Starting Your First Haunted Attraction

Sunday, 15 April 2018
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

This session is a comprehensive overview of the various concerns relating to a “first time” October seasonal production, but even a well established Halloween event will learn a thing or two. Chocked full of do’s and don’ts, tips and tricks on getting the attraction open, keeping it open and maximizing the money making potential of a for-profit or charity Halloween Event. Topics include, location requirements, safety and code compliance, attraction style, advertising, operations, and it answers the most frequently asked questions. “How big should the attraction be, how much should I charge, and how much will it cost?”

Leonard Pickel

Innovator, Designer, Artist, Inventor, Teacher, Writer, Leader, Leonard Pickel has designed over 300 commercial Haunted Houses since his first in 1976. Over 3 million people from Los Angeles to New York, Orlando to Seattle, have experienced the "Pickel Theory" of Haunt Design first hand. Through his company, Hauntrepreneurs®, Leonard has created frightening attractions for major venues across the country and worldwide. Specializing in helping entrepreneurs get started Haunting, Pickel has helped hundreds of people fulfill their dreams of owning a successful haunted attraction or October seasonal event business. More than willing to share his expertise with others, Pickel writes for haunt magazines and blogs, offers webinars and podcasts, and offered educational seminars at every significant gathering of Haunters in the US and Canada, (including his own conference, HAuNTcon), and covering topics ranging from attraction design to actor training, code compliance to effective scares, increasing Haunt capacity to how to start your first event. Contact Leonard at hauntrepreneurs@gmail or 972-951-5100 or follow him on Twitter @leonardpickel and Check out his company websites at