As Halloween closes for another year there is just a handful of attractions open for the last few scares of the season. Most of the big events and shows shut their doors late last night and organisers around the country breathed a big sigh of relief and had a few celebratory drinks!
It’s funny when you talk to anyone involved in this business (organisers, actors and staff) in that the final night is filled with 2 emotions. Sadness for the end of a fun time where a group of disparate strangers have pulled together and become a family all focussed on scaring. But this is also mixed with a relief that the physical, emotional and stress that comes with creating an attraction is now over for another year!
Last night my Facebook page was just full of people all over the country commenting on their experiences, including their ups and downs the last few weeks. Even those who had fallen really ill or were completely exhausted were raving about how, in hindsight, they had survived a wonderful experience. This can only be a good thing and may even encourage more interest and development in the future!
But remember guys – scaring is for life and not just for Halloween. There are a number of permanent attractions around the UK where you can get your buzz and like last year – it seems more and more attraction producers are looking to create attractions outside of the regular Halloween period. I am already aware of at least 4 brand new experiences due to be announced soon. Looks like 2011 will be even bigger than 2010!
So it’s looking to be a great time for Scare Attraction companies and more importantly for the enthusiasts who love being scared. ScareTOUR will remain with you through these exciting times and will continue to work on exclusive discounts, events and behind the scenes visits.
But in the mean time – there’s just a few reviews left to post. A pile of props and costumes to be put away and a few more aspirin’s to take to combat last night’s hangover!
And if anyone hasn’t done it yet – may I be the first to wish you a VERY Merry Christmas!!
Many of you will know me already. My name is Michael Bolton and I am passionate about Scare Attractions and being scared. I have been visiting and reviewing attractions since 2002. Why not come along on one of our trips and have a scream?