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“It’s just a haunted house… how hard can it be?” Creating a frightening attraction that provides high entertainment quality while maintaining a profitable capacity that adheres to local building codes while sticking to a tight budget is not as easy as it sounds. What you don’t know about owning/operating a Haunted Attraction could put you out of business before you even open. Read More

Haunting Profitability
So you drove past a local Haunted Attraction at 9pm on the Saturday before Halloween, counted the number of people in line, multiplied that by the ticket price and the number of days in October and got the idea that “Haunted Houses are a gold mine!” But is Haunting really a Get Rich Quick Scheme? Read More

Timed Ticketing: The Future of Haunting
When I first starting haunting, the schedule for Haunts in Dallas, TX was to open on the 15th of October and then run every night through Halloween. That was what everyone did, even though Mondays and Tuesdays were dead, that was the model. Then D’Ann Dagen came into my market and opened Hangman’s Haunted House. Her advertising announced Read More

Designing From the Inside Out
Hauntrepreneurs takes a completely different approach to attraction design, using an inside out approached based on architectural design principles and storytelling to create a cost effective, user friendly, over the top  experience that your patrons will be talking about for years to come. A haunted attraction is a play in which the patron walks from scene to scene. Read More

Used Haunted Attractions For Sale
Hauntrepreneurs® acts like a broker for the best used attractions in the country. If you have a great attraction but need to something new, sell it and use the money to build a new one. If you are thinking about getting into the haunted attraction business, or planning to get out of haunting, let Hauntrepreneurs® use it’s contacts and data base to broker the deal for you. Read Me

How To Make Money With a Haunted House First published in Haunt Nation Magazine 06-2013
Contrary to popular belief, the single goal of any company is to make money! The more money it makes the better its chance of survival. A haunted house IS a business, and like any other business it has to be profitable to survive. Sixty percent of all business fail in the first 3 years of operation, and that number is higher for haunted attractions. The first question you need to ask yourself is… Read More

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“It’s just a haunted house… How hard could it be?”

asylim-facadeCreating a frightening attraction that provides safe, high entertainment quality while maintaining a profitable capacity that adheres to local building codes, that is economically built to provide the best opportunity to be profitable is more difficult than you might think. What you don’t know about owning, building and operating a Haunted Attraction could put you out of business before you scare a single person.

Check out the HAUNTING PROFITABILITY article to see the Hauntrepreneurs® vision of a profitable event!

A fright attraction designed by Hauntrepreneurs® Themed Attraction Design and Consulting has over 40 years of expertise behind it. Not only in fright design aspects of the patron experience, but decades of operational experience as well. Functionality, high capacity, ease of operation, quick actor substitution, quick set up, ease of alteration, code requirement issues are all solved in creative and time proven ways to make owning a Hauntrepreneurs® designed attraction as profitable and trouble free as possible. READ MORE

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Haunting Profitability

I frequently get phone calls from people interested in starting a Haunted House. Sometimes they are Home Haunters who have been told by their friends and neighbors that “Their Yard Haunt is 10 times better than the professional ones in town.” Some of them are kids, (as I surpass 60 years of age, anyone under say 30 is a kid to me), with great enthusiasm, brimming over with ideas on how to scare people, but no clue how to find the money to get their mega-haunt into production or how to push enough people through an attraction to make it profitable. Through-Put-Photo

Or in some cases they are business people who happened to drive past a local Haunted Attraction at 9pm on the Saturday before Halloween, counted the number of people in line, multiplied that by the ticket price and the number of days in October and get the brilliant idea that “Haunted Houses are a gold mine!” But is Haunting really a Get Rich Quick Scheme? Read More