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Castle Dracula

 

PICTURES (DUNGEON BOAT RIDE)

 

The Castle Dracula Dungeon Boat Ride was originally an old mill constructed by roller coaster great John A. Miller in 1919.  The ride went through many re-themes over the years, including an Arabian theme in the 60's called Arabian Nights and a circus theme in the early 70's.  When the Nickels family purchased the pier in 1977, they converted the old mill (which was then themed as the circus ride) into the Dungeon Boat ride and built the castle on top of it.  The Dungeon Boat ride consisted of numerous bloody and morbid scenes with occasional live actors jumping out of cubby holes to startle patrons.  The ride was very effective because it was dark and eerie, and the boats traveled very slow.  The Dungeon Boat ride was the oldest operating ride in South Jersey until it burnt down with the castle in January of 2002.   

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