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N2SPOOKINU
01-01-2012, 08:15 PM
When we opened our haunt Fearfest in Columbia Mo. In 2003 we had no idea how well it would be received in our community. We were welcomed with open arms and our haunt has grown every year since.
After many expansions and improvements I felt there was still something missing. Thatís when I began searching for something different. Something more interactive that EVERYONE young or old could enjoy as a family that could be used any time of the year not just as a seasonal business.

In 2010 we created such an attraction and introduced our Zombie Safari Paintball Hayride at Fearfest. It was a huge success, perfect for what we were looking for. Fun for all ages and 100% interactive. If you are old enough to pull the trigger on a paintball gun you are old enough to play.
This attraction allowed us to get a younger customer base that normally wouldnít come to a haunt because they were to young. It imbedded in their mind that going to Fearfest is a fun and exciting experience soon to be a tradition during the Halloween season. When they grow older these young customers will become patrons of not just our Zombie Safari but also the haunts themselves.

Fast forward to 2012. Haunts across the country have shown interest in our Zombie Safari Paintball Attraction. We were going to open Fearfest for a bus tour again this year for Transworld to show off our attraction. The only drawback was the distance away from the Convention Center, almost 2 hours.

I received a call from Larry Kirchner asking if I would be interested in debuting our paintball attraction at Creepyworld. He was kind enough to offer his Tombstone Haunted Ghost town because it would be closer to the Convention Center. I thought it would be a great idea so we worked out the details.
For Transworld we have organized a haunt tour that will showcase our Zombie Safari Paintball Attraction at Creepyworld along with an opportunity to view one of the best most detailed trailer haunts in the country. To top off your evening of fun, The Lemp Caverns Haunted Attraction will be the final destination on the tour.
For your convenience we have hired motor coaches to make it easier for everyone to get back and forth from the Convention center to all the haunts on the tour for Friday night. We have done everything possible to make your tour of the haunts an enjoyable experience and we look forward to seeing you on the tour and at the show.
Greg Allen, Fearfest Haunted Attractions Columbia, Mo

N2SPOOKINU
01-01-2012, 08:27 PM
We will be offering our Zombie Safari Attractions for sale at our booth at Transworld. We have many different configurations and sizes of trailers to tailor to your haunt or cornmaze. Here is one of our custom designs we used and sold to a haunt.11331

Scary Harry
01-01-2012, 08:47 PM
You have my attention, sounds like an awesome idea. We will be there to check it out.

N2SPOOKINU
01-01-2012, 09:07 PM
This was one of our best trailer designs. It worked great and allowed us to load and unload our customers at the same time.
Its our super sized Zombie slayer 32'er.
This trailer can be custom made to shoot off of both sides or just one depending on your needs.
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MidnightEvil
01-02-2012, 11:32 AM
Ok Gerg

Stop twisting my arm I'll come to TW and the tour LOL

N2SPOOKINU
01-02-2012, 09:44 PM
Midnight,
I'm not twisting your arm LOL..... Just giving you the opportunity to have fun and shoot live zombies while enjoying the best haunt show at the same time. :)
See you at the show and the tour!!

Greg

N2SPOOKINU
01-02-2012, 09:57 PM
One thing we use our trailers for is parades and promotional things like that. Heres a pic of us in one of the many parades we entered last year.
We pull the trailer with our 1967 Cadillac hearse in the parades.1139011391

Tater
01-03-2012, 12:25 AM
Greg

Can you confirm or Deny that a special "celebrity" guest will be on one of the wagons giving the rules and bitching about things?

N2SPOOKINU
01-03-2012, 06:12 PM
Tater, if a certain "celebrity" guest would like to be our guest and guide at Creepyworld for our Zombie Attraction who am I to say no since she did such an awesome job at Fearfest last season?? lol Sure Tater tell the ole hag shes invited. hehe

Greg

drfrightner
01-04-2012, 04:30 AM
We are trying to update the website as we speak so you can start getting your tickets to this event... couple things I want to point out.

