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UnDeRTaKer313
02-20-2009, 02:19 PM
Do you really have to be 18 years of age to attend transworld!?
I am 16 years old, opening proffesional haunted attraction this year, getting buisness liscense, are going to buy from many of the vendors there, and have been asked to attend by about 10 different people.
Is there anyway around this? I realize that the rule is put there for a reason, but in certain circumstances you have to realize this is unjust.
Let me know if this is true, or better yet, larry id love a chance to attend transworld.
For gosh sakes ive set up dinner plans with people already during the seminar to talk about haunting. can you help me out! ?
Please let me know ,and i hope we can work something out, we were about to buy plane tickets yesterday when i read on brouchure you have to be 18.
Thank you

BruiseMuse
02-20-2009, 02:33 PM
I'm not sure in their is a way around it. In the past, they have checked IDs when you first check in and they were checking ages (I had a coworker that happens to look young, and they gave him a really hard time because they refused to believe that he was in his mid-20s).

mindtumor
02-20-2009, 02:53 PM
Do you really have to be 18 years of age to attend transworld!?
I am 16 years old, opening proffesional haunted attraction this year, getting buisness liscense, are going to buy from many of the vendors there, and have been asked to attend by about 10 different people.
Is there anyway around this? I realize that the rule is put there for a reason, but in certain circumstances you have to realize this is unjust.
Let me know if this is true, or better yet, larry id love a chance to attend transworld.
For gosh sakes ive set up dinner plans with people already during the seminar to talk about haunting. can you help me out! ?
Please let me know ,and i hope we can work something out, we were about to buy plane tickets yesterday when i read on brouchure you have to be 18.
Thank you

Just call and talk to them.

Allen H
02-20-2009, 02:57 PM
You have a good chance at this show as opposed to when its combined with the costume show, much less scantily clad ladies running around Im sure. Will your parents or a guardian be with you?
Allen

SomeThingInTheIce
02-20-2009, 02:58 PM
Hay UnderTaker, long time no see, good to have you back on here. This is my first show too so I have no idea if you can get around this. Mybe if who ever you are there with protest enough they will let you in, I mean you are the one who is in charge of Hells Gate. Good luck and I'm happy to see that you are still around.

UnDeRTaKer313
02-20-2009, 08:06 PM
hey. well who do i contact?

Jordan24
02-20-2009, 08:11 PM
The TransWorld site has several different numbers and e-mail addresses listed, I'd just start there.

http://hauntshow.com

Motograter
02-20-2009, 08:18 PM
I have always been told that you have to be 18 years of age. When I was 16, I was working for a pro haunt and they couldn't take me with them because of my age :( So they just took lots of pictures for me and made a tape on vhs for me to watch.

UnDeRTaKer313
02-20-2009, 08:33 PM
wow that was quite nice of them. thats neat.
yeah imagine owning the freaking commercial haunted house and not being allowed in.
its quite commical actually, we have all the paperwork they require on the brochure and more, and were only 16, you would think the trade-show would put the age requirement aside.
im going to fight for this one lol.
sent them some emails and i will probably be calling if i dont hear from them in a couple days.

thehauntedhollows
02-20-2009, 08:57 PM
Nick,

With all your credentials I really don't think there should be any problem with you attending. If they put up a hard time, they are just being stupid. They should be thrilled to have a 16 year old commercial haunt owner joining them.

Have Fun at Transworld!

Motograter
02-20-2009, 09:37 PM
I think the reason why they put an age limit is because they don't want young children running around or mothers with strollers getting in the way. Just my thoughts

Motograter
02-20-2009, 09:51 PM
Which I'm kinda glad too-I'm sorry but I wouldn't want kids and strollers getting in my way when I'm trying to do business with others for my haunt. I like it how it is, just serious business people. I wouldn't mind 16 year olds. But I do believe there should be an age cut off. Even when I'm walking around the mall and I get cut off by a mom with a stroller. It pisses me off!

creep house
02-20-2009, 11:25 PM
First of all they serve ALCOHOL!!!

There is probly alot of haunt owners that want to bring their kids , I have a 14 year old thats always wanted to come to the show...
they said the same thing , " but i work at a haunt".....
Minors, by Law can`t enter into Business contracts until their 18.....

I think thats TW`s take on it ??

poison
02-21-2009, 05:49 PM
I think you have good chance of getting around this.
Just call as many people as you can at Transworld 1 800 323-5462 and tell them you are opening you own haunt and you have the credentials to prove it!

UnDeRTaKer313
02-21-2009, 08:12 PM
alllright thank you.
i will give them a call and hopefully prove myself worthy ahhaha
but anyway, the whole acohol thing shouldnt have anything to do with it cause you have to be 21 to drink not 18.
So really, legally the 18 law is put up by them, and has nothing to do with legality.

Greg Chrise
02-21-2009, 08:17 PM
I don't really care but, technically if a minor came up to a vendor and ordered a bunch of stuff to be paid later, that is extending credit or a contract for products that the minor could always say I changed my mind, I'm only 16. Too bad they made this stuff to fill an order and can't get paid for it.

And so if you aren't properly in a position legally to buy stuff? It is no different than getting a cell phone on your own, opening a bank account etc. Not even a co signer or guardian is liable if one party is a minor.

You'll have to send your 20 year old prop manager in who will sneek out to the local restaurant and report about the market while you wheel and deal on the side lines.

No matter how emotional an issue, this is the ONE point that started the kids on the forums thing. We could all be imprisoned for providing screwy advice to a minor who harmed someone or themselves or made them nuts and take anti depressants because they thought they needed to post 24 hours a day to justify themselves and then they hung themselves.

It is beyond sad, they were great kids with their whole life ahead of them. They couldn't sign a contract and just couldn't wait to be of legal age. They started driving too at age 12, what's wong with that? It was cool they were up on phone books and didn't need to hit the brakes real hard until that one time.

Grimley
02-21-2009, 08:31 PM
Greg I think hit it on the nose. You can't legally enter into a contract until you are 18 so the vendors have to be sure the buyers are legit. That and some of the props and or costumes feature nudity.

Floor8Horror
02-21-2009, 08:46 PM
I really have no opinion on this whole topic but I do have to ask why.

From Grimley:
That and some of the props and or costumes feature nudity.

Why do these props and costumes feature nudity, WHAT IS THE POINT??? If these people have to cover their butts EXTREMELY well why even produce questionable props. It makes no sense to me. There seriously is no point in the nude props.

UnDeRTaKer313
02-21-2009, 09:05 PM
can you not pay cash , debit, or check at the show?
also greg i think you should probably stop talking now lol cause that suicide comment was not necessary.
funny how the persons under 18 can act more mature than adults, yet are still treated like children.

Greg Chrise
02-21-2009, 09:09 PM
No..I'm completely serious.

UnDeRTaKer313
02-21-2009, 09:13 PM
me too.



Nick

Haunted Illinois
02-21-2009, 09:16 PM
I asked this very question about age a number of years ago and all the Transworld folks told me was that the age restriction was in place because of liability and insurance reasons.

UnDeRTaKer313
02-21-2009, 09:17 PM
allrighty
thank you

Front Yard Fright
02-22-2009, 01:57 AM
Just wait it off...
I found out about it three years ago and had to wait, as will everyone else.

It'll totally be worth it in the end!
:).