Facility size: 6,000 sq. ft., 557 sq. m.
Animated props/characters: 80
Track length: 377 ft., 115 m.
Capacity: 2 passenger/400 pph
Capacity: 4 passenger/800 pph
Note: All Sally dark rides are flexible in size and configuration
A Very Creepy Adventure!
Interactive, Blacklight Family Dark Ride
Paramount Canada’s Wonderland – Toronto
Paramount’s Carowinds – Charlotte, North Carolina
Paramount’s Kings Island – Cincinnati, Ohio
Paramount’s King’s Dominion – Richmond, Virginia
Parque Warner – Madrid, Spain
Six Flags Fiesta Texas – San Antonio, Texas
Six Flags St. Louis – St. Louis, Missouri (as Scooby-Doo’s Scary Swamp Adventure)
The ever-popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, together with their Mystery Inc. pals, lead visitors on a spooky paranormal caper through the seriously haunted Ghastly Manor in this seventeen-scene interactive ride.
Traveling in their own Mystery Machine, visitors play detective while braving ghoulish tricks, scaring away ghosts with special “fright lights” and competing for the highest score.
A Winning Combination
In November 2000, the Sally + Paramount team received IAAPA’s prestigious first place award for the Best New Children’s Ride for Scooby-Doo’s Haunted Mansion.
“The ride’s success at Paramount Canada’s Wonderland led to a quick decision to bring the same ride to Carowinds,” says Paramount Design Director George Sells. In fact, in order to better meet consumer demand, Paramount’s Carowinds elected to move from a two to four-passenger ride system.
The scenes and track layout were reconfigured to fit the parameters of an existing building at the Charlotte park and the exterior was completely redesigned to become, unmistakably, Scooby-Doo’s Haunted Mansion–the place where entire families set out to chase the ghosts away, follow the clues to discover where Scooby and Shaggy are hiding, and unravel the mystery of Ghastly Manor.
“Scooby-Doo’s Haunted Mansion is a wonderful success!”
— George Sells and Jayne McGuire
Paramount Parks’ Design + Entertainment
Paramount Parks + Sally
Custom designed in cooperation with Paramount Parks’ Design + Entertainment, this ride was the first of its kind in any of the Paramount parks. “We had been wanting to do a haunted house or dark ride for younger children,” says Paramount’s George Sells, “But the narrow demographic of children’s rides doesn’t lend itself to large budgets. Then we read about Sally’s Ghost Hunt at Lake Compounce: The concept was what we were looking for.”
“It’s the last ride we’re able to close each night. We have extraordinarily long lines throughout the season.”
— Russell Flatt
Paramount Canada’s Wonderland
SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements are trademarks of Hanna-Barbera © 2000-2004