1) On the same exact night we'll have LEMP open with LIVE actors. You can attend both events... there will be a bus provided to take you from the convention center to Creepyworld for this event, those same buses will take you to LEMP then back to the convention center. So you can do both.

2) No one will be allowed to drive on their own to this event... you must take a bus and if you are going to Lemp as well the bus will drive you there. If you are only going to Lemp there is NO bus you simply drive over to Lemp.

3) I wanted to mention that our hayride will not be set back up like it is for the haunt season for several reasons... one I can't the county won't let me. However many of the sets and buildings, and stuff are still up and out and look really cool. But we won't have all of our normal props and there is this stretch at the end of the hayride which includes like a zillion detailed tombs and stuff and those are not getting put back out. However they are not needed because I think Gregg is bringing like a zillion actors and you will shoot at them so that is the point of the event.

4) The trailer haunt... it will not be up and running like you would experience in the haunt season itself. However that is NOT the point of the event... you will get to see how they are built, how they pass safety, blah, blah... there is an interior of this attraction and its mostly still up and running however all the props can't be put back out but the detail inside the trailers are pretty cool for a trailer haunted house. We are re-doing one of the trailer for this event, and will make sure all the trailers look like they would during October. The court yard all the buildings and mazes are up and out but we can't put the sound back out, latex stuff, blah, blah...

The main point of the trailer haunt is for you to see how its done we will have overhead lights on or something along those lines.

I think the BIG HIGHLIGHT of this event is Greg's trailers for the hayride... I have seen them in person! I must say very impressive!

Additionally I have to say Greg has some very dedicated actors who love the place so I'm sure they'll be out in full force shaking things up!

Larry

graystone
01-05-2012, 10:18 PM
We are trying to update the website as we speak so you can start getting your tickets to this event... couple things I want to point out.

1) On the same exact night we'll have LEMP open with LIVE actors. You can attend both events... there will be a bus provided to take you from the convention center to Creepyworld for this event, those same buses will take you to LEMP then back to the convention center. So you can do both.

2) No one will be allowed to drive on their own to this event... you must take a bus and if you are going to Lemp as well the bus will drive you there. If you are only going to Lemp there is NO bus you simply drive over to Lemp.

3) I wanted to mention that our hayride will not be set back up like it is for the haunt season for several reasons... one I can't the county won't let me. However many of the sets and buildings, and stuff are still up and out and look really cool. But we won't have all of our normal props and there is this stretch at the end of the hayride which includes like a zillion detailed tombs and stuff and those are not getting put back out. However they are not needed because I think Gregg is bringing like a zillion actors and you will shoot at them so that is the point of the event.

4) The trailer haunt... it will not be up and running like you would experience in the haunt season itself. However that is NOT the point of the event... you will get to see how they are built, how they pass safety, blah, blah... there is an interior of this attraction and its mostly still up and running however all the props can't be put back out but the detail inside the trailers are pretty cool for a trailer haunted house. We are re-doing one of the trailer for this event, and will make sure all the trailers look like they would during October. The court yard all the buildings and mazes are up and out but we can't put the sound back out, latex stuff, blah, blah...

The main point of the trailer haunt is for you to see how its done we will have overhead lights on or something along those lines.

I think the BIG HIGHLIGHT of this event is Greg's trailers for the hayride... I have seen them in person! I must say very impressive!

Additionally I have to say Greg has some very dedicated actors who love the place so I'm sure they'll be out in full force shaking things up!

Larry

Larry I have a but yet in some ways I will be driving so where do I fit into that? Shane and it's I do have a driver though! Shane

N2SPOOKINU
01-10-2012, 10:10 PM
Shane your more than welcome to use your own bus. We rented the coaches to accommodate anyone that might need transportation and make it convenient for all. For scheduling purposes we would prefer everyone ride the coaches but that is their option also.
Greg

N2SPOOKINU
01-10-2012, 10:34 PM
Zombie Safari Update..

