Good questions... let me try to give you good answers. For one our main focus as it is EVERY SINGLE year is to focus on the detail, new room concepts, new props, new ways to do things not actors... every single time we do one of these renovations it comes right down to the wire like a reality show. We hardly have time to get to know the news sets, animations or anything we are more or less seeing them for the first time just like you if you want to know the truth.
So with that being said this year is a bit different... all the animations and all the FX we've built we are trying to make the haunt MORE INTERACTIVE. Gore Galore has helped us bring some idea's we had to reality such as the venus fly trap that swallows you yes its going to touch you. We wanted to build some giant puppet monsters that grab you and bite you... yes they will do that as well. The sawzilla room is going to be really over the top the giant saw blade whipping across your face I hope will be scary... we have also built some really clever actor scares places for actors to hide that we didn't do before. We also have a couple animations that are going to be so CLOSE I think its going to scare you... they will JUMP right at you and over your head... you'll see.
We also ordered over 100 new costumes and they are awesome plus we've bought roughly 50 or so new Silicone masks just for this event... so yeah we are trying HARD to make it scarier. But lets be honest for a second... haunted house owners are always going to be a tough scare always so that is why we focus so hard on the amazing detail, and over the top FX ... each year we've done something over the top from the swamp house, ice scream truck, falling wall of barrels and this year we are doing an actor wheelchair gag that is going to be awesome.
SO yes this time around we are trying but at the same time there will be little time to work with actors to fine tune the screams but we've enhanced it to a whole new level.
I think you will agree this time around its SO FAR OVER THE TOP you won't believe what has been done... you will scratch your head and wonder how it could have even been done its that detailed.