Ghost Blasters

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Not to be confused with Ghostbusters.

Ghost Blasters is an interactive dark ride franchise, designed and created by Sally Corporation. The franchise includes many locations at various amusement parks throughout the United States and Canada. Riders on "Ghost Blasters" are equipped with laser guns, as the attraction travels though a themed "haunted manor". The goal of the attraction is to accumulate a high score by aiming and firing at lit targets.

Years after Cedar Fair acquired Paramount Parks, the Scooby-Doo themed dark rides from Kings Island, Carowinds, Kings Dominion and Canada's Wonderland were modified and renamed Boo Blasters on Boo Hill, as this ride is made by the same company and is nearly identical to the original Ghost Blasters. The experience for these rides are based on the refurbished Ghost Blasters II at Elitch Gardens with the gunfire sound effect being borrowed from the original Ghost Blasters.

Ride Premise[edit]

"Bleakstone Manor, is overrun with ghosts led by one named Boocifer, and this seems to be bringing property values down in the area. The area residents have hired Professor Phearstruck, who has invented a boo-blaster, which sends ghosts out of the house when they are shot with it. Guests are to do their best at eliminating Boocifer's ghosts as they travel through the mansion in the boo-blaster vehicles."[1]

Locations[edit]

Ghost Blasters[edit]

The attraction at Elitch Gardens in Denver Colorado, received a major refurbishment and renovation in 2008, and is now named Ghost Blasters II.

At Lake Compounce amusement park in Connecticut, the attraction is named Ghost Hunt,[2] and received a major refurbishment in 2008, which incorporated a new trackless ride system. This is the first and only version of this attraction to utilize a trackless system.

Ghost Blasters at the Great Canadian Midway was later renamed Ghost Blasters 3D after utilizing 3D glasses on the attraction.

Boo Blasters on Boo Hill[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.laffinthedark.com/articles/sally/ghosthunt.htm
  2. ^ a b O'Brien, Tim (May 17, 1999). "New Family Rides Add Plenty Of Capacity". Amusement Business. 111 (20): 20. 

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