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.

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July 1, 2022 49 min
Tips and Tricks to make effective lighting designs with what you already have at your haunt. Today’s show breaks down lighting terms and concepts for you uses real-world examples from a panel of 4 themed entertainment lighting designers. If you have specific questions about lighting, signup for a free chat from Julia at Gantom at (Gantom.com/demo). Subscribe: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork
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We’re going behind the Scenes of Urban Death Cannibal Corpse at Zombie Joe’s Underground in North Hollywood. Today’s episode is a recording from our first meet-up of the season which we did in partnership with Horrorbuzz. We often say that Haunt is theatre you walk through, and the line between haunt and theatre is especially close with immersive horror theatre like Zombie Joe’s. If you’re a fan, it’s a fantastic look behind the cu...
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This episode, presented by The Scare Factor, discusses the different types of haunted attractions, and helps you determine which you should go to. We know many of you listening are in the industry and are already familiar with this, but by listening to a reviewer perspective might help you understand how to describe your haunt.
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Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights announces "The Horrors of Blumhouse" house - inspired by "The Black Phone" and "Freaky"; Phantom Fall Fest comes to Adventureland Park September 30th - October 30th; the first-ever SHAQTOBERFEST comes to the Queen Mary this Fall; Evil Intentions owner Mike Fitzpatrick discusses the haunt's actor-centric approach and plans for 2022; Grandin Road releases their 202...
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June 28, 2022 32 min
Today we discuss Disney’s new Abortion Travel Credit, 13th Floor Entertainment Group’s new event Shaqtoberfest, and the opening of Volkanu from Sally Dark Rides. Subscribe to all our offerings: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork
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They say that the best thing about cruising is seeing new places, but it turns out there's more than just scenery on a ship. In this video, Scott explores how the new ‘Carnival Mardi Gras’ ship has been designed with entertainment in mind using space and activities. We'll look at why their design is so successful and see if we can apply those principles to our own work. This episode is courtesy of A Scott in the Dark Episod...
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We’re going on-location to Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery IL to learn about their 2022 season. Massacre is known for their large sets and dramatic yearly renovations. We’ll hear all about it from owner Ryan Burke. We visited Evil Intentions June 10th during the Midwest Haunters Convention Haunt Tour.
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We’ll hear about creating the Goosebumps TV series with Executive Story Editor and Writer Dan Angel. Dan talks about what it was like to work on the series and the journey of adapting the series from the popular books. He also shares some behind-the-scenes stories from the show. This audio is taken from a Q&A Dan gave at Sugarmynt Gallery on June 18th, 2022. Moderated by Jeff DePaoli, the event was part of the ‘Spooky Kids Club...
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Disneyland Resort announces more details regarding their Halloween season events; Midsummer Scream announces HHN Panel; Ohio Haunters Association will hold next meeting on August 15th at Carnage Haunted House; West Coast Halloween Convention addresses concerns about their non-profit status; CreepyCon Halloween & Horror Convention takes place August 26th - 28th; The new Ghosts of Summer Halloween Convention comes to Portland, Or...
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Disney unveils a new luxury experience, Universal Orlando unveils escape rooms, Ghost Town Alive! and Forbidden Frontier are returning for the 2022 season, and Electric Ocean comes to SeaWorld Orlando.
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Coming up - How to Effectively Manage Your Time When Running a Haunted Attraction. Scott Swenson explains how working "time smart" will prevent your event from creeping up on you.
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We’re going on-location to Evil Intentions in Elgin IL to learn about their 2022 season. Evil Intentions is known for its ‘jungle gym’ rooms filled with actors choreographed to original music. Today we’ll hear from owner Mike Fitzpatrick about what makes the haunt successful and what they have planned for 2022. We visited Evil Intentions on June 10th during the Midwest Haunters Convention Haunt Tour. Watch the video: https://youtu....
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Join Bryan (Team Skelegore) and Tiph (Team Terror Techies) to discuss different types of scares you will experience at haunted attractions.
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The Canadian Haunters Association announces 2021 Home Haunters Awards; Get 50% off your Chamber of Haunters membership; The next Haunters Toolbox Haunt Master Class takes place Wednesday, June 22nd - "Hiring and Training Actors: From Application to Opening Night"; Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary seeks actors, performers, retail & customer service staff, and more; Halloween Horror Nights announces a new ho...
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In our first "IRL" episode, Scott takes us on-location to the Indianapolis Zoo for a construction update. Then, Philip speaks with Brian Morrow at BMorrow Productions HQ about the recession, staffing, upcoming projects, and working with IP.
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A primer on preparing your haunt for guests with disabilities from Scott Swenson.
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Find out all about Europe's only trade show for the scare attraction and horror industry, from the seminars and workshops to the awards and ball. ScareCON is the biggest European Scare Convention! Today’s episode is courtesy of our partner station ScareTrack – the UK's first podcast dedicated to showcasing the Scare Attraction & Haunted House Industry. Their team went on-location to ScareCON 2022 and this is a glorious ...
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Take a behind-the-scenes look at Spooktacular, the new documentary about Spookyworld! This new film takes an in-depth look at one of the original horror scream parks and Halloween destinations in America. This video is taken from a panel the team gave Friday during Monsterpalooza 2022. You’ll hear from the founder of SpookyWorld, David Bertolino, along with the documentary producers. watch the video here: https://youtu.be/SSbkx6-_f...
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Midwest Haunters Convention takes place this weekend in Rosemont, Illinois; HauntX returns to the Pomona Fairgrounds for a weekend of scare-based learning, exhibits, and more June 11th - 12th; Mark your calendars for Creepie Con 2022 - February 4th - 5th; Dark 2022 is now accepting applications for Scare Actors; Reminder - Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Scare Actor Auditions are approaching on June 17th - 18th; Creepy Hollow sch...
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June 6, 2022 32 min
Tiqets.com published “Must-Know Travel Industry Trends For the 2022 High Season” and we dig into the report and discuss some key takeaways. We also discuss the Shanghai reopening, Castaway Cove’s staffing, the live production of “The Greatest Show On Earth,” and new announcements from Matel Adventure Park. Download the report here (https://www.tiqets.com/venues/resources/high-season-travel-industry-trends-2022/) and read the show n...
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