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Introduction and analysis. Spiders Preyground 2005 A Haunted Attraction. Who Are We ?. Vern Graner – Director/Writer Systems engineer/Programmer Owner of TxIS (ISP) Moderator TxFx group DTXPress Group Contributing member Halloween-L Technical Insanity Parallax Forums Beta tester

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who are we
Who Are We?
  • Vern Graner – Director/Writer
    • Systems engineer/Programmer
    • Owner of TxIS (ISP)
    • Moderator
      • TxFx group
      • DTXPress Group
    • Contributing member
      • Halloween-L
      • Technical Insanity
      • Parallax Forums
    • Beta tester
      • Parallax
      • Rogue Robotics
  • Kym Graner - Producer/Designer
    • Costumer/Creature Design
    • Contributing member
      • TxFx group
      • Halloween-L
    • Cub Scout Pack Committee Chair
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Who Are We?

Members of I.A.H.A.

International Association Of Haunted Attractions

what is spiders preyground
What is Spiders Preyground?

Event:

Genre:

Rating:

Type:

Show Length:

Haunted Attraction i.e. “Haunted House”

“B Movie” Style Science Fiction

PG: monsters, “startle” scares & simulated danger

Guided Tour

10 minutes

Proven,

Award Winning Show

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What is Spiders Preyground?

Winner 2004

International Haunters Choice Awards

1st Place

Home Haunt Division

Grand Prize

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What is Spiders Preyground?

2005 Ironstock Weasel Ball

Winner 1st Place Centerpiece Prop

Competition

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What is Spiders Preyground?

The Spiders Preyground is based around the mythical “B0rkin Pest Control” company. After the media reports that their Parent Company “Parasol Inc.” has been secretly “recycling” nuclear waste by putting it into B0rkin’s pesticides, a storm of negative attention descends on B0rkin.

A flurry of rumours begin to circulate about giant mutant spiders, horrific human/arachnid medical experiments and highly toxic pesticide being manufactured in Austin. Feeling itself under siege, B0rkin decides to practice “spin control” by allowing select groups of visitors to be conducted on a highly supervised tour though B0rkin’s previously secret Research and Development facility in Austin to showcase how “Everything Is Under Control”.

During the Public Relations tour through the facilities, guests slowly come to realize that the situation is horribly escalating out of control and the B0rkin personnel are now powerless to stop it. The “tour” degenerates into a flight to safety as mutant venomous spiders, bungling coporate coverups and possibly dangerous untested scientific equipment combine to provide an experience none will soon forget.

Back story

strengths and advantages
Strengths and Advantages
  • Science Fiction Theme has wide appeal
  • Exciting, Family oriented event
  • Engage the community
  • Publicity
    • Press Night
    • STB Productions
  • No Religious overtones
  • Supervised safe “Guided Tour”
  • No Gore/Blood/Torture/Violence
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Strengths and Advantages

What does the competition do?

  • "We've got a lot of very gory, very bloody stuff“

Daniel McCullough, House of Torment*

  • "For the fear of being suffocated or lost underground, we've put them in crawl tunnels that are really dark.“

Edwin Wise, Haunted Trails at Wild Basin*

  • "I had one person hyperventilate and turn blue, and they called the ambulance for her. One of my goals is to give somebody a heart attack.“

“Animal", The Nightmare Factory*

*Austin American Statesman

“XL Cover Story: The Scream Teams”

Oct. 7, 2004

financial analysis
Financial Analysis

Is it possible to make

over

$20,000.00

In a single fundraiser?

Lets do the math…

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Financial Analysis

Competitive Analysis

MANSION OF TERROR

    • Where: 2525 Anderson Lane, inside Northcross Mall
    • Tickets: $10
  • THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY
    • Where: 17050 S. Interstate 35
    • Tickets: $10-$25
  • HOUSE OF TORMENT
    • Where: 2620 Anderson Lane
    • Tickets: $10-$30
  • HAUNTED TRAILS
    • Wild Basin Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas
    • Tickets: Reserve in advance, $35
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Financial Analysis
  • Ticket prices:
  • General Admission $10.00
    • Presale or Sold at the door
    • First come, first served
  • VIP tickets $25.00
    • Presale, or Sold at the door
    • Includes a specific time (on ¼ hours)
    • Includes “waiting room” privileges
    • At the appointed time, escorted to the haunt & go right in, no waiting in line!
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Financial Analysis

Based on General Admission Price:

  • 10 minute show = 6 Shows per hour
  • 10 people/group = 60 people/hour
  • 60pph X $10 ticket = $600.00 per hour
  • 3.5 hours per night (7-10:30) = $2100.00/Day
  • 5 days open = $10,500.00 gross
  • 10 days open = $21,000.00 gross
  • Parallel groups = $42,000.00 gross
  • Increase the potential through:
  • VIP tickets
  • Later hours on weekends
  • Concession sales
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Financial Analysis

Benefits over “conventional” fundraiser:

  • No “door to door” selling (safety)
  • No carrying product to work to sell for your child
  • No leftover product to “Eat”
  • Items purchased are reusable year to year
  • You keep 100% of the door revenue!
  • Provides a “captive” audience for your message (VIP room & line time)
  • Provide a venue for membership drives
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Financial Analysis
  • Venue
  • Lumber
  • Electrical
  • Paint
  • Advertising
  • Insurance

Startup Costs:

How much does it all cost?

Variables in the equation:

(Cash Cost) – Donations = Out of Pocket?

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Financial Analysis
  • Existing Props “make ready”
    • Giant Spider
    • Decontamination Chamber
    • Trash Can Trauma
    • Spider Slammers
    • Spider Ankle Biters
  • Prop creations
    • Spider Queen
    • Vortex Tunnel
    • Lab Equipment
    • Costumes

Startup Costs:

what do we need
What do we need?

Volunteers

  • Assembly Help
    • Carpentry
    • Electrical
    • Decorators
    • Seamstress
  • Actors/Actresses
  • Concession Operators
  • VIP lounge Manager
next step
Next Step

BOOK

US!

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Q&A

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