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 Review of Haunted House @ Trimpers Rides & Amusements
0 Rating Posted by: coasterf42 on 8/22/2006 10:25:00 AM
Based on the rave reviews I was expecting a bit more, but the ride was still a plus. I enjoyed the Pirates Funhouse and the Arabian Funhouse a heck of a lot more, but this gets its fair share of credit. Its basically an old spooky ride, that was somewhat entertaining, yet somewhat boaring. As Larrygator said, a number of the stunts were not timed well. The effects were okay, but cannot rival the Pirate Funhouse. It got very good and loud towards the end, with some effects that certainly wouldnt be approved if the ride opened today (For example, the guy shaking as he was hung). I think it would have been more fun had we gotten soaked in the water that fell from the top wall at the end, however we stayed completely dry. Im not sure if that was a missed-timing or what. The ride is nice and long with 2 or three actual high speed drops it seems. Overall, the ride was good and filled with tradition, yet still was a bit dissapointing to me.

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papa1958 on 8/31/2006 9:23:10 AM said:
The fact the water turns off at the end is intentional. The ride dates to a time when people (especially women who may have been wearing good clothes or who had just had their hair "done") would not wanted to get wet on a boardwalk attraction. The planned plesant surprise is that you dont get wet. Regarding your comment that the hanging man could not happen today, ironically the stunt is a relatively new addition (circa 2000?) planned (along with the electrocuted man) to modernize the ride by adding some new startling elements.
coasterf42 on 9/12/2006 4:28:25 PM said:
Do you know how old the ride itself is?
papa1958 on 9/14/2006 2:50:03 PM said:
For more on this ride, including how it was built by combining two different Ocean City Bill Tracey dark rides, see laffinthedark.com.
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