the late 1970s, Whalom management deemed it was time for
a change. Patrons were spending too much time in the Fun
House and not at the other rides, games and concessions.
People weren't using common sense when engaging the floor
tricks, leaving them with bumps and bruises. Hence, it
was decided to convert the Fun House into a darkened,
more stunt-oriented walkthrough. This was a job for renowned
East Coast artist Dom Spadola. Dom, a resident of Riverside,
Rhode Island was well-known in the amusement industry
for his work in the dark attractions of his home city's
Crescent Park, as well as those in Massachusetts parks
such as Lincoln Park, Mountain Park and Salisbury Beach.
He helped Whalom reroute the course of the Fun House to
make it a "in and out" attraction with no room to loiter.
He lined the new route with more than a dozen stunts.
Dom's typical monster stunt had bulging eyes, an over-sized
nose, and long
protruding fangs. Dom passed away in 1999. His only surviving
piece from Whalom's Fun House is stored in the attic of
the park's museum.