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  • Haunted Houses - Attendance Updates 2020

    I'm starting a new thread to report on everything I'm learning or anything you want to post about attendance updates.

    I've talked to several haunts already who're telling me they're selling out everything but tickets have been limited. I haven't talked to one haunt yet who's sold more than 1000 tickets but those are the caps.

    Everyone I'm talking to are reporting positive reception to haunts being open.

    The negative stories are ramping up at the same time. We'll see how it all ends up! Most haunts are going to open October 2nd so we'll see then.

    Larry
    Larry Kirchner
    President
    www.HalloweenProductions.com
    www.BlacklightAttractions.com
    www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com
    www.HauntedHouseMagazine.com

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    We opened last weekend with limited ticket sales. We set our ticketing availability at 750 per night and sold out. So far so good. This weekend we're going up to 1,250 per night.

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    • #3
      Obviously we're down because we didn't open in September but last night we were slightly up from last year. Overall down because of September and tonight might be down because its raining.

      We'll see.
      Larry Kirchner
      President
      www.HalloweenProductions.com
      www.BlacklightAttractions.com
      www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com
      www.HauntedHouseMagazine.com

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      • #4
        Now this is really interesting ... we didn't open for September, nor did we open on Thursdays in October and what is going on? We've almost made up all the lost attendance from September and the missed Thursdays. We cut our marketing budget in HALF! Our labor is down. Fewer days open means fewer wear and tear and problems. So say that again open just three days a week with half the budget for everything and we're doing better than last year. WHAT? So far so good already planning on spending some money with our amazing vendors.

        Your phone should ring soon!

        Larry Kirchner
        President
        www.HalloweenProductions.com
        www.BlacklightAttractions.com
        www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com
        www.HauntedHouseMagazine.com

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        • #5
          We've cut attendance by 50%, but this early, we still (usually) have lots of empty slots. They seem to be coming much earlier this year though-- a good sign.
          www.TerrorOfTallahassee.com

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          • #6
            As stated before, we're only offering half as many tickets, but they are selling out now so we expect full attendance (at our pre-set reduced numbers) for the remaining weekends.
            www.TerrorOfTallahassee.com

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            • #7
              Here is an update from me... we're blowing away last years numbers by a long shot. If we would have opened in September and more days in October this might be our biggest year ever. We're turning away THOUSANDS of people because we refuse to stay open past 11:30 pm. We've been shutting down our haunts at 11 to get thru all the people. Its crazy.

              Our escape rooms are TRIPLE last year. We're booking solid its nuts!

              I hope everyone else is doing great.
              Larry Kirchner
              President
              www.HalloweenProductions.com
              www.BlacklightAttractions.com
              www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com
              www.HauntedHouseMagazine.com

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