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Dec. 20, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for Dec 20th

HUSH Haunted Attraction hosts a Legendary 2023 NYE Bash; Complete your holiday horror mixtape with LVCRFT's new single; The Chamber of Haunters offers 50% off membership; Get your best goat costume ready for the Norwegian holiday tradition of...

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Dec. 20, 2022

Super Nintendo and Saudi investment

We have an opening date for Super Nintendo in Hollywood, and its set off an avalanche of announcements from the US Parks. Meanwhile, massive investment continues to be announced for the UAE. Stories: SUPER NINTENDO WORLD Opens at Universal Studios...

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Dec. 17, 2022

The Making of Haunted Mansion Holiday (Replay)

Disney’s Haunted Mansion inspires many haunters, and the Nightmare Before Christmas is an annual watching tradition. So in 2001, when Jack Skellington took over the haunted mansion in...

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Dec. 15, 2022

A Haunted Christmas Carol at Containment Haunted House in Lithia Spri…

Now in its 8th season, https://www.containmenthauntedhouse.com/ in Lithia Springs, Georgia, just celebrated its 4th season of running a holiday haunt. The holiday haunt ran for four nights on Dec 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th. Today, we’ll speak with Joey...

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Dec. 14, 2022

Netherworld’s Season Recap with Ben Armstrong

Consistently ranked one of the top haunted houses in the world, Netherworld in Stone Mountain, Georgia, is a pillar of the haunted house industry. The theme evolves yearly, with each season seeing massive renovations. Today, we’ll speak with co-owner...

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Dec. 13, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for Dec 13th

Transworld's Halloween & Attractions Show's 2023 Seminars are now listed online; Holiday horror comes to Conroe Texas with TerrorFest: A Christmas Horror Convention; The next Ohio Haunters Association meeting will take place on January 22nd, 2023 at...

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Dec. 12, 2022

Is Epic Universe on Track?

Stories this week: NBCUniversal CEO shares more details of new Epic Universe; Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee says quarantine-free travel to mainland China next year ‘very realistic possibility’; Ocean Park posts deficit of almost HK$1.82 billion;...

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Dec. 12, 2022

Halloween Traditions (& Spooky Tunes)

This is the 2022 Halloween Special from HaunTopic Radio. In it, Lesley Bannatyne shares some spooky tales about October traditions, the beginning of Halloween, and the evolution of haunted attractions. Subscribe: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

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Dec. 8, 2022

VFX Plans more Mystery Boxes

VFX specializes in interactive and wearable puppets, props, and electronics. Today, we’ll hear about some of their new toys from owner Patrick Voss. This interview was recorded during the IAAPA Expo on the show floor. Subscribe:...

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Dec. 7, 2022

Creative Visions to Update the Haunted Mine Drop in Glenwood Caverns

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs CO was home to the Haunted Mine Drop. Built on the side of a mountain, the ride drops you 120’ under the ground. The ride has been closed since a guest died on …

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Dec. 6, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for Dec 6th

Inside the Box Productions announces SLEEPWALKR: an immersive 360-degree audio experience; Netherworld Haunted House will host a Lights On Tour on December 10th; Niles Scream Park raised over $134,000 for area charities in their 49th season;...

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Dec. 6, 2022

Everything is going according to plan

We explore a series of stories that illustrate how, despite how it feels, things are proceeding according to plan: The Grinchmas heart is growing at Universal Studios Hollywood; Hong Kong Disneyland begins a ‘new Christmas tradition’ with concert...

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Dec. 3, 2022

Haunt Season Post-mortem Mastermind: The Past, Present, & Future

Hear from 6 different haunts about the challenges they faced this season. This episode is courtesy of HaunTopic Radio and features a Haunter’s Toolbox Masterclass Recording; if you want to join future sessions, head over to haunterstoolbox.com....

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Dec. 2, 2022

Nightmare on Edgewood’s 45th Season

Nightmare on Edgewood in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a large indoor facility with three haunted attractions. They were awarded both the Highest Rated Haunt in Indiana & Scariest Haunt in Indiana this year by The Scare Factor. Despite all that, they...

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Nov. 30, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for Nov 29th

Season's Screamings takes place at the Pasadena Convention Center this weekend; Transworld's Halloween & Attractions Show announces their events lineup for 2023; The Scare Factor presents their 2022 Haunt Awards; Submissions now open for the 2022 Home...

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Nov. 29, 2022

The Return of Bob Iger

We discuss the return of Bob Iger as CEO of the Walt Disney Company.

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Nov. 25, 2022

Transworld’s Halloween & Attractions Show adds Interactive Entertainm…

Transworld’s Halloween & Attractions Show is the largest gathering of haunters in the world, and the annual show has moved up its timeline this year to February 2-5, 2023, in St Louis. The show also added a new Interactive Entertainment …

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Nov. 24, 2022

Thanksgiving Special: A Celebration of Robbi Lepre (Replay)

In 2020 we dedicated our Thanksgiving special to Robbi Lepre, who had recently passed. Most haunts were unable to open at the time, and vaccines weren’t a thing yet. While things are moving ahead in the US, many haunts saw …

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Nov. 23, 2022

The Haunted Hotel Dark Ride comes to Funtown Splashtown in Saco, Maine

Set to open in 2023, Funtown Splashtown USA in Saco, Maine, has partnered with Sally Dark Rides to add the Whispering Pines Hotel to their property (AKA the Haunted Hotel dark ride). Four-passenger ride cars will move guests through 14 …

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Nov. 23, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for Nov 22nd

Updated Holiday Haunts List; Funtown Splashtown USA & Sally Dark Rides unveil new Haunted Hotel Dark Ride at IAAPA; Creep It Real FESTIVE announces new celebrity guests and Fear Farm haunt experience; Brokepam Productions launches a Kickstarter...

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Nov. 22, 2022

LIVE from the IAAPA Expo Show Floor

Scott and Philip walk the IAAPA Expo Show Floor, meet with some friends, and discuss the 2022 show. Watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/VfCV88YemuU

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Nov. 18, 2022

Masters of Make-Up Effects LIVE with Howard Berger and Marshall Julius

Authors Howard Berger and Marshall Julius pick the brains of a panel of film and television's greatest Masters of Make-Up Effects. We’ll hear stories the history behind some of the most iconic creatures, appliances, and make-up effects on the big...

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Nov. 17, 2022

“WITCH!” an Original Horror Immersive Experience

"WITCH!" is an original immersive experience, based on the true story of the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612; we’ll learn about the writing and design process on today’s show. The team behind Witch also created ‘It’s Alive’ last year (...

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Nov. 16, 2022

Season’s Screamings Returns to Burbank Dec 2-4

Haunters Rejoice because Season’s Screamings (https://seasons.ticketspice.com/seasons-screamings-2022) is coming to Burbank Dec 2-4; Now in its 2nd year, Season’s Screamings holiday horror convention in Burbank is where you’ll find scores of spooky...

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