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    Nice sketching's... Look good.

    Nice sketching's... Look good.
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    I like the bag idea... we did something a few...

    I like the bag idea... we did something a few years ago with a black curtain, a spring loaded reel and a quick release hook. Had the curtain behind a closed casket and as customers passed by you...
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    Presentation is everything...

    I was once pretty involved in magic myself years ago. If there is one thing that I could tell anyone about the art of magic it would be that its not about how illusions are made as much as it is how...
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    We didn't get a chance to go to Mystery Mansion,...

    We didn't get a chance to go to Mystery Mansion, now I wish would have, but we were limited on time and funds, so we just chose to do Ripley's. We had done the Castle of Chaos the night before and...
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    Expectation let down

    Took a recent trip to Gatlenburg TN and made plans to visit a haunt that I was sure would be a great place to see how one of the bigger haunts looked and felt compared to the local one I help at each...
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    Really depends on the attraction. I would say...

    Really depends on the attraction. I would say some with multiple haunts and plenty of extras for people to do may be worth the money, but any small hometown haunts shouldn't be more than $15 unless...
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    The Maze of Terror in Titus, Alabama were I work...

    The Maze of Terror in Titus, Alabama were I work has never been open after the 31st, but this year they made the decision to open the 31st, 1st and 2nd. I think these extra two nights will help push...
  8. Has anybody ever played around with pneumatics...

    Has anybody ever played around with pneumatics combined with bungee cords to try and reduce the "hurky jerky" motion you get with cheap animatronics?

    Use the bungee cord like tendons... Just a...
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    We've had to experiment with this same issue over...

    We've had to experiment with this same issue over the years. This being our 12th season at our haunt, we've got our groups down to a science and they are based solely on the number of people that can...
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    Maybe the haunt owner didn't envision all their...

    Maybe the haunt owner didn't envision all their actors talking or possibly they were looking at more of just a shock factor in certain areas.
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    If I had some I'd send'em, but I haven't used a...

    If I had some I'd send'em, but I haven't used a mask in years. I'm never seen so I don't need any, sorry.
  12. Windshield washer pump and a button, hook it up...

    Windshield washer pump and a button, hook it up to a 12v power supply and you got it.
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    Purchasing what?

    Purchasing what?
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    Work on your timing, too soon or too late and the...

    Work on your timing, too soon or too late and the effect is reduced.
  15. Most stereos are just that stereo" two channels,...

    Most stereos are just that stereo" two channels, R & L" if you record two different sounds on each of the tracks you can use one stereo device to archive one source with two different sounds one each...
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    What type of outdoor attraction are u wanting to...

    What type of outdoor attraction are u wanting to do? A trail, hey ride, a portable haunt in a tent? All of these can be great attractions in their own right. I guess what I was getting at was how...
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    A John deer backhoe used as a dragon...

    A John deer backhoe used as a dragon...
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    Footwear should fit the costume. There's nothing...

    Footwear should fit the costume. There's nothing worse than walking up on a monster in sneakers. They might be great for sprinting and chasing down you prey, but they tend to turn any monster into a...
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    Reverse planning: start from your desired result...

    Reverse planning: start from your desired result and work your way back. What a logical number of patrons your area will supply, is your marketing budget big enough to attach enough people, how much...
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    TVFD Maze of Terror

    Here's a short vid that a local radio station put together for the Titus Volunteer Fire Dept's haunted house. They did a live remote last night and we blew the DJ'S mind. He went through the house 3...
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    signal

    we use a siren and a light to let the person manning the door know when to send in the next group. Once the group reaches a specific point in the haunt, that room sets off a siren for a second or two...
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    counter wieght

    We had a guy build a counter weighted cable system at our haunt one year that gave him the ability to crawl up trees, buildings and out branches. I'm not sure if it could be rigged for a ceiling but...
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    This always seems like it would be just startling...

    This always seems like it would be just startling as crap for other patrons, but from our haunts experience it never works out as well as expected.

    Something I've been wanting to try is to have...
  24. Hollywood writers couldn't come up with a better...

    Hollywood writers couldn't come up with a better scene than this if they tried!
    I say, take all these ideas and throw them in a mixing bowl and see how it turns out.
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    Buy New

    Spencer's, Wal-Mart, K-Mart.. I've never had a lot of luck with used florescent fixtures.
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