A two or three room haunt and Make it take however long you decide it has to be. Infact there might be quite an advantage in such a design. With only two or three rooms if suddenly a mob is at your door, you can make those three rooms immeadiately empty out and be able to whisk in that new busine$$.
Of course you would have to put as much effort into building those two or three rooms as you would put into building ten other more ordinary rooms.
"Detail", and some really special things happening, which always cost noticable money to buy or build.
Sometimes I find myself wondering why I have more than just three rooms?
I can entertain customers in just the first room for 45 minutes, no problem.(It's just too bad for them they might actually be in that room for 60 minutes! hahahahah!)
My routines are labor-intensive for me and most people I have ever had work for me here or just try to help me out on a very short-term basis find competing with me (or is the customer's expectations?) to be a very difficult task, which makes it bad because they were excellant performers with alot of quick talent and could really handle a group....but "Nooo, it wasn't YOU, Jim." So the talented helper gets no credit (usually) Not a nice thing.
Not every item in your three rooms has to a pnuematic wonder or something that cost you a month's pay to be really effective entertaining the customers . Small little props can do absolute wonders when set up and "sold" correctly with timing, voice, attitude, storyline and heaping amounts of customer anticipation, all skills not commonly found for minimum wage everywhere or in October.
Another bonus of providing a show like I just described is that it affects the customers in a totally different way and on many levels, endearing your efforts more with their conscious and the subconscious.
Some part of their emotionalism actually enjoys the efforts taken and time alloted just for them, the eye contact made the posture of the human speaker.
Maybe it's just not being treated as if they are just a number or a dollar sign?