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Oct. 18, 2022

Day 48: Hush Haunted Attraction in Westland, MI

Hush Haunted Attraction in Westland, Michigan, has added three bars this year for its 10th anniversary. Two bars are hidden within the maze, and one is outside next to the cue line. Today, we’ll learn about the design and logistics …

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Oct. 18, 2022

Day 47: Nightmare on Chicago Street in Elgin, IL

Picture a street festival spanning an entire block; now imagine that street is taken from a post-apocalyptic nightmare like the walking dead. Nightmare on Chicago Street puts guests into a post-apocalyptic nightmare for a night of fun and screams. The...

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Oct. 16, 2022

Day 46: The Thirteenth Hour in Indianapolis, IN

The Thirteenth Hour in Indianapolis recently transitioned from an outdoor location to a new indoor building. Today, Tyler is on-location with Ben to learn about the move and this year’s show. Follow along to our Hauntathon:...

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Oct. 16, 2022

Day 45: Hatch & Kraven's Slaughterhouse in Dennison, TX

Hatch & Kraven’s Slaughterhouse has moved and expanded over the last years into a full SlaughterPLEX. Today, we’ll learn all about it. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

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Oct. 15, 2022

Day 44: Shaqtoberfest at The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA

Shaqtoberfest is one of the most hotly anticipated haunt event of 2022 in Southern California. Today, we're on-location hearing about the event's creation from Chris Stafford. Chris is the CEO of thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, one of the...

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Oct. 13, 2022

Day 43: Dark Harvest in Anaheim CA

Dark Harvest returns to Anaheim in a new location. Pirates Cave Productions joined Dark Harvest this year to bring more technical scenes. Today we’ll speak with Adam LeBlanc from Dark Harvest and Dave Larson from Pirates Cave Productions about the …

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Oct. 12, 2022

Day 42: Disney Halloween Around the World with Dizney Coast to Coast

Today, it’s a cross-over episode! I recorded this episode with Jeff Depaoli for Dizney Coast to Coast. “Dizney Coast to Coast” is an entertaining and informative podcast about anything and everything related to The Walt Disney Company. Jeff and I...

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Oct. 11, 2022

BONUS: Haunted Attraction Industry News for Oct 11

Son of Monsterpalooza celebrates the art of monsters & movie magic this weekend; West Coast Halloween Convention announces cancellation of 2023 event; Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood adds an additional night; Halloween pails return to McDonald's;...

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Oct. 11, 2022

Day 41: Frightmare 2.0 in Gloucester United Kingdom

Frightmare Halloween Festival has been going for 20 years in Gloucester, but they’ve recently moved into testing out scary mazes. Today, Mikey from ScareTrack is on location to explore the new scares. ScareTrack is one of our content partners for …

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Oct. 11, 2022

BONUS: The WTO & Takeaways from Eastern State Penitentiary

The WTO's outlook for 2023 isn't great. Scott and discuss what that means for the attraction industry, plus takeaways from Eastern State Penitentiary.

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Oct. 11, 2022

Day 40: All Saints Lunatic Asylum in Apple Valley, CA

Apple Valley is located at the southern edge of the Mojave Desert. Apple Valley’s professional haunted attraction is All Saints Lunatic Asylum. Today, we’re going on-location to learn about the haunt and its transition over the last 15 years. Follow...

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Oct. 9, 2022

Day 39: Haunted Harvest inside Frosty’s Forest in Chino, CA

Haunted Harvest is inside Frosty’s Forest in Chino, CA. Think of a haunt where each scene is split up and separated by lots of corn. Instead of flats and transition hallways, you have lot of corn and plenty of opportunities …

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Oct. 9, 2022

Day 38: Carnival of Darkness in Ontario, CA

Carnival of Darkness is a new haunt inside Little Rascals Pumpkin Patch in Ontario. Today, we’ll hear from the Owner Kekoa about their theme and what it’s like transitioning from haunter to owner. Follow along to our Hauntathon:...

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Oct. 8, 2022

Day 37: Basement of the Dead in Aurora, IL

A family of home haunters bought Basement of the Dead 10 years ago, and they’ve been so successful they expanded into another location. Today, we’ll speak to Jason Seneker about their design philosophy and expansions. Follow along to our Hauntathon:...

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Oct. 7, 2022

Day 36: Distracted Haunted House in Bowling Green, OH

Now in its 7th season, Distracted Haunted House in Bowling Green, Ohio, is known for its original characters and diversity of staff. Today, Max is on-location speaking with owner Scott Francis about this season. Here’s Max and Scott. Follow along …

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Oct. 7, 2022

BONUS: Halloween Trends with Jeff DePaoli

Today, we’re talking about trends in Halloween events and Haunts with Jeff Depaoli. Jeff DePaoli is a producer and entertainer living in Los Angeles. Jeff hosts the Dizney Coast to Coast podcast ( https://www.dizneycoasttocoast.com/ ) and is a writer...

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Oct. 6, 2022

Day 35: Halloween on Ambush Home Haunt in Churchville, NY

Halloween on Ambush in Churchville, NY, was featured on Good Morning America and even the Newest Book from Ripley's Believe It or Not. Last year, the home haunt display featured two full-size pirate ships with show effects. Today, we’ll chat …

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Oct. 5, 2022

BONUS: Haunted Attraction Industry News for Oct 4

This week’s News: Shaqtoberfest launches in Long Beach with surprise appearance by Shaq himself; Oogie Boogie Afternoon is this weekend at The Frida Cinema; The Haunted Attraction Network reminds members of the Crisis Management Hotline; Little Tokyo...

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Oct. 5, 2022

Day 34: Bones Gulch Haunted Attraction in Castaic, CA

The new Bones Gulch Haunted Attraction in Castaic, CA, is a collaboration of Beware the Dark Realm, Restless Souls Manor, and The Farm Haunt. These three haunts joined forces with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to build Bones Gulch at …

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Oct. 4, 2022

Day 33: The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is once again open in Griffith Park. After acquiring the hayride, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group established a central narrative to tie the experience together – the town of Midnight Falls. Guests pass into the...

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Oct. 4, 2022

BONUS: Hurricanes, Chaperones, and Shootings

While parks have reopened after Hurricane Ian, Knott’s tweaked their chaperone policy, and Kennywood reels from shooting during Phantom Fall Fest. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

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Oct. 3, 2022

Day 32: The American Horrorplex 2022 in Louisville, KY

We’re going to The American Horrorplex in Louisville Kentucky to hear about the changes to this year’s design. Tyler went on-location to learn about the new additions this year. Tyler and Nora are from The Scare Factor.com and are one …

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Oct. 2, 2022

BONUS: Iger's take, Dark Nights at Hersheypark, and DARK

We break down Bob Iger's interview for Code, Dark Nights at Hersheypark, and DARK at Fort Edmonton park.

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Oct. 2, 2022

BONUS: Disney Parks Announcements from D23

We recap the Disney Parks announcements from D23, including Pacific Wharf in Disney California Adventure Park to Be Reimagined into San Fransokyo from “Big Hero 6;” Disney100 Celebration at Disneyland Resort Kicks Off in Late January 2023, and EPCOT's...

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