A Little Bit About Us
Total Insanity Hauntpark is a Halloween based production in fear which consist of two main attractions and variety of smaller attractions. The entire park is operated strictly by volunteers ranging in numbers of 100 to 150. The park serves as the primary fundraiser for the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department and contributes to nearly one quarter of the fire departments budget each year. To find out more about the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department you can click on the Hudson Fire Department Patch at the bottom of the home page.
The Hauntpark itself is ran by several managers who are assigned areas and tasks throughout the park. Upper management consist of Brian Smith - General Manager, Clay Welch - Assistant General Manager and Operations Manager, Megan Alexander - Attraction Manager, and many other various assigned managers for different areas of the Hauntpark.
Both main attractions at the park are fully planned, built and operated by the volunteers from the park. Every year a design team will sit down and plan as far as two to three years in advance, the design and schematics of every room in the park. The design process actually starts at the beginning of each Hauntpark season as soon as the park opens, by taking notes and evaluating each and every aspect of the park, so that we may improve from year to year. Each plan that is generated by the design team is implemented over the course of the off season, which starts at the end of spring break in March directly after Spring Scream and ends in September, just before the new haunt season begins. Total Insanity takes great pride in its craftsmanship and authenticity of each and every room within in each attraction. Although, some years we may keep the same theme, we do strive to make small and noticeable changes within that theme to help maintain a new and exciting scare from year to year.
Total insanity realizes its greatest asset, which is the community of East Texas. Without the support of our fans we certainly would not be as successful as we are today. Therefore, we do several things to give back to the community. This is done by not only raising money to support the Hudson Fire Department, but also through a community outreach program. Total Insanity Hauntpark does many things, such as, participating in trash offs, fire department work days and other fund raisers. One of our best and more rewarding programs is our young adult mentorships and training program. Over 45% of Total Inanity’s volunteers are made up of young adults who come from all over the East Texas area and range in ages of 13 to 18 years. The program is led by a team of adults, male and female, who volunteer their time to teach these young adults things like, management, leaderships skills, electrical skills, carpentry, crafts, and many other skill that may be useful in the future. Not only does the program teach valuable skills but it also provides a safe environment for the young adults throughout the summertime months. For more information on this program feel free to contact us via email or through the fire department number.
Funds for this program as well as the Hauntpark itself, come from several different areas. The Hudson Fire Department provides a large portion of the budget which is allocated out of the gross total earnings from each haunt season. The rest of the funds from the haunt season are deposited into the fire departments general fund and is appropriated into their yearly operating budget. These funds that are deposited into the fire department account are used for many things, such as, training, equipment, upkeep of the grounds and equipment and general utility cost of the fire department and its two stations.