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Unique Design, Inc. was founded in 1969 by Edward D. Hilbert and was based in Baltimore, Maryland. The company specialized in producing decorative scenery and stunts for the amusement park industry, most notably dark rides and themed attractions. UD was known in the industry for its skilled craftsman, sculptors, and graphic artists and was thought highly of by many of the East Coastís largest amusement parks. One of the company's most well-known jobs was the re-theming of Kennywood's Old Mill in 1974.

Hilbert was hired to build several attractions at Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City, Maryland in the 1960s, work that most certainly helped to put him and his company on the map. His most popular project at Enchanted Forrest was The Chicken Little Trio, a computer-operated mechanical act that operated in the park until it closed in 1988. Hilbert also built a demon with a 40-foot wingspan for Huntís Pier in Wildwood, New Jersey along with transportable haunted attractions for traveling fairs and carnivals. Hilbert continued UD until around 1982. Sadly, Edward Hilbert passed away on August 22, 2006, the same day as Bill Tracy's death 32 years earlier.

Unique Design, Inc.

1970s








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