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drfrightner
02-13-2009, 02:59 PM
Okay here is where we are at. There are exactly 21 tickets left out of 350 sold. Once these are gone they are gone! So if you want to go you better buy them this weekend.

Here is the dinner menu...

Creole Encrusted Chicked Breast
BBQ Beef Brisket
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Soulards House Salad (best in the world)
Italian Bread and Butter
Plus Drinks

Food is being provided by www.Soulards.com (http://www.Soulards.com)

This is an awesome place to eat at when you are in town trust me! They are one block from The Darkness.


People will go into th haunted house in groups of 50. When you show up you get in line. The first 50 in line get a different color wristband from the next 50 and so on and so forth. The first 50 in the door are the first 50 to get into the buffet line, then the next color and so on and so forth.

The last 50 in line will go into the haunted house first. When those 50 come out of the haunted house the first to go in and or the first to hit the food will be the second group called.

DO NOT DELAY when your group is called to the buffet line, because you will be the first called to enter the haunt.

This process will go on until every color group is called. People are free to hang out and mingle in party area until their color is called and or until the event is over.

We will be offering a demo on a stage while people eat. I will speak to the crowd prior to putting anyone into the haunt and let know all the details about everything. From there you are on your own to walk through the attraction.

The show lights will be ON with NO fog. Overhead lights will be off.

Cameras will work fine with NO FOG!

People do not need to be pushed through if you so choose you can stop and let someone pass you by because you want to look at something longer. Go at your own pace.

DO NOT crawl under something, do not move something, or touch anything just look and take photos if you so choose. For example do not climb under the moving swamp shack it could kill you... I know someone might want to look underneath to see how it works but do NOT do this you could get hurt.

Stay on the path of the haunt do not try to again go around the back of say the swamp house you can get hurt, or jump into the graveyard to see how something works, stay on the path!!!!!!

Feel free to enter the scareboxes, the actors room doors will be open you'll pass right by them so feel free to look around inside. Just do NOT try go back behind or underneath something that isn't on the path of the haunt itself. The swamp house for example is nearly pressed up against the wall if you tried to go behind it you could get stuck, its not meant to be walked around so just walk through it like you are suppose to. I will try and station Kip Polley or someone from HPI at the swamp house to explain how it works.

We don't want anyone getting hurt, or breaking anything.

Again walk through at your own pace no rush!

Any questions please tell me!

Thanks
Larry

drfrightner
02-13-2009, 03:00 PM
More notes.

Your tickets to come back on Satuday do not tell you a time to show up. You can show up anytime after 8pm. I know someone is going to ask that... LOL

Larry

drfrightner
02-13-2009, 03:03 PM
Another note...someone will be filming the event for a movie he's making about the haunted house industry. So don't be surprised if you see someone walking around with big cameras. We also might hire a photographer to snap up pics as well. So be aware they could be used in future hauntworld magazines. Larry

mindtumor
02-13-2009, 03:04 PM
More notes.

Your tickets to come back on Satuday do not tell you a time to show up. You can show up anytime after 8pm. I know someone is going to ask that... LOL

Larry

I was wondering that exact thing.

Nightgore
02-13-2009, 03:18 PM
So... what if I want to check out the actor areas, your "scare boxes", and all the BEHIND the scenes stuff... I thought that's the whole point of a LIGHTS ON behind the scenes tour? I was going to take my time with the camera on Saturday as it is... seems like both tours are the same just one is with actors?

Just wondering! -Tyler

drfrightner
02-13-2009, 04:20 PM
Tyler,

Yes you can look in those areas but say for example the graveyard has rails do NOT jump over them. The swamp house do NOT crawl under them. Do NOT take something apart to see how it works. Trust me I have to say these things for your own safety as well as to inform those who will try and someone will. A few years ago someone got stuck under Scarefactory tunnel because they crawled in there to take pics of how it worked. A few years ago I caught some guys taking apart our control boxes for animations so they could take pics at a TW show.

People will try that stuff.

