Oh man. That does suck, its strange now. I mean I know the beginning was just a small maze, but I always thought it was cool, dark, and the facade was cool looking. I mean I really wonder what this new ride is going to be tho. Something like a thrill ride? Or a customized ride?
I was pretty floored when I heard of this. It has always been one of my favorite funhouses, and one of the coolest facades of all time. I almost think it would have been worth just retiring the entire attraction considering what they have done. I hope the ride doesn't require the same amount of tickets, as two-thirds of the ride is now gone!
I think the "new" attraction is a moon bounce or something like that. More to come.
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They took out the Maze? Shame on them! That was so cool, the maze part, it was like a second dark walk-through like Pirate's Cove. Oh well, at least you videotaped it. And if the reason for removal is some stupid "safety" reason, or the need to put a kids bounce like you said, then shame on them. Taking away half a classic funhouse to put in some stupid inflatable that might not last, that's stupid. I was in OC, MD twice, Aug 1988 and July 2000. In 1988 I only went to Jolly Roger park, rode the train that was shortened, the entrance must have been the station years ago and it ran around the front of the park, I bought a postcard showing the train at the original station, and there was a walk-through haunted house there then, I went through it. Now there's a ride through called Nightmare Castle. I rode it in 2000. I also went to Trimper's in 2000 and went through the HH multiple times, and Pirate's Cove, and the Aladdin funhouse. In 1988 we drove by Trimper's at night, but didn't stop. In early 1980's and mid-late 90's we also went to Wildwood, NJ which also had Bill Tracy classics like Crazy House at Fun Pier and Whacky Shack at Hunt's Pier, both gone now. Crazy House burned with Lost World dark ride Nov. 24, 1984, and Whacky Shack was closed 1995, and removed early 1996 during the remodeling into Dinosaur Beach, which lasted three years.
Post by mttbrilhart on Aug 18, 2013 13:34:28 GMT -5
Okay, so after I visited this week, I can safely say it's actually not as bad as it originally sounded. They've kept all the floor traps, and the iconic spinning barrel and platform. Instead of ending with the barrel, the barrel comes mid-way through, and they've taken out the chicken exit barrel too. They also added music finally!
Honestly, I though it would be a whole lot worse, but I was surprised. They did a good job condensing it down. Nearly all of the iconic scenes are still there. They just got rid of the dark "nothing" parts that took up space. Now the whole thing is impressive, instead of just parts of it. I'll have a video up later and you can compare it to the older one.
Brandon: The forum has so many new visitors, but so few new posts! Come on people! Let's get the conversation started. Summer is almost here!
Apr 29, 2013 12:00:20 GMT -5
HHMacabre: Hi everyone! Did I hear word of new additions in the ride? How is the Mineshaft?
May 7, 2013 20:44:50 GMT -5
Brandon: Yes, there are supposed to be two new effects installed this year. I don't have any insight yet but will share the information once I receive it. I don't think anything has been done with the Shaft.
May 8, 2013 10:21:23 GMT -5
Brandon: There have also been three additional mini shooting galleries installed around the park. Pics and information to come a later date at ochh.net.
May 8, 2013 10:21:52 GMT -5
mttbrilhart: Headed down on the 14th; head home on the 17th. Anyone else going to be down around then?
Aug 2, 2013 15:09:41 GMT -5
nickanap: anybody still come on here?
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plokoon111: Yeah im just hoping more people become active.
Apr 28, 2015 18:20:18 GMT -5
codejuggler: Hi All! Was wondering if anyone has pics of the inside of trimpers toyland from back in the day.
Apr 29, 2015 7:26:22 GMT -5
Hanover, Pa: Crickets on here!
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