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    If you want To do high-volume sometimes conga...

    If you want To do high-volume sometimes conga lines are unavoidable. Universal Studios are masters of the high throughput haunt. They don't even do groups, it's one solid line even going in. ...
  2. Finishing touches for your costume or character

    Hexcessories.
    These folks have a lot of really cool accessories and finishing touches to complete a character's overall look, and they're pretty reasonably priced. We bought several of their bird...
  3. Thread: Bungee Rigs...

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    Check ZFX. I'm not entirely sure if they do...

    Check ZFX. I'm not entirely sure if they do bungee stuff, but we use them for some of our flying rigs. They're good at what they do.
    http://www.zfxflying.com
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    Yes, exactly what he said. If you do it this...

    Yes, exactly what he said. If you do it this year, find a way to track it so you know if it's worth doing in the future.
    The part that would concern me however is this; How many movie trailers...
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    Tutorial

    This video may help: http://youtu.be/iG4oaB-oGjw
  6. Food thickener

    We have a room that holds around 400 gallons of water for an effect. We initially used some thickener but found it to be too high maintenance as far as cleaning (for us, it's up all year.) But...
  7. Thread: Worst Luck

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    Stihl or Echo

    Stihl or Echo
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    Greg and Jake already said everything I was...

    Greg and Jake already said everything I was thinking. So whatever you choose to do, good luck! Hope it's a success!
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    http://youtu.be/WAmyAlj2FjU Here's a link to...

    http://youtu.be/WAmyAlj2FjU

    Here's a link to very good DIY blood on the cheap from Stiltbeast Studios. There's some nice stuff out there for sale too, depending on your budget.
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    That's great!

    That's great!
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    Anticipate the herd

    Knowing what your throughput will be like should come into play when designing scares. If you have an unexpected surge in attendance during the season, having a "plan B" for high traffic flow nights...
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    Dark Hour Haunted House and Terra del Monstrum in...

    Dark Hour Haunted House and Terra del Monstrum in Dallas, Texas are open November 1st & 2nd.
    www.darkhourhauntedhouse.com
    Come check us out.
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    Yeah, what do they run? I recognize the legs on...

    Yeah, what do they run? I recognize the legs on one- they look like the same mold used flor Balzak Jaws of Death's (guitarist) legs. I love Gwar and have made a similar costume before.
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    The average expense to the customer for this type...

    The average expense to the customer for this type of live entertainment typically averages out to $1.00 a minute. I've heard this formula before and when I really thought about it, it seems...
  15. Thread: Making Monsters

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    Dark Hour Haunted House

    Yeah! Catch Dark Hour on an upcoming episode of Making Monsters. I just wish our episode was airing earlier in the month. But it's worth a watch!
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    These have the power of a small guitar amp and...

    These have the power of a small guitar amp and can operate via AC cable or on a charred battery for about 6 hours. Just put your audio on a flash drive and pop it in. They run around $100 each. The...
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    Don't have the scare in the coffin. use a...

    Don't have the scare in the coffin. use a mannequin in the coffin. Set the coffin on a table that has a drape around it and have an actor under the table come out and go for their feet.
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    For that price per fixture, try minispotlight.com...

    For that price per fixture, try minispotlight.com or darklights. Cheaper and higher quality.
    If you want to make your own, you can get stuff and do it really cheap from lighthouse LEDs.
    Here's a...
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    I'd look for the ones who can act and actually be...

    I'd look for the ones who can act and actually be a good character, rather than just get scares. Speaking roles get more mileage than non-speaking roles, and when you're "in the pit" of the crowd...
  20. Thread: Cost of scenes

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    Low cost ideas

    Check out the Stiltbeast Studios YouTube channel. Allen Hopps has tons of videos on low cost ways to enhance the guests experience at your show- from make up tips to scenic design, it's a huge...
  21. Thread: Advice on que

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    I've seen it done as well. The guests' tickets...

    I've seen it done as well. The guests' tickets had large bold numbers printed in one corner and that was their group number. It was announced on the midway and that group knew then to head into the...
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    LOVE IT! Jekyll & Hyde is one of my favorite...

    LOVE IT! Jekyll & Hyde is one of my favorite stories.
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    Awesome. Thanks for the info. I got it at...

    Awesome. Thanks for the info. I got it at bargain at the in-park gift shop price of only $17! Haha
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    Helpful Reading for Haunters

    I visited Disneyworld after Halloween Extreme and I picked up a book there called, "The Imagineering Workout" written by Disney Imagineers. It's page after page of helpful creative exercises to get...
  25. Get online and review your state specific labor...

    Get online and review your state specific labor laws. A case such as yours isn't uncommon and from what I've seen in the last 15 years of haunting, I believe it is something that is widely done and...
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