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Haunt Design Do's and Don'ts: Common Errors That Decrease Haunt Effectiveness

Sunday, 15 May 2022
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

You've been there; going through a famous haunted house that you've heard so much about and thought, "it was pretty, but it wasn't really scary." Maybe you ran into the group ahead of you, or the actor was just standing in the room when you came in and never did anything to create fear in your group, but something wasn't working. In this thought provoking session, industry knotable Leonard Pickel will explan what is missing in the scare factor of many popular haunts and how can you fix the same problems that are in your own haunt? Check out Leonard's website or contact him at or 972-951-5100 In this lively session, Leonard Pickel of Hauntrepreneurs(R) Themed Attraction Design will point out the good and the bad, the do's and don'ts of haunted house design. To keeping abreast of what the industry is doing, Leonard scours the country each October searching for new design concepts and innovative room designs. In these travels he has noticed some great new scare ideas and some common mistakes that haunt designers are making. This session covers both the best and the worst attraction design concepts in the industry; why the great ones are working and how to fix the designs that are not. Drastically increase the scare factor of your attraction and get some great new ideas for your next haunt design taught by an industry icon now in his 40th year on pro haunting.


Leonard Pickel

Over 40 years of Haunted House design, building and operations.