- Jun 16, 2013
One possible solution that would be extremely unpopular would be to go the SF model and have a house that is an up charge and might psy for the extra staffing.
Where are people on one or two outdoor houses with MINIMAL staffing and VERY spaced out groups? Like, imagine if the park opened Lumberhack with, say, five or six actors with chainsaws with a max of a few groups in the house at a time? Maybe the same idea with a modified (read: minimizing indoor areas) Circo? I know most of us would go no matter what the park does, but do you think those two attractions run like that may be enough for most people this year in light of Covid?
Is there any universe in which those two outdoor houses open without casts at all? Maybe with some added lighting/sound/atmospheric effects?
I wouldn’t even want to go through a maze with no actors that would be kinda boring. I think they could certainly bring back some Scare-actors but no more than 1 in a room and some rooms with zero actorsCould work, however not extremely re-ridable without scare actors as suggested.
I would think with this year's restrictions that's probably ok, but then those mazes should probably not be used again whenever the restrictions are lifted (next year or later as may be necessary) so that they're more enticing. Of course, that probably won't be the case.
I agree with the concerns you raise, which is why I specifically suggested two outdoor paths that were very creepy, but fairly large and not dependent on jump scares. The actors were more atmospheric.
Additionally, there are groupers out front and supervisors stationed throughout the houses. So, there is already a structure in place for the park to enforce social distancing. Furthermore, KD scare actors are trained to hold up and separate guests in their houses. Those sorts of techniques, combined with limited capacity have the potential to keep outdoor mazes safe.