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  1. Default DIY Dark Rides... 
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    Hey guys,

    I am wondering if anyone here either runs there own dark ride? How?

    Or...

    Is there any sites with dark ride products were one could start his/her own dark ride?

    Many thanks, -Tyler
     

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    Check with dAFE, there are at least 2 home made dark rides out there. I would consider but I have no level land at all....
    The word for the day is NPD. Check it out.
     

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    I hope this link works,
    This guy uses a dark ride for Halloween and Christmas..
    http://www.bricktownamusement.com
    Ghoul Town
     

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    Thanks for the links guys! Know of any places that sell dark ride car/track systems.. new or used? -Tyler
     

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    http://www.irmpri.com/product.htm

    They have a Hollingsworth listed. Used to have a Disney dark ride for sale (I was talking with Verdun Manor at the time who was interested), but that one is no longer available (it was Horizons, FYI). Contact; they mave have leads 0on others not shown in the listing.

    For the price, if you have a lot of room, might want to consider the monorail for the ultimate forest hayride gig? The monorail is actually so famous that it has its own Snopes entry concerning its name.
    The word for the day is NPD. Check it out.
     

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    Go to:
    http://www.usedrides.com/
    Use the navigation bar at the left and click on used rides, and then on amusements/dark rides. There are always a few there.
     

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    I've scanned that site before...lots of cool stuff. Some of those dark rides are pure junk while others are really nice. One day I want to buy one of those double decker dark rides!!!

    Larry
     

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    Try this site:

    http://www.phantasmechanics.com/

    Scroll down towards the bottom and you'll see the links to the Dark Ride that they built for House of Shock. It's VERY in-depth and VERY interesting...
     

  9. Default DarK Rides - This would be me... 
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    Quote Originally Posted by campdoc View Post
    I hope this link works,
    This guy uses a dark ride for Halloween and Christmas..
    http://www.bricktownamusement.com

    Hell All,

    I've been seriously busy and finally had time to return. Just wanted to clarify that the guy mentioned to the post above is yours truely and have been a HauntWorld member for some time now.

    Building a dark ride is a major tasking. Maintaining it is a nother task in it's own.

    I'll gladly help or provide info where I can.

    Tom
    Dungeon Haunted Ride in 3D/Adventures in SantaLand
    www.bricktownamusement.com
     

  10. Default Dark Ride prototype 
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    Hey All, I have been working on my own dark ride for some time now. I started with phantasmechanics page about building a dark ride. I pretty much followed the guidelines and made it my own. I found it was much easier to use a simple jack shaft transmission than a cyclone drive for my application. Building my prototype was fairly easy wich made me scratch my head and ask-this must be wrong? But no-everything ran great. I was using Flat stock metal as the track but I think I will switch to a steel tube track and yoke wheel. Here is a couple of pics of my car and track. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas to share on building dark rides- Please do so!
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    Last edited by laffinthedark; 04-10-2008 at 06:58 PM.
     

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