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Nov. 15, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for Nov 15th

Universal Studios & Blumhouse Productions celebrated their partnership with the first-ever in-person Blumfest featuring a Halloween Horror Nights Q&A; IAAPA Expo takes place this week - November 14th - 19th in Orlando, Florida; The Scare Factor hosts...

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Nov. 15, 2022

Preparing for IAAPA Expo 2022

Scott and Philip outline their plan for the annual IAAPA expo in Orlando.

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Nov. 12, 2022

Cedar Fair Earnings and Halloween Enthusiasm

Cedar Fair Earnings are great; Supply chains will be strained more for Chinese New Year; Seoul's Halloween Stampede is a cautionary tale.

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Nov. 10, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News For Nov 8, 2022

Remaining Halloween events in Seoul canceled after a deadly Halloween celebration stampede; Creep It Real Festive takes place November 25th & 26th at the Heritage Museum of Orange County; The Legendary Haunt Tour visits Nashville area haunts this...

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Nov. 1, 2022

Programming Note: We Return November 14th

We're taking a post-halloween break to work on new shows and will return on November 14, 2022. Check our feed for all 61 Hauntathon episodes, plus our Halloween Special.

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Oct. 31, 2022

BONUS: SPECIAL – The Making of Oogie Boogie Bash

On October 9th, we went to the Frida Cinema and recorded this audio from ‘An Oogie Boogie Afternoon,’ a panel presentation from Disney on the making of the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney’s California Adventure. Jeff Depaoli from Dizney Coast …

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Oct. 31, 2022

Day 61: ScareUSA in Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Today, we’re visiting ScareUSA in two rivers to learn about their 10th season from John Schwarz Jr. ScareUSA is open November 4th and 5th so there’s still a chance for you to visit this year if you’re nearby. Follow along …

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Oct. 30, 2022

Day 60: Fear Factory in Salt Lake City, Utah

Now in its 11th season, Fear Factory in Salt Lake City, Utah, spans 6 floors and nearly 90,000 square feet. If you’re worried about missing the show this year because it’s nearly Halloween, Fear Factory will open for blackout nights …

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Oct. 30, 2022

BONUS: Halloween Special from Green Tagged

Scott and Philip discuss the 2022 Halloween Season

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Oct. 29, 2022

Day 59: Darktober at M&D’s Scotland's Theme Park in Scotland

An abandoned farm’s bloody history is revealed during Darktober at M&D’s Scotland's Theme Park in Scotland. Scotland's Theme Park has been celebrating Halloween with a maze since 2014. The maze is part of this year's larger event called Darktober,...

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Oct. 28, 2022

Day 58: Grey House Haunts in Holdrege, NE

Nestled in rural Nebraska, Grey House Haunts is a 7,000 Square Foot linear haunt celebrating its 9th year. Today, we’ll speak with owner Jan Knuth about the season and what it’s like haunting in an isolated area. Follow along to …

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Oct. 28, 2022

Day 57: Making Dark Nights at Hersheypark in Hershey, PA

Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, has offered Halloween for many years, but they made a massive expansion this year with Dark Nights at Hersheypark. Billed as an immersive haunt experience, Dark Nights expands Hersheypark’s Halloween offerings...

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Oct. 27, 2022

BONUS: Haunted Attraction Industry News for Oct 25th

News stories from Hell Week! Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

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Oct. 27, 2022

BONUS: Marketing your Halloween Event

Scott and Philip take a break from the news to discuss marketing a Halloween event at your attraction.

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Oct. 27, 2022

Day 56: Reindeer Manor Halloween Park in Red Oak, TX

Now in its 49th Season, Reindeer Manor in Red Oak, Texas, is preparing to move to a new location after this season. Today, we’ll speak with Co-Owner Alex Lohman to learn about this year’s show, the reasons for the move, …

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Oct. 26, 2022

Day 55: Requiem Haunted House in Caldwell, ID

Requiem Haunted House in Downtown Caldwell, Idaho, is celebrating its 9th season this year. The haunt is roughly 13,000 square feet spread over multiple levels and takes 30-45 minutes to walk through. However, what makes Requiem stand out is its …

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Oct. 25, 2022

Day 54: Wicker Manor's Haunted Mine in Denver, CO

The Herman Brothers Haunted Mine has reopened for tours, but if you descend into the mine, will you make it back out? Wicker Manor is a 300 square foot experience built within a two car garage in Denver, CO. Now …

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Oct. 24, 2022

Day 53: Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano, TX

At Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano, TX, a cover of 13 witches is using your fear to cast a spell of eternal darkness! Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano TX is a 50,000 square foot facility with theme park …

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Oct. 23, 2022

Day 52: The Summoning at The San Francisco Mint in San Francisco, CA

During The Summoning, Guests will participate in a real live seance that rips a hole into the supernatural world and takes them on a terrifying adventure! Held at the San Francisco Mint, the show is a unique brand of immersive …

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Oct. 22, 2022

Day 51: A Nightmare on Franklin Street at Tampa Theatre in Tampa, FL

Now in its 10th year, A Nightmare on Franklin Street takes over Tampa Theatre for the final two weeks in October. The event series encompasses several entertainment genres, from movies to tours, education, and even a murder mystery. Today, we’ll …

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Oct. 21, 2022

Day 50: Halloscream Xtreme at Luna Park Sydney in Sydney Australia

Billed as “Sydney’s scariest Halloween event,” Halloscream at Luna Park is celebrating 10 years of XTREME FEARS with 3 horror mazes, an immersive Horror Themed Attraction, and unlimited rides. Luna Park Sydney is a heritage-listed amusement park...

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Oct. 19, 2022

Day 49: Thrillvania in Terrell, TX

Thrillvania started with a single temporary attraction, Verdun Manor, 37 years ago. Michael Malec is the General Manager at Thrillvania, but he started working in Verdun as a kid. Today, we’ll speak to Michael about Thrillvania’s 2022 season and how...

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Oct. 19, 2022

BONUS: Haunted Attraction Industry News for Oct 19

Eastern State Penitentiary's Halloween Nights partnered with Haunters Against Hate to celebrate National Coming Out Day (October 11th) by hosting a Pride Night full of special festivities; Erebus Haunted Attraction offers "Fun Without the Fear Tours";...

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Oct. 19, 2022

BONUS: Genie+ Price Increases, TikTok, and Secret Bars

The price of Genie+ will increase at both Disneyland and the Walt Disney World resort. Plus, we review a listener message about TikTok and takeaways from the new secret bars at Hush haunted attraction.

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