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Today we go on location to Zombie Joe's new 20-minute Blind-Folded horror theatre experience that delves into your deepest nighttime terrors! Billed as a safe, non-aggressive, unique & personal phantasmagoric-immersion experience, the show is playing through May 30th, 2022. We’ll hear from the cast about what putting the show together was like. Featuring Ben Billand, Cochino Carlos, Charlotte Cocker, Jorge Lozano, Mery Piloyan, Ben Reynolds & Alex Schetter; Directed by Zombie Joe & Jorge Lozano.
Coming up, Big Moves in the Right Direction. We’ll talk about Disney’s pride collection, Pirates of Speelunker Cave, the Summer Celebration at Busch Gardens Tampa, and how attractions are using TikTok. All that and more on this episode of GT TP in 30.
Back for its third year at the LA County Fair and located in Building 9, the Haunt Supershow will be joining in on the centennial celebrations by offering an all-new “100 Years of Horror” exhibit. The popular social media photo-op attrac! Plus, two mazes with scare actors, a zombie shooting gallery, and plenty of vendors. Today we'll hear from organizer Dirk Hagen and Asylum Zone.
Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando & Hollywood have announced their "Universal Monsters: Legends Collide" original maze; Tickets are now on sale for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Walt Disney World; Fear Forest is seeking managers and set designers/builders; Arson at Wild Woods of Terror; The Haunt Supershow returns to the LA County Fair for the third year; Carnival of Darkness haunted house to open in Ontario, California this Fall; Five Nights at Freddy's Haunted House will open in Medina, Ohio for four nights only this Halloween season; The Fear FDX hosted a successful Halfway to Halloween event this past weekend; SugarMynt Gallery hosts "Halloweentown" special events this Friday & Saturday; The Cleveland Haunt Club will host its 2nd Annual Half-way to Halloween Flea Market on Saturday, May 28th; The West Coast Halloween Convention returned this past weekend after two years away; Disney+ announced Hocus Pocus 2 will begin streaming on September 30th; Are You Afraid of the Dark? series Co-Creator D.J. MacHale discusses the series and Easter eggs; Haunted Attraction Network call for Casting Notices & Job Postings.
Sugarmynt Gallery hosted a Q&A with series Co-Creator D.J. MacHale on May 21st. Moderated by Jeff DePaoli D.J., explains the history of the series and easter eggs behind 4 of the episodes. Today, we’re playing the full presentation for you. The event is part of the ‘Spooky Kids Club’ exhibit and there are more events scheduled through June; check www.sugarmynt.com/ for details.
Last week we talked about affordable media outreach for your haunt. Today we're diving into one specific tactic - hosting a media night. Today’s expert is Tori Elder, owner of victori solutions (victorisolutions.com/). In the haunted attraction space, Tori is best known for her work with The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Dark Horizon, and Temecula Terror. Show Notes: https://www.haunt.news/haunt-media-nights
Now in its 10th year, The Fear PDX in Portland Oregan opened for Halfway to Halloween on May 13th. This 1-night event was a first for the haunt, and it coincided with the WCHC bus tour. Today, we’ll go on-location and hear from the team. Show notes: https://www.haunt.news/the-fear-pdx-2022
Coming up, we’re on-location at the WCHC. After two years away, the West Coast Halloween Convention returned May 13th - 15th, 2022, in Portland, Oregon. From home haunters to pros, attendees enjoyed the Halloween Marketplace, three days of education, haunt tour at The FearPDX, Halfway to Halloween Costume Ball, charity auction, and the Nightmare After WCHC movie night. But what makes this event unique is that it’s a 501(c)3 organization that gives grants to professionals who work with children with hearing impairments and/or autism. Today, we’ll hear from Roman Marino, Roger Hayes, and Jeremiah from the Calvarium. Show notes: https://www.haunt.news/wchc-2022
The Midwest Haunters Convention has announced their list of exhibitors featuring Haunted House Chicago Row 2022, a collaboration with HauntedHouseChicago.com to showcase some of Chicago's top haunts; Sign Up Form now available for Midwest Haunters Convention Stage Entertainment; Tickets are now on sale for SeaWorld San Diego's Howl-O-Scream; The Chamber of Haunters will host a Facebook Live interview with Zagone Studios on Thursday, May 19th; Haunter's Toolbox Haunt Master Class presents "Haunt Insurance: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" on Tuesday, May 17th at 5:30 p.m. PDT; Three suspects have been arrested in connection to a break-in at ScreamDreams Haunted Attraction; Escape the Asylum - from the creators of Eloise Asylum - is now open; The Ohio State Reformatory, home of Blood Prison haunted attraction, will be featured in upcoming Shawshank Redemption bus tours; SugarMynt Gallery's "Spooky Kids Club" exhibition special events for May 20th -22nd; Scare USA hosted a successful Slasher Weekend. Read the stories: https://mailchi.mp/hauntedattractionnetwork.com/haunt-industry-news-may-17
This week Scott and Philip argue quite a bit over the Six Flags Q1 Earnings and Meow Wolf’s 2 new locations. Plus, are teens convinced about the Metaverse? Show notes: https://www.haunt.news/green-tagged-make-your-position-known
Coming up, we’re discussing how affordable ways you can do media outreach for your haunt. You don’t need a large budget, but you need a focus on building allies. It may seem early, but now is the time to lay the groundwork for our season. This episode features John Singh from J2 Communications. Show notes: https://www.haunt.news/affordable-haunt-media
Coming up, we’re visiting the Spooky Kids Club exhibit at SugarMynt Gallery. Open now through June 19th, this exhibit focuses on the Halloween-loving child in all of us. We’ll hear from the co-creators, 2 of the artists, some guests, and even get a guided tour and hear about some of the easter eggs. Featured in this episode: Jeff Depaoli, SaraRose Orlandini, Jimi Martinez, Victor Acuña, The Creepy Cool Kid, and Ted Dougherty. Show notes: https://www.haunt.news/spooky-kids-club
The West Coast Halloween Convention returns this weekend, May 13th - 15th, in Portland, Oregon; ScareCON comes to Thorpe Park May 9th - 11th; The Haunted Attraction Association will host their next virtual Monthly Mixer on May 23rd at 8:00 p.m. EDT; The Midwest Haunters Convention announces their complete seminar lineup; The Scare Factor is now accepting haunted attraction review requests; Nethercraft Founder Tom Baksik passes away at the age of 51. Read more: https://mailchi.mp/hauntedattractionnetwork.com/haunt-industry-news-may-09
Mitigating the Rush

