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    Haunted Attraction Industry News for Nov 30th

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 8:06

    This month's Haunters Toolbox Masterclass looks at the top haunt industry trends of 2021; Krampusnacht is December 5th; The Bezerk Company presents "Hoof-Prints on History: A Krampus Tale"; Factory of Terror presents "A Creepy Christmas: Krampus' Revenge"; Nightmare Dungeon transforms into a 2-Story Christmas cabin for "Nightmare Christmas"; Time Out lists the 30 Best Halloween songs of all time; Spirit Halloween releases 4 new animatronics; All Hallows Geek shares their 2021 Holiday Gift Guide; Residents of Airmont, New York on the lookout for a deer whose head is stuck in a plastic Halloween pumpkin; Holiday Haunts Weekend Guide for December 3rd - 5th. Subscribe: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Everything Old is New Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 32:00

    In the wake of the holiday season, Disney is doubling down on the day guest and working to secure staffing. Also a new slate of Thea recipients and Peppa the Pig! Stories: NY State of emergency; Walt Disney Co. pauses vaccine mandates for employees; Walt Disney World Pauses Select Annual Pass Sales; TEA announces 28th annual slate of Thea Awards recipients; Peppa Pig Theme Park at LEGOLAND Florida Resort to open as Certified Autism Center; Innovative FOTO at Field Museum allows guests to capture memories unaided. Subscribe: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Thanksgiving Special: A Celebration of Robbi Lepre

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 90:23


    I just got home from the IAAPA expo in Orlando, and what I saw was an industry healing. And yet, as we pause this thanksgiving and look around the table, some seats sit empty. Most of us are missing loved ones this year, myself included. Last year, we dedicated our Thanksgiving special to Robbi Lepre, who had recently passed. Most haunts were unable to open at the time, and the vaccines weren't a thing yet. We've come a long way, but there's a still a journey ahead of us. But in re-listening to Robbi's episode, it's crazy how the sentiments from last year, apply today – maybe even more so. So today, I'm replaying last year's special – a celebration of Robbi Lepre. Listen and reflect on where we were, where we are, and where we're going. This special is presented in 4 parts. In Part 1 “Remembering Robbi: Lessons learned from a reluctant haunter” was written and performed by Scott Swenson. “Lepre'-isms” was written by Jeremy Pancoast and performed by Donald Kinsley. “The Future of Immersive Entertainment in The Post-Pandemic World” was written and performed by Ricky Brigante and Sarah Elger. In Part 2, The audio was taken from our 2018 event The Seasonal Attraction Leadership Symposium. Contributors for Part 3 are: Alex Crow, Chris Thomas, David Ruzicka, Dr William Ramsay, Martin Palicki, Todd Hougland, Samantha Grimaldi, Ray Kleim, Leonard Pickel, and Donald Kinsley. In Part 4, we heard from Cindy White, Kim Gromoll, Mike Wallace, Tom Geraghty, and Quan Gan. Subscribe: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork


    Post Mortem Report: Coffin Creek in Riverside CA

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 4:24

    Besides the food, Thanksgiving week is also a time for reflection. What worked, what didn't work, and what will you change for next season? This is the first of our Post-Mortem series with haunters discussing their 2021 seasons. Today we're hearing from Gary, owner of Coffin Creek in Riverside California. I caught Gary at the Rotten Apple Haunter's Night on November 6th and asked him to break down his season. Subscribe: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    IAAPA Expo 2021 In Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 31:10

    IAAPA Expos 2021 is over, and we're recapping some of the largest takeaways. Plus, a little update on Thanksgiving Travel Trends. Subscribe: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Haunted Attraction Industry News for Nov 23rd

