Sally Corporation

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Sally Corporation
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1977 (1977)
Founder(s) John Wood
John Fox
John Rob Holland
Headquarters Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.
Area served Worldwide
Key people John Wood (Chairman, CEO)[1]
Products Dark rides, animatronics
Employees 33[2]
Website www.sallycorp.com

Sally Corporation is a dark ride and animatronic manufacturing company based in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. The company serves amusement parks, attractions, museums and retail clients worldwide. It offers complete design/build services from concept to installation, including scripting, audio and music production, props and sets, lighting and special effects, electronics, and project management.

History[edit]

Sally Corporation was founded in 1977 by John Wood, John Fox and John Rob Holland.[3] The company began by manufacturing animatronics,[3]including an animated figure of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, which was created for Neiman Marcus and later donated to the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas.[4] John Fox left the company in 1983.[3] Holland stayed with the company until 1988.[3] In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Sally Corporation went on to develop interactive dark rides. John Wood remains in the company to this day as the Chairman and CEO.[1]

Dark rides[edit]

Name Park Location Type
Around the World in 80 Days Alton Towers England Alton, Staffordshire, England Redeveloped Dark Ride [5]
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill Canada's Wonderland
Carowinds
Kings Dominion
Kings Island
Canada Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
United States Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
United States Doswell, Virginia, USA
United States Mason, Ohio, USA
Interactive Dark Ride [6]
Challenge of Tutankhamen Walibi Belgium Belgium Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Belgium Interactive Dark Ride [7][8]
Den of Lost Thieves Indiana Beach
Seoul Land
United States Indiana, USA
South Korea South Korea
Interactive Dark Ride [3]
E.T. Adventure Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Hollywood
United States Orlando, Florida, USA
United States Universal City, California, USA
Conventional Dark Ride [9]
El Ultimo Minuto Dinopolis Spain Teruel, Spain Conventional Dark Ride [10]
Ghost Blasters Castle Park
Great Canadian Midway
Nickelodeon Universe
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
United States Riverside, California, USA
Canada Clifton Hill, Ontario, Canada
United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
United States Santa Cruz, California, USA
Interactive Dark Ride [8]
Ghost Blasters II Elitch Gardens Theme Park United States Denver, Colorado, USA Interactive Dark Ride [11]
Ghost Hunt Lake Compounce United States Bristol, Connecticut, USA Interactive Dark Ride [8]
The Great Pistolero Roundup Family Kingdom
Frontier City
United States Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
United States Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Interactive Dark Ride [5][12]
Gobbler Getaway Holiday World & Splashin' Safari United States Santa Claus, Indiana, USA Interactive Dark Ride [8]
Haunted Castle Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk United States Santa Cruz, California, USA Custom Dark Ride [5]
Haunted Hotel Myrtle Beach Pavilion United States Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA Redeveloped Dark Ride [5]
Jocco's Mardi Gras Madness Six Flags New Orleans United States New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Interactive Dark Ride [note 1][8]
Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D Warner Bros. Movie World Australia Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Interactive Dark Ride [13]
Labyrinth of the Minotaur Terra Mítica Spain Benidorm, Alicante province, Spain Interactive Dark Ride [10]
Laser Raiders Legoland Windsor England Windsor, Berkshire, England Interactive Dark Ride [14]
Lost Kingdom Adventure Legoland California
Legoland Florida
Legoland Malaysia
United States Carlsbad, California, USA
United States Winter Haven, Florida, USA
Malaysia Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Interactive Dark Ride [14]
Mine of Lost Souls Canobie Lake Park United States Salem, New Hampshire, USA Redeveloped Dark Ride [5]
Nights in White Satin: The Trip Freestyle Music Park United States Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA Conventional Dark Ride [15]
North Pole Adventure Happy Valley
Happy Valley
Happy Valley
China Chengdu, China
China Shenzhen, China
China Shanghai, China
Interactive Dark Ride [7]
Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge Hersheypark United States Derry Township, Pennsylvania, USA Interactive Dark Ride [16]
Scooby-Doo's Haunted Mansion Canada's Wonderland
Carowinds
Kings Dominion
Kings Island
Canada Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
United States Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
United States Doswell, Virginia, USA
United States Mason, Ohio, USA
Interactive Dark Ride [17]
Scooby-Doo Adventure Parque Warner Madrid Spain Spain Interactive Dark Ride [10]
Scooby-Doo! Ghostblasters Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags St. Louis
United States San Antonio, Texas, USA
United States Eureka, Missouri, USA
Interactive Dark Ride [18]
Scream In The Dark! Ripley’s Entertainment Zone Thailand Pattaya, Thailand Interactive Dark Ride [5]
Vi På Saltkråkan Astrid Lindgren's World Sweden Vimmerby, Sweden [19][20]
Ye Old Mill Playland United States Rye, New York, USA Redeveloped Dark Ride [21]
Yosemite Sam and the Gold River Adventure Six Flags Over Texas United States Arlington, Texas, USA Redeveloped Dark Ride [22]
Zombie Paradise Tokyo Dome Japan Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan Conventional Dark Ride [23]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Management". Sally Corporation. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Our Staff". Sally Corporation. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Pipkin, Wanda R. (20 July 1998). "Sally Industries exhibits technology's lighter side". Jacksonville Business Journal. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Exhibits at the Library". LBJ Presidential Library. 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Sally Corporation. "Basic Info". Facebook. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Scooby Who? Cedar Fair Rethemes Dark Rides". Park World Magazine (Datateam Publishing LTD): 12. May 2010. ISSN 1462-4796. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Szakonyi, Mark (29 October 2007). "Sally Corp. scares up profits on dark rides". Jacksonville Business Journal. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Sally Corp. promotes two". Daily Record. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Fuller, Laurie (3 July 2005). "The factory factor". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c Joossens, Patrick (26 February 2007). "Sally Corporation: l'intervista". Parks Mania (in Italian). Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Ghost Blasters II". Sally Corporation. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Frontier City shoots 'em up". Park World Online. 27 June 2007. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Building thrills comes at a huge cost". Gold Coast Bulletin. 5 June 2012. 
  14. ^ a b Canovi, Roberto (29 April 2010). "Le novità 2010 in Italia e in Europa". Parks Mania (in Italian). Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "Nights in White Satin". Park World Online. 30 June 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Sally Corp. working on ride for Hersheypark". Jacksonville Business Journal. 7 December 2005. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  17. ^ "Life Without Scooby". Sally Corporation. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  18. ^ Olivo, Benjamin (November 23, 2001). "New Fiesta Texas ride will feature Scooby-Doo and Shaggy". San Antonio Express. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  19. ^ "New projects from ETF Systems". Park World Magazine. 1 January 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Unusual dark ride for Swedish park". Park World Magazine. 1 January 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "The Old Mill". Sally Corporation. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  22. ^ Sally Corporation. "Dark Ride Brochure". ERMES Technologies. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  23. ^ Marbut, Max (29 March 2012). "Workspace: Sally Corp.". Jacksonville Daily Record. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 

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