If you go by the letter of the law, you need to be inspected (or register, do the classes and be your own inspector) by PA Dept. of Agriculture - Bureau of Rides and Measurements. Their code states that we must now follow ADA guidelines, which includes walkways of 48" wide as a minimum. They also require sprinklers, regardless of the buildings age, occupancy or any other variable. In short, if you're hosting a haunted house and have a building occupancy of 1 or more, you classify as a Special Amusement Building. ALL Special Amusement Buildings are required to be sprinkled. In PA, there is NO variance to get around this.
Operations Manager & Technical Director
We're headlining the HauntCon 2012 tour! We hope to see you there!
A big thanks to all of those who came out to visit us on the '09 MHC Pre-Con Tour!