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  1. We’ll be starting on construction soon on our...

    We’ll be starting on construction soon on our second escape room. This one will have a hillbilly/cabin/swamp shack type theme. Still working on the game aspect, but we’ll figure it out.

    Hoping...
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    We have an armed uniformed police officer at the...

    We have an armed uniformed police officer at the entrance to the haunt nightly. He’s told not to let anyone intoxicated into the haunt. He uses his judgement as a police officer if someone has had...
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    We’ve been selling timed tickets through...

    We’ve been selling timed tickets through Ticketleap for about 3 years. We love it and our numbers of timed tickets have doubled every year. We have two queue lines; one for general admission and...
  4. We thought about charging less, but this was an...

    We thought about charging less, but this was an operations test and we wanted to see how much people would be willing to pay for it. We have two attractions and it takes about 35 – 40 minutes to go...
  5. Damon, your questions will be addressed in my...

    Damon, your questions will be addressed in my presentation at MHC, but I've commented on a few items below.

    We tested the 3 minute escape room during our Christmas HorrorDays event. It was an...
  6. FYI, I sent a request to Jen asking if they were...

    FYI, I sent a request to Jen asking if they were going to record my presentation. Will post something when I hear back from her.

    My presentation is a 35 MB PowerPoint slide seminar with pictures...
  7. For those of you who can't attend my class; we...

    For those of you who can't attend my class; we have tentative plans to open the ScareAtorium during MHC 2016. We'll include the Escape Rooms during the Friday night tours. I might also offer the...
  8. Use a 3 minute Escape Room to generate income at your haunt

    I’ll be teaching a seminar on Friday, May 29 at the Midwest Haunters Convention on the newest craze in haunted attractions; the 3 minute escape room. We created and tested the concept last December...
  9. 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 didn’t look like buyers, but as Katie said you can’t judge a book…. My wife and I took...
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    We’re fortunate that we haven’t had any car...

    We’re fortunate that we haven’t 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...
  11. 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...
  13. 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 aren’t allowed to install our fire...

    In our city we aren’t 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...
  22. Thread: Escape Room?

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    Escape room worked great!

    We operated our Escape from RIP’s Boxcar during our HorrorDays event at the ScareAtorium. It worked really well. About 20% of our customers purchased a ticket for the Boxcar. We couldn’t have...
  23. Thread: Escape Games

    by Spikerip
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    We’re making plans for an Escape room to test...

    We’re making plans for an Escape room to test during our Happy HorrorDays event after Christmas. It’ll be set up just outside our Funhouse attraction. We'll charge a separate fee for participation....
  24. 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 I’ve 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...
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