It's a raw, snowy afternoon in February 2001. Two inches are on the midway outside Monster Motel.
John Bowen, an owner of Whalom Park, leans against a chain link fence that protects a spooky scene.
"You know," he sighs, "we had to fence all these in to protect them from vandals.
We didn't think we'd have that problem, but we did. We knew that the other parks had those problems, but we Above: John Bowen examines one of the more recent stunt figures.

Left: The remnants of the control console, with switches for the barrel, spinning disk and airholes.
thought we were different."

Right: Two obstacles set into the floor. In one direction, the floorboards shuffle forward and backward.
Coming back around in the opposite direction,
a set of rotating rollers is encountered.
Railings were always close at hand to provide
stability from the disorienting mechanics.

 
   
 
Left: The Turkey Trot. On either side of the large center rail were hinged, oscillating floorboards, rolling and heaving like ocean waves.

This was one of the great classic funhouse floor stunts, likely manufactured by National Amusement Devices.