I don't think trimper's ever had this gag, but i believe Funny-Frite used to manufacture them and a similar one is in use at Knoebel's.
it is simply a wooden box, maybe 15x15x15, with a hinged lid. As the car passes, a spotlight turns on and two hands pop out of the top, lurching towards the ride car. It is fast, seemingly inexpensive, simple to operate and really packs a wicked surprise. That d**n thing gets me every time!
While you can't make up an entire ride of such things, putting them in dark, unsuspecting corners really adds the surprise factor. You almost don't get enough time to realize what just happened!
I guess, an alternate point to this post would be, what's a cheap but effective THH gag? Most everything in the ride is more elaborate. I'm actually drawing a blank.
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?
Apr 16, 2015 20:38:20 GMT -5
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!
Jan 17, 2019 11:34:34 GMT -5