Terroride

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Location: Main Midway
Manufactured by: Bill Tracy
Built In: 1967
Car Capacity: 3
Number of Cars: 7
Height Requirements: Riders under 36" must be accompanied by a responsible person.
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Mild Thrill

The Terroride is Lagoon's oldest haunted attraction still in operation. It is one of two dark rides at the park.

Ride Details

The Terroride is a classic dark ride designed by Bill Tracy. It is one of only eight Bill Tracy haunted attractions still in operation (Dracula's Castle is also one of the eight). Riders sit in a car and travel around a track viewing different scenes of nightmarish horror with the rare, but occasional gag that can startle some riders. The cars feature on-board speakers that used to play a scary soundtrack for the ride.

The ride has a castle-like facade with a skeleton and a witch that pop out from shutters in the castle's turrets. There are colorful letters spelling out "Terroride" on the front of the ride which rock back and forth.

2010 Ride Update

For the 2010 season, Lagoon did some work on the station. They added in a new animated vulture that periodically tells puns to those who are waiting in line. They also removed the mural from the station and added dead trees for theming.

2013 Construction

In the off-season of 2012-2013, Lagoon removed the back wall of the building, which faces the parking lot near Roller Coaster, to make repairs to the structure and foundation. Around 5-10 feet of the ride was removed temporarily while crews worked to build the new exterior. After the new wall was completed, this area was rebuilt including new flooring and a re-welded section of track.

Once the construction was completed, Lagoon's electrical department rebuilt the ride's safety and control system. This brought the ride into compliance with the most recent fire safety standards. All work was completed in time for the ride to open with the park for the 2013 season.

Mural

Prior to the 2010 update, there was a mural in the station that depicted a large dragon, a club-wielding caveman, flying ghouls, a mummified skeleton, an octopus, a snake in a tree, a dancing man, an alligator and some insects in front of an ancient-looking ruined city under a starry night sky. It is possible that the mural was painted by Bill Tracy himself. It is an unusual mural and no one is sure of the intent of the painting. It may have depicted some of the ride's original gags. The mural was not destroyed, and is currently located in Lagoon's annex building.

Gallery

Video

Terror Ride Nightvision On-ride (CompleteHD Experience) by deathbyillusion

See Also

Surviving attractions at the Bill Tracy Project

The Terroride at the Lagoon history project


Rides
Roller Coasters - Thrill Rides - Family Rides - Kiddie Rides - X-Venture Zone


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