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May 9, 2015
Thank you for your continued patronage and interest in The Bill Tracy Project. We've taken great pleasure in being able to uncover the many mysteries about such a talented man, and we're excited at whatever future discoveries are made.

Over the past two years, the project has taken somewhat of a back seat in our lives. The Bill Tracy Project is a hobby of ours, and as Norman Bates in Psycho stated, "a hobby should pass the time, not fill it." Life has undoubtedly changed over the past few years, and so have our priorities.

For now, we will continue to focus on what is most important in our lives. But, we fully anticipate returning to the dark, mysterious world of Bill Tracy at some point in 2016. Until then, we welcome any contributions, questions, and curiosities in the meantime. We still review our email regularly, and enjoy hearing from fellow fans that enjoy Tracy's work as much as we.

Thanks for your continued support, and see you next year.

October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween to all of our Bill Tracy fans. Today, The Bill Tracy Project celebrates its five year anniversary, and we'd like to once again thank you all for your continued support and ongoing contributions to the project. To wrap up our recent series of updates leading up to our anniversary, we'd like to share the only photo that we have ever seen of the entire facade of the Gold Mine walk-thru at Dorney Park. Enjoy!



October 30, 2013
This creepy night shot shows "The Coaster Clown", the evil juggling clown that used to stand over the entrance to Dorney Park.



October 29, 2013
Thanks again to Larry (Bill Tracy's great nephew) for discovering this rare photo of Bill and his sister Laurabelle as infants.



October 28, 2013
Check out this vintage photo of the sorely missed Le Cachot at Kennywood Park.



October 26, 2013
Enjoy this rare look at the loading area of the Haunted House at LeSourdsville Lake Park.



March 3, 2013
Thanks to Mark from Youngstown, OH for sending us this ad for the Kooky Castle at Idora Park. This ad appeared in the Youngstown Vindicator in the Spring of 1972.



January 30, 2013
This colorful view of Phantasmagoria at Bell's Amusement Park shows what this dark ride masterpiece looked like when it first opened in 1973 before the "dip" was removed.



January 6, 2013
A special thanks to our good friend Al Alven for sharing a classic photo of Tracy's "Dessert & Stew" stunt as it appeared at Hunt's Pier in Wildwood, NJ. This famous stunt, which was 10' long, 4' deep, and 5' high, was originally installed in 1962.



December 26, 2012
Happy Holidays! A special thanks to Chuck Burnham, "The Dark Ride Artist," for contributing this vintage photo of Camden Park's Haunted House.



October 31, 2012
Happy Halloween!

Today marks the fourth anniversary of The Bill Tracy Project, and we'd like to thank you all for your continued interest and support. It means a lot, and it's greatly appreciated. To celebrate our big day, we've redesigned our homepage slightly and are pleased to share an article that was recently published in The Baltimore Sun that features Bill Tracy and one of his flagship attractions, Trimper's Haunted House. Check out the article.

Stay tuned over the next several weeks as we will be releasing many new updates and interesting finds. Best of luck to our fans who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. You are all in our thoughts.

April 30, 2012
Well folks, our last curiosity has just been solved. We have finally discovered that the Bill Tracy attraction at Astro Needle Park in Myrtle Beach, SC was called "Space Monster". Based on a newly-discovered photo, submitted by Wayne Aiken who runs www.MyrtleBeachRemembered.com, an awesome website dedicated to Myrtle Beach history, it's clear the attraction had a Hush-Puppy ride system and a beautiful Tracy facade to boot. As seen behind the dip, it included pyschdelic spinning wheels similar to other Tracy rides such as his Whacky Shacks. Although this ride only had a lifespan of about a decade, it surely looks like it would have been quite an experience.



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