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    Hi, Kip ~ www.hauntedtexas.com lists a few...

    Hi, Kip ~
    www.hauntedtexas.com lists a few haunted places for travelers to visit. Like legendary haunted places around Austin and such....
    sounds like a fun trip -- tk
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    opinion of a newbie

    Ok, I'll wade into this as a newbie!
    It was our first show to attend. We'd heard lots of stories of the "old days" We had been told that the haunt industry is very clique-ish and unaccepting of...
  3. Team Building events

    Hi,
    Consider a "mystery theater" approach -- it works for us. Depending on how much time they have, develop a story line where they (as smaller groups) have to solve a problem or find the way out...
  4. Custom Haunt Music

    That's the one thing I didn't have the chance to visit with anyone about at the show -- we're interested in a custom sound for our haunt; I don't mind paying for quality stuff at all....but we're...
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    damaged props..a slightly different approach

    We have a corn maze and haunted trail on our farm. We have a "kick off" party at least two weeks with all actors/staff before we open. Staff under the age of 18 are required to bring a parent or...
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    Killer Katie is right :)

    I know for a fact that there are large groups who are attending St Louis BECAUSE of the split. It was because of the reputation the earlier shows had gotten: we had actually been advised to NOT go...
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    Taters Health

    We've never met, but I've enjoyed reading your posts -- my prayers are with you! Take care, update when you can! We'll be attending Transworld for the very first time ever in St Louis -- I'll be...
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    Horror Movies...

    Oh, yeah -- Vincent Price movies!!! We caught a little flick called The Cottage (oops! sorry! this is not a Vincent Price movie!) -- not bad...the end had a little unexpected twist! Has a...
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    Haunt signage

    What are some things you guys do to keep people from stealing your signs? We're out in the country, so lighting our signs is a problem. We thought we'd solved it with solar powered uplighting --...
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    Try www.ohenrytents.com -- ask for David. Our...

    Try www.ohenrytents.com -- ask for David.
    Our tent has been a real life saver for our event!
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    chipping paint....

    I accidentally found out how to do this once -- I had used thicker coats of crackle finish (I've also heard that plain, white school glue like Elmer's will do the same thing, but I haven't tried it)...
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    Hayrides...

    Hi, all ~
    We've been doing hayrides for years now. One thing we've learned: Customers LOVE a long, winding hayride. We use old cotton trailers that we pick up at auctions (around $200 +) and...
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    Urban legend haunts

    Same here in Texas -- lots of our people talked about it, but when questioned no one had ever actually been to it. They only knew "friends of friends" who had attended. The rumor around here is...
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    I've never seen the Darkness -- very cool!

    This will be our first ever visit to TW -- thanks for sharing this video -- now I can see what we're in for! So excited about checking this out!!
    Thanks, Larry!
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    legal zoom

    We used it to incorporate. We're small by comparison to many of you folks, but we didn't want anyone to break their little toe on something and end up with our home and everything else, either (ugh!...
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    awesome as always, Eric!

    We just love and admire your work! The pictures are amazing -- thanks so much for sharing! You always inspire us to take our corn maze haunt in a new direction and to think BIG!! :)
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    cool stuff, but I'm in Texas!

    I'm interested, but I'm in Texas -- sorry! If anyone has anything a little closer, let me know.....send pics and asking $
    Thanks!
    tkaska
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    zombie pits

    This is very cool -- love this idea and started building it right away! We're in a cornfield, so we opted for cardboard lids, well, actually foam core and a handle from the inside for the actor to...
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    Am I glad to see this!

    Thank goodness I got on in time to see this post! Glad to see I'm not the only one putting the kids to work in the shop :)

    We've farmed forever, but '08 will be our second year to haunt on our...
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    cleaning house?

    Is there some way for the HW site to do an audit to measure the activity of a posted haunt's account? I mean, if a haunt hasn't added anything in the last couple of years or so, then the system...
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    hayride

    we've decided to continue the hayride, only not haunt it. It can be a nightmare on a Saturday night! We're going to focus the actors into the haunt attraction, and leave the other stuff on the farm...
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    unguided

    LOL! Love it, Kimmy -- "walk off with the whole haunt!" -- I'm feelin' that!
    Unguided...we tried guided, but we felt some of our guides detracted from the experience...especially if they knew...
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    too bad; I was hoping for texas....
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    beginner fx classes?

    Wow! That's cool....I'm afraid my skill level isn't there yet! Anyone know of beginner fx classes (don't laugh!) a little closer to texas? I've looked around Houston, Dallas/Ft Worth, Austin --...
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    Concessions at your haunt

    Greystone ~
    Love the "no waiting in line" policy -- thanks! I've been wondering if anyone has a food token system that worked! We have several activites that we're switching over to a token system...
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