Hey there. This is our first year operating a haunted attraction as well. We were fortunate enough to find a building where we got even a TWO WEEK lease. WOW!!! Never even imagined that it would be possible.
We're building all of our walls off-site and then will just put them up when the time for us to move in giving us only two weeks to get ready.
Getting ready includes having the fire alarm installed, all walls put up (already painted and fire-treated), additional electrical work, putting props in place, signage, etc etc. So much work, so little time.