|Location: Near Main Entrance|
|Manufactured by: Bill Tracy|
|Ride Capacity: 2 Adults or 3 Children|
|Ride Time: Approximately 2 minutes 30 seconds|
|Height Restrictions: Riders under 36" must be accompanied by a responsible person.|
Dracula's Castle is a dark ride at Lagoon.
Dracula's Castle is a classic dark ride with a slow moving vehicle, creepy music, and gags that pop out at you in certain areas. The ride takes visitors through the many areas of Dracula's home. Watch out for some of the inhabitants, they like to scare people who are exploring the hallways.
The ride was built in 1974 by legendary dark ride designer Bill Tracy. It is one of the final rides that he build before his death. It is one of only eight remaining Bill Tracy attractions (Terroride is also one of the eight).
The ride travels through the following rooms (listed in order):
- Main Hallway (Picture Hallway)
- Whale Bones
- Dr. Frankenstein's Lab
- Headless Horseman
- Dungeon Room
- Mine Shaft
- Skull Pond
- Grass Shaft (Grumpy Gargoyle)
Dracula & Morgana
The Dracula figurine standing in the East tower outside of the ride is the actual Dracula animatronic that used to be located in the Dungeon Room. Dracula used to be the focus of the ride (hence the name). When a car entered his room, he would call to Morgana. Morgana's head would appear inside of the crystal ball sitting next to him, and they would have an exchange about the people in the car. The dialog went like this:
Dracula: "Ah, ah, vistors. Morgana, come!" Morgana: "Drop dead." Dracula: "Fresh blood. I want them." Morgana: "They shall not escape!"
The Morgana part of the gag was a recorded video that played in the crystal ball. When she would exclaim that the riders would not escape, she would look right at the riders adding to the effect.
An owl with a bad sense of humor stands at the entrance watching people waiting in line. As you wait he tells you a bit about the ride and then offers bad jokes to keep guests entertained.
The name of the guy in the electric chair is Sparky. He has a full audio track featuring many different phrases, including "Hey baby, wanna sit on my lap?"
This article is part of the Lagoon is Fun Tracy Classics Project. Please contribute any memories or images of these classic rides on the Lagoon is Fun Forum.
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