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    I once watched a documentary that had a segment...

    I once watched a documentary that had a segment about accidental deaths at roller coster parks. They said when a death occurred the attendance shot through the roof as people showed up to ride...
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    I know exactly how you feel. There's nothing you...

    I know exactly how you feel. There's nothing you can say or do. Everyone is the star of their own movie called Life and very few care to co-star or watch someone else's movie. I would have gladly...
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    Friday versus Saturday customer energy?

    Has anyone else noticed a significant difference in customer energy level between Friday and Saturday nights? For our past two years the Saturday crowd seems to show up ready for fun and have a much...
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    Yeah, multiple conga lines. :)

    Yeah, multiple conga lines. :)
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    If you look at it mathematically there really is...

    If you look at it mathematically there really is no way to avoid conga lines if you want to reach the sizes of the full time haunts of 100,000 visitors a season.
  6. Thread: New GA Haunt

    by mrfoos
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    Cool. The first haunted attraction I ever went...

    Cool. The first haunted attraction I ever went to was the Trail of Terror in Macon. I was about 15. It was also the first time ever a girl initiated holding MY hand. Great times. :P
  7. Dude! How did I not already know about your...

    Dude! How did I not already know about your podcast?

    I downloaded and listened to the past 4 episodes while working on building out the haunt this week, and it was fantastic material to listen to...
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    I never ask. I put them up after 5pm and take...

    I never ask. I put them up after 5pm and take them down at the end of the night every night. The code enforcers only work 8-5 and never see them.... or if they do they don't care because the signs...
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    All the radio stations in my area are own by the...

    All the radio stations in my area are own by the Cox Communications mothership. You know how I know it's dying? They have turned to selling web design which appears to be about 1/2 of their...
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    You know there's a name for people who get paid...

    You know there's a name for people who get paid to f^($! someone else.


    ... lawyer.
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    Maybe these forums should be renamed to...

    Maybe these forums should be renamed to GhostTown. :P
  12. Thread: Haunted Farm?

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    He sold our old home and bought our farm just for...

    He sold our old home and bought our farm just for this business BUT the first year we used someone else's. I put out feelers by talking to local farmers who already had walk on traffic customers...
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    Hallioween Night Staff

    Anyone else have problems with your staff not wanting to work at your haunt on Halloween night? (Halloween is on Friday this year.) Half our returning staff say they already have plans for...
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    So what's the theory on these charge backs? ...

    So what's the theory on these charge backs? People just scamming the system for a free night of fun and pretending they didn't go? Restaurant servers pulling a little extra tip from their...
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    That's a great idea for line speed control Jim. ...

    That's a great idea for line speed control Jim. If you need them to slow down in a certain area have an actor keep the door closed. If you want to speed that area up then have an actor keep it...
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    Outdoor Actor Placement versus Indoor

    I've worked in and run a small indoor haunt where the structure of the "maze" let a single actor hit groups in multiple ways from multiple angles and locations. But now I run an outdoor trail that...
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    Yeah, shipping is expensive. :( And thanks...

    Yeah, shipping is expensive. :(

    And thanks for the answer Infoamtek! Makes sense now. I guess that's why I keep passing out and waking up with my head inside the 5 gallon drum of slush.
  18. Thread: Advertising

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    Another tip: If you can schedule odd time frames...

    Another tip: If you can schedule odd time frames in advance like last week in Sept 22 to October 20 you ~MIGHT~ get the last week in Oct for free. Some providers won't take down the billboard...
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    I have one from you guys. It was awesome! I run...

    I have one from you guys. It was awesome! I run an outdoor forest trail, and I used it for my maintenance guy so he could simultaneously fix broken sound systems, lights, replace batteries,...
  20. PVC poles over rebar spiked into the ground. It...

    PVC poles over rebar spiked into the ground. It makes a basic upside down U shape. The top has a T connector to connect a styrfoam head. Padding taped onto the should area. A little chicken wire...
  21. This will be a new startle for my haunt. I know...

    This will be a new startle for my haunt. I know its probably been done a million times by others... but I've not seen it or done it. I run a outdoor haunt so imagine walking upon this figure...
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    Makeup Latex versus Mask Making Latex

    What's the difference between liquid latex used for your skin versus the kind you use to make masks? I buy the slosh latex by the bucket full. I've applied it to my skin and can't really tell the...
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    You're right, Bill. This obviously doesn't...

    You're right, Bill. This obviously doesn't measure general actor effectiveness. It is tailored to how I want my actors to "think" about their role in my haunt. Other haunt owners are going to have...
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    There is a link to my test. I was hoping you...

    There is a link to my test. I was hoping you guys would take it and give feedback. Sorry if that was confusing. This is not an employee application.
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    Actor IQ Test for Haunt Owners and Actors

    Hey guys,

    I would be interested in feedback regarding a short 10 question "Actor IQ" test I will be having all my actors fill out this season. The goal is to make sure the actors understand the...
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