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 7:38

    The House of Four Scythes Haunted Attraction raised $40,000 for the American Cancer Society this Halloween season; Home Haunter Dan Earls donated over 1,500 pounds of food to local food banks; Overall Costume & Accessory sales increased 4% this year; LA County avoided a post-Halloween COVID surge; The Krewe of Krampus drive-through parade returns for 2021 on December 4th; "A Christmas Nightmare" comes to The Dent Schoolhouse December 10th-11th; Season's Screamings tickets now on sale; A new dark ride is coming to Monterey Bay, California; The Recreational Fear Lab researches the benefits of scary play; the new horror film "Autumn Road" centers on a haunted attraction. Read more: https://mailchi.mp/hauntedattractionnetwork.com/haunt-industry-news-nov-22

    Haunted Attraction Industry News for Nov 16th

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 7:16

    This week's news: The Home Haunters Awards How is now accepting entries; Party City reports season revenue of $415.5 million; Spirit Halloween releases two new animatronics post-Halloween; Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group presents Cabaret Macabre Christmas; Brimstone Haunt to open for the holiday season with A Scary Little Christmas; An interview with the creator of Home Depot's 12' skeleton; Wisconsin school holds Halloween costume drive; Catapult your leftover pumpkins with the Discovery Center Museum; Disney releases the first picture of the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus 2.

    Celebrate the Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 32:27

    With Halloween coming to an end, it's time to recognize your cast and celebrate the transition over to Christmas. Staffing will continue to play a major role as international travel resumes. Stories Covered: Orlando Welcomes the Brits Back; Tokyo Disney Posts loss for 2021; Shanghai Disney Reopens after testing guests; Cedar Point Q3 earnings report is positive; the US added 531,000 jobs in October; IAAPA Announces 2021 Brass Ring Winners.

    Haunted Attraction Industry News for Nov 10th

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 11:31

    Haunt Industry News: IAAPA Brass Ring Awards Honor Oogie Boogie Bash; Fire at Fright Acres Haunted House; Coaster Nation Releases Top 31 Haunts List; HauntPay Releases 2021 Haunt Industry Report; Into The Black Haunt for Sale; Boneyard Effects, Inc. Host Garage Sale; The Scare Factor 2021 Monster Bash: Apocalyse Post-Season Party; Netflix Creates "Stranger Things" Pop-Up Shopping Experiences in NY & LA; Good Morning America Highlights U.S. Haunts; AZ Haunt Map launched; Zillow Creates an Interactive Virtual Haunted House; Ways To Reuse Your Halloween Leftovers; Popular Science Delves into The Science Behind Jump Scares; CNN Chronicles the History of Halloween Food Traditions; A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Evolution of General Mills Cereal' Count Chocula and Franken Berry. Read more: https://mailchi.mp/hauntedattractionnetwork.com/haunt-industry-news-nov-8

    At Nosferatu, A New Immersive Horror Experience in Orlando

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 14:58

    While many haunts are now closed for the 2021 season, quite a few have extended into November. And not just haunts, several immersive horror experiences have extended as well. Today we're going on-location to learn about the new original immersive horror production in Orlando – Nosferatu by Renaissance Theatre Company in Orlando (https://rentheatre.com/shows/nosferatu). Support for this episode comes from Gantom Lighting and Controls (https://www.gantom.com/demo).

    2021 Halloween Special: Sounds of Halloween

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 110:24

    Welcome foolish mortals to our Halloween Special! For this year's special, I'm playing you sounds of Halloween from all over the country. This is more like a Halloween mix tape featuring recordings from shows and walkthroughs. So hit play, sit back, and let the screams roll. If you want to skip around, here's a list of everything included (the timecodes are in parentheses): Gore-ing 20s (00:01:46); Magic and Mirth at the Birdcage Theatre (00:09:00); Wicked Drums (00:10:16); Passport to Fear with Horrorbuzz (00:19:18); Castle Dark Opening Ceremony (00:21:43); Oogie Boogie Bash (00:24:04); Cadaver Dans during Boo Bash (00:25:51); Los Angeles Haunted Hayride (00:30:55); All Saints Lunatic Asylum (00:39:45); Dark Harvest (00:46:57); Sir Henry's Haunted Trail (01:01:29); County Line Fright (01:08:31); The Clown Academy (01:14:34); Beware the Dark Realm (01:28:34); 31 Nights of Hauntoween (01:33:02); Ghoul School at Gaylord Palms (01:35:06); Creatures of the Night at Zoo Tampa (01:41:01). Today's Halloween special was produced and recorded by Philip Hernandez. Postproduction by David swope. Our team includes Emily Louise Rua, David Swope, Meghan Spells, Gavin Burns, Maximus Bryant, and Darryl Plunkie. Thank you to The Scare Factor for sending in trip reports all season and to our partner stations – A Scott in the Dark, Scare Track, and Hauntopic Radio. Remember we'll be back next week with our regular content.

