Hi Larry, I'm new to this site and I can see how involved it is in all aspects of haunting. It is not dedicated to one form, but many avenues of the entire haunt world. It is an honor to be offered such an opportunity, especially when they want to pay you also. As you said it would be quite time consuming though. If your heart isn't into it fully, then the results will not be what you want. As far as helping your business, it will definitely increase visibility, but will it increase positive income to off set the investment of time and hard work. It seems to me with your statements that you are comfortable with your present situation, so let it be.
Reality shows to me are not reality, but entertainment of a possible reality situation. Survivor, the contestants are being filmed, how are they surviving. Drop them off on one side of an island and see how many show up on the other side. 10 go in none come out, that's reality. Now a good show would be about the rescue team going in and finding the non-survivors.
These shows want you to create drama, veering you off of what really happens. Conflicts with one another, stabbing in the back, disgruntlement, etc.
Building an attraction would be cool to see, but what is the viewer longevity of repeated projects?
1) Instead of tackling this project, sub it out. It appears you have the whole professional haunt industry available to you.
2) If you are planning on retiring or just not doing anything (lazy), and could use a retirement bonus, then do it, but ask for a ton and a half more money.
3) Forget about it. Relax.
It is inevitable that we are going to see a ton more reality shows on how to build this or that, soon just about every field will be covered, bikes, roller coasters, yachts, diving, building condominiums, life in the old folks home, making nature cookies, making a wedding dress, and so on. Personally, I'm
looking forward to life with a homeless guy. All of the how to shows are set up for entertainment, the real shows are "How it's Made", "How Did They Do That","Nova"
Well, good luck with your decision, it will be the right one.