It may seem like things are quiet around here this time of year, but we are hard at work on the 2015 haunt! This is test footage for some new projection effects we are working on. My daughter has finally talked me into working with Adobe After Effects. It’s a steep learning curve, but the results are awesome! This dancing couple is an animation created in iClone, keyed over a still image of a ballroom with the glow effect and a few other things to make it spooky looking! How we will use this will be a secret, so you will have to come visit us to find out!
Our 2014 haunt was a great success for us thanks to our wonderful fans! We estimate that we had about 3,000 visitors again this year. Many people had to wait in line up to an hour for the chance to go through our guided walk-through. Their patience and enthusiasm was heartwarming, even if their toes were a little cold! To show our gratitude, we worked hard to provide a great experience for everyone and we feel very good about our efforts. Each year we learn new things about our haunt and our visitors and we try to make it the best it can be! We look forward to making 2015 our best year yet!
The number of visitors to our walk-through seems to be limited only by our capacity to move people through. We know a lot of folks just couldn’t wait in line that long. We will look at ways to improve that, but at the same time, we don’t want to compromise the quality of the experience. It’s somewhat of a balancing act! Even if they couldn’t wait in line, we know many more people stopped by to enjoy our projection display and we want to extend our thanks to them too.
Many people ask why we don’t charge admission, but the purpose of this haunt is to provide memorable experiences for our family and others and you have helped us suceed beyond our wildest expectations. That is worth more to us than any amount of money!