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  • Another Big Halloween Event CANCELS - List of Cancelled Events

    First there was Terror Behind the Walls

    Now... Disney has cancelled their Micky Not So Scary Event

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...20/3220927001/

    I'm being dead serious when I say there will be more to come ... who's going to be next.

    Larry
    Larry Kirchner
    President
    www.HalloweenProductions.com
    www.BlacklightAttractions.com
    www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com
    www.HauntedHouseMagazine.com

  • #2
    Happy Juneteenth, ( sarcasm intended ) while not a haunted event, I know that the Theater Bizarre which is billed as the world's greatest masquerade on earth, announced that it had cancelled their 2020 event over a month ago. While this cancellation isn't a blow to the haunted house industry, it is indeed a big hit to Halloween.

    I believe that we will continue to see cancellations of all varieties that relate to or run in conjunction with the celebration of Halloween, in the months leading up to the season.

    Furthermore, I believe that our beloved holiday is going to go through drastic changes, and experience some large losses regardless of the precautions or measures that haunters take. I do hope and pray that I'm wrong.

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    • #3
      I’m now starting to think our chances of opening are sinking. I think we’re on the brink of the NBA saying can’t do it. Disney just cancelled their Halloween event and I’d bet most theme parks will be right behind them. This is an election year and all these people are lining up to act like they’re looking out for your safety. At this point honestly I think its 50/50 at best.

      Doesn’t matter if you’re in rural area’s what matters is what the federal government says, then your state government down to your local one.

      You have to worry about any one of the three doing something that impacts your season.

      On top of all that you have people running around the streets of cities burning stuff down, protesting, and worse.

      Something good needs to happen between now and August 1st but its looking like something bad is going to happen.

      This is 110% going to be the year when you consider NOT doing much marketing, reducing staff by maybe 50%, and doing your best to fly under the media radar. Even then if no one shows up it won’t matter.

      Look at Trump’s rally HALF FULL! My escape rooms are HALF of what it was before. Six Flags has less than HALF their customers.

      A poll shows more than 50% of people will NOT visit a theme park this year.

      Even if we do open we could be looking at 50% reduction therefore we have to consider 50% reduction in operational expenses and that won’t be easy!

      We have to start considering the real possibility of NOT OPENING in 2020! Hopefully something great happens between now and August!

      Larry
      Larry Kirchner
      President
      www.HalloweenProductions.com
      www.BlacklightAttractions.com
      www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com
      www.HauntedHouseMagazine.com

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      • #4
        FYI... with all that being said we're 90% positive we're NOT opening Lemp Haunted House in 2020.

        We'll focus on Creepyworld and Darkness and see what happens.
        Larry Kirchner
        President
        www.HalloweenProductions.com
        www.BlacklightAttractions.com
        www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com
        www.HauntedHouseMagazine.com

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        • #5
          Queen Mary Dark Harbor CANCELS - California (another event where you have to set up from scratch)
          Larry Kirchner
          President
          www.HalloweenProductions.com
          www.BlacklightAttractions.com
          www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com
          www.HauntedHouseMagazine.com

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          • #6
            https://www.facebook.com/DarkHorizonOrlando/ In Orlando CANCELS another event where you have to set up from scratch.
            Larry Kirchner
            President
            www.HalloweenProductions.com
            www.BlacklightAttractions.com
            www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com
            www.HauntedHouseMagazine.com

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            • #7
              Eastern State Penn - Closed (technically another event you have to set up from scratch)

              I bring this up because the events that have to spend a ton of money to set up are the ones cancelling RIGHT NOW! The haunts where you essentially turn on a switch are opening 110%
              Larry Kirchner
              President
              www.HalloweenProductions.com
              www.BlacklightAttractions.com
              www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com
              www.HauntedHouseMagazine.com

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