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June 6, 2022

2022 Summer Travel Industry Trends

Tiqets.com published “Must-Know Travel Industry Trends For the 2022 High Season” and we dig into the report and discuss some key takeaways. We also discuss the Shanghai reopening, Castaway Cove’s staffing, the live production of “The Greatest Show On...

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June 3, 2022

Haunt Insurance: Are you really covered? You may not be. (HaunTopic R…

Craig Watt (Terror Isle in Texas City) a veteran insurance agent explains haunt insurance in simple terms. He gets into some of the pitfalls for home and pro haunters plus reveals that the coverage you have might not be covering …

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June 3, 2022

Making “Hand: An Immersive Experience”

Ballview entertainment presented an odyssey-like popup immersive experience last weekend at the Sherry Theatre in North Hollywood – all centered on a hand. While the live show was only available for one weekend, it will live on as a new …

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June 2, 2022

The Boozy Cauldron: Behind the Scenes

Coming up, the boozy cauldron was visiting Los Angeles and we went to check it out. The Boozy Cauldron is an immersive 4-part cocktail experience and interactive show themed to wizards and witches. It’s like a pop-culture-centric raunchy PG-13 variety...

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May 31, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for May 31st

Monsterpalooza takes place this weekend June 3rd - 5th, 2022 in Pasadena, California; Haunters Against Hate The Event announces the theme of their 2nd annual Makeup Competition: The Nun; TransWorld Live: The Road to MHC - Episode 5 will go …

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May 31, 2022

New Product in the Current Uncertain Time

This week we recap Licensing Expo 2022, discuss Ocean Park Hong Kong’s new water park, Hersheypark’s 2 new rides, Rocky Mountain Construction’s apprentice program, the Milwaukee County Zoo requiring masks, and the Drive-thru zoo experience returns to...

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May 27, 2022

The Bogeyman at Zombie Joe's Underground

Today we go on location to Zombie Joe's new 20-minute Blind-Folded horror theatre experience that delves into your deepest nighttime terrors! Billed as a safe, non-aggressive, unique & personal phantasmagoric-immersion experience, the show is playing...

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May 27, 2022

Big Moves in the Right Direction

Coming up, Big Moves in the Right Direction. We’ll talk about Disney’s pride collection, Pirates of Speelunker Cave, the Summer Celebration at Busch Gardens Tampa, and how attractions are using TikTok. All that and more on this episode of GT …

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May 25, 2022

Haunt Supershow at the LA County Fair

Back for its third year at the LA County Fair and located in Building 9, the Haunt Supershow will be joining in on the centennial celebrations by offering an all-new “100 Years of Horror” exhibit. The popular social media photo-op …

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May 24, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for May 17th

Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando & Hollywood have announced their "Universal Monsters: Legends Collide" original maze; Tickets are now on sale for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Walt Disney World; Fear Forest is seeking managers and set...

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May 23, 2022

Creating the TV series – Are you Afraid of the Dark?

Sugarmynt Gallery hosted a Q&A with series Co-Creator D.J. MacHale on May 21st. Moderated by Jeff DePaoli D.J., explains the history of the series and easter eggs behind 4 of the episodes. Today, we’re playing the full presentation for you. …

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May 20, 2022

How To: Hosting a Media Night at Your Haunt (Replay)

Last week we talked about affordable media outreach for your haunt. Today we're diving into one specific tactic - hosting a media night. Today’s expert is Tori Elder, owner of victori solutions (victorisolutions.com/). In the haunted attraction space,...

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May 20, 2022

Halfway to Halloween at The Fear PDX

Now in its 10th year, The Fear PDX in Portland Oregan opened for Halfway to Halloween on May 13th. This 1-night event was a first for the haunt, and it coincided with the WCHC bus tour. Today, we’ll go on-location …

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May 19, 2022

The West Coast Halloween Convention Returns

After two years away, the West Coast Halloween Convention returned May 13th - 15th, 2022, in Portland, Oregon.

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May 18, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for May 17th

The Midwest Haunters Convention has announced their list of exhibitors featuring Haunted House Chicago Row 2022, a collaboration with HauntedHouseChicago.com to showcase some of Chicago's top haunts; Sign Up Form now available for Midwest Haunters...

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May 17, 2022

Make Your Position Known

This week Scott and Philip argue quite a bit over the Six Flags Q1 Earnings and Meow Wolf’s 2 new locations. Plus, are teens convinced about the Metaverse? Show notes: https://www.haunt.news/green-tagged-make-your-position-known

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May 13, 2022

Affordable Media Outreach for Your Haunt (Replay)

Coming up, we’re discussing how affordable ways you can do media outreach for your haunt. You don’t need a large budget, but you need a focus on building allies. It may seem early, but now is the time to lay …

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May 12, 2022

SPECIAL: Spooky Kids Club opens at SugarMynt Gallery

Coming up, we’re visiting the Spooky Kids Club exhibit at SugarMynt Gallery. Open now through June 19th, this exhibit focuses on the Halloween-loving child in all of us. We’ll hear from the co-creators, 2 of the artists, some guests, and …

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May 11, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for May 11th

The West Coast Halloween Convention returns this weekend, May 13th - 15th, in Portland, Oregon; ScareCON comes to Thorpe Park May 9th - 11th; The Haunted Attraction Association will host their next virtual Monthly Mixer on May 23rd at 8:00 …

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May 10, 2022

Mitigating the Rush

Attractions are doing everything they can to mitigate the upcoming rush. This week: The new queueless experience from Disney, SeaWorld and Cedar Fair are seeing financial recovery (despite still losing millions), Universal staffs up, and performer safety.

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May 9, 2022

It's Slasher Weekend at Scare USA in Two Rivers Wisconsin

Scare USA in Two Rivers Wisconsin is opening this weekend, May 13th and 14th, for Slasher weekend – an experience where guests use flashlights to follow arrows and find PRIZES!

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May 7, 2022

A Scott in the Dark: 67 - Keeping Performers Safe from Guests

In the wake of recent violence against live performers, Scott discusses the importance of performer safety.

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May 5, 2022

The Scare Factor Haunted House Reviews and Directory

The Scare Factor is a nationwide haunted house review website and directory. Today, we’ll learn about an opportunity for free and paid advertising for your haunt on The Scare Factor.

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May 4, 2022

The Interactive and Wearable Haunt Puppets of VFX

VFX offers a full line of interactive and wearable puppets to help you promote, entertain, and scare your haunt’s guests. Today, we’ll hear from Patrick Voss about the company history and their 2022 products. Show Notes:...

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