    Reflecting on Halloween 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 33:08

    We're reflecting on the Halloween experiences we've worked on or attended this year. Mentioned: Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa, Ghoul School at Gaylord Palms, Hauntoween, Leogoland, Franklin Frights, Six Flags Fright Fest, Castle Park's Castle Dark, Luna Park Sydney, Universal, Knott's Scary Farm, Seaworld Orlando and San Deigo, LA Haunted Hayride, The Vault of Souls, Nosferatu, Clown Academy, Winchester Mystery House, House of Spirits, and Terror Vault

    Haunted Mini Golf at Speedzone Los Angeles

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 8:35

    The Haunted Mini Golf experience at Speed Zone Los Angeles has been making waves for being quite the experience. With décor, multiple storylines of differing intensity, and scare actors – it's well beyond the average overlay. Emily went on-location and spoke with creative director Joseph Ancheta to learn more. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Home Haunting in Santa Clarita CA

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 8:57

    First you start with a porch display and before you know it, you're looking for a commercial venue. A passion for home haunting is an origin story we've heard a lot this year. So today, I'm taking you along to hear from two of my neighbors – Coffinwood Cemetery and Sombras Cemetery. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Halloween Never Dies: 2020 Halloween Special (Replay)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 93:48

    Here's a replay of last year's Halloween Special. Today's Halloween Special is presented in two acts, with an intermission. Act 1 is the audio version of Seasonal Entertainment Source Magazine's Halloween Special- Issue 28. Intermission is music from Chris Thomas and Whispers of a Witch's Halloween Special. Act 2 is a collection of short stories from haunters about why they love Halloween. Act 1 contains: “Remembering Halloween” by Scott Swenson, “GROWIN' UP WEIRD” by Lindsey Gwen Robbins, “HALLOWEEN IS SACRED” by David D. Jones, HOWLING FOR HALLOWEEN by Ted Dougherty, EPIC Entertainment by Steve Sheldon and Charity Hill, SURVIVING 2020 by Cody Bailey, HOME HAUNTERS by Brian Foreman, PRANKSTER TO PLAYING GANGSTER – 1930s HALLOWEEN By Hayley Gross, MAKING A GRAVEYARD by Chris and Jeff Davis, JUMP, RUN, SCREAM: THERE WILL ALWAYS BE HALLOWEEN by Matt Schanandore, ATTRACTION MEMORIES by Alan Ostrander, A HAUNT TOUR REMINISCENCE by Nick and Beverly Pappas, HALLOWEEN IS NOT DEAD by Teresa Ryan, TRANSFORMATION by Alisa Kleckner, IT STARTED WITH A “YES” by Darryl Plunkie, WAIT, YOU CAN SEE ME!? by Tyler and Nora Proffet. Narration for Act 1 by: Donald Kinsley, Jennifer Ann Scott, David D. Jones, DW McCann, Halley Maree McClure, Aaron Rivera, Alan Mckinney, Jeff Davis, Matt Schanandore, and Teresa Ryan. Act 2 Contributors Include: Michael Fernandez from 1870 Haunt Manor, Spencer Terry From Fear Factory Salt Lake City, Ernie from The Grey Phantom, Bill Galvin from Hull House, Jon from the Real Ghostbusters, Max Bryant from the Ohio Haunters Association, A Petrified Forest, Zach Glaros from Sir Henry's Haunted Trail, and Creatures of the Night at Zoo Tampa. This episode was produced by Philip Hernandez and sponsored by Gantom Lighting and Controls. Post Producton and Mixing by David Swope.

