Thanks for the nice words guys!...and thanks for letting me know about this thread Kel!...miss you buddy! It has been forever since I was last on the HW forums.
The Cassandra's renovation was a really fun project, especially having the DIY team out there the whole month-month and a half I was out there. I did all of the design and project management of the renovation, which meant I was able to pull in a lot of very talented people (including Allen!) to bring my designs to life. It was a great team effort, and I actually recruited several people (including Allen! ) for the project from the HW forum.
I've seen a LOT of other 3D haunts out there, and this one definitely ranks up there with the best of them, if not the best (patting self on back LOL). In all seriousness, I was very honored to be selected for the project, and am very proud of what we accomplished there at Thrillvania. It was one of eight different haunts my design company was heavily involved with in 2010, and Steve is one of my favorite people in the industry to work with.
I was able to check out a ton of other friends' haunts in the area while I was out there which were all amazing, including House of Torment, Reindeer Manor, 13th Street Morgue, Dungeon of Doom, Zombie Manor, and Dallas ScareGrounds. I really wanted to check out my good friends D'Ann Dagen and Todd James' places, but time wouldn't allow. Big thanks for all your guys' hospitality, and HUGE thanks to Kathryn DeSautell for being my "personal driver" for all those fun trips! You rock girl!!!
Currently I am working on a year-round 3D funhouse type attraction near West Palm Beach FL that will ramp it up for October into a haunted attraction. Is there anyone here on the forums that lives near there interested in getting involved? If so, send me an email offlist to Dan@ThemedAttractionDesign.com .