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    OK be careful with this guy. I sent him $2000 for...

    OK be careful with this guy. I sent him $2000 for 4 Unit 70 bodies and became concerned after they didn't ship for 10 days. I asked him for tracking info and he said they shipped "yesterday". The...
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    Black mouth dye

    On one of the Travel Channel TV shows a makeup artist was working on a zombie look on an actor. They took a stick and dipped it into a black substance and put it into the actor's mouth and it made...
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    Poll: Pretty much anything that makes a lot of noise is...

    Pretty much anything that makes a lot of noise is good if used in the right spot. We've had good success using a pneumatic air chisel hammer tool on the side of a barrel. It makes a ton of noise,...
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    Sppokyprops Chainsaw frustration

    Since the other chainsaw thread caught my attention I have to vent my frustration with Spookyprops chainsaws.

    We have used the Spookyprops electronic chainsaws for about four or five years. At...
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    Poll: I think chainsaws are almost always associated...

    I think chainsaws are almost always associated with haunted houses. They are a necessity. Its simple and it works. Why mess with it.

    Unfortunately we can't use any real chainsaws inside the haunt...
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    "vote for Republicans"..... That may be the...

    "vote for Republicans"..... That may be the most ignorant thing I've read all week. Can you really say that we are in this financial blunder right now because of Obama? This mess didn't start in...
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    We opened on Friday and the weekend was...

    We opened on Friday and the weekend was definitely down from last year's numbers. We were down about 40%. We had a few issues with the radio stations leaving the liners running that said "coming...
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    Poll: Last night we surpassed our attendance number...

    Last night we surpassed our attendance number from 2006 which was our best year ever. We also set single night attendance records twice this month. It was a great year for us.

    Tonight we are...
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    So far so good for us. This is our tenth year...

    So far so good for us. This is our tenth year open. 2006 was our best year ever and 2007 was next best. Right now we are neck and neck with the 2007 numbers. A few nights have been down a little and...
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    I'll be in Orlando Wednesday through Sunday for...

    I'll be in Orlando Wednesday through Sunday for the lighting show. Is it worthwhile to swing past IAAPA for a few hours? Can you hook me up with two passes Larry? I've always wanted my own ferris...
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    How did your season end up?

    I'm curious about how business was for everyone this year. We were done about 6% compared to last year. It was still our second best year ever but it has me puzzled why we were down on some of the...
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    Ugh. We got our but kicked this weekend compared...

    Ugh. We got our but kicked this weekend compared to the same weekend last year. The same Friday night last year was Friday the 13th which brought people out tons of people. I think we were down by a...
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    Early numbers?

    For those of you that are already open how has your attendance been? We have two weekends under our belt and we are almost dead even with the same two weekends from last year. Fridays have been a...
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    Hmmm. Sounds like 100 pounds in a plastic bag...

    Hmmm. Sounds like 100 pounds in a plastic bag with people pushing it around will fail quickly. We have heavy-duty plastic body bags that I believe we purchased from either Ghost Ride or Oak Island....
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    Early attendance numbers?

    We open on the 28th. Does anyone that is open already have any early attendance numbers they'd like to share? I'm not sure what to expect this season. Thanks!
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    I feel exactly the same way you do. I've had...

    I feel exactly the same way you do. I've had plenty of stress over the years waiting for items to arrive in time for the season. Just a bit of info I'd like to pass on... the 2007 season is coming...
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    Considering someone that got hit in the face at...

    Considering someone that got hit in the face at your haunt your "fav" makes me consider you a disgrace to our industry. Our duty is to provide a safe atmosphere for all who attend. Being excited that...
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    I couldn't resist. Did you make up for Friday...

    I couldn't resist. Did you make up for Friday night? Our Saturday was 10% better than the same night last year. I'm feeling good about the weekend and have high hopes for the next three nights. Hope...
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    I think we were all spoiled a little last year...

    I think we were all spoiled a little last year with such high numbers at the end of the month. Most of us had a slower start last year and it made up for it at the end. This year started out great...
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    help programming a Maestro II timer

    I need to reprogram a Maestro II timer but I don't have any instructions. Can anyone tell me how to program it?
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    We send people through in groups of up to 9 people. When it gets very busy we have a secondary line that we open that is for groups with three or less people. It makes it easier to put more people...
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    Poll: I tend to disagree with everyone on this post. I...

    I tend to disagree with everyone on this post. I don't like using a musical soundtrack for either of our haunts. I find that the CD's from Gore Galore are much better at setting the atmosphere. They...
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    haunted house injuries

    Do you have any injuries in your haunts? It seems like some people freak out so much they are bound to injure themselves. I see a small number of people every year that come out of our haunts with...
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