Transworld Haunt & Attractions Show

Monday, January 29, 2007 12:44 AM
Just out of curiousity. I'm sure im not the only member who is hardcore into the haunted industry when it comes to theme parks and haunted houses alike during the fall season. But is anyone by chance going to be attending this years tradeshow down in Rosemont IL ?. Or has anyone ever attended it before.


I'm going down next month for my first visit and also checking out the Frozen Tundra Fright Tour thats happening the day before the show.

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Monday, January 29, 2007 3:06 PM
I'm certainly interested. IMHO, the Halloween-themed events are the best times to attend my favorite parks. Be sure to post a trip report! :)
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Monday, January 29, 2007 3:13 PM
I've been there a few times.

I will not be going this year because I no longer do a haunted attraction. However, my Dad will be going because he runs a party rental store.

There seems to be less and less haunted house related items every year. The dark zone only had a few venders in it the last time I went. I think this is because the haunted attraction industry is over-saturated(sp).

The show seems like it is geared more for the costume and party now.

Have fun, and try not to eat in the outragious, overpriced food court. :)

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Monday, January 29, 2007 8:15 PM
I'm sure i will post a TR, im most excited to take the tour up to wisconsin to check out 3 of the haunted houses on this tour to see them in the off season. And also hit up Dream Reapers who will apparently be open during the show. I decided to check out this years show only because rumor has is that this will be the last year the trade show will be in Chicago.

Out of all the vendors im excited to see I'm most anticapating scarefactorys I'd have to say. Either way i think I'll enjoy it and take in the experience.

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Monday, January 29, 2007 8:48 PM
I'm surprised there is a show like this at all. IAAPA's floor is being dominated by spooky stuff year after year, and that show gets you in front of the big spenders. It's one thing to get in front of a mom-and-pop haunted house, but get in front of the creative people who spend hundreds of thousands for their park events, and your sale potential is a lot higher.
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Monday, January 29, 2007 11:20 PM
Ive always been told that the IAAPA has a section devoted to the haunt stuff. But Apparently transworld has been holding an even for the past 12 years as of this years show. I only know of it through people I know that run haunted attraction in my area to them this is the show to visit each year to see what certian vendors have to offer, I rarley, if ever have heard of them visiting IAAPA.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2007 12:19 PM
They sell more than high ticket haunted props. They sell masks, makeup, costumes, lighting, ect...ect.

They also sell the big haunted props as well, and a lot of the mom and pop haunted houses do buy some of it. A good example of that would be the "black hole".

So I think that it pays for the venders to be there.

I have just noticed that in the past few years that I have been there, the dark zone(area where the big props are) has shrunk a lot. This could be because of the over-satureation(sp) of the haunted industry,and/ or because of what they are charging for floor space there.

I have not heard anything about the show moving next year though. They also have the same show(allthough smaller) in vegas every year.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007 3:20 PM
Hi.... kinda new here.........been snooping around for years......yeah you could say I get a little carried away during Oct. around my house.......love the parks in the fall as well.......see my home pics here last Oct.http://community.webtv.net/boswell7/doc0
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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 7:19 AM
Very nice Dan.........yeah we do a family friendly trail and garage maze........we have way too many little kids to get too scary where I live........heck we still had to drag (escort) a few in .....we had a few cheap scares inside.....a blow dryer going off in the tunnel and had them running out the front.....one person took her dog in and when a fogger went off.....the dog went nuts......lol.
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