Larry has a very unique setup and in his case it was very expensive to run because of all the added safety features he had to install because his attraction was not built for paintball purposes. However, our clients were able to construct their attractions with much lower costs because they were not confined to a minimum square footage.
I have designed attractions where minimum space would work well and your que line is actually a large majority of your actors.
Its hard to explain but it works well. Before anyone asks, NO your que line is not getting shot with paintballs "technically" lol.
The biggest problem was Larry's attraction was already built so thats what he had to work with.
Anyway, I understand the questions about expense and Larry's view point but I also want people to understand that Larry's attraction was very difficult to operate. He did a GREAT job with a small space and again I applaude him for that.
His concerns for his actors are justified in his attraction. Its just not safe to be that close.
When we did a demonstration during Transworld at Creepyworld last year my actors were nervous about being that close to the trailers and so was I. They did a great job and found out it wasnt as bad as it looked but were glad to be back home in our own containment center where the distance was ok.
These paintball attractions are designed to be an upcharge and an added revenue for haunts and corn mazes and they do increase attendance. If you have any questions give me a call. 573-881-7061
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