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  1. Question Should we or Could we??? That is the Question!!! 
    #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
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    Minnesota
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    So being that it is the middle of July, I want to know if anyone thinks YES or NO to opening a new haunt for this year with half of the summer being gone???

    Like I have posted before we will not be your normal haunt with detailed sets, so keep this in as a thought.

    Thanks,

    Mr. Haunt
     

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    #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
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    Texas
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    Yes do it and do it now while there is time. Don't wait any longer.
    Joshua
    www.hauntedprints.com
    info?hauntedprints.com

     

  3. Default Just Depends 
    #3
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    Dec 2010
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    Blacksburg, SC
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    We started working back in Dec. for our haunt this year. There are only 3 of us working and we are being pretty detailed and had to build every wall panel etc. from scratch. We all have full-time jobs so have been working around our schedules every day that we are off and a lot of nights and we are finally (6 months later) just about done with the detail and now have to finalize sound and lighting and will be done for the most part (shooting for middle of August). We are hoping to get done with building so we will have as much time for marketing in Sept. as we can. We may just be slow and you may have a lot more people to help you, but it is hard to pull it off in 2 1/2 months unless you have A LOT of free time. The hardest part is going to be getting your props in because lots of them will be backordered, out of stock, or not ready to ship that soon. I have seen people on here who have pulled it off in less time though! Good Luck and let us know if you decide to go with it!
     

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    There is no reason in the world not to do it, you have plenty of time for alate september opening start as soon as you can. Walls up first, then lights and sound, then paint then set detail- then as was wisely said marketing. But also do marketing when your to tired to lift a screwgun but can manage banging out a press release on the keyboard. The only thing standing in your way is work. Tom sawyer friends into helping, have a painting party when the sound is done, a Blood spattering party when you near the end of detailing- you get the idea.
    Get on it!
     

  5. Default Should we or Could we 
    #5
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    August of 2010 I acquired a property with a old house and what we call in NC a pack house (that means a big barn for city folk). I got some freinds to help me , opened a facebook account, made flyers,and had 700 paying customers. It was alot of hard work, but I keep wondering how many more will come next season.
     

  6. Default In the same boat. 
    #6
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    Aug 2004
    Location
    Oregon
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    Had a local attraction who had a group that was supposed to build a secondary attraction, but the group back out. They just asked me if I wanted to fill in and create something for the space. Not having budgeted either time or money for this project, it seems a little crazy. On-the-other-hand, I have a bunch of walls sitting in the barn and a quite a few props already sitting around, so it may be doable. In scramble mode to figure it out.

    Whatever you decide, I hope it works out well for you!
     

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