Ghost hole was an interesting addition to Trimper’s. It sat by itself on the side street next to a basketball and speed pitch game in its prime. I distinctly remember the ride always omitting a stench of canvas, because the roof was nothing more than a canvas tarp. The stunts within were outdated and boring, and there was not much effort being put into the interior of the ride. The folks I knew that worked the ride, including a few of the Trimpers, always complained about how much of a maintenance burden it was—but, bottom line is, it made money. Its towering façade and gigantic stature made this attraction desirable to the public. The layout was simple—an incline at the start bringing you up to the balcony where you would do a quick u-turn and make your way back in toward the decline. After reaching ground, you would do several zigzags until you reached the ride’s ending. I would say the entire ride took 90 seconds to complete.
When you first entered the ride and began to incline, there was a stunt on the right-hand side that was basically three skeletons (a family of sorts) sitting around a dinner table. There was no animation, no lighting, and no sound effects. The rest of the stunts were what I like to call “corner warmers” which were motionless but often contained a loud siren with the flicker of a light bulb. The ride required two trailers for dismantling: one for the shell, and the other for the effects and cars. And, the sound for the exterior consisted of the Haunted House’s interior sound—I remember when the Trimper’s were trying to dub the sound effects.
The façade resembled a city alley: a giant wall of graffiti is what it looked like to me. There was very little rhyme or reason to the artwork, although, it was very unique. I remember for a while, the Trimper’s were considering removing Aladin’s Lamp from the park and putting Ghost Hole (Geister Hole was the title when it was at Trimper’s) in its place. Luckily they didn’t, as Aladin requires very little maintenance and gets much more business. Also, the façade had several animated figures hanging out on the balcony: an alien, a skeleton in a carriage being pushed by another skeleton, a few snakes, and another being.
Post by plokoon111 on Feb 12, 2008 20:13:20 GMT -5
Hmmph, kind of reminds me of Morbid Manor 2, the cheap portable darkride that Jolly Rogers at the pier used to replace Ghost Town darkride. Have you recently rode both of them, and what are your reviews?
Ah yes, I remember that one. It was The Haunted House Lite.
One thing I always remember is the drawing of some sort of octopus monster about to devour some poor young ladies. The portrait was in the main lobby. It looked like it was done by the same artists who did the people on the Himalaya.
The Simpsons had an episode called "Bart Carny" where Bart and Lisa go into a haunted house. It reminded me a lot of Ghost Hole because it was short, and had some loud buzzing noises.
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