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Transworld Announces Haunted House Pre-Tours - Haunted House Tradeshow
Sat, December 23, 2017



TUESDAY, MARCH 20th & WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st

NEW FOR 2018! Pre-Convention Bus Tour to Nashville Nightmare Haunted House and Talon Falls Scream Park | $350/attendee* | BUY NOW

The tour includes: 2 dinners, Haunted House Tours, After Party & Transportation to and from the haunted houses.

Registration cutoff is 12:00 pm (CST) on March 7th, 2018, or once buses have filled up.

This March, TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show is offering its FIRST EVER 2 day Pre-Convention Bus Tour, March 20-21, 2018, beginning in Nashville and ending in St. Louis.

Attendees will get to visit 2 premier haunted attractions: Nashville Nightmare Haunted House and Talon Falls Scream Park, as well as enjoying southern comfort food at Cock on the Walk for dinner before touring Nashville Nightmare. The Nashville Nightmare tour includes all 4 haunted attractions performing their full show, followed by a lights on tour and Q&A session with the owner and the team. To finish up the evening, Froggy’s Fog will be hosting an After Party at the haunt.

Tour Day 2 will begin at Talon Falls Scream Park with a lights on tour of Dead End Haunted House and Sinister Circus in 3D haunted attraction, followed by an exclusive show with actors at The Beast. Dinner will be served at this location with a Q&A session with the owner and the team.

Tuesday 3/20/18 Itinerary

  • 6:30 pm Load Buses at Hotel Preston, airport hotel (733 Briley Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37217)
  • 6:45 pm Depart Hotel
  • 7:00 pm Arrive at Cock On the Walk restaurant
  • 8:00 Load Buses
  • 8:20pm Arrive at Nashville Nightmare
  • 8:30pm Event Tour Begins 4 Haunted Houses, Lights on tour & After Party
  • 12:00 am Load Buses
  • 12:15 am Buses return to Hotel

Wednesday 3/21/18 Itinerary

  • 10:30am Load Buses at Hotel Preston, airport hotel (733 Briley Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37217)
  • 10:45am Depart Hotel
  • 12:00pm Lunch Stop (Trip does not include lunch)
  • 4:00pm Arrive Talon Falls- Lights on Tour of Dead End & Sinister Circus 3D
  • 5:15pm Dinner served at location
  • 6:15pm Talon Falls Scream Park Tour full cast
  • 7:45pm Load Buses
  • 8:00pm Bus Departs Talon Falls (buses depart every 20-30 min)
  • 12:00-1:00 am Buses return to the Marriott Hotel in St Louis

The Darkness will officially announce its Haunted House Tour lineup after New Years.  The Darkness haunt tour plans on featuring Lemp Brewery again in 2018.  More details on this tour coming soon.  
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Interactive Ticketing SOLD to ETIX
Sat, December 02, 2017

So the news broke today that Interactive Ticketing sold out to ETIX a much larger company.  Why?  Our belief is that people are starting to realize there is money to be made working with the haunted attraction industry.  Here is the problem haunted house customers don't want to pay large fees to buy tickets online, haunts aren't U2 concerts where you get ripped off in fees.  Additionally we feel that Interactive Ticketing sees the writing on the wall that they will be losing a large percentage of haunt business over the next few years.  Why?  Some haunters will create their own online services, who knows if Amazon comes along with a service, or Square and well services like Hauntpay and Fear Ticket is coming in with lower fees.  Long term if your company  relies heavy on haunt business your business might be in trouble.   Personally I don't see how ETIX can survive in the space where they are looking to collect bigger fees for their services when most of the haunt industry tickets are going closer to FREE than HIGHER fees. 

Interactive Ticketing Acquired by Et
 

Some ticketing services sell you a totally bogus sales pitch... hey we're free we'll only charge your customers for ticketing fees.  WRONG SALES PITCH haunters... in todays Hauntworld attendance is going down not up.  So you must make more money from a lower fan base and charging and keeping ticketing fees is a HUGE revenue source.  Do NOT sign up for a company with that sales pitch.  You want to set your own ticket prices, and ticketing fees and keep all of your money.  

Over the next couple years I believe you'll see even more ticketing companies EXIT the haunt space as haunters DEMAND more percentage, lower ticketing fees and more 'do it yourself' haunters create ways to eliminate or offer ticketing services to other haunts.  www.FearTicket.com is now offering ticketing to haunters for 35 cents per ticket and allows customers to charge any ticketing fee and pocket the revenue.  Fear Ticket will soon offer a box office solution.  Fear Ticket is a system made for haunts, by haunts, and is faster, better, and cheaper.  See Interactive Ticketing's release below: 

Interactive Ticketing Acquired by Etix
 
Dear Clients, Friends, and Colleagues,

Interactive Ticketing is pleased to announce that we have recently been acquired by Etix.

Established in 2000, Etix has created a solid foundation and reputation in the ticketing industry. Based in Raleigh, NC, with presence around the country and globe, Etix is committed to providing the best technology platform, features, and service levels to all of their clients, while processing more than 55 million tickets per year in 40 countries!

Throughout the years, Interactive Ticketing has received many offers for acquisition, but there was never the right combination that brought confidence that our team and clients would be properly taken care of. Etix has proven themselves to be a company that values professionalism, integrity, and character. Terry and Dave chose Etix, because we believe that this acquisition will create strategic opportunities and expanded solutions for our clients and employees.

You can expect continuing improvement to our current product line as Etix will be taking the best aspects of our software and theirs to merge under one platform. We look forward to sharing some exciting new features within the platform with you soon.

Our team is now part of the Etix team so our clients will continue to have the same support team and contacts they do now Clients that utilize specific features built into the Interactive Ticketing solution can remain on our software solution until Etix has incorporated our feature set into their ticketing platform. We are planning a smooth transition with the Etix team and you will be hearing from us in the coming weeks with more details as we begin this transition.

We look forward to serving you better as a result of the acquisition.

Yours Sincerely,

Interactive Ticketing
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Haunted Houses transform haunts into Winter Horror thanks to Krampus
Fri, November 24, 2017

Many haunted houses across the country are open for Holiday Horror or even happy Christmas light shows..  Haunted Houses across the country are turning their haunt into a Krampus style haunt for the holidays.  Other haunted houses are more specifically Screamparks with large hayrides are going with holiday light shows. 

Take the World famous Headless Horseman in New York they produce an amazing event called 'Frost Fest' Learn more at http://frostyfest.com 



While other haunted houses like The Darkness in St Louis is doing a SCARY Christmas event with Krampus, Evil Elves and more.  Learn more at www.Scarefest.com 

Find a haunted or Haunt turned Happy Holiday Christmas event near you at Hauntworld.  Subscribe to Hauntworld Magazine as our next issue will be about nothing but transforming your attraction into a Winter Wonderland errr Winter Horrorland.  One or the other!  www.HauntedHouseMagazine.com 

Even Disney got into the action by taking its scariest ride Towers of Terror and using the magic of video mapping, now its a HAPPY CHRISTMAS HOTEL! See video below.  Wow everyone from turning Christmas Vacation into a Krampus Movie to haunts is tapping into extending Halloween.  Looks like Jack the Pumpkin King got his way!  Halloween is now truely year around. 



Happy Holidays from Hauntworld.com 

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