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  1. Glad to hear he didn't charge you for the...

    Glad to hear he didn't charge you for the consult, that is a big win :)


    Do you have safety inspections? We have to pass inspection before we open for the season, then we have recurring...
  2. I'm not sure how that assumes more liability; at...

    I'm not sure how that assumes more liability; at least around here, you're pretty much liable no matter what. If you don't have a medic on site, how does that reduce liability, I wonder? We've had...
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    I would send out a letter asking for information...

    I would send out a letter asking for information on which days they (the parents) can help. If you show that you are aware that everyone has a busy schedule, and are willing to cater to them, it...
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    Same here, we have a big fabric supply store we...

    Same here, we have a big fabric supply store we can jog over to, and we asked them for a few pallets, thinking they could spare half a dozen or so. We got so many we ended up with fire wood for two...
  5. Thread: Music Help

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    I'm not sure what your budget is, but what we use...

    I'm not sure what your budget is, but what we use is this:
    First we have a standard pc (with firewire output) running a program called Sonar by Cakewalk. I believe it's used for actually...
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    Yeah, I really like that idea too! I've been...

    Yeah, I really like that idea too! I've been trying to think of alternative advertising ideas like this(radio and tv costs an arm and a leg... sorry for the pun) but nothing we've come up with...
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    hey, I ust came here looking to see if there were...

    hey, I ust came here looking to see if there were any ebooks around for the industry... I wish I'd have thought to look sooner! ANyway, Ive got a Kindle and the biggest problem I'm running into is...
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    short answer is probably. it all depends on what...

    short answer is probably. it all depends on what you have set up, but I've seen something similar work out well.

    I'm not sure how well it will reset with a double action cylinder and gravity,...
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    Poll: Everyone breaks at the same time here. We do...

    Everyone breaks at the same time here. We do things to entertain the crowd, sometimes its a giveaway with trivia questions, sometimes it's something the outside actors make up and do, but it's just...
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    I''m not sure what you mean, as far as the wiring...

    I''m not sure what you mean, as far as the wiring harness... I'll need more specifics, like what is your supply voltage(12dc, 120ac... 220ac?), and what specifically you're looking to do.

    I know...
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    I looked into cat5 usb adapters, and I wasn't...

    I looked into cat5 usb adapters, and I wasn't about to spend over $50 for a decent one, but you've linked to the cheapest one(that won't break in about a day) yet! Good find!





    Very true,...
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    "Ride Camera" system

    Okay, I don't have any pictures set up yet, so I'll try to be simple about my explanation of what I'm planning to do...

    First, this idea started a few years ago when one of the hometown...
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    Lol, Futurama and my aptitude for making some...

    Lol, Futurama and my aptitude for making some really strange devices... hence, Farnsworth...
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    Thanks for all the extra info, it's actually...

    Thanks for all the extra info, it's actually gonna come in handy again, real soon. I'm looking into a "homebrew" Ride Camera system for selling pictures to our customers, and I'm gonna need to run...
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    I forget what the one around here is called, but...

    I forget what the one around here is called, but I think it's something like "Damnation house".. It's put on by a local church, so I'm a bit hesitant to say anything about it, because they obviously...
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    Attendance seemed lower this year compared to the...

    Attendance seemed lower this year compared to the last couple, but I'll have to wait until all of the number come in to be certain. But I expected low numbers this year, with the flu season coming...
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    Ours was about the same, but it's always a hit or...

    Ours was about the same, but it's always a hit or miss on Halloween for us anyway. Some years it's Great, some years suck.. This is the first year I can remember where Halloween was an "average"...
  18. Customers Opinions when they finish the House

    Okay, I know you're never going to please everyone, but it still ticks me off a bit when I hear someone say that the House "Sucked" or "wasn't worth the money"..

    By and far, I've heard more...
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    During our orientations, we went over flu and...

    During our orientations, we went over flu and germ transmission prevention pretty heavily, but some people just don't listen. We have sanitizer placed everywhere, we disinfect masks before and...
  20. Thread: scoreboard

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    We've never used a scoreboard, but we do have a...

    We've never used a scoreboard, but we do have a betting board. We bet on random things, like what the turnstile count is going to be, who's going to be the first to complain about the weather, which...
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    Any Houses near you get "competitive"?

    I say "competitive" in a negative way. I've always been one to help promote all things Haunted and Halloween, even going so far as to give directions to other Houses to our patrons who ask. But...
  22. Careful there... You're always going to have...

    Careful there... You're always going to have someone who has an opinion they want to "share"... But when it comes to veterans, they have very passionate and legitimate concerns. These are people...
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    Crown Control: Use someone to walk in behind...

    Crown Control: Use someone to walk in behind potential problematic customers. As soon as a customer screws up, your Crowd Control Person Lights up their flashlight and escorts the patron out of the...
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    So true, we had a ton of newbies last night, so...

    So true, we had a ton of newbies last night, so it was hard to have all rooms with a veteran actor. We run three sets, so we can swap out actors in rooms, and by the third set, everyone was pretty...
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    How Was Your Opening Night ?

    We just had ours, and what a train wreck. We had a decent crowd, but we had actors breaking stuff all over the place. One of them PULLED A GATE OFF OF A WALL. It wasn't a weak gate, either. We...
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