Anyway there are NO CAMERAS on Saturday! Do not bring them in the haunt. Cameras are only allowed on Thursday.

The difference between Saturday and Thursday are clear... you get to walk through at your own pace take pics no fog see everything in detail. On Saturday its just like if you went to a haunted house on a busy Saturday night. There won't be any stop its just go through like a normal customer. Saturday's show will also have FOG so no photos will show up anyway. Cameras do not work in the fog.

Thursday there will be NO FOG! And yes you can see our actors area you can stop and go in is in the middle of the haunted house... you'll see it.

What I mean is DO NOT GO off the track like over a graveyard fence, under our swamp house, blah, blah.

I hope that explains for you Tyler.

Larry

Nightgore
02-13-2009, 04:23 PM
Thanks for clearing it up Larry... I'm gonna capture your entire place with the camera! hahahaha. .-Tyler

drfrightner
02-13-2009, 04:34 PM
Greg and everyone else ... yeah no problem you didn't read the follow up post with added clarity to the original post.

Yes you can see our actors room and you can walk in there and check it out, yes you can look into our scareboxes and all of that.... I said take your time and look at EVERYTHING!

What I meant was DO NOT CLIMB underneath anything or jump over rails and walk around inside the graveyard or say jump down off the bridge to look behind a gorilla. If there are rails like on a bridge don't jump into the scene you could break something or get hurt. Do not climb up and under the swamp house you can get crushed!

Blah, blah... and to answer Nuts non-stop questions yes it is necessary to say this because people have done it in the past at other haunts or at Transworld. You can get hurt or break something. Just stay on the path the doors to the actors room will be OPEN! Walk in!

Jump inside a scare box that has curtains but don't climb over rails and slide under bridge rails stuff like that.

Again I hope this answers the question.

Larry

hauntedhousenut
02-13-2009, 04:38 PM
Greg and everyone else ... yeah no problem you didn't read the follow up post with added clarity to the original post.

Yes you can see our actors room and you can walk in there and check it out, yes you can look into our scareboxes and all of that.... I said take your time and look at EVERYTHING!

What I meant was DO NOT CLIMB underneath anything or jump over rails and walk around inside the graveyard or say jump down off the bridge to look behind a gorilla. If there are rails like on a bridge don't jump into the scene you could break something or get hurt. Do not climb up and under the swamp house you can get crushed!

Blah, blah... and to answer Nuts non-stop questions yes it is necessary to say this because people have done it in the past at other haunts or at Transworld. You can get hurt or break something. Just stay on the path the doors to the actors room will be OPEN! Walk in!

Jump inside a scare box that has curtains but don't climb over rails and slide under bridge rails stuff like that.

Again I hope this answers the question.

Larry

Thank you for clarifying that, I did not know that it has happened in the past with haunters, if you would like i could help with security as iam well versed in the arts of pain.

N2SPOOKINU
02-13-2009, 04:40 PM
Thank you Larry and I appologize for my opinion lol See you in St. Louis!
Greg

drfrightner
02-13-2009, 04:44 PM
Nut,

Yes we might need you my friend!

TRUST ME NUT...someone will try and climb under the swamp house and I'll have Kip come on here and tell you yes if you do that you could hurt yourself. The swamp house as an example must be turned OFF, with full lights to work on it. The swamp house is right up against three walls and in one corner it actualy scrapes the wall we left it that way because it makes a cool sound effect. LOL

If you try and hop off a bridge it could be a 3 foot drop... so don't do it!

BTW... I ADDED THE BBQ BRISKET because so many people said you wanted ST LOIUS BBQ.

I hope I made everyone happy on that end!

Larry

hauntedhousenut
02-13-2009, 04:47 PM
Nut,

Yes we might need you my friend!

TRUST ME NUT...someone will try and climb under the swamp house and I'll have Kip come on here and tell you yes if you do that you could hurt yourself. The swamp house as an example must be turned OFF, with full lights to work on it. The swamp house is right up against three walls and in one corner it actualy scrapes the wall we left it that way because it makes a cool sound effect. LOL

If you try and hop off a bridge it could be a 3 foot drop... so don't do it!