Mitigating the Rush

2022-05-1032:06

Attractions are doing everything they can to mitigate the upcoming rush. This week: The new queueless experience from Disney, SeaWorld and Cedar Fair are seeing financial recovery (despite still losing millions), Universal staffs up, and performer safety.
Scare USA in Two Rivers Wisconsin is opening this weekend, May 13th and 14th, for Slasher weekend – an experience where guests use flashlights to follow arrows and find PRIZES! We’ll hear all about it. Today, we’re talking with John Schwarz. He’s the owner of Scare USA. Notes: https://www.haunt.news/scare-usa-slasher-weekend-2022
In the wake of recent violence against live performers, Scott discusses the importance of performer safety. Show Notes: https://www.haunt.news/haunt-performer-safety
The Scare Factor is a nation-wide haunted house review website and directory. Today, we’ll learn about an opportunity for free and paid advertising for your haunt on The Scare Factor. And if you don’t have a haunt, you’ll learn where to find the best ones. This interview features Tyler and Nora, who reported for us at this year’s Transworld. Show Notes: https://www.haunt.news/the-scare-factor-haunt-directory
VFX offers a full line of interactive and wearable puppets to help you promote, entertain, and scare your haunt’s guests. Today, we’ll hear from Patrick Voss about the company history and their 2022 products. Show Notes: https://www.haunt.news/vfx-puppets-haunt-2022
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will return to The Magic Kingdom select nights August 12th - October 31st; The Oogie Boogie Bash - A Disney Halloween Party will return to Disney California Adventure this Fall; The Disney Cruise Line will debut all-new Halloween experiences with "Halloween on the High Seas"; Nightmare on Chicago Street is back from the dead as the Elgin Council reverses their previous decision to cancel the event; Netflix & Fever present a new immersive Stranger Things Experience in Brooklyn, New York; Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group Presents "The Boogeyman" Sundays & Mondays May 15th - 30th; SugarMynt Gallery's newest exhibition, "Spooky Kids Club" opens May 7th. Read the stories: https://mailchi.mp/hauntedattractionnetwork.com/haunt-industry-news-may-02
It’s Halfway to Halloween and we’re breaking down what you can learn from how other attractions are celebrating! Show notes: https://www.haunt.news/green-tagged-halfway-to-halloween
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