Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Children Acting In Haunted Attractions

Welcome back to another episode of HH365! Today we will take a look at an interesting conversation starting around Haunted Attractions, the usage of Children as Actors in Haunted Attractions. There are some interesting stances taken on this topic so let us take on a few we have seen come up.

1. "They are too young to be exposed to Haunts". A lot of this stance really depends on the child. There are many 5 to 10 year old children that, yes are too young to be inside of a Haunted Attraction. But all of that depends on the children themselves. Just like the world we live in today, children are the same. Some people see Haunts as disgusting displays of horror, where others live for them and cannot wait for every September. Children are the same. There are plenty of kids out there that live for the chance to scare the living hell out of people and love Horror Movies. They are usually the ones that ask to be an Actor as a Volunteer. They are rarely recruited to fit a scare. They are great tools in an attraction and we have seen many in and out of Attractions and every one we have spoken to say they love it and cannot wait to go back in.

2. "Acting in Haunts Will Damage Young Ones". Like mentioned before, this all depends on the child. And it really continues the conversation of Video Games as well. People fear and will always fear what they do not understand. From a personal stand point, I have loved Horror movies since growing up on them from the very young age of two. I have never killed anyone. I have a very normal being. Wouldn't I be messed up and crazy and on medication if all Horror Movies disturb the brains of young children? Haunted Attractions are basically walk through plays and the people that do not visit them will never understand that.

3. "Children have nothing to gain from volunteering in Haunted Attractions". False, False and False. Volunteering for children is a great start to responsibility. From the easiest que to follow from the training they will have when entering the business. It will help them start on the right foot when they have to listen to Supervisors at their jobs. It will also teach them to be less scared to do the things that they want to do. I cannot imagine a child actor in a Haunt being timid and reserved to the point of fear. Plus, Some of our Favorite Haunts we visit every year were created from people that were one time a kid who would help their Dad or Mom in the Home Haunt or even Haunted Attraction.

We understand how some would be reserve about letting Children Actors work in Haunts. But, we find a ton more Pros then Cons. As long as the Child enjoys it and can handle it, let them have the fun and learn skills along the way. Do not hold them back because your scared and do not understand.

That is all we have for you today. Make Sure You Keep It Here To HH365! Where Every Day Is Haunt Season!

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