To say that 2020 is going to hit attractions operators hard is an understatement. Haunted houses are going to be particularly difficult to run considering the nature of their operations. Those that are able to pivot and make the best of the situation will stand out from the rest. For example, we believe drive through
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Have you ever walked through a haunted house and thought, “Man, that glass looks fantastic!” This Halloween, you just might! Thanks to the fine folks at Top Quality Glass and More in Davenport, Florida, they provided the world (Instagram) with this image of Slimer in the currently-being-constricted Ghostbusters Haunted House at Universal Orlando Resort. Why
We are SHOCKED! In an announcement that was just made by Universal Parks, Ghostbusters will be represented in their very own haunted house this fall at Halloween Horror Nights. Before you ask, yes, this particular house will represent the original Ghostbusters classic from 1984. That’s right friends, get ready to take on the streets of
Theme parks are always looking for a way to ramp up simulated terror. Many use live actors, sneaky special effects or loud startles. However, Fuji-Q Highland in Japan is taking things to a new level: bounding riders hands together. According to a recent news story in Japan, this new attraction will “lightly” bound riders hands
On paper, this sounds like a great idea. Take a traditional circus and give it an adults-only horror/haunted house spin. That’s the premise of Cirque Italia’s brand new show known as Paranormal Cirque which recently had its grand opening in Palmetto, Florida just outside of Tampa. Unfortunately, the production needs a lot of work and
You’re a haunt fan. It’s the middle of the summer. Fall is so close you can nearly taste it. The news is slowly trickling out about new haunted attractions but it’s not enough to satisfy your cravings. Luckily I’ve got a solution that can help scratch that itch and hold you over until the fall.
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
Even though we just started 2017, haunt events are already starting to announce their lineup for the fall! One of the most anticipated projects was recently unveiled via Facebook live. Into The Black will debut at the Pomona Fairplex in October 2017 and being designed by haunt industry legend Larry Bones. The experience of Into
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
By now, you’ve probably heard about the hubbub regarding the virtual reality haunted house at Knott’s Berry Farm and Great America. If not, I’ll keep it brief. A new haunt experience recently debuted at those parks where guests were not ushered through a maze with live actors at the two parks owned by Cedar Fair.