    Fear Farm 2021 in Phelan California

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 14:28

    Over the past 17 years, Fear Farm in Phelan has grown from a porch display into a multi-attraction ticketed event. While it's still in a residential area, clearly the team has plans to expand. Coming up, we're going on location to learn about the design choices behind the major attraction Sundown Manor. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Awake in the Dark

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 50:03

    Dark Stories read by the author, Scott Swenson. From the book jacket: “This is a collection of poetry and prose written between 2015 and 2019. These pieces were inspired by nightmares, late night walks with the dog, jumprope rhymes, horror comics and several glasses of wine after midnight. I was able to revisit a character created in a previous book, explore the minds of a few psychopaths and even sneak in a bit of hidden political commentary. These stories and poems run the gamut from sarcastic to caustic. The artwork is a series of acrylic paintings I did specifically for the book. The cover art was created in color and the five illustrations within the book were all painted in black and white. I am very excited that I am finally able to get these pieces out of my head and into your hands…enjoy.” Explore the book: http://scottswenson.com/books

    Haunted Little Tokyo 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 20:35

    Now celebrating their 5th year, Haunted Little Tokyo brings a month of programming to the iconic little Tokyo in Los Angeles. Everything culminates with the annual block party, happening this Saturday night. Read more: https://hauntedattractionnetwork.com/haunted-little-tokyo-family-friendly/

    Hauntopic Radio Halloween Special: Crawford School of Terror, Midnight Syndicate, Terror Isle

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 93:23

    We dive into Halloween with The Crawford School of Terror teaching you lessons in fear, Midnight Syndicate drops some new tracks, and Terror Isle stops in to share his experience as a brand new haunted attraction.

    Walsall Scare Maze - Bunker 41 / On-location Review Episode 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 17:43

    ScareTrack visited the award winning Walsall Scare Maze for their latest attraction, Bunker 41. This attraction has it all, amazing sets, lighting, actors, show scenes and even more. Spoilers!!! It may just be our favorite ever scare attraction. Follow Walsall Scare Maze Insta: @scaremaze Twitter: @WalsalScareMaze Facebook: Walsall ScareMaze #gifted ...................................................................................................................... VISIT THE WALSALL SCARE MAZE WEBSITE HERE: https://walsallscaremaze.co.uk/

    13th Floor Haunted House Jacksonville

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 13:13

    We're on-location at 13th Floor Haunted House in Jacksonville with general manager Logan to see how Hell Week is going. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Halloween at Luna Park Sydney 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 22:59

    What's Halloween like in Australia? In this episode we hear from Luna Park Sydney and discuss their 9th annual Halloscream.

    Haunted Attraction Industry News for Oct 26th

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 12:29

    Stories: Halloween on Ambush Lane expands; The Boston Globe reports on haunt labor shortages; The New York Times looks at how haunts hope to rebound in 2021; Six Flags St. Louis hosted Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings; Zombie Captain America makes an appearance at Disney California Adventure's Oogie Boogie Bash; Fright Trail's TikTok videos go viral; UVA Wise College's Haunting Houses course teaches students to create & operate their own haunt with Forbidden Fairgrounds; Home haunter Alan Perkins creates a massive skeleton display; Take a self-guided SPOOKtactular tour through Nibley, Utah; Mars Wrigley brings Halloween cheer to Newark, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Toronto; Pumpkin shortages affect the U.S.; Dole recommends pineapples as a pumpkin alternative; Win a $250 Home Depot gift card with Mr. Handyman's 4th annual Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest; Smithsonian Magazine details the history of jack-o-lanterns. Read the stories: https://mailchi.mp/hauntedattractionnetwork.com/haunt-industry-news-oct-25

    A drive down The Haunted Road in Orlando

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 5:36

    The Haunted Road premiered last year as a safe activity alternative, but the team decided to bring it back this year. While guests still drive their personal cars through the experience, it's shifted from fantastical to paranormal. The Haunted Road is open select nights through November 6th (https://www.thehauntedroad.com/). Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    On-Location: Pennsylvania, Indiana, and South Carolina

