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  1. Default How was it? 
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    For those haunts who opened this past weekend, I am dying to know how were your numbers were compared to last year? Michigan had bad weather Saturday and Sunday and I've heard from a couple haunts that numbers were way down. So, how about the rest of the country?

    Howie "Slobber" Erlich
    1986-1997 (Mutilation Mansion,) 1998 (Screamers Haunted House,) 1999 (Evil Intention Haunted House,) 2000-2001 Concept Creator/Business Partner (Urban Legends Haunted House,) 2002 Floor Plan Designer and Consultant for a (Haunted Barn) Owners had city challenges & were never able to open, 2002 Floor Plan Designer/Construction (Fright Nights Haunted House) 2003-2012 Now retired Owner (Deadly Intentions Haunted Attraction)
     

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    We opened nothing great but not bad either... probably around 1,500 for the weekend. We didn't do much advertisement. I have to be careful this year because our attendance has dropped three years straight because of the Cardinals. If the Cardinals who basically already won their division again get to the World Series we are simply doomed. No one in St Louis cares about anything but baseball ... if the Cardinals are out of the playoffs we can do well if they are in the media only focuses on baseball, the people around here only baseball, its a town that bleeds red but not blood red. LOL

    So hopefully we do well this year despite the Cardinals success.

    There is another haunt opening some what close by and I really feel sorry for those guys... starting from scratch needing to recoup all that money, and then the Cards get into the World Series again OUCH!

    It hurts it hurts bad if the Cardinals make a deep run. We have trimmed back this year because of the Cardinals so I'm not expecting a great year but I'm hopeful. I'll keep you posted.

    Other than that we did a promotion with Annabelle Movie, we got some press, and we did okay and people loved it... so far I'm happy.

    Larry
     

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    I hear ya Larry!

    Numbers in Michigan have dropped the last few years with the Tigers making it to the playoffs. Many predict them to go all the way this year which doesn't fair well for Michigan haunts I'm afraid! It really sucks because of course you want your team to do well, but on the other hand your wishing they miss the post season all together. I have felt like a trader the last several years! lol

    Howie
    1986-1997 (Mutilation Mansion,) 1998 (Screamers Haunted House,) 1999 (Evil Intention Haunted House,) 2000-2001 Concept Creator/Business Partner (Urban Legends Haunted House,) 2002 Floor Plan Designer and Consultant for a (Haunted Barn) Owners had city challenges & were never able to open, 2002 Floor Plan Designer/Construction (Fright Nights Haunted House) 2003-2012 Now retired Owner (Deadly Intentions Haunted Attraction)
     

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    I agree with you man... Detroit Tigers have a really good pitching staff so it will be tough. Detroit has a very loyal fan base without a doubt so yeah I hear you. Detroit is ranked in the top 10 best fans in baseball but no matter what list you look at St Louis is ranked #1. You don't even realize the damage they cause... i talk to the Halloween stores and they might as well close.

    Its bad here... I am right there with you I feel like a bad fan because I want them to win but I need them to lose.

    Over the last three years the St Louis Cardinals have played more home games than any team in baseball has played TOTAL playoff games. Yeah tell me about it.

    We had to do a total re-theme to Lemp because its sunk to the point it loses money. This market just can't really support three haunts its never really worked for us but we are going to try and different approach to Lemp I'll let you know how it turns out.

    Larry
     

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    Both my local teams won their division already in the same day an hour apart from one another. Really nervous about this year. Go Detroit for a first round sweep!

    Allan
    Last edited by MDKing; 4 Weeks Ago at 08:57 PM.
     

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    Howie you should be ashamed of yourself! But I secretly hope Tigers choke and choke early too.

    Our haunt was not open. Two weeks ago at maze open we were right there in our 5 year avg. but behind last year. This last weekend "strong thunderstorms" in forecast since midweek kept people away friday even. Then we got almost 2" of rain Sat & Sun.
    Wicked Farmer
     

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    Allen I hope you don't hate me but I'm cheering for anyone but the Cardinals which includes both Baltimore and Washington. LOL

    How about Dodgers vs Angles? We also have the possibility of St Louis vs. Kansas City, Oakland vs San Francisco its an odd year.

    Larry
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by drfrightner View Post
    Allen I hope you don't hate me but I'm cheering for anyone but the Cardinals which includes both Baltimore and Washington. LOL

    How about Dodgers vs Angles? We also have the possibility of St Louis vs. Kansas City, Oakland vs San Francisco its an odd year.

    Larry

    For or saying that, I do, I do hate you...

    Go Cards! Lol
     

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    Hey your worst nightmare will be a Baltimore Washington WS... you might as well close down your business until its over. LOL

    Go Cards... hmmm okay how about this jackass!

    Go Nationals!!!!! GO Orioles!!!!!!! That is twice as bad bro... I was ONLY going to cheer for the Nationals but now I'm adding the Orioles.

    LOL

    Larry
     

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    So how did everyone do LAST NIGHT ... I can say my downtown haunts did HORRIBLE! Creepyworld was okay. We've had so many bad years in row here I'm just throwing it out there be on the look out... if its bad again I'm moving to a new city! LOL

    No I'm serious I'm going to set up a haunt in a new city! Seriously!

    Larry
     

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