Haunted House and Spook Show Rides thru the years…
Take a stroll with me, won’t you? We travel back 30 maybe 40 years and find ourselves at an Amusement park.
Walking up the midway, you can hear its ghoulish moans, sinister laughs and ear-piercing screams. Standing on line, the haunted house has skeletons, ghosts, and nasty creatures, eyeing you down from their towering perches. The doors at the far end of the attraction bust opened and a car full of screaming youngsters burst out into the open air. The attendant opens the chain and let’s you into the staging area. You pick the blue car and sit in the front so you won’t miss a moment. The car jolts forward on the tracks and smashes the entry doors opened. You are plunged into darkness. Will you keep your eyes closed or will you witness the many horrors this ride has in store for you?
Haunted House and Spook Show Rides
Greeters – many have a ghoul that greets you at the entrance. Many of these nasty night-crawlers speak and dare you to take a ride through their home.
Mastheads – many have a large gargoyle-like creature to capture your eye from a distance. The closer you get to the ride the more it’s evil presence looms over you…
The Cars – the transportation ranges from train-like sets of seats to single seat enclosures, but the standard is the two-seater which rides along a metal rail.
Entry – the ride often starts with a jolt and immediately goes through push doors. Following that there is often an illusion of going down into the pits of hell using a perspective art design.
Displays, horrors, and gags – blasts of air hit you for a surprise, hanging wool or fabrics simulate bugs touching your head, sudden turns happen when it looks like your car is surely going to crash. Mechanical skeletons pop up on all sides from seemingly quiet areas. The ride will often have several rooms with a horrific scene being played out. Glow in the dark paint will guide your way through dark corridors and before you know it, there’s that last jump scare right before you go crashing through the exit doors with a scream.
Gallery of Ghouls and Ghostly Houses