Haunted Attraction Network

Haunted Attraction Network

We connect the global Haunted Attraction industry through education, news, and events. Subscribe to our podcast for education and interviews with innovators in the Halloween space.

Episodes

January 18, 2022 7 min
The Haunted Attraction Association and Haunted Attraction Network launched their industry-wide Benchmark Survey; Nominations for the Haunted Attraction Association's OSCARES Awards now accepted through January 23rd; Salem, MA considering expanding the city's Safety Enhancement Zone for Halloween 2022; Tickets now available for Midwinter Ghost Stories at Ed Gannon's Chambers of Terror; Park N Play announces Camelot Rises...
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This is the third episode in our mini-series covering some of the haunt friendly wholesalers from this year’s Halloween & Party Expo in Las Vegas. Coming up, we’re chatting with Tony Zagone, owner of Zagone Studios (https://zagonestudios.com/) about why he thinks this Halloween will be one of the best ever. See what you’re missing with a free demo (https://gantom.com/demo). Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter: https://haunt...
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Scott Swenson led this Haunt Master Class for the Haunters Toolbox members, covering: saving money on design, creative brainstorming, and the 2022 mindset. To listen and view this entire Master Class, become a Haunt Master member at www.HauntersToolbox.com
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January 17, 2022 32 min
This week we explore stories about how attractions keep the guests flowing. From combating low staffing to setting attendance records, Half a Billion Dollar Renovations and new seasons of fun – this week we’re showing the resilience of attractions. Take the Haunted Attraction Benchmark Survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HAAHANSurvey
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January 15, 2022 8 min
This is the second episode in our mini-series covering some of the haunt-friendly wholesalers from this year’s Halloween & Party Expo in Las Vegas. Coming up, no series would be complete without the iconic Morris Costumes (https://www.morriscostumes.com/). With tens of thousands of products and a history spanning 60 years, Morris has perspective on the industry. In this episode, Sean Morris joins to discuss new products and tre...
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Over the past 12 years, Trick or Treat studios (https://trickortreatstudios.com/) has expanded from select masks to dozens of products serving everyone from end consumers to haunts. But before we get into all that, you might be wondering why it matters? Halloween is an ecosystem. What consumers see in stores and when they see it directly impacts haunted attractions. It primes attendees for certain themes and prepares them to attend...
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The Haunted Attraction Network is partnering with the Haunted Attraction Association to highlight vendors in upcoming podcast episodes; The next Haunters Toolbox Masterclass, "Mindset & Monster: Preparing Your Attraction for 2022", will take place Wednesday, January 12th at 5:00 p.m. PST; Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida has won Theme Park Insider's inaugural award for Best Theme Park Halloween E...
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January 12, 2022 31 min
This week we're recapping some of the largest stories from the last three weeks, all centered around the trend of attractions moving forward into the new year.
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Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group has postponed their "Killer Klowns from Outer Space Cosplay Dance Party" until Spring of 2022; SInister Pointe Productions' Ghostly Retreat will receive a "Nightmare Holiday" overlay for the 2022 holiday season; The deadline for the Canadian Haunters Association Home Haunters Awards Contest is January 15th; Ocio Terror's Horror Awards IV Edition (2021) will open for...
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We experienced Christmasacre at Walsall Scare Maze as part of the ScareTour Christmas Party. We also endured an extreme version alone!

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VISIT THE WALSALL SCARE MAZE WEBSITE HERE:

https://walsallscaremaze.co.uk/

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Scott shares his resolutions for 2022 and discusses how they apply to other members of the Haunted Attraction Industry. Subscribe: https://hauntedattractionnetwork.com/newsletter/
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January 3, 2022 31 min
In this New Year Special, we review our top 5 trends that will impact you and your attraction most in 2022. The list is: Reducing friction for the guest; Inflation; Season Creep; IP Extension; and Market Expansion.
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January 1, 2022 31 min
It's our Christmas special! In this special we take a break from the news to discuss the elements of a Christmas event at attractions.
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Scream in the New Year with Dead Hollow's New Year's Nightmare; Sir Henry's Haunted Trail debuted a new Christmas event this December; "Turkish Halloween", Bocuk Night, will be celebrated on January 15th; UK's ASA rules Blackpool Pleasure Beach's Halloween is too disturbing for young children; Sign-ups now available for the Haunted Attraction Association's first two mixers of 2022 and Crisis Managem...
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HAA Discusses 3-Year Plan Progress, upcoming mixers & training, and industry-wide survey; HAA unveils new Vendor Membership Program for live auction donations; Applications now accepted for the 2022 HAA Annual Scholarships; U.S. retailers finally receive long-delayed Halloween merchandise; HauntX tickets now on sale with a special holiday discount; Fear Expo announced holiday sale on classes, workshops, merchandise and events. ...
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This week's News!
Holiday Haunts list for December 17th - 19th; HauntPay releases list of 6 Holidays You Should Open Your Haunt that Aren't Halloween; Leeco Haunted Forest raises money for cancer patients with their Christmas event; This weekend Season's Screamings by Midsummer Scream will host over 200 vendors, mini haunts, live entertainment, and frightfully festive panels at the Pasadena Convention Center; TransWorld&...
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Seasonal overlays are challenging – the benefit is expanding your season and market, but the cost is focus. We spend all year writing, building, and rehearing for Halloween, but there’s only a few weeks to mount an entirely new show for the overlay. That’s a short time for set dressing, new characters, new show programming, and a bunch of other stuff. Overlays are just tough to pull off, but still, the amount of holiday haunts is i...
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Our Post-Mortem series breaks down the 2021 haunt season into actionable insight. Today - Bruce, owner of Reign of Terror in Thousand Oaks California. Reign of terror’s final 2021 event, Ho Ho Horror, is next weekend Dec 17-18, 2021. Subscribe: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork
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The Scare Factor announced the winners of the 2021 Haunted House Awards; Speedzone spreads holiday cheer & fear with Winterfest Golf Featuring Krampus Nightmare Golf; Moxley Manor celebrates its 10th annual NightSCARE Before Christmas Haunted House; Terror Trader in Chandler, Arizona offers free photos with Krampus; Ring in the New Year with Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group as they present Killer Klowns from Outer Spa...
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In this bonus from HaunTopic Radio, we discuss the Haunt Industry trends of 2021 and what you need to focus on in 2022. Special Guests Philip Hernandez from Haunted Attraction Network and Alex Linebrink from Haunt Pay join Brian and Darryl from the Haunter’s Toolbox Haunt Master series. Topics: Where to focus your time & money in 2022, How customers are changing for the best and worst, and What happened to Haunted attractions i...
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