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Haunted Houses During Christmas - Find Haunted Christmas Attractions
Sat, December 13, 2014
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As you know Hauntworld.com is the WORLDS biggest directory for all things SCARY - SPOOKY - CREEPY and HAUNTED!  Now many haunted houses are opening for Christmas tweaking their shows and adding a Christmas theme to their already scary attraction.  We are providing an article and story about haunted houses open during the Christmas season.  All of these attractions can be found on our haunted house directory.  Look at the state they are located then search that state for that haunt then visit their website.  Happy Christmas from Hauntworld.com

The doors are open, but will they come?  That’s the question haunted attraction operators are asking about the potential for guests during the upcoming holidays.  Christmas is an annual festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  It’s a time for family and friends to gather and exchange gifts and merriment, but is it a good time to scare the hell out of people?  That’s what at least 36 haunted attractions around the country are about to find out.
Kelly Collins, ScareAtorium Columbus has noticed for many years that movie theatres, bowling centers and family entertainment centers are packed with customers on Christmas day and the weekend afterwards.  College students come home, parents are off work and kids are out of school.  People are looking for entertainment.  Seven movies are scheduled for release this coming Christmas day, because studios know that people will be looking for entertain during the holidays.  So, why not haunted attractions?   

Kelly and his crew have decorated the ScareAtorium and created holiday characters with a special theme; Happy HorrorDays, an Xmas Nightmare.  Guests will be greeted by Scary Claws, Bad Santa, Krampus and a collection of Evil Elves.  We’ve spent several weeks adding festive decorations throughout both attractions; the Northland Asylum and RIP’s Funhouse in 3D.   New scripts have been written and costumes were purchased just for the weekend of December 26, 27 & 28.  Holding the event after Christmas means we aren’t competing with Christmas shopping or parties.
Now we’re hopeful for fair weather; last year we had average weather on Friday and the crowds were great, but on Saturday, a snow storm hit with 4 – 6 inches of snow and business was really slow.   We’re hosting a major promotion with a local radio station with the hopes we can encourage guests to visit with their family and friends during the long holiday weekend.

Listed below are the haunts currently promoting holiday attractions in the US.  Special thanks to Charles Bremer at Designing Fear for the list of haunts (listed below in no particular order):
  1. The ScareAtorium, Columbus, Oh, Happy HorrorDays, An Xmas Nightmare
  2. Fright Manor, Indianapolis, IN, Slay Bells
  3. Castle Blood, Monessen, PA, A Spooky Little Christmas
  4. Moxley Manor, Bedford, TX, NightScare Before Christmas
  5. Cutting Edge Haunted House, Fort Worth, TX, Nightscare Before Christmas
  6. Brighton Asylum, Passaic, NJ, Santa’s Slay
  7. Dark Hour Haunted House, Plano, TX, Wreck the Halls
  8. Misery Haunted House, Little Chute, WI, Fright Before Christmas
  9. Kim’s Krypt, Essex, MD, Kim’s Kryptmas
  10. St Albans Scream-A-Torium, St Albans, VA, The Fright Before Christmas
  11. Scream Acres Ct, Covington, KY, Holiday Horrors
  12. Lombard Haunted House, Lombard, IL, Frightmare Before AxeMas
  13. Factory of Fear, Moline, IL, Frightmare Before Christmas
  14. The Sanctuary, Oklahoma City, OK, Santa’s Slay House
  15. Death Yard Haunted Attractions, Nashville, TN, Horrific Haunted Holiday
  16. The Massacre Haunted House, Montgomery, IL, Christmas Nightmare
  17. District of the Dead, Buffalo, NY, Holiday Horror
  18. Fright Kingdom, Nashua, NH, The Fright Before Christmas
  19. Fallsburg Haunted House, Fallsburg, KY, Yuletide Horror
  20. Macabre Haunt, Antioch, IL, Nightmare After Christmas
  21. Haunted Calgary, Salem, MA, Christmas Nightmares
  22. Great Horror Campout, Sherman Oaks, CA, Great Horror Holiday
  23. Spooktrail, Quinton, AL, A Haunted Christmas Maze
  24. Final Fear, Hamburg, NY, Holiday Horror
  25. Frightmare Manor, Knoxville, TN, The Frightmare Before Christmas
  26. Hallowed Grounds Mill, Hildebran, NC, Merry Krampus
  27. The Asylum Haunted Attraction, Chetopa, KS, Silent Night
  28. Necromanor Haunted House, Bossier City, LA, Krampus Kristmas
  29. Haunted Barn, Charleston, WV, Wreck the Halls
  30. Nightmare at 3008, Fultondale, AL, Nightmare Before Christmas
  31. Psycho Path, Ellisville, MS, A Very Scary Christmas
  32. Fear Overload Screampark, Sacramento, CA, Santa’s Scream Fest
  33. Terror in the Trees, Chillicothe, OH, Dash for Cash
  34. Chamber of Horrors, Hauppauge, NY, A Very Scary Xmas
  35. The Morgue Haunted House, De Pere, WI, Christmas at the Morgue
  36. Scared City Haunted House, Jonesboro, AR, A Christmas Haunt
 
