Unlike a brick and mortar theater they can be problematic to find in the nightfall of autumn and the mystery should not be the show dates/times nor ticket pricing.
A good haunt will have an effective way to convey their information to the public. I feel each haunt should have online site, be it web site, Facebook page or a listing on the sponsor’s site. On this site there needs to be 3 things easily found; If not listed upfront there should be a link to the information from the home page.
1. Full Address - I can’t tell you how many sites I have to click around to find the address. Not everyone knows where ‘Joe’s haunt shack’ is.
2. Date and times of operation – Listing the dates along with the start & closing time will minimize the last minute patrons who appear 10 minutes before closing and those pesky phone calls if your silly enough to post a phone number.
3. Ticket pricing- along with the pricing, it should list if they accept credit/debit cards or just cash, if they have will call, online ticketing, Fast Pass and any discount that will be available.
And while I’m at it…..I’d love to see every haunt have signage at the street.
Something as simple as a sandwich board with the name & arrow pointing the way works.
I’ve been lost many a time late at night searching for the elusive ‘Joe’s Haunt Shack’ only to find that I had passed the driveway 17 times. (Thanks Google maps)
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