Scoobydoo haunted castle questin??

Sunday, July 25, 2004 5:32 PM
We are making a trip down to pkd for the first time in a few weeks. My questin is schc the same as the one at pki?

Due to the fact that we only have 1 day to do pkd, we may skip this attraction if it is a cookie cutter of the ride at pki?

Also, any suggestions on doing this park in one day?

Thanks for your help.

Sunday, July 25, 2004 7:51 PM
Nope, not the same.

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Sunday, July 25, 2004 8:28 PM
If you're going to PKD then don't pass up the chance to go on this ride...the theming in the queue alone is reason enough to ride it.
Sunday, July 25, 2004 9:06 PM
Yeah, it is a great and interesting ride, but IMHO its not worth spending the time in line for. The theming by far was well above what is expected at a Paramount park (better than even Outer Limits at its peak). But for me, the ride wasn't worth spending in excess of an hour in line to ride. Save those rare long waits at PKD for Volcano or Flight of Fear (if even THEY have lines).
Sunday, July 25, 2004 11:21 PM
Good, our biggest concern is that we want to hit every coaster in one day.

This will be our first and last trip down there for quite a few years.

Sunday, July 25, 2004 11:25 PM
AFAIK, all of the Scooby Doo shoot 'em ups are all quite different. PKD's & PCar's are both in what used to be theaters that were transformed, thus the buildings weren't built exactly alike, and the ride is different, and PKI's was a dark ride that was re-themed. Any other Scooby dark rides out there should be different as well, but I could be wrong.

Basically they are the same thing in essence, but in a different order. I still wouldn't pass them up as A) I'm a Scooby Fan, and B), its fun in the dark air condition. I feel it is worth the wait...

Monday, July 26, 2004 1:21 AM
StL has one that's a boat ride, very cool.

They are GREAT rides, but suffer from low capacity...always wondered about the cost of onstalling TWO of them.

Ghost Hunt or Den of Lost Thieves is probably STILL my favorite, with Pistolero Round-Up at Family Kingdom...

Is it time to start a Interactive Rides fan site yet? :)

Monday, July 26, 2004 11:49 AM
Gator, I think that the closest we have so far is the DAFE site. Good call mentioning the Scooby ride at SFStL, as that is my favorite of the four I've ridden. Plus I believe that it's the only one that gives props to the Scooby monsters in the queue line.
Monday, July 26, 2004 1:39 PM
PKI's gets really good capacity, the line full and outside the building is only like 15 minutes.
Monday, July 26, 2004 3:50 PM
Does PKI's have character bios in the queue?PKD's version does & it's yet another part of the detail to theming that makes this ride ohh so worth waiting in line for.
Monday, July 26, 2004 4:38 PM
I went to PKD on a weekday earlier this year and except durring a rain storm when most all other rides were closed, the line remained fairly short all day. In fact, 3 of the 5 times we rode were literallt walk-ons.

My suggestion, avoid the ride at all costs during a storm. Everyone else has the same idea to ride an indoors ride. If you can get to it first thing in the morning, you'll get on right away while most other people are walking to Volcano, but not to fret, if you head directly to Volcano after Scooby Doo, the line for Volcano will still be reasonably short. My best suggestion is to ride at night. Not only do you get to see the "spooky swamp" at night, but it always seemed to be the best time to ride. Scooby Doo is sort of secluded in the depth of Kidzville which seems to go dormant after dark. Few people stray out of their way back to Kidzville without heading straight to Volcano. We got three quick rides on Scooby Doo between 8pm and 10pm when we were there and on each of those three rides, we went straight through the queue and hopped right into the car, NO wait at all, it was like the ride was begging to be ridden.

I'll put it this way, it's a fun little ride, but make sure you get the chance to get on everything else you want. It's better if you can get more than one ride to really enjoy the scenes and have a chance to better your score. I'm guessing if you go on a weekday, you'll have PLENTY of time to get on all you want. Go on a weekend, and my only suggestion is to get on Volcano and Hypersonic early.


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