Semi OT: old Ocean City, NJ darkride

Semi OT: old Ocean City, NJ darkride

Post by coastnl.. » Fri, 01 Jul 2005 15:48:43


I'm wondering if anyone remembers, or has any pictures/info, on the
dark ride that used to operate on Wonderland Pier in Ocean City, NJ.
The ride was called either Ghost Creep Caverns or Ghost Creek Caverns.
I have no idea when it was built or taken down, but I rode it in the
mid 80's, when I was very young.  The entrance to the ride was on the
right side of the pier, in the "covered part," and I believe that some
sort of scooter ride operates where the entrance used to be.  From the
little that I remember, that ride had the usual dark ride
elements/stunts, but what was unique about this ride was the very end,
when the ride traveled through the shooting gallery that fronted the
boardwalk (basically, the shooting gallery became part of the ride).
Thus, people would be shooting at targets which were located very close
to where the cars were traveling.
I'd really be interested to know if anyone remembers this, since I
haven't been able to find any info on it thus far.

David

 
 
 

Semi OT: old Ocean City, NJ darkride

Post by camac031.. » Sat, 02 Jul 2005 03:54:29

I remember that there was a dark ride at that location.  I'm think it
was around 1982-83.  It used clasic dark ride cars.  I also remember
that before the dark ride the Pier had it's Bumper cars in that area.
Quote:

> I'm wondering if anyone remembers, or has any pictures/info, on the
> dark ride that used to operate on Wonderland Pier in Ocean City, NJ.
> The ride was called either Ghost Creep Caverns or Ghost Creek Caverns.
> I have no idea when it was built or taken down, but I rode it in the
> mid 80's, when I was very young.  The entrance to the ride was on the
> right side of the pier, in the "covered part," and I believe that some
> sort of scooter ride operates where the entrance used to be.  From the
> little that I remember, that ride had the usual dark ride
> elements/stunts, but what was unique about this ride was the very end,
> when the ride traveled through the shooting gallery that fronted the
> boardwalk (basically, the shooting gallery became part of the ride).
> Thus, people would be shooting at targets which were located very close
> to where the cars were traveling.
> I'd really be interested to know if anyone remembers this, since I
> haven't been able to find any info on it thus far.

> David