Don't worry I didn't melt everything!
With it been a travel hairdryer the sound wasn't too bad and having it on the low setting was enough to blow it around so not so loud. I did stop it once in a while as I was conscious of it been on for too long and my popcorn machine really going with a bang!
. I also on purposely put it near the player with the carnival music playing as well. A fan would work well too though, look forward to seeing it. The rats are brilliant...I so wish I lived near you and I would book in with you for a course on animatronics....you make things look so easy
my Hubby cringes every time he sees me with a plug or wire or my hand!
I was thinking as well, to go along with your machine, I did a creepy food box (like the ones they used to carry in cinemas with ice-creams in on a strap) I carried it around for a bit when the party was on as I was a kind of a creepy refreshment seller, but then put it on the buffet table among the normal food. People really liked it, the hot dogs were just those plastic squeaky dog toys,the toffee apples were just plastic apples on sticks, the candy floss was just spider webbing wrapped around stick painted pink and the ice-cream just cotton wool in tubs. ,Thought you could maybe include something similar with your moving rats. I had a sign with alternative names on as well: They were called 'Refleshments' and I had Rot Dogs, Finger Fries, Eye Scream, Candy Moss, Lollyslops, Stodgy Apples and for drinks we had Pesty Cola