If doing a haunt outdoors please make sure your path is:
-Free and clear of ANY hazards; this could mean rocks, branches, potholes, wires, etc.
-Not on "off road" terrain... let your path be somewhat flat and level most of the way! People don't like and bunch of hills, ditches, drops, etc.
What we did for the maze was run all the wiring for lights, props, effects, etc. and then covered our path with gravel! This kept a nice, solid walk path that allowed us to run our wiring UNDER the patrons feet! For more on this PM me!
For electricity we used three (3) generators with appropriate wiring/cabling to run electricity to about 20 acres of maze! The only thing here was gas prices... it takes gas to run those big monsters!
For scares, we used the natural setting of the trees/woods to scare people. Scenes were inspired by movies like: Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, Wrong Turn, SAW, Friday the 13th (we did Camp Crystal Lake!), Signs and others!
We rented out about 18 chainsaws and 8 weed-eaters... we were told that they where heard (with screams) upto 2-3 MILES away!
We had a cast of about, I think 80... about 2-3 people per scene/area and a handfull to roam around in our "deadzones". The "Deadzones" were straight blackness of the maze that the people had to find there way through with only a flashlight to guide them. This is where you found all the saws and roamers! LOL!... We also had BIGFOOT walking around... LOL!
We had to build a ticktet area, costume and backstage areas, parking, and have restroom facilites on site!
Hope this helps... If you have any questions, please just ask. -Tyler