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Scaring people in 2020: Haunting in the Wake of COVID19

By Leonard Pickel, Hauntrepreneurs Themed Attraction Design and Consulting Firm

October 2020 was set to be a massive season for the haunted house industry. Halloween falls on a Saturday; daylight savings time starts Nov.1 – the planets were aligned. Then COVID19 shut down “non-essential” businesses and people were told not to gather in crowds. Conventions were forced to cancel, and haunt owners were left wondering if they will be allowed to open or not. How can a haunted house scare people while social distancing and still provide a safe environment for patrons and staff alike? How do haunts convince local authorities to allow them open at all? In this lively session, haunt industry icon Leonard Pickel offers insight from his 40 plus years of haunting on how attractions can open safely and still be profitable in the wake of COVID19!

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