Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster
This coaster begins like a typical dark ride. Cars slowly pass through spooky scenes, go under huge swinging axes and encounter scary animatronic creatures and special effects.
After going through the show scenes, two cars get vertically lifted simultaneously up a 17-meter (56-foot) elevator. While going up, cars are tilted from side to side to give the illusion that the cars are about to fall over. Once reaching the top, cars then take a 7-meter (23-foot) drop while traveling backward, get turned around on a turntable so they are facing forward, then complete the rest of the ride as a traditional "Wild Mouse" roller coaster accompanied by music, smoke, lights and laser effects.
Since the park strictly prohibits on-ride photography, I can't show you pictures of the ride in action. However, I can tell you that I really enjoyed this ride and I was very impressed by the quality of the dark ride elements.
©2011 Joel A. Rogers.