Spook-A-Rama

Object Type

Documentary photograph

Date of Creation

1970s

Themes

color slides, amusement rides

Places

Spookarama

Related

A dark ride located near Jones Walk on the Bowery, in the shadow of the Wonder Wheel. "Billed as the world's only indoor-outdoor dark ride and the 'longest, largest ride in Coney Island', Spook-A-Rama was the brainchild of Fred Garms, a true Coney eccentric. the 1950s-era ride was desifned as a take-off on the horror film genre of the decade and the blood-red cars still make the rounds today in a shortened version of the ride." (from: Coney Island: Lost and Found, by Charles Denson) On "Surf Avenue and facing the end of The Bowery was 'Spook-A-Rama', 'The Longest Ride on Coney Island'. It was back to back with Feltman's Restaurant and across the alley from the Virginia Reel. It lasted about 10 minutes with 5 minutes of the ride outdoors. [Passengers] entered the ride at The Bowery end... and sat in high backed cars that traveled sideways." (from: http://www.laffinthedark.com/articles/coney001/coney2.htm) More information about Spook-A-Rama can be found at: http://www.laffinthedark.com/articles/coney001/coney2.htm



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