Saturday, March 2, 2013

Reservations for Camp Nightmare!

So we have decided that it is a good idea to take pre-sale reservations for Camp Nightmare happening July 12th and 13th.  The reason being, there are a lot of super excited people who are eager to get tickets now, but we are not on sale yet. I know vendors always say, "limited supply!!!" and "get your tickets now before they're gone!!!" but we sincerely mean it.  Especially the first one.  When we run the haunted house we can get in as many as 3000 people a night. This is not a haunted house.  This is scary and the woods certainly are "haunted", but we need to keep this small to make the experience work. It won't be intimate per se, but it will be a long way away from 3000 people.  AND it is only 2 separate nights. So, truly, not that many people will be able to go this year.  If it is a success we will do it again for much, much longer next summer.  The first year if Nightmare we did for 7 days to see what we had.  Now we do it for over 6 weeks.

We want this experience to be worth it to you.  It's a decent amount of money, and we want you to have a great time.  This has been a dream project of mine for years, and I am finally getting a chance to do it.  An overnight "haunt." My team and I are busy figuring out all the different ways to add to the adventure as we speak.  That said, here's the skinny on reservations.  Basically, there are two different types of reservations - 2 person tent ($300) and a 4 person tent ($500) obviously per person we are talking about $150 and $125 per perso if you fill it with the allowable number of people.  You are more than welcome to buy any tent for yourself, but we are only selling a certain amount of tents, so if Daddy Warbucks wants to buy all the tents for himself, well then i guess we are doing this for one guy.  For the price you get dinner, dessert and breakfast as well as a t-shirt.  For an extra $50 per person you can buy a seat on our charter bus from Manhattan. This cost is not being marked up. Charter buses cost a ton and we will book it if enough people sign up for it to pay for it. It's apples to apples on that one.  There will be add-ons that you can purchase at the location or perhaps in advance (still working on this), but generally you will have to bring your own bedding, bug spray, water bottles, flashlights, lamps, etc.  As I have said in the past, there will be a "winner" declared by the end of the night (and this will be decided by a number of factors that you will learn about when you get there, but I will tell you now there will only be one "survivor").

Okay, so here is what you need to do.  E-mail us at contact@hauntedhousenyc.com and tell us that you would like to reserve a spot in Camp Nightmare; tell us which date (July 12th or the 13th.  The 12th goes from 5 pm- app. 10 am on the 13th, and the 13th goes from the same times to the 14th); which size tent, and whether you would like to book a spot on the charter bus that will take you to and from Manhattan.  We will respond confirming your reservation and then about a week before we go on sale to the public, we will send you private access to buy them before everyone else.  If we have enough reservations and all of the reservations follow up with a purchase, we might not even go on sale to the public at all.  So that's the advantage of making a reservation.  We may just sellout in pre-sales.  BUT, and this is an important "but", just because you make a reservation doesn't mean you are obligated to purchase the tickets once we send you that exclusive access, but we would very much prefer that you were pretty sure you were. 

Does this make sense?  I hope so, this is pretty darn comprehensive I think.