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View Poll Results: How many minutes should a haunted house last?

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  • 10-15

    22 11.40%
  • 15-20

    50 25.91%
  • 20-30

    76 39.38%
  • 30-40

    33 17.10%
  • 40-50

    12 6.22%

Thread: How many minutes should a haunted house last?

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  1. Default How many minutes should a haunted house last? 
    #1
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    I know yourall probably going to say, depends on the size of the haunt. But I was thinking maybe a generall idea / ballpark figure. Or maybe a better poll would be what do you think is the average size haunt.?
     

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    I put down 10 to 15 as thats about how long our home haunt takes but, I think it would depend on the haunt and how much you are charging. The more money you want the longer and better the show better be.
    Giving People The Chills Since 2005

    http://www.warehouse31.com
     

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    My favorite line when asked "How long does it take to go through?"
    In a dead pan serious look I say "How fast can you run?"
    http://www.myspace.com/joedog158
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    My Mottos:
    When in doubt, get the hell out - Jason Hawes

    Of all the things I have taught you, remember this:
    If you see me running, KEEP UP! - Joe Dog
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joedog View Post
    My favorite line when asked "How long does it take to go through?"
    In a dead pan serious look I say "How fast can you run?"
    Agreed! On average, people take about 10 minutes to get through our walk-thru haunts. They're smaller, but they do the job. However, we have had people take damn near 20 minutes to get through the walk-thru haunts... and some runners take 5 minutes and blow by EVERYTHING.
    Unfortunately for runners... our hayride drivers dictate the pace, and there's nowhere to go.

    Every haunt is different, but 30-40+ is perfect for a big haunt. I like to go somewhere I can spend an entire night and be entertained. I don't want to show up, go through, and make new plans elsewhere.
    Patrick Barberry
    www.legendsofthefog.com
     

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    Patrick,

    I agree 30-40 minutes is ideal. During my haunt visits I always time my tours for each attraction. When I visited your place the hayride was 17 minutes, and the houses were about 3 minutes each. They were not very long but I still felt I got my moneys worth.

    DA
     

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    Dark,
    Wow, that's quick! I wish I knew you were coming. Glad you seemed to have a good time. Come back and see us again... we have big plans for our 5th anniversary.
    Patrick Barberry
    www.legendsofthefog.com
     

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    Thanks Patrick. I was on such a tight schedule that night going to three different haunts. Next year I'll plan to come on a regular night.

    DA
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joedog View Post
    My favorite line when asked "How long does it take to go through?"
    In a dead pan serious look I say "How fast can you run?"
    I like this answer! We've answered the same question occasionally with "We're not really sure. There's still a few people we haven't found."
    Chad Portenga
    www.hauntedhall.com
     

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    If a haunt is picked just right, shipped frozen and delivered in refrigerator trucks it should last about a week. They tend to have less aroma this way so I would recomment haunted spray on smell once they are put one display.


    Another fabulous post from the U.S.Department of Wild Imaginings, now in spectaclar stereo, sponsored by the Adhesives and Sealants Council, suggesting ways to stick things together since the 1800s. Not fabulous in a gay way. Your results may vary. Illinois residents add 8% sales tax. These posts have been made by professional post makers, do not try this type of posting on your own without extensive training, lovely assistants and a trusty clown horn.
     

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    "How long will this last?"
    "The effects are residual, they last a lifetime!
    You will never forget it!"
    Tours here take about 90 minutes but don't think a thing about this one way or another because.....b-caws..........B-KAWZ......i'm krazie!

    "A 90 minute tour!!?"
    "Ever had a meal that was SO GOOD you just wanted to savor it as long as you possibly could? Sort of a similair thing here. I'm mentally "chewing " and savoring the fun we are all having here, so why cut it short?"

    If everybody that called shows up here tonight it will be worth all the snow-work I did today. We had 15 people late this afternoon for a Hide& Seek party, it was fun! They had fun too!
    Maybe business picked up because of the 18 degree heat-wave?
     

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