Bill Tracey darkrides

With Conneaut Lake closed, it's going to be interesting to see what happens to the Fright Zone ride that used to be at Erieview and was planned for addition to Conneaut. This ride's cars and stunts were originally at West View Park and came mostly from the former Haunted house there although I believe at least one of them was from the Boot Hill walkthrough.

Not far from CLP is Waldameer which has two vintage Tracey attractions. Whacky Shack is a two story darkride and Pirates Cove is a walkthrough.

I have heard that Trimpers in Ocean City, MD has a Tracey ride that has many similarities to the former West View Haunted House but is even better.

Who out there remembers the KW rides such as Ghost Ship (destroyed in the big fire back around 1970), Le Cachot, and the Safari with the big African warrior and shrunken heads above the boarding area? The latter ride displayed some political incorrectness that was accepted back in the 1960s but has now gone the way of segregation, African Dip games, and African Dodger games.

Arthur Bahl

Joyland in Wichita ks has a two story whacky shack.I wonder if they are similar.The cars at Joyland were manufactured at Bells.They also have a headhunter from an earlier ride.

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The ride at Trimper's is spectacular. I might even prefer it over Knoebels Haunted Mansion! I read somewhere (probably on one of the darkride sites) that it was constructed from two smaller darkrides.

Isn't Fright Zone owned by the guy who wanted to build the condos on the Conneaut Land?

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Trimper's IS better than always, IMO.
Waldameer's Whacky Shack is REALLY good as well.

DAFE is a tremendous resource for this kind of info.

Here's KW's Ghost Ship:

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

I want to get to Waldameer next year when RF2 opens. Whackey Shack is another of the rides that I am really interested in riding.

Arthur Bahl

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