Innovator, Designer, Artist, Inventor, Teacher, Writer, Leader
Leonard Pickel has designed over 300 commercial Themed Attractions. Since 1976, over 3 million people from throughout the country have experienced the "Pickel Theory" of Walk-Through Attraction Design.
Leonard's innovations include the Triangular Grid System, original Blue Room, Pepper’s Ghost Illusions, and unique Mirror Illusions. His inventive scare techniques are published in a book called the Room Design Idea Book.
Pickel has presented at every major themed attraction conference in the and Canada, including: IAAPA, Transworld, HAuNTcon, MHC and WCHC and more.
As editor of Haunted Attraction Magazine, he's published a vast array of technical articles and descriptive narratives.
As a Project manager, Pickel has decades of experience wrangling both construction and install crews, while comforting project owners through communication, and by staying on schedule and on budget.
Known throughout the October seasonal attraction industry, Pickel has put his mark on the industry. Now in his 40th year in the business, Pickel’s opinions and advice are sought out and coveted by both new and veteran business owners alike.