New York, NY
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the devil in coney island new york spookhouse,flooded badly during hurricane sandy,but being brought back to life for the new season
The Spook-a-Rama is a dark ride from the Pretzel Amusement Ride Company located at Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park on Coney Island and run by Million Amusement Corp.. The rider is pulled around in a car resembling an old wooden barrel. These barrels look like connected cars, but separate from each other at the beginning of the ride, so the rider must go in alone, passing paintings that change imagery, and a skeleton before the car itself forces the doors open. Inside, the ride is one large, poorly lit room. The ride recently had a major renovation done by Scarefactory inc. and more information will surface with the opening of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park for the 2013 season.
Some of the old views included zombies, the face of an ogre composed of light bulbs, a devil slashing an axe toward the rider, a man in a straitjacket being electrically shocked, heads popping out of barrels, and a gruesome man being killed in an electric chair. On the way out of the ride, stringy objects hang from the ceiling that provided an extra fright.
Spook-a-Rama's Grim Reaper and Giant Native Skeleton were seen by non-riders and have since been replaced by a dragon.The ride would lasts about 45 seconds and proceed in roughly a u-shape, with small sharp curves. At one time, the ride ran over ten minutes and was billed as the longest ride on Coney Island, and the longest spook ride in the world. The current area is less than one-third of the original ride, and its views may be quite different from what was once located there. The arcade and shooting gallery that now stand next to it were once part of the ride, while another portion of the ride was outdoors, the displays there lit only at night. This area is now the walled walkway to the children's portion of the park.
The current admission price is $6.00.
January 23rd, 2013
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