Any haunted theme park's?

Friday, February 23, 2001 8:34 PM
Hi does anyone know of a actual haunting at an open amusement park or a no longer open park.

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Friday, February 23, 2001 9:48 PM
For some reason I want to say Knobles(if that is how you spell it). I think I heard it on a roller coaster show on one of the Discovery Stations.
Saturday, February 24, 2001 5:32 AM
There is a 'woman' who graces the 3rd floor of the Hotel Conneaut. The trick is you have to stay at Conneaut Lake Park. Can't just walk in and wait. Happens in the early evening, and after 1am. Stay there and see for yourself.
Saturday, February 24, 2001 6:14 AM
Probably a hooker.
Saturday, February 24, 2001 6:20 AM
Seriously though, I know that Dorney Park's one building is supposed to be haunted. There is a large building which kind of looks like a market place type deal near Dominator. It houses an arcade, several little shops and eateries. This same building used to have the Old Mine in it, which was a walkthrough haunted mine. I remember it from when I was younger, and it was a great attraction. All I know is that the two food services on the lower portion, Chicken and Shrimp and Cheese Steaks, are connected by a long service corridor. Off of this lies an enterance to the Old Mine. The great thing is, that it is unlocked, and besides a great deal of dust and decay, the rides paths and props are still fully intact. Pretty cool if you ask me. But anyway. People have reported seeing a man near the enterance to this doorway, and then he dissapears, also strange noises and occurances happen. I have talked to the managers in the stand and they have told me of some of their experiences. A lot of the higher ups know about it too. Thats all I know.
Saturday, February 24, 2001 6:21 AM
Cedar Point used to have a haunted ride. The Carousel that used to be located in Frontierland (but is now at Dorney) was considered to be haunted. The legend centered around the military horse. Something about a girl and here lost love, a military guy. Unfortunately, the carousel left about five years ago along with the legend.
Saturday, February 24, 2001 6:26 AM
There also was an old roller coaster that used to be located at Coney Island. Supposedly, in the tower that was located within the ride, L.A. Thompson could be seen within the tower. The intrigueing part is that the coaster was not built by Thompson. Again, this legend has also been lost due to the demolishion of this coaster and most of Coney Island. Unfortunately, I cannot remeber the name of the coaster.
Saturday, February 24, 2001 6:48 AM
The Frontier Carousel at Cedar Point was indeed believed to be haunted. It was one of the last carousels made by the master carver Gustav Dentzel. The story goes that while his wife was pregnant, he was carving this beautiful carousel in honor of his daughter. Tragically, there was a problem during the birth, and both the mother and newborn baby died. Dentzel was devastated, but still had to finish his daughter's carousel for whoever had placed the order for it. However, he replaced the whimsical white lead horse with a black military horse. (The lead horse was the largest and most exquisite horse on a carousel which the operator used to count the number of revolutions.) Fastforward to 1968 when the carousel was installed at Frontierland at Cedar Point. According to nighttime security, the carousel would mysteriously light up and begin to operate with a ghostly child riding on the lead horse. Eventually, Cedar Point removed the black military horse and replaced it with a recreation and the hauntings stopped. The "haunted military stead" is still on display at the Cedar Point Town Hall museum. (I'm not sure if I have the story *completely* right, but if you wanted to know more, you could contact the Merry-Go-Round Museum in Sandusky).
I've also heard that Cedar Point's Gold Dorms and Hotel Breakers have ghosts, but have never heard their stories. Anyone?
Saturday, February 24, 2001 7:53 AM
You got most of the story right Breakersboy. The carousel is a Wm. H. Dentzel machine built in 1921. Gustav was his father. Bill took over the business after his death. It was originally built for Exposition Park in Aurora, IL. From there it went to Lake Lansing , Haslett,MI. It was from there that CP bought it. It was restored in house by Tom Layton and his crew and installed in time for the 1972 season. The legend actually concerns the wife of Wm. H. Dentzels premier carver Daniel Muller.
I know this for a fact, as this was the era that I was an employee of CP. I knew some of the people who have claimed to have seen the ghost.
Saturday, February 24, 2001 7:54 AM
Well, I think Superman: Ride Of Steel at SFDL is haunted....