BTW... I ADDED THE BBQ BRISKET because so many people said you wanted ST LOIUS BBQ.

I hope I made everyone happy on that end!
Larry


Beef brisket is my favorite.
I was actually going to comment on that, but you beat me to it, as most catered events have three meats, which you have now. lol

SomeThingInTheIce
02-13-2009, 05:35 PM
Heres one for you, a few years back Halloween Horror nights had some jack a$$ get behind one of theiir haunts that was buit on a sound stage, the guy found a ladder that went to the roof hatch. Yep, out he went setting off a alarm as he went. The drunk Jack a$$ was seen walking around the sound stage roof. That would have been a life ending fall for sure.

graystone
02-13-2009, 05:43 PM
Hope that everyone that attends the lights on tour has a blast. As much as you Larry might think I dont I really do! I am sure everyone will have a blast. Shane and its everyone have a safe fun time. Shane this time.

drfrightner
02-13-2009, 05:45 PM
Good story. Thanks Shane.

You know the difference on these lights on tour and one with actors is that we have 40 actors in the place...eyes and ears! On the lights on we don't so we have to warn eveyone. Larry

HouseOfHorrors
02-13-2009, 05:47 PM
I can't wait to finally get out to St. Louis and see the Darkness! Been to Netherworld, The Beast, Edge of Hell, among tons of others but always wanted to see The Darkness... I'm Pumped!

-Tim

kpolley
02-14-2009, 12:15 AM
Yeah, the swamp house could kill you. Jim and I spent almost an hour SLOWLY getting it going the first time we turned it on. We were really scared of it. It's fine and totally safe now...but it could easily crush you if you ended up under it.

\Larry's just saying we aren't going to let anyone do something that could hurt them. That's all. We're just watching out for you.

tchaunt
02-14-2009, 12:51 AM
From everything you all have said about the swamp shack, I have a funny feeling it is one pretty intense effect. How I would love to see it in action. Are there any vids of it during operation?

drfrightner
02-14-2009, 05:11 PM
S I X T E E N T I C K E T S L E F T (16)

Larry

SomeThingInTheIce
02-14-2009, 08:59 PM
Very cool larry, looks like a sell out. I can't wait for this whole trade show and tours to start. We are driving up from Florida, heading out Wed. and should get to St.Louis about 10 or 11 am. Any word about what will be in the gift shop?

drfrightner
02-15-2009, 02:36 PM
T W E L V E T I C K E T S L E F T ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

People buy these tickets in pairs so that really means 6 people or less will get to buy them. So I should have said S I X T I C K E T S L E F T.

As for the gift shop, here is the problem right now. We are working on creating a new Hauntworld.com.

You might wonder what that has to do with Darkness gift shop...well the same people who do the graphics for one do the other... LOL

So right now the Hauntworld website comes first.

Until that is done I can't get anything to put into the gift shop.

Larry

drfrightner
02-16-2009, 12:41 AM
N I N E T I C K E T S L E F T

Larry

drfrightner
02-16-2009, 11:41 AM
There is only ONE ticket left however we are going to bump it up to TWO because no one will buy just one. They are going to fix this today so there will be TWO tickets left sometime today.

We are also going to create a second behind the scenes tour which will cost $100.00 and it will NOT include FOOD, DRINKS, PARTY and won't open until LATE 10pm until 11pm. It will be limited to 100 people and will include a ticket to Saturday night event.

You can not enter our party because we will not have room for you, there will be no food, or drinks just a lights on tour. You just show up at 10pm and we will let you in by 10:30 to see the Darkness with lights on.

Apparently there are a lot more people who want to do the tour but we just don't have tickets for you because we can't fit even another person in the building. Sorry guys!

So essentially the first event is SOLD OUT... if you want the last two tickets fetch them quick.

