1. Plan the Experience – Outline what you want your guests to experience, design the layout of the attraction and make sure all safety requirements are met.
2. Secure a Location – Find a suitable location for your haunted attraction that meets all local zoning, public safety and health requirements.
3. Hire Cast and Crew – Select staff with a knack for performing and scaring visitors. Also consider hiring volunteers to help out with managing the attraction.
4. Create Decorations and Props – Design decorations that will match the chosen theme of your attraction, as well as creating props that will bring it to life.
5. Obtain Necessary Permits and Licenses – Acquire all necessary permits, licenses and insurance for your attraction from local authorities.
6. Market Your Attraction – Develop a comprehensive marketing campaign to promote your haunted attraction. Use social media, advertising and word-of-mouth to reach potential customers.
7. Prepare for Opening Day – Make sure all staff are trained and familiar with their roles and responsibilities, as well as the rules and regulations of the attraction.
8. Launch the Attraction – Open your doors to guests looking for a spooky experience! Be prepared to adjust operations accordingly, depending on the demand of the attraction.
9. Monitor and Evaluate – Assess the success of your haunted attraction with surveys and customer feedback to determine what worked well and what could be improved for future events.
10. Have Fun! – Most importantly, have fun running your haunted attraction! Enjoy watching guests get scared and creating an entertaining experience for all.