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June 30, 2020

[Haunt Weekly] Episode 239 - What the Haunt Industry Can Learn from Hurricane Katrina

[Haunt Weekly] Episode 239 - What the Haunt Industry Can Learn from Hurricane Katrina

No matter what happens between now and haunt season, the haunted attraction industry is facing an extremely challenging year. Even the best predictions call for smaller crowds, shortened seasons and limited capacity.

In 2005, the city of New Orleans...


No matter what happens between now and haunt season, the haunted attraction industry is facing an extremely challenging year. Even the best predictions call for smaller crowds, shortened seasons and limited capacity.

In 2005, the city of New Orleans and the surrounding area was facing a challenge of its own: Hurricane Katrina.

The disaster impacted the city in countless ways, including closing the area's haunts. However, the haunts were able to reopen and were able to enjoy at least a few more seasons of success.

In this episode, we look at the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the New Orleans haunt community and what lessons may apply to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Week's Episode Includes:

Intro
COVID-19 Resources
Question for the Audience
Info About Hurricane Katrina
Differences Between the Disasters
The NOLA Haunt Industry Pre-Katrina
What Happened After the Storm
Lessons That Were Learned
Answering the Question of the Week
Conclusions
All in all, this is one episode you do NOT want to miss!