Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 63
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

By the way, they have not had the luminous paint applied yet. It is just an image of what they will look like, as I have them on the floor with a black background and green lights. It will look very similar though to this on the day.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Tomorrow the Institute will happen. Here is a construction update. it was all done tonight, almost just by myself. I have lots to do, so I cannot explain the pictures. Enjoy.


Paining Faces


















Link to post
Share on other sites

Well...everything was perfect. Liturally looked awesome in the dark with the lighting affects tunnel actors and props. Although it was small it was compact, had a good story line and had interactive elements forcing the time up to a respectable 2:30 mins. As you can see in the latter pictures, the lights for one half of the room were off, as the lights work on a sensor basis (or so I was originally told). I covered all the sensors bar one so it was light while setting up. When I left I covered the last one and left. I arrived in the morning at 7am to finish preparations and get actors ready for a 9 start. It was all completely dark and we were moving about and the lights were off and everything was perfect. I ran a test run as myself and was impressed which what I made. The self made costumes were also pretty neat in the context. I got the first paid group and told them to pay.


They paid, and I gave them the disclaimer and entrance speech. As I guided them through to the room, I felt nervous. Hey, why not, that was over 40 hours of work in there! I open the door for them at 9:05 and saw the fear which kept me up all night. THE F**KING LIGHTS. They were on. Nothing could describe the sheer devastation. I tried all morning to get them off in the hope of getting at least two groups through by the 13:00 closing time, but I only ever managed to keep the lights off for one minute maximum, and every time they came back on, it meant a 30 minute wait before they might go off again. I did this until 11, getting no group through. All the time people were growing more and more rowdy, and I had to try to calm them down explaining there "was a technical issue which we hope to resolve soon. The maze should be open within 30 minutes." It was like Derren Browns Ghost Train.


At 11 I gave up, as the lights did not go off at all! I left it for 45 minutes and they did not go off, meaning something else was triggered. In the end, I just let people go in and see it with the lights on as people were still eager to see what was inside (I ran a good ad campaign) and charged £1 per person. I made about £60, which it terrible considering how I spend £50 and 40 hours on it. That makes me working at 25 p an hour.


However, it gets worse. The next school day (Monday) I have teachers innocently ask me how it went, and every time I had to explain no. No, it was s**t not due to me but due to a technical issue. Also very helpful sarcastic comments from other people. Further more, some of the items I was forced to leave unattended as I borrowed them and access to lockers was not granted at the time. When I found them on Monday, they had been vandalized and put in the toilet and other stuff like that. I now have to pay for that stuff, driving my profits down into negative. Crap.


Long story short, I made -£20.


It was not my fault it failed to be fair. Yes there is a switch for the lights, but the people who can switch off the switch refused to do it for me.


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 6 months later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/