 
 
Transworld Releases New 2015 Tradeshow Video
Wed, December 10, 2014
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Check out the new and exciting video for the upcoming Halloween and Haunted House Tradeshow in St Louis March 19th thru the 22nd, 2015.  The show will feature over 100,000 square feet of animations, props, lighting, sound, fog, special fx to you name it including business to business vendors.  One of the biggest aspects of the show are all of the events that happen including haunted house tours at The Darkness, to City Musuem, seminars, to everything between.

If you miss this show you are just missing out.  Most of the buyers are now international as haunted houses have become the fastest growing amusement industry.  This show is NO LONGER just for haunted houses, its for the corn mazes, pumpkin patches, amusement parks, to anyone who runs and operates amusement facilities.

Learn more at www.haashow.com

 
 
 
IAAPA SHOW REVIEW
Thu, December 04, 2014
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2014 IAAPA SHOW REVIEW

The 2014 IAAPA Show was not much different than past years lots of cool stuff all around!!!  There was the best tour they've ever done taking IAAPA members to Universal to experience the new Harry Potter section at Universal.  I had the pleasure of checking out Universals NEW Harry Potter section and its without words amazing!  Universal is the best in the country at this point at developing rides based on films.  I think everyone at IAAPA would agree the highlight was the Universal Studios tour.

With that being said was it worth the trip for haunted house owners and operators?  The answer simply yes and no.  Is this show worth the investment for haunt vendors?  Again the answer is yes and a no.  Lets start with haunted house owners and operators... so you own a haunted house should you attend IAAPA?  The front line answer is simply YES YOU SHOULD!  Why?  Well there are a lot of great theming aspects to the show, tons of cool animations, rides, games and more all stuff you probably can't buy... hmmm then why?  Well IAAPA is a show now mostly made from companies with four booths or less meaning they are small business owners.  In other words those smaller companies sell all sorts of cool unique products and services many of which can help your company.  For the haunt owner looking to go over the top IAAPA is a great source for finding new idea's and companies to work with.  Now on the other hand I wouldn't say IAAPA is the show you should attend yearly.  In fact as someone who has been going to IAAPA for over 20 years straight its a show that really has hit the wall in some ways.  Basically what I'm saying is it always seems to basically the same show year after year.  In other words if you saw it this year it will probably be virtually the same for the next 2 or 3 years.  Many of the vendors build elaborate booths however bring that same booth exactly the same for several years in a row. So in short its worth attending every few years and yes it will really be an eye opener for your business.

Now should haunt vendors attend IAAPA?  Really hard to say... IAAPA isn't really a order writting show its more of a show where you find leads and if you follow up correctly could land some work down the road.  There are many buyers looking to buy products but the overwhelming number in attendance are planning projects.  Most every single haunt vendor who has attended IAAPA as a vendor never returned a second year that should say something right there.  But as I was explaining things change now with international business being so strong for Halloween IAAPA could be the perfect recipe for success.  On the flip side Transworld is now drawing in most of these same buyers so would buying a booth at IAAPA being double dipping?  Don't know... I talked to one haunt vendor who attended the IAAPA show this year for the first time.  Their exact response to me was people like the products, but we are not selling anything. 

IAAPA is without question the biggest amusement park show in the WORLD and haunted houses fall under that umbrella.  IAAPA Show is each November held in Orlando, Florida.  Learn more at www.IAAPA.org

Check out this awesome booth (hint hint our booth) at IAAPA.

 
 
 
Best Youtube Promo Video 2014 - Vote Now
Fri, November 14, 2014
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So who had the biggest YOUTUBE promotional videos of 2014?  Who had the best promo video?  We have three to nominate.  You tell us which YOUTUBE promotional video is the best for 2014.  First up is Hex House Watch their video below!



NEXT UP is 13th Gate
 



LAST UP is the Promo for probably the most disturbing haunt in America McKamey Manor in San Diego

 
 
 
Still time to Scream - Find Haunted Houses (LAST WEEKEND)
Sat, November 01, 2014
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Almost every single profesionall haunted house is November 1st, and then again on November 7th and 8th.  Use Hauntworld haunted house directory to find a haunted house near you!  This will be the last weekend for most haunted houses until some special promotion later in the year or until next Fall.  So find a haunted house TONIGHT and prepare to SCREAM!  Hauntworld has over 3000 screaming attractions listed.  Prepare yourself tonight ... watch the video below to see what it is like inside a haunted house screaming for your life!

Lines will be shorter which means more screams for you!

Happy Haunting.

 
 
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