By Ricky Brigante, Edited by Staff What follows is a summary of Ricky Brigante’s keynote given at the 2017 Haunted Attraction Symposium, the theme for which was ‘Innovation in Interactivity.’ This symposium, sponsored by the Haunted Attraction Network and Gantom Lighting & Controls, featured six keynote talks, each themed on a different aspect of interactivity. […]Continue Reading
Take steps now to prepare for any type of disaster to enhance the chances your business will survive it. By Carol Jeffers I am Carol Jeffers (CJ), Founder and CEO of Jaqarden LLC (5th Level Disaster Preparedness Through the Lens of Recovery – Consulting) and Extreme Disaster Solutions Inc. (EXDISO – Nonprofit). This article provides […]Continue Reading
By Dr. Margee Kerr, Edited by Staff What follows is a summary of Dr. Margee Kerr’s keynote given at the 2017 Haunted Attraction Symposium, the theme for which was ‘Innovation in Interactivity.’ This symposium, sponsored by the Haunted Attraction Network and Gantom Lighting & Controls, featured six keynote talks, each themed on a different aspect […]Continue Reading
Tips and tricks to save time and money on building or upgrading your haunted attraction. By Brian Foreman and Darryl Plunkie Time and money are the two most valuable resources we haunters have, with the third important factor being location. Although we haunters may think we know a lot of time- and money-saving tips and […]Continue Reading
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 floor of a high building, watching the doors close, and wondering—at least for a few seconds—what would it feel like if the elevator’s mechanism failed and we plummeted floor […]Continue Reading
We’ve always focused on actor safety, so build on what you already do well to care for them after the pandemic. By Scott Swenson We, in the haunt industry, are ahead of the game when it comes to actor safety, and we’re already doing a lot of things right to protect our performers. However, we’re […]Continue Reading
Creative strategies for haunts and haunters to move through the COVID-19 pandemic and emerge on their feet. by Scott Swenson Episode 42 of my podcast, A Scott in the Dark inspired this post. Let me be 100% honest. I had no intention of recording this episode, but inspiration hit and hit hard, and Episode 42 […]Continue Reading
A basic overview of the fright attraction design process! By Leonard Pickel, Hauntreprneurs.com Attraction Design and Consulting My background is architecture, and I design attractions using the architectural principle that “form ever follows function.” Meaning that the purpose of a building (or any object) should dictate its shape. In haunted attraction Continue Reading
4 lighting designers offer tips for pulling off effective haunted house lighting design using what you already have. For many haunted attractions, lighting design can be a challenge—both from a technical and a budgetary standpoint. In this article, 4 lighting design experts offer tips to inspire confidence and creativity in the lighting of your attraction. […]Continue Reading
Making an emotional connection through fear is the key to creating a powerful and memorable experience for guests. By Phil Raybourn For haunted attractions, emotions, especially fear, create a profound connection with our guests. We will talk about fear and how attractions can go beyond the usual maze and scare areas to create a heightened […]Continue Reading