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12 October 2020

A frightfully good time: TEA Digital explored the workings of a new drive-thru haunt - report & video

Almost 100 people joined the "Creation of Drive-Thru Scare: A Conversation with the Scream N' Stream Team" presented October 6, 2020 as part of TEA Digital programming to help keep the themed entertainment community connected at this spooky time of year! The panel discussion was recorded and can be viewed on TEA TV:


Report by Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Eastern North America Division Board Member, Garrick Hansen

Photo at top: Michael Burnett and Kyle Ransbottom discuss various show elements and production timing. 

In our ever changing world of social distancing and safety protocols, new and innovative experiences need to replace the classic Halloween haunts and scare houses we have come to know and love. ‘Scream N’ Stream’ in Orlando was developed with the goal of providing a socially-distanced (yet sufficiently spooky) Halloween event.

The discussion featured panelists from the Scream N' Stream team: Kyle Ransbottom, Lindsay Phillips, Michael Burnett, and Andrew Dugay, from the team of event producers and industry veterans who helped deliver this pioneering, drive-thru Halloween attraction. Moderators were TEA Eastern Division Board Vice President, Greg Senner of Hoplite and TEA Eastern Divsion Board Member, Garrick Hansen of exp.

Scenic fabricators Ransbottom and Phillips, along with Dugay and senior prosthetics and makeup artist  Burnett, walked us through the details of concept development and production. From site selection to operational challenges our group was treated to an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the new world of socially-distanced events. The success of the project points to a viable new direction for our creative community, who are just as eager to create new interactive experiences as guests are to enjoy them.  

The group listens actively to Michael's description of the safety protocols in place


Many thanks to all who attended, participated in and supported this #TEAdigital event. For more events, see the TEA Events Page. Many TEA Digital events are free of charge to attend, and are video-recorded and can be accessed free in the TEA TV archive.

Posted by Erica Schwehr



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