|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.|
The Terroride is Lagoon's oldest haunted attraction still in operation. It is one of two dark rides at the park.
Riders sit in a car and travel around a track viewing different scenes of nightmarish horror with the occasional gag that can startle some riders. The cars feature on-board speakers that originally played a scary soundtrack for the ride, but no longer do.
The ride was designed by legendary dark ride creator Bill Tracy. The ride's vehicles are a customized version of Tracy's hushpuppy vehicles. It is one of only eight Bill Tracy haunted attractions still in operation (Dracula's Castle is also one of the eight).
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. A signature Bill Tracy vulture prop in a nest is perched atop the southern turret. A prop dead tree sits on the ride's roof.
Terroride: A Classic Reimagined
- In early 2017 pictures surfaced showing what appears to be demolition work inside of Terroride.
- Shortly before the park's opening the park began handing out informational pamphlets that list "Terroride: A Classic Reimagined" as being new for 2017, in addition to Flying Tigers and Ruka Safari.
- On the park's opening day the ride did not open and was partially covered in black plastic.
- Around the time of the park's opening, social media posts from prosthetic makeup designer Todd Debreceni and director Joseph Wartnerchaney were discovered that suggest they are heavily involved with the refurbishment of the ride.
- These posts include images of a character named Mr. Terror or Mr. Torture, a troll said to be for Dracula's Castle, a figure being restored inside Lagoon's Opera House, blueprints for Terroride as well as a booklet with the ride's original mural on the cover, and a podcast where Todd Debrecini discusses his role in the refurbishment.
- As of April 26, 2017 Lagoon has not made any official announcement about Terroride other than releasing the previously mentioned informational pamphlet.
- Rumors noted on lagoonisfun.com claim that the ride will open around June.
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.
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.
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.
Surviving attractions at the Bill Tracy Project
The Terroride at the Lagoon history project
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