Lost Dark Rides

Thursday, August 10, 2006 1:51 PM
Which dark ride(s) would you like to see recreated?

I have 3..

Fun House at Conneaut Lake Park,Haunted House at West View,Ghost Ship at Kennywood.


Racing whippet 76-77
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:07 PM
Earthquake and Pirate Ride from Cedar Point
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:13 PM
Anything from Hunt's Pier in Wildwood. Keystone Kops, Jungleland, Wacky Shack, Pirate Ship SKUA and Golden Nugget all had darkride aspects. Heck, even the train had a haunted tunnel under the Flyer!
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:26 PM
Yogi's Cave @ KD (not really a ride, but was cool back in the day--I think it might still be open in some form, but undoubtedly much less cool)
Pirate/Earthquake rides @ CP
Mr. Toad @ MK *** Edited 8/10/2006 6:27:16 PM UTC by brunus76***
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:38 PM

millrace said:
Earthquake and Pirate Ride from Cedar Point

I forgot about those two,both were outstanding.


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Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:41 PM
How about the original Coney Spookorama, before it was severely shortened? I hear that was one of- if not THE- longest darkrides in existence!
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:44 PM
That would be a good one too.It just won a award this year.
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:50 PM
boblogone's avatar Knott's Beary Tales :)
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:51 PM
How about recreating Kennywood's Old Mill into something other than Garfield?
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:58 PM

millrace said:
How about recreating Kennywood's Old Mill into something other than Garfield?

Agree!


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Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:59 PM
Like... an Old Mill?
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 3:31 PM
Journey to the Center of the Earth @ Dorney

Lost River @ Hershey.

... if dark boat rides count.

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Thursday, August 10, 2006 4:12 PM
I wish I remember more about JTTCOFE. All I can recall is the final splashdown.
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 4:13 PM
PKI usede to have a Dark Ride where you sall all of the Janna-Barbera Cartoon Charactures. I believe the building used to look like a Giant TV Set. In the 1980s the ride was re-themed with Smurfs, then in the 1990sn it was themed to something else.
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 4:16 PM
Is this different from the current Scooby Doo darkride?
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 4:19 PM
How about Idora's Lost River?

-Tambo

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Thursday, August 10, 2006 4:29 PM
KWs LeCachot. A true classic. Also some old style darkrides such as KWs Laff in the Dark or West View's Ride 'n' Laff.

How about Palasades Park's Tunnel of Love as well? It once has an Arabian theme.

Hershey Park once had a Lost River ride themed similarly to the one at Idora.


Arthur Bahl

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Thursday, August 10, 2006 4:43 PM
It won't be long before I'll be nostalgic for Erieview's darkride :(
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 4:46 PM
Yeah, that's a crime. Hopefully a park needing a darkride (there are many) will pick that thing up at auction, or the owners will decide to keep it around as a stand-alone attraction.

Kennywood's le Cachot seems to be a very highly-regarded darkride. Wish I once had the chance to ride it.

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Thursday, August 10, 2006 4:48 PM
Here's a fun site about Dorney for those who like dark rides, and those who miss the old time charm it had. I don't remember a number of those attractions.

http://www.laffinthedark.com/articles/dorney/dorney1.htm

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