Sally Corporation

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Sally Corporation
IndustryManufacturing
Founded1977 (1977)
FounderJohn Wood
John Fox
John Rob Holland
Headquarters,
U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
John Wood (Chairman, CEO)[1] Rich Hill (Creative Director, Ride Designer)
ProductsDark rides, animatronics
Number of employees
33[2]
Websitewww.sallydarkrides.com

Sally Corporation is a dark ride and animatronic manufacturing company based in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. 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 high school friends John Fox and John Rob Holland.[3] The company began by manufacturing animatronics for various commercial applications,[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] After Sally had been in business for 6–9 months the second hire for the new company was John Wood who had previously worked with Fox. The first hire was an office manager, Nancy Hafner. 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 continues to serve as the Chairman and CEO.[1]

Dark rides[edit]

Name Park Location Type Status
Around the World in 80 Days Alton Towers England Alton, Staffordshire, England Redeveloped Dark Ride Defunct [5]
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill Canada's Wonderland
Carowinds
Kings Dominion
Kings Island
Canada Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
United States Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
United States Doswell, Virginia, United States
United States Mason, Ohio, United States
Interactive Dark Ride Operating [6]
Challenge of Tutankhamon Walibi Belgium Belgium Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Belgium Interactive Dark Ride Operating [7][8]
Den of Lost Thieves Indiana Beach
Seoul Land
United States Indiana, United States
South Korea South Korea
Interactive Dark Ride Operating [3]
E.T. Adventure Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Hollywood
United States Orlando, Florida, United States
United States Universal City, California, United States
Conventional Dark Ride Operating [9]
El Ultimo Minuto Dinopolis Spain Teruel, Spain Conventional Dark Ride Operating [10]
Ghost Blasters Castle Park
Great Canadian Midway
Nickelodeon Universe
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
United States Riverside, California, United States
Canada Clifton Hill, Ontario, Canada
United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
United States Santa Cruz, California, United States
Interactive Dark Ride Operating [8]
Ghost Blasters II Elitch Gardens Theme Park United States Denver, Colorado, United States Interactive Dark Ride Defunct [11]
Ghost Hunt Lake Compounce United States Bristol, Connecticut, United States Interactive Dark Ride Operating [8]
The Great Pistolero Roundup Family Kingdom
Frontier City
United States Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
United States Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Interactive Dark Ride Operating [5][12]
Gobbler Getaway Holiday World & Splashin' Safari United States Santa Claus, Indiana, United States Interactive Dark Ride Operating [8]
Haunted Castle Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Galaxyland
United States Santa Cruz, California, United States
Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Custom Dark Ride Operating [5]
Haunted Hotel Myrtle Beach Pavilion United States Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States Redeveloped Dark Ride Defunct [5]
Jocco's Mardi Gras Madness Six Flags New Orleans United States New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Interactive Dark Ride Defunct [note 1][8]
Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D Warner Bros. Movie World Australia Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Interactive Dark Ride Operating [13]
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Mexico

