This aerial picture of Mariner's Landing from 1977 show where the Hitchcock Manor was located. The picture was taken by Anthony Pizzuti from atop Castle Dracula's North tower. The office buildings next to Hitchcock Manor had the same facade as the manor. I guess this was to make the ride look bigger.
Mike Vlkovic sent us this picture of a ghost from the inside of Hitchcock Manor. This gives you an idea of how creepy the ride was.
Hitchcock Manor was a classic dark ride built by Fred Mahana in the late 70s. The ride, which was located on the north side of Mariner’s Landing Pier, was lost to a fire in 1981. Although we only had the opportunity to ride this ride a couple times before the fire, I remember it as being the scariest ride-through attraction I’ve ever been on. The ride was based on Alfred Hitchcock’s movies, but I only remember seeing bloody scenes on the inside. I also remember seeing Alfred Hitchcock’s silhouette going by the windows as you would enter the ride.
One of the great visual tricks of the ride took place on the outside facade. The ride always appeared to be in the middle of a thunder storm. Water would pour off the front porch and lightening flashes would illuminate the house as loud thunder crashes could be heard. You would actually think it was raining as you walked by this attraction at night.
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