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  1. Paying actors on a thin budget... would this work?

    Do you think this could work?

    Print tickets, coupons or whatever, in-house or outsourced with an actor number of some sort on them.

    Give these tickets to each actor (with their unique number...
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    Paying actors... would this work

    Give each actor 100 tickets with an actor number printed on them. They would give out these tickets to anyone they wish, however the tickets would not be paid for yet. Whomever got the ticket would...
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    Marketing text messages?

    Does anyone send out marketing text messages to subscribers who want updated on your event? I'm looking for a decent program to do this from a pc, just wondering if anyone knew of a good one that's...
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    Attracting guests to an area...

    We have an open air midway haunt, sorta just a themed area.

    The area is roughly 150 ft long by 15 feet wide.

    One side has old west building facades the other a fence, bushes, smaller props and...
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    Completing one costume...

    I'm looking to round out one of our costumes for the upcoming year. I'm looking for cowboy boot shoe covers. Anyone know where to find these decently priced?
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    Check with the stations that you advertise with...

    Check with the stations that you advertise with to try to agree on a dollar for dollar trade. Some will allow you to provide xx amount of tickets for xx number of spots. Does anyone do this?

    I...
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    I, as well, do radio production. Work fulltime at...

    I, as well, do radio production. Work fulltime at a radio station here in SW PA as a DJ and assistant promotions director. My website is www.WiltProductions.com some more information is there as well...
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    Too early for commercials?

    Groundhog day... finished up a spot for a local client, supposedly, opening up a haunt here in Pittsburgh this year. They are unsure of the opening date and unsure of the name BUT they paid to have...
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    Need ideas for Voodoo theme

    I'm thinking of changing our haunt to a voodoo/canniblism theme.

    I'm hoping to make a prop for this soon. Any ideas to fulfill this theme?
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    Western Themed Haunt

    We are looking for ideas on a western haunted ghost town themed haunt when we open next year, well that's the tentative theme as of now, looking for ideas and suggestions for different scenes,...
  11. Thread: Season Passes?

    by gotwilt
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    Season Passes?

    Do any of you offer season passes to your guests? How much do you charge for the pass and how many times do they usually return, if you keep track of it?
  12. Thread: Rough timeline

    by gotwilt
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    Rough timeline

    Does anyone suggest a very rough timeline of sorts when planning to open a haunted attraction? Like how long before planned opening should you do this and that and so on...

    Also, once open does...
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    Actor/ Team Member training, motivation

    Are there any good books or DVDs about actor training and/or motivation that everyone suggests or are partial to?
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    Authentic-looking tombstones

    I worked for this haunt and some of the tombstones they had set up in their cemetery were so real-looking that I had to touch them to make sure they weren't. They looked like they went out and robbed...
  15. Thread: Buildings 101

    by gotwilt
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    I have been browsing for a good property on NAI...

    I have been browsing for a good property on NAI Global

    http://www.naiglobal.com
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    Microsoft Visio

    Has anyone used this to build floorplans or even blueprints for props?

    I'm thinking about getting it for that, just wondering if anyone has used it and any feedback...

    Thanks
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    Good point... We are just starting out, have...

    Good point...

    We are just starting out, have done a small yard haunt here for a few years now. We had space at the fairgrounds agreed upon for next year, but still undecided on it, probably just...
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    Getting it slowly started

    We are slowly but surely taking our steps to getting things off the ground.

    after working towards a name, we got it and think we got the logo design, what do you think...?
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  19. Thread: Charity Haunts

    by gotwilt
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    Charity Haunts

    How would one go about putting together a charity haunt...? Not donating all proceeds to the charity, but one that we'd approach the charity and pitch the idea.

    How do you approach the charity?
    ...
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    Purchased Haunt vs. Custom Designed?

    I'm looking to get our haunt off the ground. I'm looking at the advantages/disadvantages for getting this off the ground with purchasing a complete used haunt (built in 2005) or building our own...
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