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  1. Default calculating your sqft 
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    I see some haunts listed at 20k sqft. Is that only actual haunting area or does that include things such as queue line areas, exits, actor passageways, etc etc..
     

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    That's going to depend 100% on who is doing the figuring. Most haunters want to bump up the bragging rights, so they would count everything, but then some people are honest about it.
    Brian Warner
    Owner of Evilusions www.EVILUSIONS.com
    Technical Director of Forsaken Haunted House www.Forsakenhaunt.com
    Mechanical Designer (animatronics) at Gore Galore www.Gore-Galore.com
     

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    We have a 25,000 sq foot building we are in and that's how big we say the haunt is , really just because it's easier. The space the haunt takes up in it is about 18,000 but with us we have people leave before they get a foot in the door so we scare thru out the whole area, pretty much.

    Robert
     

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    Over 740,000 square feet of corn maze. Haunted area is another 130,000 square feet. Of course I am outside though.

    Wicked Farmer
     

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    Haunted Paws~

    As Gadget said " Most haunters want to bump up the bragging rights, so they would count everything, but then some people are honest about it. "

    Which for BRAGGING RIGHTS is all good an well(to an extent) ..
    the only ones who will REALLY KNOW will be you and your crew and POSSIBLY those that want to go through with a tape measure.

    So do you want to "brag and lie " about how big your haunt (walk through is) or do you want to be up front and honest about it .

    BUT ... this also would depend on your situation ..

    Indoor or out door...

    Does you Insurance Company OR you Building/Fire Inspector want to know how much area is OCCUPIED ( as in travel through space consistently) for your patrons and your actors .. as well as props and such.

    Commercial, non profit, or just "doing for the hell of it" for Halloween.

    There are many different aspects you want to take into consideration when calculating sq footage.

    Just my thoughts.
    ~LoneWolf
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolfmage View Post
    Commercial, non profit, or just "doing for the hell of it" for Halloween.
    I'm gonna run as a commercial non-profit? I'm planning to pay a few people and then donate the rest to some specific charities. 25k seems enough but running the math you'd need an even larger building as 25k haunt is probably 30k with all the passageways and rooms for the actors.
     

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