We are customizing our trailers for Creepyworld and the TW show. Our Zombie Attraction in Columbia is in a much larger space than what we have to work with at Creepyworld. I love the design and facades at Creepyworlds Tombstone Haunted Ghost town but it is close quarters.
The zombies will be up close and personal. Lol We have had to totally redesign the trailers we will be using for this event. Because of the tight turns we will be using 16' trailers and shooting off of both sides of the trailers. Its going to be challenging and fun. It will show you that its not necessary to have a huge area to have a hayride paintball interactive attraction.
Come see how a truly interactive attraction can bring in more customers young and old to your location while having fun shooting zombies.

Greg

Thrills4U
01-13-2012, 03:42 AM
Greg , sorry I'm unable to attend this event & check out the paintball trailers , but we will be opening our Haunt that night to ready ourselves for the I-70 Haunttour . Maybe I can get a look at the show ! ;)

N2SPOOKINU
01-18-2012, 07:47 PM
I have had many people asking me questions about the Zombie Safari Paintball. Here are some of the details about what we use.....

Q. How big are the trailers and can they be custom made to fit our needs?
A. We can make trailers any size to meet your needs. Our most popular model is our 32' Zombie Slayer but the 16' Zombie eliminator is also popular.

Q. How many people can you fit on a trailer?
A. You can put up to 40 patrons on the 32' Slayer and up to 20 on the eliminator series.

Q. What type of guns do we use?
A. We use Tippmann 98 custom paintball guns. For our constant use and abuse these seem to be indestructible and very reliable.

Q. What kind of paintball do you use?
A. Our paintballs are custom designed and made specifically for our attraction and attractions purchased from us. They are not available to anyone else.

Q. What do your actors wear?
A. We have several options on barrier clothing designed and available for sale.

Q. Will you have a booth at TW?
A. Yes we will be at booth 341. Stop by say hello and check out what we have to offer. See you at the show!

This is a couple pics of our paintballs. One pic is in regular light and the other is under UV. When the balls break the lights on the trailers really show the UV reactive paint.

If I missed a question or forgot one just let me know. I will answer them as quickly as possible.

Greg Allen1173611737

N2SPOOKINU
01-18-2012, 10:34 PM
Just a reminder, discounted tickets are available NOW for the Zombie Safari Paintball Hayride haunt tour. Purchase them in January to save $$$$$$!
Go to www.thedarkness.com to buy your while the discount applies.

Greg

N2SPOOKINU
01-24-2012, 08:16 PM
Heres a video of an attraction we sold to Talladega Frights in Bakersfield California. Just a sample of what to expect on the Zombie Safari Tour during TW.
Buy your tickets early to get a big discount!
Greg
http://youtu.be/NJ90t_hMA34

drfrightner
01-25-2012, 02:20 AM
I have to admit that looks really cool its got me thinking about this myself... its just very cool.

I did want to say again, what you will see is NOT I repeat NOT our haunt as it would be shown in October. We can not get all that stuff out because of weather and permits. The trailer haunted house is sorta the same but sorta not, but the point of seeing the trailer haunt is for you to see how one is made! The hayride has a huge section removed because the county makes us do that, and we can not put it back, nor can we put all the props back out either county won't let us. They did however say it was cool to have this event.

I think the highlight is seeing how a trailer haunt is made and these super awesome hayride trailers. I think they could change how we run hayrides!


Larry

N2SPOOKINU
01-25-2012, 09:01 PM
Thanks for the kind words about our Zombie Safari Attraction Larry. I'll be at booth 341 Just look for Zombie Safari Paintball. We can get Tombstone ready to roll for 2012! lol
If I didnt believe in these trailers and what they can do to help haunts across the country improve their attendance, I would not be show casing them at Creepy World or getting a booth at TW.
Like Larry and I have mentioned, this is not our normal location. Our attraction is located in Columbia Missouri 2 hours west of St. Louis.
I was planning on having Fearfest open for TW this year but with the opportunity to show case our trailers closer to St. Louis I made the decision to just show Zombie Safari.
We are going to have several challenges ahead of us. One being the tight twists and turns of Creepy World.
We have totally remodeled 2 of our trailers to adjust for this location. I guess we wanted to prove to ourselves that these attractions can work on large tracts of land or small plots.
Come see for yourself how fun and exciting it can be to "double tap" a zombie!
www.thedarkness.com for your tickets.
Purchase today for discounts!

