Scooby Doo & the Haunted Castle

Saturday, May 3, 2003 12:48 PM
How many Scooby Doo and the Haunted Castle rides are there, and what are the differences in these rides?

I noticed that on Paramount's Kings Island's commercial for Scooby Doo and the Haunted Castle, the ride vehicles have two rows of passengers, while the ride at PKI only has one row of passengers. Also, since Scooby at PKI follows the path that Phantom Theater had, I wondered what the othe Scooby rides were like.
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Saturday, May 3, 2003 1:24 PM
The Scooby ride at Paramount`s Carowinds, Scooby Doo and the Haunted Mansion, uses cars that have two rows of two riders. The Sooby Doo ride at Paramount Canada`s Wonderland, I believe uses cars with one row of two riders. I don`t know about the few Scooby rides that are in the Six Flags parks, Six Flags St. Luis in particular. I do know that in the Paramount Parks, PKI`s is the longest ride, and the only one with one scene with 3D figures. Also, Kings Island`s ride has a higher capacity than the Carowinds and Wonderland version since PKI`s has a continues loop of cars. The Carowinds and Wonderland versions use blocks for the cars, lowering capacity. I hope that helped.
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Sunday, May 4, 2003 7:53 AM
The Scooby ride at Six Flags St. Louis actually uses boats for the ride vechicles.

What I find interesting is that you can find the Scooby Doo theme at both Paramount and Six Flags parks. That's not the type of thing you come across too often.

Kyle
*** This post was edited by Recess 5/4/2003 11:54:18 AM ***

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Sunday, May 4, 2003 10:18 AM
That is because the parent company of scooby doo is not under contract with SF or PK. Anyone who wants a scooby sally ride can put a bid out for it. It is different then say the disney charecters. But similar to kermit and the henson charecters.
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Sunday, May 4, 2003 6:01 PM
Dan is right about Scooby Doo. Last week Scooby and Shaggy were at Universal Studios Florida with their Mystery Machine doing a character greet -- and until just recently they were part of the Hanna-Barbera ride (which is now Jimmy Neutron).

I didn't know that the PKI Scooby ride was going to use the same omnimover type of system in place for Phantom Manor. That makes it more like Buzz Lightyear and that's a great capacity call (as Phantom was always a walk-on when I was there last year -- and even if they shaved capacity in half or more it's better than the 800 or so some of those Sally Rides get).

The Carowinds version was definitely two rows. But I recall Ghost Hunt at Lake Compounce (same Sally Ride system -- just not themed to Scooby) being just one row. Either way the capacity on those rides is terrible. It looks like PKI did it right.

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Sunday, May 4, 2003 6:04 PM
Capacity on Scooby Doo and the Haunted Castle at PKI is amazing. That line never stops moving.

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Monday, May 5, 2003 6:22 AM
We wanted to do the PCar version, and the line didn't LOOK to be that long. After about three minutes in line and very little movement, we decided to try again later....never did get on it. We'll try again at SFStL, where we'll have more time - two days instead of 5-6 hours...looks like a lot of fun, but I'm a sucker for Sally...;)
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