Ghost Ship - Interview with Terry

Terry O’Brien, Manager of the Ghost Ship, discusses his first season’s ups and downs. Did you experience the Ghost Ship? What do you have to say about it?

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SPARKY says:

March 29, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Sorry, one more thing…the ship looks very weathered.  Great job.  But…..lets grease up that brand new shining rope hanging from the ship.  Am I the only one that noticed that???

SPARKY says:

March 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I was very excited about the opening of the Ghost Ship.  Wildwood is in desperate need of walk thru attractions.  I honestly thought 3D Mummy was more exciting than the Ghost Ship.  One actor inside the Mummy performed more scares than the Ghost Ship staff.  I enjoyed the Ghost Ship I am just telling it like it is.  I love horror attractions and did not feel the Ghost Ship was up to par.  Way too bright, too much electronic scares and not enough live actors.  Missed the dark maze affect of most haunted attractions.  I felt most of the journey was outdoors.  I would not recommend visiting the ship during the day.  The interior is bright enough.  Now you need sun glasses for the deck portion.  I was told you are only on the deck for a short time than back inside.  I felt that I was on the deck more than inside.  Shortly after entering the ship you are climbing the half moon shaped ramp and you are on the deck.  The claustro room was great.  I do feel the groups are very large.  The first person sees it all.  The rest of the group misses out on the affect.  The rat room should be dark the entire ten steps.  The strobe light kills it for those in the middle or end of the group.  I am excited about the changes and will visit the Ghost Ship again.  I just hope they take the ship to the full potential it has.

Terry says:

March 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Thanks for your comments Jack & Jill (heh… Jack & Jill), we have taken pains this offseason to make the Ghost Ship experience , hopefully, more enjoyable for everyone. Hopefully your specific concerns have been addressed. And Jack, there is absolutely NO DOUBT, the ship indeed took some weathering this winter! Jill, we agree that some of the animatronics weren’t quite up to snuff, but as opposed to adding a bunch of mechanical STUFF to the ride, we’ve instead focused on making the attraction more immersive. Did we do enough? Will it work for you? Only one way to find out, and we hope you’ll do so and give it another shot this season. We think it’s going to be great.

Jack says:

February 28, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I went there in August and, while I enjoyed it, the walkthrough seemed a bit bland to me. I know it is suitable for family viewing (and I agree with that stance) but I felt that there were too many mechanized displays and not enough actors. I also thought the place looked to “clean”.  Like it was just manufactured the day before. It needs a little bit of weathering which, hopefully, has happened over the winter!  Overall, I’d give it a 6 or 7…on it’s way to a 9 with some additional work.

jill says:

January 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Hopefully in the 2011 season the props will be updated a bit.  For
being a new dark ride I felt the props did not match up to its age.

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