Greg
Fearfest

N2SPOOKINU
01-30-2012, 08:32 PM
Just an update... The trailers we will have at Creepyworld for the Zombie Safari Haunt tour are almost completed and ready to go. We have totally stripped them down and are completely modifying them for this tour.
We are excited to give you a chance to check out this attraction.
Tickets are on sale now at thedarkness.com
There are several ticket options available. You can still get discounted tickets until the end of Jan. Purchase today to save $$$$$

Greg

N2SPOOKINU
02-02-2012, 10:13 PM
News Announcement..........
For those GRANNY FANS out there, The ONLY place you will find GRANNY at TW this year will be the Zombie Safari Paintball Haunt Tour!
Thats right Granny is a fan of the Paintball games and she will be riding the trailers to keep you entertained er uh insulted... lol. Either way she's always fun to have around.
Purchase your tickets now to reserve your seat on the coaches and blast away at our live zombies in this interactive experience.

Go to wwwthedarkness.com to get your tickets now!

Greg
Fearfest

Tater
02-03-2012, 10:40 AM
Greg you must be nuts hiring that old bitch, dont you remember what happened last year. We must remind the people that GRANNY IS OFFENSIVE, she will use bad language, and insult everyone. Greg or Fearfest is not responsible for anything Granny says or does.

N2SPOOKINU
02-03-2012, 11:55 PM
LOL Granny you ole hag dont be mean to my guests or I'll throw you off the trailer and let the zombies get ya. lol:D

N2SPOOKINU
02-05-2012, 12:02 AM
We have a limited amount of seats available for the coaches. Purchase your tickets now to get the best available seating. The coaches are filling quickly!
Go to www.thedarkness.com to get yours TODAY!

Greg
Zombie Safari Paintball Hayride
Booth 341 at TW

N2SPOOKINU
02-15-2012, 08:37 PM
For those of you on the fence about the tour or trying to schedule your plans for Transworld. The coaches are filling up quickly!
If you plan on going to the City Museum party then get booked on the first bus out which will get you back in time to enjoy all the evenings activities.


Dont miss your chance to do a LIGHTS ON TOUR of one of the best trailer haunts in the country RAVENS MANOR and experience an all new INTERACTIVE CUSTOMER DRAWING attraction called ZOMBIE SAFARI PAINTBALL HAYRIDE where you shoot live ZOMBIES with paintballs mounted on trailers. THEN
if that wasnt enough, experience The Haunting of the Lemp for your final destination.
To experience all these haunts you must order your tickets soon!
We have rented all of their coaches and when they are sold out there will be no more available.
Go to www.thedarkness.com to purchase yours today!

Greg
Zombie Safari Paintball
Fearfest

N2SPOOKINU
02-18-2012, 11:28 PM
Just a reminder the buses are filling up quick! Dont delay Purchase yours today.
www.thedarkness.com to get tickets for Zombie Safari Paintball Hayride.
Come shoot some ZOMBIES!!

Greg

Tater
02-19-2012, 08:13 PM
And dont forget...one of those wagons is going to get graced by Granny....

N2SPOOKINU
02-21-2012, 05:52 PM
Oh thats right. I forgot to mention that.....
GRANNY'S COMIN TO CREEPYWORLD TO HARASS YOU HAUNTERS! LOL
Come give Granny some of her own medicine! lol
See you at the Zombie Safari Paintball Hayride tour!
Greg

drfrightner
02-21-2012, 11:43 PM
I wanted to mention again and its NOT to pour cold water on this but rather dont' want to hear all the complaints later... you are NOT going to SEE what our hayride looks like in season. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN... we can not get permits to do that. 50% of our hayride is packed up including about half the sets and scenes because the county makes us take them down.

