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Thread: which haunt in the USA has the best 3d show??

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    There are some many styles that people like, don't like, I've heard people say they thought so and so attraction was the best when I look at it and say it might be one of the worst. Some people judge things simply on one night going through the attraction and thinking the actors are great, not even realizing 30 minutes later the actors could suck ... me personally I don't think you judge any haunt on the actors, because actors can be replaced, they can quit, they can be great one night and horrid the next.

    The haunt itself is all you judge what is the potention of this haunt scaring customers, what gags are in place, the detail, sound, lighting, theming, storyline, all sorts of things ...

    I would say most 3D haunts are not nearly scary as a more darker enviornment but that is my opinion.

    Here is the reality... MOST HAUNTS OUT THERE DO NOT INCLUDE blacklight sections or have full blown 3D haunted houses...

    WHY... because typically they are NOT scary and because most haunts had one and got rid of them because their customers got tired of it.

    I don't think every show in America should have a 3D haunted house, only certain kinds of shows should even consider one... I had a 3D only haunt once the whole building was 3D ... it failed big time.

    THE ONLY reason I did 3D like I said is because that 'FAILED' 3D haunt I had was a stand alone haunt that we had open for several years before we gave up... so it made sense to bring it back as an add on haunt, its really nothing more than simply an ADD ON haunt.

    How much money you should put into a 3D haunt I would say most do not invest a lot into them which is why a guy like Stuart who will paint these things CHEAP gets most of the work painting 3D haunts.

    I put a LOT of money into mine, but its attached to the Darkness. ON the flip side I have a 3D haunt as ONE OF SEVEN haunts out in Creepyworld but the 3D haunt is NOT very good, and I didn't put much money into it.

    As most of the customers say 'its not scary'.

    I put my money into the other attractions.

    Because Terror VIsions is attached to THE DARKNESS, my reputation is on the line even if it wasn't 3D no matter what style haunt was back there I HAVE TO MAKE IT AWESOME... so Terror VIsions 3D is AWESOME!

    I've had dozens of blacklight painters work for me since we started building 3D haunts for amusement parks, or 3D dark rides, and whatever else... how good your 3D haunt is simply how good you can direct your crew to give you exactly what you want.

    Right now we have 3 awesome painters working for us full time, and they do amazing work, but it takes an entire team that puts everything together to make it really special... you need some special effects, you need some sets, props, facade, everything goes together to make them really special.

    Its not about painters, sound, speicial effects, or props, or anything else its about how it turns out OVERALL in the end with all elemets combined.

    Who can do the best job of that, or who has done the best job at that is a matter of personal opinion... however I think our 3D haunt has done that since the start before ANYONE was doing 3D all the way to today...

    We are now taking our 3D haunt to yet ANOTHER LEVEL ... we are adding MORE layers to the cake but will it EVER be The Darkness, will it ever be as scary as The Darkness will it ever be something I can sell stand alone... Ahhh no, no matter who good it is now or in the future.

    With all that being said I love Terror Visions and will love it 100 times more after our crew is done revamping it for the March Halloween show!!!!

    Larry
     

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    Thank you Larry for your insight on the 3d world. You make a lot of sense....it is about the overall finished product and I do agree it works better as an add on show. I am planning my 2011 season and everyones advice was very helpful. So to you Larry and the rest of the great people who replied to my post thank you and keep on haunting.....
     

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    At my park the 3-D house is consistently voted as peoples favorite thing there. I think part of that is because its easy to remember all the bright colors and vortex tunnel and the lazer water cave. We also focus on the scares, it has great actor movement and they get alot of hits while the guests are distracted.
    Larry is right, alone it would not do as well, but we put as much money into ours as our other shows and we have five other attractions as well.
     

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    I like 3d haunts but im sick of seeing CLOWN TOWN everywhere Ive seen pics of the judgment day But what else are haunters doing.
    BLOOD, GUTS AND GORE!
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    that sounds great I would like to see pics of that allen
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    We have built all of the following themes:

    Sleepy Hollow
    Pirates
    Titanic
    Dungens
    Clowns
    Industrial

    and several more I can't even remember anymore.

    Larry
     

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    I believe you built one called "Deadly Dimensions" for Bush Gardens Tampa. That was the first 3d haunt I went through, it just had a crazy feel through the whole thing, I liked it.
    Quote Originally Posted by drfrightner View Post
    We have built all of the following themes:

    Sleepy Hollow
    Pirates
    Titanic
    Dungens
    Clowns
    Industrial

    and several more I can't even remember anymore.

    Larry
    Giving People The Chills Since 2005

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    Well you could always go to the father of 3D in a haunt, John Burton. Thats who I bought my book from. We did a 3D haunt with a twist on clowns. It was an Asylum of clowns. as you moved from the first room to the last it went from a hospital/institution look to a circus look at the end. As if the crazy clowns took over to re-create the circus they were taken from.
     

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    Mike thanks
    there is only a few things i like better then sitting down and reading hauntworld forums and coming across some one saying they liked the Hooch Bad Trip in 3d the best..

    we just do the stuff that pours outta our brains

    you rawk
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