pioneering ride-throughs of Pretzel and Traver. But make no mistake - they've carried it well into the 21st century, bringing to bear all the latest technologies in lighting, sound effects and life-like (if not actually living) creatures.
Raising the dead, and a castle big enough to hold them, was a task assigned to a consortium of top design and development firms, each chosen for their specialized expertise and industry reputations. R&R Creative Amusement Designs of Anaheim, CA., headed by Rick Bastrup and Richard Ferrin, did the conceptual designs, show, graphics, set and animation designs, building theme design, audio design, scripts and audio production, show lighting design and art direction throughout the project. Rick Bastrup relates: "We designed this as a traditional dark ride updated with effects and technology. It is meant to be fun and spooky at the same time with a lot of humor and surprises along the way. It is more of a family ride rather than a straight scare experience."