You’ve been there; gone through a famous haunted house that you’ve heard so much about and thought, “”it was pretty, but it wasn’t really scary.”” Maybe you ran into the group ahead of you, or the actor was just standing in the room when you came in and never did anything to create fear in your group, but what was missing, and how can you fix the same problems that are in your own haunt?
Innovator, Designer, Artist, Inventor, Teacher, Writer, Leader –Leonard Pickel has over 40 years of themed attraction design and operations experience, of both year-round and summer seasonal installations, as well as museums and dark rides. Creating more than 300 original and innovative dark themed attractions for major venues worldwide, Leonard’s creative accomplishments include the industry’s first turn-key Haunted House kits, and the Triangular Grid System. Over 1 million people from Los Angeles to New York, Puerto Rico to Australia have experienced the “Pickel Theory” of Haunt Design firsthand. Leonard is constantly experimenting with new technologies, and searching for fresh new approaches to making money in the business of scaring people.