I have been to 35 haunt this season and 75 haunts in 2013. Most of the haunts I go to offer to let me go through for free and it nice to see they are so open to having me visit. I am not a reviewer and I am doing resurch for my opening next year. But I will say any possible person that would have been interested in reviewing your haunt may have been a little scared off by your extreme reaction over a couple of free tickets. I am not sure that was a wise business move on your part. If a couple of free tickets is going to hurt your bottom line then you need to give away more. If for every person that you give a free ticket to that would not have come to your haunt in the first place brings a friend then you have done well. You have expanded your customer base and made some money. I myself as a rule will not accept free admission to new haunts because I know they need to make money to make it to next year and it would bother me if they went out of business. I personally would love for people in the industry to come by next year when I am open to see my haunt, I feel it's important to get feed back from people from all aspects of haunting, newbies, old, young, and experience haunters. You never know when that someone can give you that little piece of information that will really put you over the top.
EDIT: Seriously, when talking with other haunt owners they were like "Who?"...so at least they know they're out there now!
Here's to your own haunt going off well and having a successful run once you do open it!
Dearest miserable folks who can't take public criticism:
Isn't it funny that you will write reviews on others but are furious over a simple question wanting to know more about someone?
I was asked by the owners if I had heard of you. And I haven't. I told them I would ask for more information from trusted sources. And I did. Nothing more or less.
You folks are blowing this out of proportion WAY out of proportion. Jesus I wanted PUBLIC folks whom I trust their opinions to give me their thoughts. If I wanted to know your opinion I would have asked you directly.
Just like before I buy a new electronic I ask others if they have it and if they like it, I don't listen to the manufacturer.
Lighten the hell up. Jesus Christ.
And response to others, the owners get HUNDREDS of requests a year for free tickets, and are not entirely web saavy. So finding a random blog and not seeing any decent stats regarding web traffic threw a red flag for me. I'm simply trying to protect their bottom line. Imagine the free requests Larry gets! Holy hell. Lighten up. I simply wanted more information, and you people are acting like I posted naked photos and asked them to give their first born.
Holy hell. Now I remember why I hate this site sometimes.
Ask one question with my personal most fears attached, and instead I get ATTACKED?! Amazing.
You originally made the claim and statements that we were probably just looking for free tickets or some crap and then you attack the choice of platform we use...we have a right to defend that and our methods. Sorry if you don't like it, but you posted it.
Yikes? Because I posted a phone number? Jesus. I may swing by so that we can talk face to face. You need to see where I'm coming from
And I'd love to meet face to face. Maybe I could even help you get a pro website up...?
You're seeing this as malicious, when in reality I simply wanted more info??
Feel free. I'll invite you over to my house if you'd like after the season? Talk face to face?
additionally if you'd like? I'm on CST right now but anytime works really. Will gladly call you back.
Now, please, remove the contact information AND my address.
I will take this matter up with your haunt attractions owner tomorrow.