Today we welcome over 200 new entries in the Dark Ride Database. From now on, rides from North and South America are added to our database. Visitors can now check out all dark rides, semi-dark rides and show rides from parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Six Flags, but also Canada’s Wonderland, Beto Carrero World (Brazil) and Parque de la Costa (Argentina).
Just six months after the launch of our initial website that only included European rides, we managed to add two new continents to the database. We found over 200 new entries, but we know we have not found all of them. If you know any rides that would qualify for an entry, but are not included in the database, you can add rides from North and South America in the same way as before – by using the Submit Listing-button. You can also add missing information or photos to existing entries.
We celebrate this expansion with a new special about the many Ghost Blasters installations that Sally Dark Rides has built in North America and Europe. Our collaborators Quintus and Jim have worked on this special for months. It even turned out so big, that we had to cut it in two. The first part tells you the story of the origin of the ride and the first installations. The second part will focus on the Scooby-Doo spin-off versions and the improved Ghost Blasters II. Read The history of Sally Dark Rides’ Ghost Blasters (Part 1) now.
From now on, we will also do our best to report on American dark rides in our news segment. We will add an American editor to our team soon. You can still sign up to become an American editor for our website. For more information see: http://darkridedatabase.com/coming-to-america/
We hope you all enjoy exploring the dark rides of the Americas! Future expansions will focus on the remaining continents of Africa, Asia and Oceania, as well as the creation of an archive of dark rides that do not exist any longer.