Class Times are Pacific Standard Time

Advanced Haunted House Design

Saturday, 1 May 2021
04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

“It’s just a haunted house… how hard could it be?” While it may be true that anyone can design a haunted house, what sets a great haunted house apart from an okay haunted house? Learn the process that leading attraction designers use to develop an attraction that is on the cutting edge on haunt design in this quick paced session from veteran Haunted Attraction designer Leonard Pickel. In this thought-provoking session, Pickel will explain how he uses his architectural education and 30 plus years of professional haunting experience to design terrifying haunted attractions, and how you can use these methods to strike terror into the hearts of your patrons. Take your attraction to the next level by taking this exciting class.


Leonard Pickel

Innovator, Designer, Artist, Inventor, Teacher, Writer, Leader -Leonard Pickel has over 40 years of themed attraction design and operations experience, of both year-round and summer seasonal installations, as well as museums and dark rides. Creating more than 300 original and innovative dark themed attractions for major venues worldwide, Leonard’s creative accomplishments include the industry's first turn-key Haunted House kits, and the Triangular Grid System. Over 1 million people from Los Angeles to New York, Puerto Rico to Australia have experienced the "Pickel Theory" of Haunt Design firsthand. Leonard is constantly experimenting with new technologies, and searching for fresh new approaches to making money in the business of scaring people.