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 17:17

    Welcome to Hell Week! Today we're joining teams from The Scare Factor to check-in at 5 different haunted houses: Castle Blood in Monessen Pennsylvania, Literally A Haunted House at The Culbertson Mansion in New Albany Indiana, Fright Farm in Smithfield Pennsylvania, Sweet Dream Scare house in Easley South Carolina, and Crawford School of Terror in Pennsylvania. These trip reports are courtesy of The Scare Factor (thescarefactor.com), the most complete directory of haunted houses and reviews. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Museums go to OnlyFans & Halloween Takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 32:12

    Stories: Insurance hikes threaten show rides and amusement parks, Vienna museums take to OnlyFans to share uncensored art, InPark Tracks is now available from InPark Magazine, Storyland Studios to create luxury tattoo experience for Fine Ink Studios, The labor shortage is spooking a new victim: haunted houses. Takeaways from The Vault of Souls, The Clown Academy, and Sir Henry's Haunted Trail. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Haunt Hack: Staying Healthy Through Halloween

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 11:23

    Today's haunt hack is all about staying healthy, so you make it through the end of the Halloween Season. Haunt Acting is tough work, and these tips will help keep you in top scaring shape so you can stick it out at your haunted attraction. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    The Vault of Souls in Tampa Reemerges from the Darkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 14:13

    After several years on Hiatus, The Vault of Souls reemerges in Tampa with 5 nights of elegant fear (http://elegantfear.com/). We went to the preview and we're bringing you along. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    On Location: 5 Haunted Attraction Check-Ins

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 20:32

    Today we're checking in at 5 different haunted houses: Stillwell Manor Haunted House in Anderson Indiana; Fortress of Fear in Alliance Ohio; Reinke Brothers in Littleton Colorado; Maniacs In the Woods in Warren Ohio; The Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati Ohio. These trip reports are courtesy of The Scare Factor (thescarefactor.com), the most complete directory of haunted houses and reviews. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Haunted Attraction Industry News for Oct 20th

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 9:02

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    Haunt Hacks: Choosing Masks, DMX Detangled, and Spotify Ads

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 15:26

    3 more haunt hacks! First, Scott Swenson the The Great Mask Debate of how to choose masks for your character and attraction. Then, Julia from Gantom is here to demystify DMX controls. Finally, Tim from Scary Good Marketing on how to use Spotify ads for your haunt (https://scarygoodmarketing.com/haunter). Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    On Location: 3 Haunted Attraction Check-Ins

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 10:44

    Today we're checking in at 3 different haunted houses: USS Nightmare in Newport Kentucky, Haunted Winery at Regal Vineyards in Madison Ohio and Terror Field in Clyde New York. These trip reports are courtesy of The Scare Factor (thescarefactor.com), the most complete directory of haunted houses and reviews. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Crafting Sophisticated Fear

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 31:52

    We're looking at trends for the upcoming holiday season and then discussing crafting Sophisticated Fear Experiences.

    Fear in 3D: The Experiment Haunted Attraction in Chino Hills

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 6:28

    Fear in 3D opened last year to help provide a safe activity for the shops in Chino Hills. But once you haunt, you don't tend to stop. For 2021, the team has completely renovated the maze to make YOU the experiment. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Tunnel of Terror in Orange County

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 6:37

    Every weekend in October, Big Wave Car Wash in Anaheim transforms into Tunnel of Terror. Coming up, we'll hear about the genesis and challenges of this haunted car wash. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Terror Vault: The Immortal Reckoning at the San Francisco Mint

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 23:02

    Described as a site-specific narrative haunted attraction, Terror Vault at the San Francisco Mint premiered in 2018 (https://www.intothedarksf.com/). For 2021 the team wrote an entirely new storyline and added an immersive bar experience, the Fang Bang. This year's “The Immortal Reckoning” theme takes guests on a tour of occult artifacts that goes terribly wrong. Coming up on this show, what you can expect from The Immortal Reckoning and the road the team took to get here. Featuring Joshua Grannell one of the Producers of terror vault, also known as Peaches Christ. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Haunted Attraction Industry News for Oct 13th