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Over Georgia

United States Arlington, Texas, United States
United States Eureka, Missouri, United States
United States Gurnee, Illinois, United States
Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
United States Valencia, California, United States
United States Jackson, New Jersey, United States
United States Austell, Georgia, United States
Interactive Dark Ride Operating
La Aventura de Scooby-Doo Parque Warner Madrid Spain Spain Interactive Dark Ride Operating [10]
Labyrinth of the Minotaur Terra Mítica Spain Benidorm, Alicante province, Spain Interactive Dark Ride Operating [10]
Laser Raiders Legoland Windsor England Windsor, Berkshire, England Interactive Dark Ride Operating [14]
Lost Kingdom Adventure Legoland California
Legoland Florida
Legoland Malaysia
United States Carlsbad, California, United States
United States Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Malaysia Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Interactive Dark Ride Operating [14]
Mine of Lost Souls Canobie Lake Park United States Salem, New Hampshire, United States Redeveloped Dark Ride Operating [5]
Mystic Mansion Park at OWA United States Foley, Alabama, United States Interactive Dark Ride Operating [15]
Nights in White Satin: The Trip Freestyle Music Park
Broadway at the Beach
United States Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States Conventional Dark Ride Defunct [16]
North Pole Adventure Happy Valley
Happy Valley
Happy Valley
China Chengdu, China
China Shenzhen, China
China Shanghai, China
Interactive Dark Ride Operating [7]
Quick Draw Frontier City
Six Flags Mexico
United States Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Interactive Dark Ride Operating [17][18]
Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge Hersheypark United States Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States Interactive Dark Ride Defunct [19]
Scooby-Doo's Haunted Mansion Canada's Wonderland
Carowinds
Kings Dominion
Kings Island
Canada Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
United States Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
United States Doswell, Virginia, United States
United States Mason, Ohio, United States
Interactive Dark Ride Defunct [20]
Scream In The Dark! Ripley’s Entertainment Zone Thailand Pattaya, Thailand Interactive Dark Ride Operating [5]
The Temple Legoland Billund Denmark Billund, Denmark Interactive Dark Ride Operating
Vi På Saltkråkan Astrid Lindgren's World Sweden Vimmerby, Sweden Operating [21][22]
Ye Old Mill Playland United States Rye, New York, United States Redeveloped Dark Ride Operating [23]
Yosemite Sam and the Gold River Adventure Six Flags Over Texas United States Arlington, Texas, United States Redeveloped Dark Ride Defunct [24]
Zombie Paradise Tokyo Dome Japan Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan Conventional Dark Ride Defunct [25]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Management". Sally Corporation. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  2. ^ "Our Staff". Sally Corporation. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e Pipkin, Wanda R. (July 20, 1998). "Sally Industries exhibits technology's lighter side". Jacksonville Business Journal. Retrieved February 12, 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 September 14, 2012.
  6. ^ "Scooby Who? Cedar Fair Rethemes Dark Rides". Park World Magazine. Datateam Publishing LTD: 12. May 2010. ISSN 1462-4796. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Szakonyi, Mark (October 29, 2007). "Sally Corp. scares up profits on dark rides". Jacksonville Business Journal. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Sally Corp. promotes two". Daily Record. March 28, 2008. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  9. ^ Fuller, Laurie (July 3, 2005). "The factory factor". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  10. ^ a b c Joossens, Patrick (February 26, 2007). "Sally Corporation: l'intervista". Parks Mania (in Italian). Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  11. ^ "Ghost Blasters II". Sally Corporation. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  12. ^ "Frontier City shoots 'em up". Park World Online. June 27, 2007. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  13. ^ "Building thrills comes at a huge cost". Gold Coast Bulletin. June 5, 2012.
  14. ^ a b Canovi, Roberto (April 29, 2010). "Le novità 2010 in Italia e in Europa". Parks Mania (in Italian). Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  15. ^ https://visitowa.com/attractions/mystic-mansion/
  16. ^ "Nights in White Satin". Park World Online. June 30, 2008. Archived from the original on February 20, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  17. ^ https://darkridedatabase.com/listing/quick-draw/
  18. ^ https://m.sixflags.com.mx/frontiercity/attractions/quick-draw
  19. ^ "Sally Corp. working on ride for Hersheypark". Jacksonville Business Journal. December 7, 2005. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  20. ^ "Life Without Scooby". Sally Corporation. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  21. ^ "New projects from ETF Systems". Park World Magazine. January 1, 2007. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  22. ^ "Unusual dark ride for Swedish park". Park World Magazine. January 1, 2007. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  23. ^ "The Old Mill". Sally Corporation. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  24. ^ Sally Corporation. "Dark Ride Brochure" (PDF). ERMES Technologies. Retrieved September 14, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  25. ^ Marbut, Max (March 29, 2012). "Workspace: Sally Corp". Jacksonville Daily Record. Retrieved September 14, 2012.

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