Additionally we will not be able to build out a new trailer ... we actually started it by gutting a trailer but that is it. So we have one trailer fully gutted. That is actually good news if you ask me... why?

Because the whole purpose of seeing the trailer haunt is NOT to see how it will look during season, but rather how to build your own. So focus on that when you come do NOT focus on what it looks like because again most of the props for that are stored away, there will be NO lights, sound, fog, and missing over half the props.

Its not an up and running trailer haunt... the GEM here is that Rich Strelak will be on hand and he can answer your questions about how they are built. Additionally I think the REAL GEM PERIOD is seeing these hay wagons in action and shooting zombies. I can tell you I'm interested in the wagons myself.

I'm ONLY saying all of this because DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES come back later and start trashing the place saying it didn't have this and didn't have that... I ALREADY KNOW THAT AND WARNED YOU!

This event is to see how a trailer haunt is constructed and to see zombie paint ball wagons!

Creepyworld features 7 full blown haunted houses and they are NOT operational and there is nearly 30 tractor trailers filled with stuff out there, and it takes about 5 months to set up Creepyworld. We can NOT do this in the winter, and can NOT get a permit to do so...

So just remember you are paying for the bus ride to see how to build your own trailer haunt and see zombie paint ball hay wagons... anything and everything else is a BONUS!

Creepyworld will actually have 10 haunted attractions this year.

I wish I could open it but I can't. I was actually surprised that the powers that be allowed me to do this much!

Larry

N2SPOOKINU
02-24-2012, 11:22 PM
I am pretty sure most haunters understand when a haunt is shut down for the off season it gets dismantled to some degree.
While most haunters would like to go to haunts in full production to check them out, the majority of us go to check out the sets, props and the imagination of other haunters.
I understand being concerned that people might be disappointed but most haunters are excited just to get a chance to see creations from other haunters.
Larry, you have created some of the coolest haunts and effects I have had the privilege of experiencing. Your build crew is awesome and they create some amazing sets.
I think most haunters will understand Creepyworld is an outdoor seasonal business and has to be winterized yearly.
The opportunity to use your hayride attraction for our Zombie Paintball Hayride has challenged us to adapt our attraction to fit yours.
I believe our guests will look past the imperfections there might be on March 9th and instead appreciate the time and effort it took to pull this off in a place that was not designed for this use. I hope this will also show how versatile these trailers are and that they are not limited just to fields ect.
With that said, Lets LOCK AND LOAD, AND CHOOTEM IN THE HEAD!!!!!!!

Greg
Zombie Safari Paintball Hayride
Fearfest
Booth 341 TW

N2SPOOKINU
02-28-2012, 09:34 PM
Just an update.......
The coaches are filling up quickly. If you want a specific time you need to get your tickets soon. Theres a few left in each time slot but not many.
Reserve yours TODAY!

www.thedarkness.com

Greg
Zombie Safari Paintball

drfrightner
02-29-2012, 01:13 AM
Trust me when I tell you this event has limits all over it... the event only runs in the early part of the evening and is limited by buses. There isn't many tickets to this left at all... its not a money maker no one is making money just covering costs of doing it. Greg is throwing like 30 actors out there he's bringing them all in from Columbia and doing all this work to get it ready to go.

You can't buy another bus for say 5 more people... its limited so if you want a ticket you need to hurry. This event is basically sold out right now there is only a few tickets left.

Larry

N2SPOOKINU
03-04-2012, 12:38 AM
Just got back from Creepyworld. We delivered our Zombie trailers to the area then spent time seeing how much modification its gonna take to get Tombstone turned into a Zombie slaying paradise.
I think you will enjoy what we have to offer. Its gonna be a zombie/old west kinda shootout. lol
All of our tickets are sold out UNLESS you buy one of the combo ticket options. We warned you it was limited! You still have a chance to slay some zombies! Buy your COMBO tickets today at www.thedarkness.com

Greg
Zombie Safari Paintball Attractions
Booth 341