing system from...
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    Haunt themed photo booth?

    I am pretty sure one of the photo booth companies are making a haunt themed photo booth. I can't for the life of me find it though. Anyone know off hand which company it is? And if anyone has any...
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    Totally fair question in my opinion. Halloween is...

    Totally fair question in my opinion. Halloween is definitely not our busiest night. 2014 it was a Friday and we were about half capacity. Next year being a Saturday we might be a bit busier. ...
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    Totally agree. We're outside of DC, target...

    Totally agree. We're outside of DC, target demographic is high school. Saturdays are always 30-50% better attendance than Fridays. I figured it was because of our target audience, high school...
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    Good nights

    Not our biggest nights, but both were good. about 1/3 capacity friday and 1/2 on saturday. Funny though, I think it was mostly repeat customers or something because it was the most fun crowd we had...
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    Down a bit

    We were down about 15% attendance this year. We lost all 3 nights, all of Columbus day weekend. I think that hurt us a lot. It means we were not open for 12 nights in a row. Still sold out some...
  18. Thread: Shot in the Dark

    by Lcox
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    I feel your pain

    Totally. I started a thread a few years ago. Same thing. Ordered at Transworld 2011. Months later no shipment, promises, promises, promises, the 2011 fall season came and went, I started pressing...
  19. Moterola CP200

    We use Moterola CP200. They are pretty durable, just don't submerge them in water or run them over with a forklift (they will survive a tractor sometimes though). We have a farm and they get good...
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    This is actually what we do. Timed ticketing for...

    This is actually what we do. Timed ticketing for the corn, the wait shouldn't ever be more than 20 minutes. We have enough hayrides the wait for that is not more than 25. We have a pretty big area...
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    Conga lines

    Nobody likes conga lines.

    I have to say though, I can't think of a time that I've been to a mid sized or large haunt that I didn't get sandwiched between groups, catch up to the group before me...
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    Bi-Weekly

    Bi-Weekly (just because that's how our payroll system works) with a bonus if its a good season. Also a $100 bonus if they work every single night.
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    Last year we were open the Saturday after Halloween and we did about 1/3 capacity, totally worth being open. Everyones trained, its easy to run, and the people that come don't have to wait in any...
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    Fields of Fear, VA

    We're open 1st and 2nd. hoping to have about 1/2 capacity each night.
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    Saturday the 3rd was good

    We were only open that Saturday and we did about 1/3 of what we did the previous Saturday. It was our first year being open post-Halloween, and we chose Saturday because it is reliably busier for...
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