Larry

mindtumor
02-16-2009, 11:58 AM
There is only ONE ticket left however we are going to bump it up to TWO because no one will buy just one. They are going to fix this today so there will be TWO tickets left sometime today.

We are also going to create a second behind the scenes tour which will cost $100.00 and it will NOT include FOOD, DRINKS, PARTY and won't open until LATE 10pm until 11pm. It will be limited to 100 people and will include a ticket to Saturday night event.

You can not enter our party because we will not have room for you, there will be no food, or drinks just a lights on tour. You just show up at 10pm and we will let you in by 10:30 to see the Darkness with lights on.

Apparently there are a lot more people who want to do the tour but we just don't have tickets for you because we can't fit even another person in the building. Sorry guys!

So essentially the first event is SOLD OUT... if you want the last two tickets fetch them quick.

Larry

There is a party on Thursday after the tour?

SomeThingInTheIce
02-16-2009, 12:05 PM
There always has been, party on dude.lol.

There is a party on Thursday after the tour?

drfrightner
02-16-2009, 02:43 PM
Jared,

There is a total of 350 people doing this tour... SOLD OUT! Well there is two tickets left. We can't put all 350 people in the attraction at once so people will eat dinner while you wait. Once people come out of the tour they will eat, others will go in... the room will be like a party until after the event is over. You can mix and mingle with anyone in the room.

There will be a lot of haunt owners in this room.

Towards the end after everyone has eaten we'll start removing tables and stacking chairs so people have more room to stand and talk.

Larry

mindtumor
02-16-2009, 05:10 PM
Ok so basically after you have eaten and went through you can still hang out a bit until everyone has gone through?

drfrightner
02-16-2009, 05:53 PM
Jared,

Yes you are correct.


Behind the Scenes Tour #2 will go on sale on Tuesday.

Larry

Motograter
02-16-2009, 07:04 PM
But what if people want to sit down and chat? Just a thought

drfrightner
02-16-2009, 08:15 PM
We will only remove about HALF the tables and chairs so there is more room to mingle. The tables and chairs will take up about 90% of the space so some of them must be removed.


FIRST TOUR IS SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!! NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Second tour go on sale Tuesday... $100.00

Larry

N2SPOOKINU
02-16-2009, 08:36 PM
Hey Larry is there any way for the people that bought the $125 tour tickets to switch to the later tour in case they had plans for erlier in the evening? I would have bought the later tour had I known it was going to be available. Just checking. Thanks

drfrightner
02-16-2009, 09:14 PM
No that would be to complicated. We are only offering this second deal because we have tons of people who still want to come the problem is I can't fit another soul into the building for this tour.

I can push through 700 per hour but I can't hold that many people in one room at one time... so this is simply a put them through and let them see what they want to see. This was totally unplanned but I'm getting tons of emails asking... some people are saying they can't buy the tickets until next week for whatever reason, others are saying they don't get in town until 9pm, or whatever.

So this is added on to help those people get to walk through. The event with the dinner, the talking amoung haunters will be much much more fun!

Larry

drfrightner
02-16-2009, 09:16 PM
One other note here... I was never even going to do this behind the scenes tour thing. I only came up with the idea as a way to get people thinking COME TO THE SHOW EARLY, otherwise I would have done it on Friday. Then when we thought no lets do it but do it on Friday, but then back to the no lets try and bring people in early!

That is still the plan! It seems to be working because we know that at the very least 500 plus people will be in town early!

Larry

JamBam
02-16-2009, 09:44 PM
Come on Larry!!!! Now you are acting like Garth Brooks!! He would open more dates after sellouts and keep the scalpers at bay and sell more tickets.

Now those of us that bought tickets early won't be to scalp our Darkness exclusive behind the scenes tour tickets!!!! LMAO ROLF

drfrightner
02-16-2009, 10:46 PM
Im sure there will be some scalpers.

Who wouldn't want to hang out with 350 haunted attractions owners? If I see someone selling them for three times the money I'm going to flip... LOL

Larry