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    Radio is still effective, as long as you make...

    Radio is still effective, as long as you make your rep work hard for you. I always insist that they bring me a 3rd party sponsor such as Wendy's, Burger King, Blockbuster, etc. I've had pretty good...
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    I've been to shows all over the country. Chicago...

    I've been to shows all over the country. Chicago was expensive, Vegas was more expensive. Looking briefly at St Louis, there seems to be some deals here. I just checked flights to St Louis vs...
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    Looks like we will be going to St Louis next...

    Looks like we will be going to St Louis next year. I have always been an advocate of the Transworld show, and repeatedly stated that if you are a Pro Haunter, you can't miss it. Now that the costume...
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    Good vendor, good friend

    I agree with tater. I have bought a huge number of animatronics from Keith Korner over the last several years. They have worked well and look great. He has always treated me professionally. I WILL be...
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    Bates Rock Video

    Here is a video that was put together 8 years ago by an art student

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAT_Rxt9Kjs
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    Bates Motel exploding gas station

    This is just one of the many amazing pyro gags going on at the Bates Motel. It was designed by Jeff Cox, a professional special FX guy, and is completely computerized, using a Gilderfluke mini-brick...
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    Bates Motel

    Over the past several years, the public relations program has placed the haunted attraction industry in the national limelight. Hauntworld has led the way and it is a huge benefit to all attraction...
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    Bates Motel props for sale

    The Bates Motel, Philadelphia, PA is selling several custom props.

    Elevator simulator: Holds 8-12 people, includes soundtrack, automatic door and full function movement. Realistic button panel has...
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    I have seen attendance actually rise in poor...

    I have seen attendance actually rise in poor economic environments. I do think that we will need to purchase ad space way in advance of the fall elections. I have already contacted my primary...
  10. Jim's right. Closed circuit serveillance systems...

    Jim's right. Closed circuit serveillance systems are a must for professional haunted attractions. We have over 30 cameras located throughout the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride complex, including...
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    We did a nasty Santa scene this year. Since we...

    We did a nasty Santa scene this year. Since we also host a Christmas show and hayride, we were able to use our animated elves in the scene. It was pretty simple; a partially decorated tree,...
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    We have been accomadating handicapped people for...

    We have been accomadating handicapped people for years on our hayride. It takes more time and effort, but it impresses our customers. We have a smaller wagon that can be moved to a special loading...
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    I just wanted to thank Chad for his apology last...

    I just wanted to thank Chad for his apology last month. I'm sure he did not intend for his design to conflict with our logo. Chad also phoned me personally as well.
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