Brigantine the town Feb 24, 2006 1:35:22 GMT -5
Post by robert on Feb 24, 2006 1:35:22 GMT -5
Maybe AC should open a haunted house. Don't they already have a Ripley's Believe It or Not? Is that walk-through style, or more open museum style? AC in the 70's had several amusement piers just like Wildwood, and there were dark rides on them, a couple of them were built by the dark ride master Bill Tracy such as Haunted House, Lost Mine, and I saw in a NJ travel book I had (not sure where it is) it looked like there was a multi-level dark ride called Gold Nugget at the end of Central Pier. It said GOLD NUGGET in big letters on the side of the building. The piers all shut down or burned down by the 80's. Only Steel Pier has rides now (the same guys who ran Hunt's Pier when the Nugget last operated). Not sure about the other pier, Central. Steeplechase is gone, and Milion Dollar Pier is that ship mall. We were there once and went in a few casinos. I was just old enough to legally gamble but my brother wasn't. The casinos took over AC like the condos are taking over WW. Another thing, is we were so close to Brigantine in 1980, or 81, 82, 83 with our mother and father (he died Mar 1986) heading to Wildwood on our vacations, you know where you are heading down the AC Expressway and you come to the GSP and turn south, Brigantine was only 2 miles away. If I would have known about the castle then I probably would have pestered my dad to stop on the way if I wasn't too scared. I think I was too scared to go in Castle Dracula back then. I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with the Allentown area but Trexler Mall in Trexlertown used to put on a great haunted house in a large vacant area in October in the early 80's sponsored by the March of Dimes. It had live actors and all, and a haunted house facade inside the mall along the entire area where the haunted house occupied. When they opened the door there was this room with old furniture and stuff. and someone saying we have another victim. We went in it with our mom and dad. Oh, that Trexler Mall is now a Kohl's with only part of the indoor mall left and the outdoor section. The haunted house was where the middle of the Kohl's store is now.