Castle Dracula will not be back, but something else will

Posted Tuesday, September 3, 2002 4:45 AM | Contributed by Rob Ascough

The Nickles family plans to introduce a new amusement concept at the pier to replace Castle Dracula, taking advantage of advances in ride technology to provide a one-of-a-kind ride. Nickels said the ride could wind up being the tallest structure in the city. All 12,000-plus square feet of the former castle site will be utilized, he said, and the attraction will be one part “entertainment” and one part “actual ride.”

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 5:34 AM
That spider thing sounds pretty freaky.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 6:27 AM

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out what this ride/attraction will be like. It sounds like some kind of themed drop tower, perhaps with a pre-show. Perhaps a Tower Of Terror with a more generic drop at the end (as opposed to the elaborate set-up at MGM Studios). Still, $4 million doesn't sound like it would buy that kind of experience.

I'm still curious, either way... As much as I miss the Castle, I think that something new and different will make the owners a lot more money.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 7:30 AM
I just visited Morey's pier, 2 days ago and I must say I was throughly impressed with all 3 piers. Each had its own unique flavor and a great balance of thrill rides and family rides. Although, I was dissapointed by Great White, (I found it to be the worst CCI I have been on) I will definitely be back next year for this new ride especially considering the fact i still have a day left on my 3 day pass.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 10:45 AM
Hmm...from what I can figure, I'm thinking that it's gonna be something along the lines of HeX at Alton Towers. The difference being the actualy ride part. Instead of a Vekoma Mad House, they'll probably put a new type of flat ride inside. Not a freefall, because he said it would be unique to the east coast. Maybe a Huss Giant Ride.

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-Kyle Brylczyk
KoRn - Untouchables, June 11th, 2002

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 3:26 PM
Its a shame to see fond memories from my childhood erased by some arsonists, but I welcome the new technology that the propsed ride will feature. Will it be better than what it replaced? Only time will tell.
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