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Haunted House Tour Road Trip DEADline!
Time is running out to sign up for the 2010 HAuNTcon preshow tour! I have to give the bus company a bus count on Monday April 12th, so please, if you are planning to join us on this great Haunt tour, go to https://hauntcon.ticketleap.com/haun...0-Registration and sign up!
Buses leave the Ramada Celebration Hotel at 8AM on Wed. April 28th and returns April 29th at 5PM 5 haunts, 4 meals, (in 34 hours) hotel and transportation for under $200! You sure can’t beat that price!
Our first stop is the Grimm House in Kissimmee, just down the street from the host hotel. A quirky year round Haunt owned by Vern McCarthy with a façade to die for! Then it is back on the busses for a trip to the pan handle of Florida for a tour of a really Haunted House!
NOTE: Buses leave the Ramada at 8AM on Wed. April 28 for thie overnight road trip. Attendees will be spendiing Wed. night in Tallahassee, returning to the Ramaga in time for the Thursday night tour.
Greystone Manor is a magnificent example of Victorian Architecture and reported by many to be Haunted by various ghosts. Owner Christopher James opens up the attraction each October for brave souls willing to enter the three story mansion. Just down the block, Christopher’s home is a step back in time and chocked full of antiques, ceramics and memorabilia of a long forgotten time, and we are graciously invited us to see what a fully restored museum quality Victorian house looks like.
After checking in at the hotel, we head off to <a href="http://www.terroron12.com">Castle Dread </a>for a full actor, lights of tour of this highly detailed, 3,000 square foot attraction with 10,000 square feet worth of props, animatronics and creative scares. Owner Debbie Tannes is a true lover of Halloween and the sophistication of this non-profit Haunt quite surprising.
No time to rest as we are back on the busses headed to the largest Haunted Attraction in Florida. <a href="http://www.terroroftallahassee.com">Terror of Tallahassee</a> is 12,000 square feet of great scares and illusions. Owner Kurt Kuersteiner is especially proud of the many pepper’s Ghost Illusions and the high scare factor of the attraction now in its eighth year at this location.
The next morning we tour the Old City Cemetery and hear stories of the restless spirits that walk the solemn grounds. There are lots of very unusual headstones and epitaphs on property, even one grave rumored to be a witch! Then back over for a lights-on tour of Castle Dread, to get a close look at the heave detail and ingenuity of this great haunt.
Heading west we arrive at <a href="http://www.warehouse31.com">Warehouse 31</a>. Open for the first time in 2009, the attraction is owned by Red Mountain Entertainment. The large high capacity attraction has great sets and 8,000 feet of screams.
So the score is four Haunted Attractions and three Paranormal places in two days. The price for the tour includes meals, transportation, double occupancy accommodations and admission to the attractions. Pre-show Price is $195 for double occupancy and $235 Single occupancy.
Halloween Productions, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri known of their detail work on haunted houses especially on The Darkness has released a new DVD titled 'How To Detail Your Haunted House'. The DVD showcases how to detail graveyards, painting tips, aging, distressing, rust painting, gore, and general tips on how to detail a World Class haunted house. The DVD was officially released at the 2010 Transworld Haunted House and Halloween Attraction show... the DVD sold amazing reaching nearly 200 copies within the first few days of the show.
Halloween Productions states they will releases more DVD's along the same lines of detailing haunted houses, and another video on how to create scares.
Transworld 2010 Haunted House and Halloween Attraction tradeshow went off without a hitch in St. Louis Missouri. Several events from haunt tours, seminars, parties and much more was one incredible weekend for over 3000 haunt owners and operators. Buyers came from all over the World, amusement parks, to corn mazes to Halloween retail vendors lined the show floor from Thursday until the show ended on Sunday afternoon.
Vendors reported brisk sales. Many vendors worried haunt owners would spend less due to a very poor 2009 season, much to their surprise haunt owners poured into the show and bought more products in 2010 than 2009. Some of the highlights of the show included Shane Dabbs party which included costume contests, food, drink, and dancing. The show also got off to a great start thanks to HHA (Haunted House Association) who hosted speed seminars, where attendees could attend several seminars all in one day. The guests of the HHA speed seminars left with zillions of scary idea's to help their haunt business in 2010.
The seminars themselves produced by Transworld had the highest attendance rate in their history, packed rooms, standing room only for some seminars.
Several haunt tours had reported high attendance as well starting with the Columbia Haunt Tour, which took haunters on a bus ride to Columbia, Missouri to tour two haunts in the area. Hauntworld Magazine sponsored this event and handed out magazines to everyone who attended the tour. Hauntworld wants to thank our friends from the Columbia haunt tour.
The Darkness haunt tour ran three nights (Thursday through Saturday) and had a total attendance of over 1,000 guests. A lot of work was put into The Darkness haunted house and simply left the guest amazed at the special effects, detail and screams throughout the all new Darkness Haunted House.
Lastly the show floor itself was about the same size as 2009 but we saw all new vendors, new technology being offered, new animations, and several new companies such as Creature Corps who offered amazing costumes and masks. Scarefactory a Columbus, Ohio company has one of the biggest booths offering an array of animations and even a real hearse where monsters leaped from the roof.
Overall the show was a MAJOR success and Hauntworld Magazine issue 24 was available at the show itself. Hauntworld wants to thank all of its friends from the haunt community who visited our booth to say hello! We are looking forward to the 2011 show when the Halloween retail show will merge back together with the very popular Haunt Show.
Now there are some other cool shows to look forward to such as the Midwest Haunters Convention and Hauntcon in Orlando.
More News and Haunted House information coming soon!
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