PHILIP HERNANDEZ

Philip Hernandez is a freelance writer, speaker, producer, and marketer specializing in Seasonal Attractions.
In 2018, Philip became the CEO at Gantom Lighting & Controls, a manufacturer of the world’s smallest DMX LED lighting. Gantom is used in every major theme park worldwide to illuminate where other fixtures cannot.
Since 2014 Philip has published Seasonal Entertainment Source magazine (SES), a quarterly print publication for the seasonal attraction professional. SES ships to readers in over 18 countries.
Philip operates the Haunted Attraction Network (HAN), the largest global media entity for the haunted attraction industry. HAN includes written content, videos, a series of podcasts, and the Haunt Design Kit brand.
Philip produces the Leadership Symposium for Seasonal Attractions, a masterclass series for seasonal attraction professionals. Watch more here.
Philip co-hosts the ‘Marketing your Attraction’ podcast monthly. Listen here.
Contact Philip for projects here: [email protected]

PHILIP'S POSTS

Robbi Lepre

Thanksgiving Special: A Celebration of Robbi Lepre

The entertainment industry has been devastated by this pandemic, and we’re not out of the woods yet. But today, let’s pause and reflect on what we’re

Garden of Spirits

Postmortem: The Garden of Spirits on Scaling & Contingency Planning

I had the delight of going on-site to interview Scott Swenson, the Creative Director for The Garden of Spirits at CW’s Gin Joint in Tampa, FL. Scott

halloween

5 Enormous Halloween Events Cancel Plans

While one haunt has reopened, Disney’s Halloween Party, Kennywood Halloween events, and Eastern Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls announce canceled

haunted mine

Drop 96 FEET PER SECOND at This Haunted Mine

Developing Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s Haunted Mine Drop By Philip Hernandez Most of us have had the experience of stepping into an elevator on a top

ScareHouse Opens 2 New Experiences in Pittsburgh for 2019 Halloween

ScareHouse Opens 2 New Experiences in Pittsburgh for 2019 Halloween

The Basement and Stalked by a Killer Open in Pittsburgh ScareHouse is on hiatus for 2019 while the attraction relocates, but the team announced two new

Michigan’s Hush Haunted Attraction Grows 6X for 2019 Halloween

Michigan’s Hush Haunted Attraction Grows 6X for 2019 Halloween

Hush Haunted Attraction in Westland, Michigan, is debuting three haunted houses in a new venue that’s 6X as large as the previous space. The trio of

New for 2019 at Cross Roads Escape Games—The Séance

New for 2019 at Cross Roads Escape Games —The Séance Experience

Debuting at Cross Roads Escape Games in Anaheim, California for the 2019 Halloween season is The Séance, a theatrical horror experience For the 2019

Dead Factory Haunted House in Mexico, Missouri Focuses on Phobias

Dead Factory Haunted House in Mexico, Missouri Focuses on Phobias

Family-owned, home-grown haunted house in Mexico, Missouri focuses on phobias. Dead Factory, located in Mexico, Missouri, is a 30-minute, linear,

New Mazes and Special Events at this Year’s Haunted Fort

New Mazes and Special Events at this Year’s Haunted Fort

Historic, haunted buildings and real ghosts await guests at this unique outdoor haunt at Fort Abraham Lincoln on the North Dakota prairie. Haunted Fort is

Epic Entertainment - Dark Horizon

Marrying Location, History Inspired Story, and Party

EPIC Entertainment Group Launches Dark Horizon in Orlando By Philip Hernandez “Dark Horizon: Point of No Return” is a new haunted attraction produced by

Slaughterland Screampark Opens in Binghamton, NY for 2019 Halloween

Slaughterland Screampark Opens in Binghamton, NY for 2019 Halloween

An abandoned theme park sat deserted for years after a horrific accident, but now, the chaotic and haunted remains of what was once a fun-filled playland