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    Totally agree. We're outside of DC, target...

    Totally agree. We're outside of DC, target demographic is high school. Saturdays are always 30-50% better attendance than Fridays. I figured it was because of our target audience, high school...
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    Good nights

    Not our biggest nights, but both were good. about 1/3 capacity friday and 1/2 on saturday. Funny though, I think it was mostly repeat customers or something because it was the most fun crowd we had...
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    Down a bit

    We were down about 15% attendance this year. We lost all 3 nights, all of Columbus day weekend. I think that hurt us a lot. It means we were not open for 12 nights in a row. Still sold out some...
  4. Thread: Shot in the Dark

    by Lcox
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    I feel your pain

    Totally. I started a thread a few years ago. Same thing. Ordered at Transworld 2011. Months later no shipment, promises, promises, promises, the 2011 fall season came and went, I started pressing...
  5. Moterola CP200

    We use Moterola CP200. They are pretty durable, just don't submerge them in water or run them over with a forklift (they will survive a tractor sometimes though). We have a farm and they get good...
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    This is actually what we do. Timed ticketing for...

    This is actually what we do. Timed ticketing for the corn, the wait shouldn't ever be more than 20 minutes. We have enough hayrides the wait for that is not more than 25. We have a pretty big area...
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    Conga lines

    Nobody likes conga lines.

    I have to say though, I can't think of a time that I've been to a mid sized or large haunt that I didn't get sandwiched between groups, catch up to the group before me...
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    Bi-Weekly

    Bi-Weekly (just because that's how our payroll system works) with a bonus if its a good season. Also a $100 bonus if they work every single night.
  9. Last year we were open the Saturday after...

    Last year we were open the Saturday after Halloween and we did about 1/3 capacity, totally worth being open. Everyones trained, its easy to run, and the people that come don't have to wait in any...
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    Fields of Fear, VA

    We're open 1st and 2nd. hoping to have about 1/2 capacity each night.
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    Saturday the 3rd was good

    We were only open that Saturday and we did about 1/3 of what we did the previous Saturday. It was our first year being open post-Halloween, and we chose Saturday because it is reliably busier for...
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    I'll be there for day or two. Looking for some...

    I'll be there for day or two. Looking for some food prep stuff and a few other things.
  13. I finally received my order. thank you everyone...

    I finally received my order. thank you everyone for helping me out and making a fuss.
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    We run pumpkin patch and a haunt. I checked out...

    We run pumpkin patch and a haunt. I checked out some insurance a few years ago for our pumpkin patch and to cover our busy weekend days they wanted something like 50% of what we would have made. ...
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    An update

    I emailed Mike a link to this thread and I have received a tracking number for a delivery from Shot in the Dark, I'll keep everyone updated. Thanks!
  16. I did get a laugh out of that, Thanks! I...

    I did get a laugh out of that, Thanks!


    I cant say that I feel better due to the fact that I am the only one that has had this problem.

    Maybe there Transworld/hauntworld or whoever could...
  17. Dan, I'm glad you have had a good experience...

    Dan,

    I'm glad you have had a good experience with them. I hope our experience is just an honest mistake as well. The CO2 stuff looks incredible. I didn't get to go to St. Louis this year, is...
  18. Shot in the Dark Scare Tools - Never Delivered 2011 order

    Hello all, Just a friendly warning if you ordered anything from Shot in the Dark scare tools.

    I put an ~$600 order in with them at the St. Louis Show in 2011, they charged my credit card but...
  19. Thread: 2011 Dates

    by Lcox
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    2011 Dates

    Does everyone/anyone have their dates for Fall 2011? Our target demographic is 12-18 year olds, so they have parents and they have to go to school. We are thinking

    Fri sept 30
    Every Friday and...
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    Chromadepth

    I would really like this.
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    Fantastic!

    We had a great season. The weather could not have been better. Its only our second year but our revenue was up about 500%. (We got rain on all but 1 night last year)
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    online

    We had a really simple one last year that we sent as an email to anyone who had bought tickets online. A few pointers on that,

    1) If you have an email list either as a sign up mailing list, a...
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    Thanks

    Thanks everybody, that helped us plan staff and all that other fun stuff for Sunday. Happy haunting.
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    Crowds on Halloween night?

    This is the first year we have run a decent haunt. What can we expect for crowds Halloween night? Being a Sunday and good weather. Are Halloween nights usually kickin or is it kind of slow?
    Our...
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    Sundays or Thursdays? Fridays or Saturdays?

    We are going into our second year and 2 questions were asked that I didn't have the answer to.

    #1 - Are Fridays or Saturdays busier? It rained every day this year so we didn't get a chance to...
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