I don't like that Scott is taking out some of the Tracy props. They shouldn't be thrown away, either because they might be the last of their kind. The Fright Zone (Haunted House) formerly of Ohio and Pittsburgh until 1979 which closed after 2006 and the insides were sold to a guy from western PA and moved them to the struggling Conneaut Lake Park, and the Whacky Shack at Hunt's Pier, Wildwood were the only Bill Tracy rides I know of that had the sawmill and the bird kooky clock. Hunt's clock was light blue, Trimper's is red. Laff has a picture of the Whacky clock in the Hunt's Pier article, inside pictures of Whacky Shack and the sawmill, too. Too bad that the Whacky Shack (Hunt's Horror after 1988) was destroyed in early 1996, but I heard the props were saved and in storage somewhere in Wildwood.
Oops, the Fright Zone in Ohio didn't have the clock. Only Trimper's and Hunt's rides had it. The only known sawmills were at Trimper's, Hunt's Whacky Shack and Fright Zone at Erieview, Ohio. I don't think Waldameer's Whacky Shack or Joyland Wichita's Whacky Shack (currently closed) or the dismantled Phantasmagoria at the moving Bell's Park, Tulsa, OK have the clock or sawmill.
I understand hunt's had an off-site storage and maintenance facility mid-way between wildwood and cape may -- i have a pushpin on a map somewhere. i plan to investigate when i'm down in that neck of the woods next. i understand it's abandoned and probably a mess but it's probably worth a look see. bud hunt's granddaughter kristen has tons of information and i'll see if she has any more interiors of whacky shack (and anything tracy, for that matter).
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