Thanks so much for the update, Larry! I hope hope hope more than anything that come end of July when I am in Connecticut, the Funhouse and/or this are open. It would be like a dream come true. Either way, I plan to make a trip to the Nostalgia Center. Did he suggest any new timetables to you?
Taylor Finn wrote:Thanks so much for the update, Larry! I hope hope hope more than anything that come end of July when I am in Connecticut, the Funhouse and/or this are open. It would be like a dream come true. Either way, I plan to make a trip to the Nostalgia Center. Did he suggest any new timetables to you?
Taylor, that's a timetable they are hoping for regarding the Laff in the Dark but unexpected delays can come at any turn. The Fun House will take longer due to legal proceedings.
As usual, my analysis is free of charge! Original enough to not steal someone else's quote as a signature
Reading through the Chuck's Prime Dark Ride thread I couldn't help but wonder what happened to the project at Wild Bill's? Did the place ever open to the public? If not is that still in the works at some point?
Wild Bill passed away on Tuesday. I visited the place a few years back, after having followed this page for years. Though he wasn't there, we talked on the phone for a few minutes and he offered me a free bobble head of his likeness. It's sad that he'll never have realized the vision he set out on with the fun house and dark ride.I'm hopeful that the people he worked with can rally around his memory and work with his family to continue on the projects. The store truly is a gem of a place and is a direct representation of his personality. I still highly recommend anyone who passes within an hour of the area to check it out. This article does him more a lot more justice than I could ever.
That is truly sad. I had a chance to meet him once while passing through Connecticut, and I've never met someone with so much passion for what they do. The man was a walking encyclopedia of nostalgia, and as the family's post on Facebook said, "there was no one quite like Wild Bill, nor will there ever be another". Hopefully his legacy will live on through the store.
DISCLAIMER: Any information about rides presented here as fact has been taken from publicly available sources. The author readily admits that the rides may have been implemented differently than stated in the such sources. Any opinion statements are based on the author’s experience as a mechanical engineer and are not based on any insider knowledge or the wish to contradict those with such knowledge.
These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment, Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.
photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by
a professional ride photographer.
For yours and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at
parks without proper permission.
You need a sense of humor to view our site,
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER! There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13." Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.