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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
New SCREAMS for 2016The last four years have proven to be very transformational for Trimper's Haunted House. Enjoy sifting through a number of substantial updates and overhauls the ride has seen over the past few years in this new feature!
New SCREAMS for 2016 >
TRIMPER'S HAUNTED HOUSE TURNS 50Wednesday, January 1, 2014 marks a historic day for Trimper's Haunted House as it begins its 50th calendar year in operation.
Trimper's Haunted House Turns 50 >
THE FACELIFT OF 2012: NEW GHOULS TAKE UP RESIDENCE IN TRIMPER'S HAUNTED HOUSELearn about the process behind adopting and installing stunts from Bill Tracy's defunct Phantasmagoria dark ride in Tulsa, OK into Trimper's Haunted House, as well as many other additions and upgrades for the 2012 season.
The Facelift of 2012 >
SALVAGING THE WRECK: OCEAN PLAYLAND'S GHOST SHIP IS BROUGHT TO THE SURFACEMany mysteries and curiosities regarding Ocean Playland's Ghost Ship will be solved thanks to a few small photographs found tucked away in a desk.
Salvaging the Wreck >
FIRE: A STORY UNTOLDAs we approach the five-year anniversary of the Marty's Playland fire on March 30, let's not forget the unbelievable story of remarkable teamwork, recovery, and commitment to get the establishment back in working order for families to enjoy as they have for over 50 years. Fire: A Story Untold >
THE BILL TRACY PROJECTEnjoy a comprehensive look into the personal and professional life of the designer and builder of Trimper's Haunted House: Bill Tracy.
The Bill Tracy Project >
THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF WHACKY SHACK AT WALDAMEER PARKThis past spring marked a milestone in the world of dark ride enthusiasts as Whacky Shack at Waldameer Park in Erie, Pennsylvania turned 40 years old. The “Shack”, as it’s referred to by many enthusiasts, was built during the winter of 1969 and the spring of 1970 by Bill Tracy of Amusement Display Associates, Inc. and has remained well-preserved and mostly unmodified during its 40-year tenure in the park.
The 40th Anniversary of Whacky Shack at Waldameer Park >
TRIMPER'S HAUNTED HOUSE
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTENBrowse through archived photographs of stunts that have been retired and removed from the attraction over the past few decades.
Gone But Not Forgotten >
HISTORICAL TIMELINELet's get down to the real nitty-gritty. Check out a comprehensive timeline of the ride's inception and various changes throughout the years.
Historical Timeline >
OFF THE BEATEN PATHEnjoy browsing through rare views of Trimper's Haunted House that are impossible to see while riding the attraction.
Off The Beaten Path >
SCARING A NEW GENERATIONTake a minute to analyze the new, modernized effects that have been added over the past decade in order to keep a new generation of customers scared and intrigued. Feature includes original catalog photos, prices, and manufacturers.
Scaring A New Generation >
HAUNTED HOUSE WORKSHOPSThis is a brief feature giving you a behind the scenes look at the HH workshops.
Haunted House Workshops >
TRACK PLAN & STUNT PLACEMENTA layout of the interior of the HH, both track and stunt locations.
Track Plan & Stunt Placement >
EMERGENCY PROTOCOLA brief overview of the systems and operations in place should the ride suffer an emergency, including fire, vandalism, breakdown, etc.
Emergency Protocol >
STUNTS: HOW DO THEY WORK?A behind-the-scenes analysis of exactly how the HH stunts work. I included in this article information regarding photoelectric sensors, pneumatics, compressor filtration and relays.
Stunts: How do they work? >
TRACY'S FUNNY BONESDid Tracy possibly have a habit of using real bones in his stunts during the entire span of his dark ride career, even after his peers in the industry had stopped?
Tracy's Funny Bones >
BILL TRACY'S WOMEN IMAGERYA brief analysis of how Bill Tracy uses woman figures as crucial parts of his stunts in Trimper's Haunted House.
Bill Tracy's Women Imagery >
TRIMPER'S RIDES AND AMUSEMENTS
A TRIBUTE TO GRANVILLE TRIMPERTake time to pay a tribute to Granville Trimper who hired Bill Tracy in 1964 to build the famous Haunted House.
A Tribute to Granville Trimper >
PIRATES COVEThis Tracy-built masterpiece that includes forced-perspective hallways, a spinning tunnel, drunken pirates and even a mirror maze. Ahoy Mates! Are you ready to walk the plank?
Trimper's Pirates Cove >
ALADIN'S LAMPA classic Arabian-themed funhouse at Trimper's Rides that has been attracting tourists for nearly three decades. Its floor obstacles, maze, spinning floor disc and rotating barrel will surely give you a run for your money!
Trimper's Aladin's Lamp Funhouse >
PAST: GHOST HOLE DARK RIDEWith an original German name of Geister Höhle, this dark ride sat on Trimper’s side street beside the Matterhorn for nearly a decade before it was sold to Coney Island Amusements in April of 1999.
Ghost Hole >
OCEAN CITY MEMORIES
MORBID MANORDebuting in 1976 for its first season, The "Manor" was a two-and-a-half story walk thru attraction that was known for its live actors, demonizing appearance, and sinister props and effects.
Morbid Manor >
OCEAN PLAYLAND AMUSEMENT PARKGet the scoop about Ocean City's long-lost amusement park, Ocean Playland.
Ocean Playland >
CELEBRATING LAFFING SAL - JESTER'S FUN HOUSELet's take time to celebrate one of history's most iconic amusement figures; Laffing Sal. Sal, which is now in the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, was a staple feature at Jester's Fun House, once on Ocean City's boardwalk.
Celebrating Laffing Sal >
THE PIER IN OCEAN CITY, MARYLANDGain substantial historical knowledge of the Pier in Ocean City, Maryland by browsing through archival images.
The Pier >
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