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    BTW, Phonix, unless the person providing the voice for the MM skeleton gives something away, I don't see how it would give away the show.

    I don't understand how it could slow things down, either.

    There must be something I'm not getting.

    Sarah
     

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    I think its a matter of personal opinion, I only came to understand this prop as a queue line entertainer at TW, before then I would have kept the prop in the haunt where I could control the time at which the punters would see it and at what point they recognise it as an interactive prop.

    However, the prop works best when its got time to interact with punters, and they actually take the time to interact with it., when you have a long queue line its not always a good idea to have something interactive inside the haunt where you want to keep people flowing, however, you have the opposite problem in the Queue, here you have time, and the punters are waiting around anyway.

    At TW it was a blast to use, despite the fact I was sitting 2 feet behind the prop in full view, many people just didn't see me (OK, it was in the dark zone) and they were amazed that the prop was following them, and even more amazed when it started directing personal comments at them.

    Its very much a matter of how it bests fits inside your haunt, its a very versatile system which can be used live or you could just use it to pre-record routines for playback, some people felt that whilst the prop itself didn't fit with the tone of the inner haunt it did make an excellent MC, and we even have a major theme park looking at using the system for driving one of their characters.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunting Copy View Post
    BTW, Phonix, unless the person providing the voice for the MM skeleton gives something away, I don't see how it would give away the show.

    I don't understand how it could slow things down, either.

    There must be something I'm not getting.

    Sarah

    If inside the attraction, something interactive like the awesome skulltronix system either gets lost in the attraction, or holds up the customers. In busy attractions you want customers in each scene for a minimal amount of time, we shoot for maybe two seconds before scaring them into the next scene. Other wise it gets hard to get a couple thousand customers thru the attraction before it's closing time.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget-evilusions View Post
    If inside the attraction, something interactive like the awesome skulltronix system either gets lost in the attraction, or holds up the customers. In busy attractions you want customers in each scene for a minimal amount of time, we shoot for maybe two seconds before scaring them into the next scene. Other wise it gets hard to get a couple thousand customers thru the attraction before it's closing time.
    yup, but in the queue line the problem is reversed
     

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    I think the skulltronix system in the queue line sounds like a great idea, and the you-tube video made it look terrific too. What a great distraction while you're waiting, and it can be used to gather information to use during the haunt.
     

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    I also think that if it's possible to make a video of people going through the haunt and showing them being terrified, those would make for some great sellers at the end of the haunt.
     

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    One other idea: what if the skulltronix guy or gal encouraged people (kids in particular) to get their glow sticks (or whatever you are promoting) up front to make the monsters go away while going through the haunt? Then wouldn't people be more likely to buy whatever it is?

    Or the skulltronix person could train the kids to scare their parents in a kids section of the haunt in order to help alleviate their fears before going in. I think my nieces and their friend were all freaked out before going in just because of the waiting and worrying about it while the spooky music played, and it would be nice to find a way to calm them down or distract them while they are waiting.

    Just some things to think about.
     

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    Tony,

    I forgot to mention that I looked at all of your Spookywoods stuff, and I was quite impressed!
     

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    I see my mistake, Phoenix, LOL.

    So yeah, I think he would make s super addition to *queue* entertainment.

    I don't know how excited I'd be about having the kids touch him, though. Even with supervision, it's still tricky. Then you also have all the drama of the parents thinking
    it's perfectly OK for Junior to smear his cotton-candy hands all over the thing. In my mind, there's just too much at risk.

    But as for upselling, if I were a customer, I'd buy all the glowsticks in a case,
    just for the kick I'd get out of talking to a "live" skeleton!

    Sarah
     

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    Couldn't you put the skulltronix system just out of reach of everyone, maybe up high looking down on the crowd or in a cage or behind a barricade so that nobody could touch it?
     

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