Tag Archives: Scott Swenson

The Vault of Souls Returns for 2017 for The Year of the Release

Tampa’s premier haunt event is back for another year of “elegant fear” in the old Exchange National Bank which opened in 1903. There are several notable changes to the event this year and while some may not be for the best, this is still Central Florida’s most unique haunt experience and I genuinely look forward

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Scott Swenson Debuts New Haunt Industry Podcast

I get inquiries all the time in my inbox about where to turn to gain insight into the attractions industry. There literally hundreds of resources out there and today I’m happy to share a brand new one that I think TPU readers will enjoy. Scott Swenson, in my opinion, is one of the brightest minds

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Vault of Souls Draws More Spirits for 2016

How did you spend your Thursday night last week? I personally spent hours exploring the underground tunnels of a bank in downtown Tampa. Among the highlights were playing hopscotch With demented children and getting smacked in the butt with a riding crop via a lady of the night. Easily the best and most unique Halloween evEnt

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The Vault of Souls Returns to Tampa for 2016 Haunt Season

There are two things I have looked forward to this fall: the return of pumpkin spiced everything and The Vault of Souls coming back to downtown Tampa. For those unfamiliar, this event takes place in the real creepy basement of a real bank built in the 1920s filled with real history. Unlike a typical haunt attraction,

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5 Reasons Why The Vault of Souls is Not A Typical Haunt Attraction

Finally. After living in Central Florida for nearly 20 years, I have been craving a form of entertainment that goes beyond what can be done in a theme park. Something that can throw away all the rules of waiting in long lines, keeping your hands to yourself and being herded like cattle in order to

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The Vault of Souls will be an Evening of Elegant Fear

If you’ve ever been to a traditional haunted house, either as a stand-alone attraction or within a theme park, you know the drill. Wait outside in metal gates usually meant for cattle and after a half-hour or even several hours, you and your herd head inside the house. Moo. Regardless of theme, the formula is

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Vault of Souls with Scott Swenson Interview – Theme Park University Radio

Rarely have I been so excited about a new attraction opening in Central Florida. Opening in October 2015, the Vault of Souls will be combining a unsettling haunt experience with immersive theater in Tampa, Florida. What is being called “an elegant evening of fear”, this event takes place in the real Exchange National Bank which

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