Thanks to numerous Ghost Ship fans sharing their memories, we have learned that the ride, unlike Trimperís Haunted House, was very open and spacious inside. There were very few corridors or hallways, but rather, large and open spaces that the car would venture through. One fan compared the Ghost Ship to the former Ghost Hole at Trimperís Rides in terms of it being very knackered due to hard use throughout the years. Based on firsthand accounts, it is obvious Ghost Ship did not receive the same care and dedication that Trimperís Haunted House receives today.
The Attic Rat didnít change much during its transition into Trimperís Haunted House. As it did in Ghost Ship, it leaps and shrieks at you as you ride by in your coffin car. Again, visible in front of this stunt is a wire screen which protected it against vandals. When the stunts were relocated to Trimperís Haunted House, the wire screens were not reinstalled.

Above: Attic Rat as it looked in Ghost Ship in 1981.
Right: Attic Rat as it looked in Ghost Ship in 2008.
The crooked corridor with the Falling Beam stunt was moved to Trimperís Haunted House and reinstalled exactly how it was removed from Ghost Ship, the main difference being that in Ghost Ship, the corridor was at a descending part of the ride, not an up-hill as it is today. It is one of only five original Ghost Ship stunts that remain in Trimperís Haunted House to this day.

Below left: Falling Beam Corridor as it looked in Ghost Ship in 1981.
Below right: Falling beam Corridor as it looked in Trimper's Haunted House in 2008.
The mysterious Mermaid stunt fascinated riders in Ghost Ship years ago just as it does in Trimperís Haunted House today. The Mermaid figure was stationed in a large diorama and turned 180 degrees to face the rider upon activation. Today, the diorama still exists in Trimperís Haunted House before the balcony exit, but the Mermaid figure has been relocated near the Electric Chair.
Top left: Bill Tracy's Mermaid as it looked in Ghost Ship in 1981.
Top right: The Mermaid stunt in Trimper's Haunted House as it looked in 1996.
Bottom right: The Mermaid figure with new wig removed from its original diorama and relocated.
The original Ghost Ship installation included a rotating barrel stunt which made riders feel like they were turning inside out.

Similar to Trimperís Haunted House, the spinning disc at the end of the tunnel included the back end of a car and torsos of two fake patrons to make riders feel like they werenít alone.
The fiberglass rock tunnel for Ghost Shipís rotating barrel was incorporated into Trimperís Haunted House as the Train Tunnel.
One of Tracyís more famous stunts, the Wine Cellar resembled a drunken pirate lying in a flooded cellar filled to capacity with barrels of wine and rum. He apparently didnít hesitate with helping himself to a bottle or two. When moved to Trimperís Haunted House, it was located near the rideís ending. It was removed in its entirety in 1999.

Unlike the reinstallation in Trimper's Haunted House, the Wine Cellar had an additional wall of two-dimensional barrel props in Ghost Ship. You may notice that the ornate column on the right side of the photo to the left is used as the entrance to the Train Tunnel in Trimper's Haunted House today.
Top: Although a little blurry, this photo shows the Wine Cellar as it looked in Ghost Ship in 1981.
Left: Another section of the Wine Cellar stunt in Ghost Ship.
Bottom left: Wine Cellar as it looked in Trimper's Haunted House in 1996.
Bottom right: The original catalog photo of the Wine Cellar from Tracyís 1967 Amusement Display Associates catalog.



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