When Tracy was commissioned by whomever to build an attraction, was it the responsibility of the park owner to supply the physical building? Then Tracy would just decorate? Or, did Tracy ever have the task of constructing the building too?
Also, does anyone have any clue how much he might have charged for a setup? What would the average stunt have been worth back then? A few hundred bucks? Thousands?
Founder, Trimper's Haunted House Online - ochh.net
Co-Founder, The Bill Tracy Project - billtracy.net
Some cases it was a remodel job of an existing dark ride, like Dorney's Mill Chute/turned Journey to the Center of the Earth in 1960 (razed after 1992) and Pretzel/Devil's Cave/turned Pirate's Cove in 1962 (which became Bucket O' Blood in 1975 and burned Sept. 28, 1983 in the afternoon, now the site of a Musik Express since 1984) Or, a brand new ride and building from scratch, like Waldameer's Whacky Shack (built 1970) and Pirate's Cove (built 1972). Or, like Hunt's Whacky Shack, a trailer dark ride is expanded into a permanent dark ride. Devil's Inn arrived on the pier in 1961, and was remodeled into the Shack in 1963-64. The cars were built by Allan Herschell. The other Tracy ride with Allan Herschell cars was the Fright Zone (formerly West View, Pittsburgh Haunted House from 1963-1979) at Erieview Park, OH which closed Sept. 2006. The props and cars are in storage at Conneaut Lake, PA for possible reuse in a new dark ride at the park. Other times it was Tracy supplying just props for a dark ride built by someone else. Like the Golden Nugget, which has/had Tracy props like the buzzard but the ride was built by PTC in 1960. Same thing with the Pirate Ship Skua, built 1962 by PTC but Tracy supplied props.
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?
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nickanap: anybody still come on here?
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plokoon111: Yeah im just hoping more people become active.
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codejuggler: Hi All! Was wondering if anyone has pics of the inside of trimpers toyland from back in the day.
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Hanover, Pa: Crickets on here!
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