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SPOOK-A-RAMA: Funhouses and dark rides

ENTRANCE:

Ready to get spooked?
Turn back now if you are scared of the dark!

For most of us, amusement park dark rides frightened, amazed, or flat out made us laugh – albeit somewhat nervously. Whether we rode into the unknown while sitting in a small cart on an electric rail, or groped our way on foot through the dark narrow corridors of a fun house, we weren’t in control of our own destiny.

"I think TV enhanced the popularity of dark rides. The Spook-A-Rama operators in Coney Island, New York, did their own version of some of the old Universal monsters like Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and the Mummy, in addition to what was originally installed. That’s because in the…

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