The Haunted Attraction Association
The Haunted Attraction Association (HAA), the only official association in the haunt industry, serves as the voice of the haunted attraction industry. Our worldwide network of members exchange ideas, information, and experiences via our conferences, exclusive networking events, message boards, newsletters, magazines, and more. HAA members have been featured on national television shows such as “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “TheTravel Channel,” and “NBC Nightly News.”
Our attractions have also been showcased in USA Today, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other national publications. The Haunted Attraction Association was formed in 2011 when the International Association of Haunted Attractions (IAHA), founded in 1998, and the Haunted House Association (HHA), founded in 2008, joined forces to form a new association with the common goal of protecting our members and promoting haunted attractions around the world.
The HAA represents professional haunted attraction owners, operators, designers, vendors, enthusiasts, and artists who have turned the business of fright into a multi-million dollar industry with its own tradeshows, experts, suppliers, magazines, educational seminars and events. Each year, haunted attraction owners and operators spend millions of dollars on state-of-the-art special effects, audio-animatronic creatures, Hollywood-quality makeup and masks, costumes, lighting gear, sound equipment, and other products to ensure their customers have a frightful experience.
HAA membership is open to all haunted attraction owners and operators, vendors, home haunters, conventions, professional actors, makeup artists, costumers, and enthusiasts.
The HAA advocates haunts that keep activities on-site and follow standards of ethical, responsible behavior at all times. A key goal of our organization is to promote the safe operation of haunted attractions through affordable, quality safety education and training. Each year, HAA partners with TransWorld’s Halloween and Attractions Show and Mobile Midway Safety Institute to offer the Certified Haunted Attraction Operator Seminar (C.H.A.O.S.) safety program.