... not only have I got hit in the hand at a support at over 50 MPH, but I also got stuck (well, stopped... not nescisarilly "stuck") about 25-50 Ft. from the top of the lift hill for 2 hours in the burning hot sun...heh.. actually, lets make the whole park haunted! Lets not forget about the whole ranger thing where my bar was unlocked... and who can forget about the other 2 accidents on S:ros that made the news....

....are they trying to stop me from going there or something? lol! If you go, ya better watch out! ;)

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Saturday, February 24, 2001 7:56 AM

Sebastien said:
"Cedar Point used to have a haunted ride. The Carousel that used to be located in Frontierland (but is now at Dorney) was considered to be haunted. The legend centered around the military horse. Something about a girl and here lost love, a military guy. Unfortunately, the carousel left about five years ago along with the legend."

I heard one about the carousel at Dorney too. The only horse with the weapons (Military Horse) is the part thats haunted. From what I heard is that while the horse was being carved the carvers wife was dissapeared all of a sudden. Rumor or legend is that he murdered her and the body was never found.

Anyway 3 stories about the same carousel and just one horse is kinda creepy.

Wasn't Kennywood haunted by the Steel Phantom? I read that on Kennywoods site. ;)
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 9:18 AM
There was a rumore that park of PKI had a haunted story to it. But i don't know the details.
Saturday, February 24, 2001 12:08 PM
Ahem, the 'story' is that Dentzel put the wife's bones in the horse. Period. It did light up from time to time, and the music was heard, but when you can enter bars in Sandusky at the age of 19, well, you hear rumors too, stumbling through the park finding the housing units.

Anyway, maintenence chalked it up as water from White Water Landing (where I worked), which ran onto the building causing a wee bout of electrical chaos. Also, there was a bet that no one could take a photo of the horse clearly. Again, I attest most of that to alcohol from the Louies or the Village. I took a photo and, I'll be, it came out clear as a bell.

No bones in the horse(they looked in 92). The ride is fine and dandy in Dorney. But it made a great story for the employees.

Saturday, February 24, 2001 1:47 PM
Yeah, I read something in a book called The Idiots Guide to Ghosthunting about PKI being haunted. I think it was about some girl walking the walkway between the waterpark and the park. I also heard something about The Beast being haunted.

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Saturday, February 24, 2001 1:59 PM
I don't know if The Beast is really haunted, but R.L. Stine did write a book about it being haunted. Two in fact, and I actually have them both. The plot is something about how a ride on The Beast takes two kids back through time. Not scary, but interesting to read.
Saturday, February 24, 2001 3:33 PM
There are several accounts of hauntings at Kings Island....most notably "Tower Tommy", the kid that was drunk and climbed the tower, only to fall to his death. That actually happened, I believe during a graduation party. Also a young boy or girl appears to walk along the Racer, behind the game booths. Others have reported "eyes" in the greate at the end of the fountain, and a figure walking around in the International Restaurant (that beautiful place above the enterance, which used to be open to the public). Anyone seen the security guard or lady from Flight Commander?

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Saturday, February 24, 2001 4:03 PM
There is another legend about The Haunted Carousel at Cedar Point. The one I heard goes like this.
Daniel Muller came home one night and found his wife in the arms of another man. Muller snapped and killed them both. He killed his wife with a pistol and the man with a saber. He hid the murder weapons in the Military Horse and as a confession he carved them both into the outside of the horse.

Saturday, February 24, 2001 6:17 PM
A story I know is that the ride operators at Pirates of the Carribean at the Magic Kingdom say good morning to a ghost that is supposed to be there. Every morning that they have not done this, the ride has broken down.

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Saturday, February 24, 2001 6:40 PM
That former CP carousel made a lot of good stories.

A friend in college worked in Soak City in the first half of the 90's. She said her and some friends were walking from the trail late after the park closed, when all of a sudden the ride's lights and music came on and it began running. They totally freaked out (drunk, as you might expect), and ran.

A minute later they caught several mechanics laughing their collective butts off on the ride.

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