Well it seems that hardly a day goes by without a new scare attraction crawling out of the woodwork, with the associated call for more actors. This time its Adventure Island in Southend on Sea who have just revealed some basic plans for Fright Fantastic – a new style of scare that should be unique in the UK!
I also know personally of at least another 3 or 4 unannounced other projects around the UK, that will soon also be calling for staff. But where are all these actors coming from? The UK hardly had a glut of scare actors sitting around doing nothing and as more and more events are created, those who are good kept snapped up quickly.
Does this mean we are creating an ever increasing pool of experience that we can all draw on in the future or will be finally reach saturation point due to the fact that for 50 odd weeks of the year the demand is negligible? It will an interesting development to follow over the next few years.
And talking of developments – what’s going on over in Ireland? Ireland has been under our radar for a while then all of a sudden like the proverbial bus, 3 attractions (2 proven, 1 new) are all vying for our attention.
The first off and classiest looking is Farmaphobia in Navan, near Dublin. This 2+hour attraction looks very atmospheric and has a creepy and eerie website. Next up is the Haunted Spooktacular (virtually next door). This event is appealing to the older teenage and adult market and it should be easy to squeeze the two neighbouring attractions in at the same time. Finally Funtasia Frightfest at the Funtasia water park in nearby Drogheda is another new attraction from AtmosFEAR.
So I wonder if Ireland will have a problem locating actors as well?
We’re looking to be in the area of these attractions round about Halloween time so if anyone is interested in meeting up lets us know – in the mean time – watch this space for dates etc
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?