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 14:13

    This week's News: West Coast Haunters Convention is now the West Coast Halloween Conference; DNA VR challenges visitors to Survive the Night for a Halloween event; The Children's Museum of Indianapolis' will host their 57th annual haunted house, the Frightful Frontier; Haunted Ghost Town has cancelled their 2021 haunt season due to lack of staffing; the 5th Annual Haunted Little Tokyo Returns to Downtown Los Angeles; Mountain Ridge Adventure presents their 5th annual Zombie Zips Halloween event; East West Players & Rogue Artists Ensemble present the Kaidan Project: Alone app & launch party immersive haunt; Sea Life Orlando Aquarium hosts Spooky Seas Event; Nextdoor launched their annual interactive Treat Map; Map Out Home Haunts in the Evansville, Indiana area; The St. Louis Holiday Light Hopping Guide for 2021 offers new pre-made routes; CIT Bank's Halloween Survey shows increased Halloween participation and spending for 2021; Lowe's plans to host Hal-LOWE-een Trick-or-Treat Tryouts nationwide on October21st; Ring offers seasonal doorbell chimes for Halloween; American Academy of Ortheopaedic Surgeons releases safety tips for Halloween; Halloween Peeps return for 2021; Boo Batter Ice Cream returns to Cold Stone Creamery; Freeform & Carvel partner for limited-edition Hocus Pocus-themed milkshakes. Also, RIP Ullr. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    On Location: American Horrorplex & Frightmare Farms

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 16:24

    We're joining the scare factor for check-ins at two haunts! First, Tyler meets with Travis at the American Horrorplex in Louisville Kentucky. Then, Bryan with The Scare Factor's Team Skelegore interviews Nicole at Frightmare Farms in Palermo NY. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Haunt Hacks: Audio Design, Dynamic Lighting, and QR Code Marketing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 15:45

    The Hacks are back! First, Scott Swenson on Affordable Audio Design for your haunt. Next, Julia from Gantom discusses why bright areas in your haunt can be just as unsettling as dark areas. Finally, Tim from Scary Good Marketing discusses QR Code Marketing. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    A Scott in the Dark: Episode 60 - Phearful Phun in Philly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 28:11

    During a recent trip to Philadelphia, Scott got to experience 3 very different experiences which just might appeal to the listeners of A Scott in the Dark.

    USJ partners with The Pokemon Company

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 31:26

    This week: A PSA for EIDL extensions, USJ and The Pokemon Company announce partnership, Six Flags Magic Mountain works with Clear, Prices for Lighting Lane Released, plus a roundup of new openings.

    Blind Scream Reopens in Santa Rosa CA

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 13:26

    Blind Scream opened to the public last night for the first time in a couple of years. But, the entire time they had to be closed to the public, the team was building the maze and expanding the story. Coming up, now that Blind Scream is finally reopened – what can you expect? This episode was recorded on-site on October 8th 2021 and features Drew Dominguez and Judy Walker. Ticket info (https://www.blindscream.com/). Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    The Clown Academy Haunted Attraction in Los Angeles, CA

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 9:03

    Billed as “an immersive task-based horror experience,” The Clown Academy is Intruder Escape's 2021 experience (theclownacademy.com). The hybrid maze brings guests to an abandoned school where clowns have taken over to carry on the tradition of clowning. Guests progress through to graduation by completing various tasks. Co-Owners Chase Fritz and Cameron Cooper join to discuss the development of this years' experience. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    County Line Fright 2021 in Yucaipa, CA

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 12:56

    County Line Fright is a professional independent haunted attraction in Yucaipa California, specializing in custom-built effects (https://countylinefright.com/). This year's theme “the evil within” asks guests to help the police track a serial killer. “You're hunting the missing people, but while being hunted,” one guest explained. Today, we'll go on location to find out more about what the experience is like. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    ZooTampa at Lowry Park's Creatures of the Night 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 20:45

