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HauntedDeadEnd
09-07-2011, 01:49 PM
I read a bunch of posts about the Good ol drop panel played out by being overused. We have it once in our haunt. I was wondering what are some ways to disguise the drop panel to not make guests think its going to drop?

damon wilde
09-07-2011, 01:54 PM
Picture frame obviously but I could be disguised as a sign. I have seen them slide sideways instead of drop too.

Wellinton
09-07-2011, 02:41 PM
Last year we had the cafeteria Daily specials on the drop panel and most folks had their face up really close to look at the pictures. Our drop panel makes a very loud steel to steel sound. I think you would jump even if you knew it was coming.
I have seen a drop panel with just a yellow arrow - "This way" on youtube.
That would fool me.

Twin Locusts
09-07-2011, 03:28 PM
Picture frame obviously but I could be disguised as a sign. I have seen them slide sideways instead of drop too.

Not to thread highjack but Damon that's the most well lighted yard haunt I've ever seen [clicked through to your sight], do you make your mini-spots? If not who's brand do you use? Love the back-lit signage!

Regarding the OP, I've always found haunts that use a lot of picture frames in hallways that aren't ever a drop panel have a natural diversion for a scare placed opposite the frames, because most people are looking for one of the frames to drop. The longer they go without a frame or picture dropping the more they [ I ] expect one to, which alone is a nice unsettling effect. Obviously this isn't present with a haunt virgin but aren't those pretty rare?

damon wilde
09-07-2011, 08:49 PM
Oh thanks! My mini spots are from scareproducts.com I use their 12v power supply and run them all to the box. I can run tons more on them if I expand.