Kennywood announces Ghostwood Estate dark ride

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2007 12:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Kennywood announced the details of its new ride for 2008, a state-of-the-art dark ride named Ghostwood Estate, to attendees at the Great Ohio Coaster Club holiday party Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Though the coaster fans were the first to hear the official announcement, rumors of the ride were already circulating on the Internet. The eight-room haunted house will replace the Gold Rusher, which was retired last August.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007 12:02 AM
Wasn't Ghostwood the name of the major real estate development endeavor in the Twin Peaks TV series?


Tuesday, December 11, 2007 8:44 AM
Oh goody... another combo shoot-em-up arcade / dark ride.

Hopefully this will be a darkride first and a shoot-em-up second and not the other way around like most others, complete with "card board" 2D "ghools" with happy smiley faces.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007 10:35 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar I will always miss Goldrusher but I admit that I do love the shoot 'ems. :) Some of them may be cheesy but they are still fun. :)


Tuesday, December 11, 2007 11:02 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Yeah, I like the shooters too.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 11:19 AM
Sounds like it's going to be quite a spectacular darkride. Since I found very little love for Gold Rusher throughout the years, I'm really excited about this one.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 12:22 PM
Halloween Productions Inc? Wonder how they compare to Sally Dark Rides?
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 12:24 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Sounds great...but isn't 8 rooms kinda small?
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 12:46 PM
beast7369's avatar Maybe 8 rooms is small to some but could it be due to the limited space Kennywood has for this ride?
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 2:30 PM
Frantic Ferret's avatar Maybe they're big rooms. Gold Rusher never seemed too cramped.

Halloween Productions is based here in St. Louis and runs multiple haunted houses in the area. They tend to go way over the top with their decorations on their walkthroughs. I don't know what their experience with dark rides are, though.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 2:56 PM
Their website lists Garfield's Nightmare, among others, as one of their works:

Ray P. (who really needs to change his user name)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 3:25 PM
Let's hope this new project is a little less "day-glo".
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 8:36 PM
rollergator's avatar I'm expecting something eerily similar to Ghost Hunt. That's a GOOD thing. :)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 10:25 PM
kpjb's avatar There will be no day-glo involved.
Thursday, December 13, 2007 2:00 PM
Nice. Hey, look. Stillwalk Manner and Dante's and Wildwood Pirates... I wonder if they were behind the circus themed indoor blacklight mini golf in Gatlinburg. A little cheese and one scary pop-out clown (chromadepthed very well).

Really like this quote from their web page: "Instead of the cooking cutter approach, where every attraction is the same with the same ending, we want YOU to challenge us to create something no one has ever done or seen before."*** This post was edited by jshorerzd 12/13/2007 2:06:43 PM ***


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