    ZooTampa's Halloween event is very outside of the norm of other zoo's. It's a full experience with characters, shows, mazes, food, and a thematic storyline all tied back to the zoo. And this year, the event is expanding. Coming up on today's show, Alex Crow the director of entertainment productions at ZooTampa takes us on a deep dive into Creatures of the Night. Stay with us. Event Info (https://zootampa.org/creatures-of-the-night/). Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Industry News and Building Local Partnerships

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 17:06

    Our weekly roundup of news from around the industry. Plus – we'll hear from a business on how they're partnering with a nearby haunt. On episode 532, we heard from Scream N Stream – a drive-through haunt at the Oviedo Mall. In that episode, Patrick mentions the partnerships he's building at the mall to fill out the spooky offerings for guests coming. Now – you're going to hear from one of those partners. Caliope Street (https://www.calliopestreet.com/) is a privately owned small business in the Oviedo Mall and they've added some Halloween-themed activities to coincide with Scream N Stream. The owners are passionate about creating and those are the type of people you need to partner with. Read the news: https://mailchi.mp/hauntedattractionnetwork.com/haunt-news-oct-5

    Guest Safety Concerns Continue at Theme Park Halloween Events

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 33:07

    Crowds continue to swell at mega fall events, leading to more accidents. We dive into the incident report from Glenwood Caverns and the fighting at Six Flags properties, then discuss how attractions are responding. Plus, are unvaccinated people more likely to visit theme parks?

    DeadWater State Penitentiary Haunted House in Lake Elsinore California

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 10:58

    It's been a crazy few years for Blake Bushong and his team. After steadily growing their home haunt over years, the team was ready to open in a commercial location for the first time 2020. That didn't work out as planned, but now their haunt is open and ready to scare. DeadWater State Penitentiary (https://hallowseveinc.com/tickets) is now open weekends through Halloween at Launch Pointe in Lake Elsinore, CA. Coming up, owner Blake Bushong on what to expect this year. Support from this episode comes from Gantom (https://www.gantom.com/demo). Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    On-Location: Hundred Acres Manor & Madworld

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 6:12

    We're visiting Hundred Acres Manor in Bethel Park Pennsylvania and Madworld in South Carolina with The Scare Factor. Team Houdini (Scott Gibellino) chats with Spencer at Hundred Acres Manor (https://www.hundredacresmanor.com/) about how demand is going so far. Meanwhile, Team Jefferson starship is at Madworld (https://madworldattractions.com/) getting feedback from guests on the event. Find a haunt near you at The Scare Factor (https://www.thescarefactor.com/). Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Temecula Terror's Premier

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 10:31

    Coming up, Temecula Terror is the Inland Empire's newest haunted attraction. Today is their opening day, but I went out to preview the experience and I'm sharing it with you! This Indie-Style Haunt invites thrill-seekers to visit the Inland Empire's first-ever sinister Halloween harvest carnival starting Friday, October 1, through Halloween weekend, for 19 nights of spooky fun. Hiding in the shadowing hills of the Temecula Valley Wine Country at Galway Downs, Temecula Terror is a haunted event for all ages offering 3 terrifying mazes, a clown scare zone, food vendors, a spooky pumpkin patch, photo ops, a carnival ride, bars, and more (https://www.temeculaterror.com/). Support from this episode comes from Gantom (https://www.gantom.com/demo). Follow Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

    Sir Henry's Haunted Trail Celebrates 8th Season with Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 10:59

    Sir Henry's Haunted Trail in Plant City Florida is celebrating their 8th season by releasing a full-length novel, written in collaboration with two local writers (Amanda Rosenblatt & Brad Acevedo). Owner Zach Glaros explains more about the novel and how his trail expanded for 2021. Sir Henry's Haunted Trail is open select nights October 1- November 6th 2021. “Sir Henry's Haunted Tales: Dark anthology based on the universe of Sir Henry's Haunted Trail” is available on Amazon (https://amzn.to/3D1NLtH). Tickets are now available for Sir Henry's Haunted Trail (https://www.sirhenryshauntedtrail.com/). Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

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