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Cliff
03-29-2012, 01:25 PM
At Transworld in one of the seminars I think it was Rich that gave a very clever formula to know how many staff to hire (don’t ask me what it was its buried in my notes) any way how about one of you brilliant statisticians come up with a formula for ticket pricing. Actors x length of show - total yearly rent…… something like that …I know lots of variables........ is it doable??

HauntedPaws
03-29-2012, 02:00 PM
Depends on perceived value and what other revenue streams you have such as add-ons, merchandise, food etc.

Cliff
03-29-2012, 02:39 PM
"Perceived" there in lies my point.....it would be nice to take some of the "perceived" out of it and replace it with sold numbers.:-?

Greg Chrise
03-29-2012, 05:13 PM
There is some kind of formula I'm feeling.

How old the consulant is by a factor of how many cosultants there are relative to a quotient of how early on they formed some opinion in the first or second year of knowing anything, that turns out to be wrong by a factor of three but they stuck with it as the ultimate advice for 25 years rather than be proved wrong in any way and thought that advice converted to $2500 instead of here's a quarter, call someone who cares. SO the end catagory for $25 is What is Bullshit?

Then this equates to a larger conversion of who actually answers the phone anymore without specific caller ID information versus what they pay per mintute for cell phone coverage. Meanwhile this over the factor that everyone else is text messaging what a dummy the caller is, totally unware of that kind of communication style and faxing each other forms versus acually doing something.

It all works out in the end. After a massive carbon foot print. That equates to how many haunted houses use solar power and animal methane for power.

What are you trying to figure out?

terrormasue
03-29-2012, 08:49 PM
Well I can tell you this line does have a slope and a y intercept......

Sue

Allen H
03-29-2012, 09:16 PM
Ticket price =
$1/minute of travel through show. To a maximum of $25. That is my theory. make it a good value and people will appreciate it.

Cliff
03-30-2012, 07:21 AM
This is quickly becoming my favorite place to hang out:) :) [QUOTE=Greg Chrise;134020]There is some kind of formula I'm feeling.

How old the consulant is by a factor of how many cosultants there are relative to a quotient of how early on they formed some opinion in the first or second year of knowing anything]

Michael Inks
03-30-2012, 05:12 PM
Hey wait... I want to know the staff hiring formula... what's that one?

BrotherMysterio
03-31-2012, 05:22 PM
Hey wait... I want to know the staff hiring formula... what's that one?

Hire enough guys to get done what needs to get done? :confused:

:-D

MournfulManor
04-01-2012, 09:14 AM
Hey wait... I want to know the staff hiring formula... what's that one?

The formula Rich Hanf gave at his seminar "Want to see something REALLY scary, try getting started in the Haunt Business" was:

Square feet of your haunt / number of actors (he told us to count the number of actors who get more than 1 scare as two actors). If the number is less than 250, you're properly staffed.

Example: You have a 5,000 sq ft haunt. You have 30 actors, but 10 of them get more than 1 scare, so divide by 40.

5,000/40 = 125 which is less than 250, so in this case, you're golden.

BrotherMysterio
04-02-2012, 04:43 AM
The formula Rich Hanf gave at his seminar "Want to see something REALLY scary, try getting started in the Haunt Business" was:

Square feet of your haunt / number of actors (he told us to count the number of actors who get more than 1 scare as two actors). If the number is less than 250, you're properly staffed.

Example: You have a 5,000 sq ft haunt. You have 30 actors, but 10 of them get more than 1 scare, so divide by 40.

5,000/40 = 125 which is less than 250, so in this case, you're golden.

So, iow, it doesn't matter what the number is, but if you are less than a factor of 250, you're not being eaten alive by payroll?

Is he also basically saying we need an actor driven scare at least every 250sq'?

Allen H
04-02-2012, 07:16 AM
Yes, yes he is and I completely agree. good actors will make your haunts better.

MournfulManor
04-02-2012, 08:09 AM
Speaking of good actors, Allen, I wanted to thank you for your "Dynamic Haunted House Acting" DVD's. My partner and I have learned so much from them that it's changing some of the design of our haunt to get better scares and we will be using them for training sessions to help the quality of our actors as well. All in all, this one purchase will improve our attraction by 40% or so, so thank you!

Cliff
04-02-2012, 08:41 AM
I learned sssoo Much at TW this year!! every one is so great about sharing!!