| Rich Hill, Sally Corporation's lead designer for the Haunted Castle, described how he and his team approached the project: "It was my goal to translate the style of the designs done by R&R Creative as closely as possible for our production shop. This required breaking down every scene into its most basic form, and figuring out which characters and props would be custom sculptures and which would be cast from existing molds. Basic specification sheets were then created for each element, explaining any details that were crucial to the final look and show action of the ride. The specification sheets were then given to our Art Finish, Scenic Painting , Sculpting, Mold Making, Mechanical, Carpentry and Electronics Departments to use as a guide while creating the characters, props and effects. Then, I worked closely with Todd Gillrup, vice-president of production, and the department supervisors, giving art direction to assure the overall vision was carried out effect-
ively. The Haunted Castle characters and critters were a great mix of scary and whimsy...
exactly the kind of animatronic characters that we at Sally love to 'sink our teeth into'!"