Saturday, March 20th at 2pm

How-To Build A Haunt: Tricks and Tips From 40 Years of Scary Construction
with Leonard Pickel

Leonard Pickel

Innovator, Designer, Artist, Inventor, Teacher, Writer, Leader, Leonard Pickel has designed over 300 commercial Haunted Houses since his first in 1976. Over 3 million people from Los Angeles to New York, Orlando to Seattle, have experienced the "Pickel Theory" of Haunt
Design first hand. Through his company, Hauntrepreneurs®, Leonard has created frightening attractions for major venues across the country and worldwide. Specializing in helping entrepreneurs get started Haunting, Pickel has helped hundreds of people fulfill their dreams of owning a successful haunted attraction or October seasonal event business.

Class Title:
How-To Build A Haunt: Tricks and Tips From 40 Years of Scary Construction

30-45 min class with Q&A afterwards

Class Description:
Everyone who has dreams of opening a haunted house has great ideas about what they want the patron experience to be like. The theme, the scares, the room designs, the creative part of the plan is all they can think about, but what is the best way to build the attraction.

What is the best way to build the walls, handle the electrical, how can a wooden structure pass building and fire code? These questions are financial as important as who to buy props from. In this informative session, industry icon Leonard Pickel will offer his insight on the best and most cost-effective construction practices that he has discovered from over 40 years’ experience building haunted attractions across the country and around the world. Topics include, cost effective exit signage, different panel construction styles, panel connection systems, and the easiest way to brace a haunted house. Whether you are already operating a haunted attraction, thinking about building a new attraction, or even remodeling an attraction then the tips and tricks included in this session will save you thousands on your next build! Check out Leonard's website at or reach him directly at or 972-951-5100