Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Carnival of Souls Design Meeting

We had our first Carnival of Souls design meeting on Sunday, and boy are we planning something ambitious this year!

We started off with some fairly ambitious ideas for what this new attraction should be, but my buddy Daniel was there, and his willingness to devote his time and tools to the project caused us to plan something even more ambitious than we had originally been thinking. The construction effort will be two to three times what we embarked on last year for the Crypt of the Phantasm, and it will be equally cooler, creepier, and compelling if we can pull it off.

The plan from here on out is to alternate design and construction weekends, with extra construction days as needed. In addition to our big new attraction, we have several things we want to accomplish for this year:
  • Rework the black light puppet show to be even better, with more special effects and less exposition.
  • Touch up the Magic Mirror facade.
  • Add a new carnival game.
  • Have more people in costume, acting in character.
  • Add some smaller features to help with crowd control.
The 2005 Carnival of Souls is sounding like it's going to be a blast. Halloween is fast approaching, but I've got a team of dedicated, talented woodworkers, artists, and actors, so hopefully, we'll be able to top last year's awesome work!

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